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COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM

received_10156373053497118On Sunday 20 April, I was fortunate enough to visit the latest exhibition at the South Australian Art Gallery – Colours of Impressionism – Masterpieces from the Musée D’Orsay.

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The exhibition consisted of artists such as Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne as well as many, many more.

It was a rainy Sunday and I was quickly taken back to the streets of Paris, where artists breathe creativity like air.  For this occasion I decided to dress the part.  I recently purchased this shirt/jumper from Forever New which doubles in practicality and wearability – transitioning from work to casual to dressy effortlessly.  I donned this with a black winters’ cap, black boots, my burgundy backpack (again for practicality), completed with my winter staple – my black cape.

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I felt at home, wandering around the Art Gallery, getting lost in the works of the most famous artists in history.  It was quite captivating, the sheer detail and simplicity, of each painting yet each had depth that delved deeper with every glance.

I left quite inspired, and dressed like an artiste I was ready to get back in the studio to create!  It also cemented the fact my next trip to Paris would entail a trip to where Monet created my favourite masterpiece.

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The exhibition is on until 29 July 2019 – if you haven’t already, I suggest taking some time out and seeing it before it disappears back to France. It’s the perfect Sunday setting, especially if it’s raining outside – what could be better than admiring artwork and grabbing a coffee!

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Hat: Vintage

Cape: Forever New

Shirt: Forever New

Leggings: Target

Boots: Windsor Smith

Backpack: Forever New

VERSAILLES

There’s no comparing the streets of Paris that have been touched by rain.  It is as if they were made for it.

Versailles is like unlike any castle you could ever dream of.  The historic fairy-tales that fill the castle are comparable to its’ beauty.

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Every inch of every room is magnificently crafted, fit for a King, or in histories case many Kings.

As I wandered the immaturely manicured gardens of Versailles in a white lace dress, part of me got lost.

Suddenly, my cares of the Paris rain disappeared and time stood at a standstill in front of rows of mini hedges that oozed the essence of Alice in Wonderland.

That is who I become for the afternoon, little lost in history Alice in a Wonderland (albeit packed with tourists).

As we listened to the tour guide through our newly purchased headset, crammed like sardines, moving from room to room in one motion, it was easy to be swallowed up by it all.

However today I was not a tourist, I was dressed up, fit for my afternoon tea with the King and Marie Antoinette.

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The beauty of Versailles is worth whatever weather.

My advice for those travelling to Versailles – make sure to dress the part, of course not for practicality but for your inner child who always wanted to be a Prince or Princess living in a Castle overlooking endless green gardens.

 

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DEAR LILAH

 

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My weekend consisted of Peter Rabbit, baking, girly chats and photoshoots!

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My little cousin Lilah has featured on Fateful Fashion a few times, however this time I wanted to do something special with her.  We decided to head up to the Country, dress up, dance in the rain and capture these special moments.

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This post is dedicated to her.

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Dear Lilah,

For a little girl so small in stature you are so big in life.
You radiate sunshine to everyone you meet, and make their life better off just by knowing you.

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Your intelligence is surprising and your wisdom is beyond your years.

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From the moment you were born, I knew I would have a friend for life.
I have watched you grow and as the years go by, our bond and friendship is strengthened.  That I am thankful for.

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Your generosity is admirable and your care for others is something everyone should aim to achieve.

You have not only become my best friend, you have grown in to a mentor, inspiration and someone I aspire to.

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I look forward to our many adventures together, as one of the great duo’s of the world.  I am lucky to do life with you.

As your tenth year precedes you, I hope it brings an abundance of joy and continuous love.

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All my love,

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

28312396_10156128799617118_1584108701_oI was in Sydney on the weekend, to celebrate a couple of good friends birthdays.

It was an absolute amazing weekend, full of good food and good company. On the Saturday night we headed to The Argyle, located in the Rocks. As it was going to be a glam night out, I opted for something glittery.

I have been very drawn to ‘all things glittery’ this year, it’s quickly becoming my 2018 theme. I found this fun T-shirt style dress on Pretty Little Thing, which was also very comfortable, as there was lots of dancing with my girls.

I was espcially drawn to all the detail in the dress, it gave of a bit of a seveties vibe with the large sequins which also seemed to resemble the Sydney skyline at night.

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I love a t-shirt dress, because most of the time they can be used for a fun casual look and then dressed up easily with a pair of heels and statement earings.

A weekend getaway is always a good excuse for a new outfit, I feel you can be a bit bolder with your choices as well when you are away from home, it’s always good to get out of your comfort zone!

I also did a VLOG whilst in Sydney which I will be posting this month, which covers the topic of fashion and travelling, and how to pack smartly! I also show a glimpse of this outfit!

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Stay tuned for many more glittery looks this year!

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PARIS – MONTMARTRE

It was your typical spring/summer day in Paris, with sunshine in the sky and clouds on the horizon, we decided to head up to the famous Montmartre for a true Parisian experience.

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We stopped for a bite to eat as artists of all ages worked their magic around us, it was like a classic French black and white movie.

We spent time after, wandering around admiring the work of the French artistes and of course made a few purchases – how could I resist?

One thing I was super excited about, being in Paris was the fashion – I felt I had a platform to put together outfits I normally wouldn’t wear in my day-to-day life.

I donned a pink on pink ensemble, a mink pink crop skivvy, pink flares from Zara and my newly purchased pink kitten heels from Galeries Lafayette and my pink forever new backpack to complete my look!

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I planned a lot of my outfits ahead of my trip, however this particular outfit came to me unpacking my suitcase in our Paris apartment – double colouring is always a risk, but it’s the risks you don’t take that you regret.

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For me, I felt like I slipped right in and as it started to rain, the scene was perfectly set.

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5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

It’s hard to believe Fateful Fashion started 5 years ago. Boy oh boy have things changed, I would have never guessed life would bring me to where I am today.   At 19, I thought I had it all figured out, I had my plan and nothing was going to stop me.

I had set backs, then some more, then a few more, but I never stopped dreaming.

At 24 going on 25, I still don’t have it figured out, and I’m guessing no-one really does! I love the quote ‘some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet’, that excites me!

When you feel like you have no clue what is going on and it scares the hell out of you, just know there is always a rainbow at the end of that storm, and that is what we should all aim for – whilst dancing in the rain!

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I remember when Fateful Fashion first started and we got the rights to cover all Mercedes Benz Fashion Weeks online – worldwide! I was in awe, little did I know that I would go on to attend Mercedes Benz Melbourne Fashion Week numerous times, even sitting front row!  That I would work for Adelaide Fashion Festival and attend the shows, including witnessing Paolo Sebastian’s first ever runway which was INSANE! To actually attending New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, my teenage dreams came to life!

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I’ve seen our blog reach countries I never knew existed, collaborated with bloggers all over the world and Interviewed some of the greatest in fashion!  Including Bonobos, Ruthie Davies and of course Paolo Sebastian.   Not only did I get to play dress ups in Paolo Sebastian couture gowns, Paul supplied an illustration that became a collaboration T-shirt where proceeds were donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.

Fateful Fashion has also appeared in numerous magazines, including a feature story in LITA magazine.

I met the designer of the PFW Haute Couture A/W 2017 – Alexis Mabille in Paris last year, and got to hear first-hand his inspirations for his designs and the process involved.

Fateful Fashion has also travelled to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Ireland, Paris and Singapore, as well as numerous trips to Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney.

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With over 1000 likes on Facebook and over 3000 on Instagram, it is growing bigger than I could have ever envisioned and has motivated me to really push myself this year to see how far it can go and what I can achieve.

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I want to dedicate this post to EVERYONE who has supported not only me, but Fateful Fashion, of course a HUGE thank you to Alexis, who without her, this ‘dream’ would never have happened, and of course my Mum, for the face behind the camera and the words of encouragement every time I face doubt, and my dad for all the business advice, who helped turn dreams into reality.

There are many many more individuals to thank, so this is to you all, and to all the dreamers!

Here’s to the next great 5 years!

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BEACH HOPPER

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Happy New Year everyone!

I’m excited to share with you my very first blog post for 2018! How is it the end of January already?!

As some of you may be aware, Adelaide is experiencing a bit of a heat-wave, which created the perfect excuse to go to the beach!

On Saturday, my friend and I ventured down to Seacliff beach for some much needed relaxation and rejuvenation, and what better place to reset then at the beach.

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I’m mostly a river girl, so when I go to the beach – it’s exciting because I can get more use out of my ‘nicer’ bathers that I know won’t get ruined by murky water or chlorine.

For this occasion, I teamed my Seafolly black & white Chevron one piece with a matching tote and black & white patterned round towel.

I have naturally very fair skin, so a one piece (albeit trendy) is also a sensible choice for myself.  However this particular suit gives off unfortunate tan lines – but hey, small price to pay for fashion!

The water was crystal clear, slightly cool which became a needed relief from the steamy sun, the sand hot but soft and the atmosphere of Seacliff was busy, yet chilled.

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Nothing feels more Australian to me, then spending the day at the beach to hopping to another beach at night, letting your hair be free and makeup low-key, it’s a cleansing feeling.

With the new year already in full swing, it’s nice to take a moment and have fun, not worry about the to-do list, let go of inhabitations and simply be.

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This is the theme I am intending for this year, to let go of what doesn’t serve me and just be. Easier said than done, but I believe everything is a practice and good things take time.

This year, instead of resolutions, I’ve set intentions, including some goals, but mainly a focus on joy and being present.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the new year, and that your 2018 only gets better and better!

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Speak to you soon!

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Outfit Details:
One Piece: Seafolly
Towel: Cotton On
Hat: White Sox (Chicago, USA)

PARIS – PFW A/W 2017

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On the 4th July 2017 I had the privilege of attending Paris Fashion Week, Alexis Mabille Haute-Couture Autumn/Winter 2017 at Hotel D’evreux.

When I arrived at my hotel in Paris, they handed me the invitation that was sent for me. To say I was excited is a HUGE understatement. I have dreamt of attending Paris Fashion Week for as long as I can remember, and to be invited to a Designers’ Haute-Couture Collection Showing was a little mind-blowing.

My instant reaction was to scream and cry from my Paris balcony (which I did) my second was to go shopping to find THE outfit to wear.

Luckily, I was in the perfect city to go shopping and on the first day I found THE outfit.

The day of the show I was a bunch of nerves, anticipating getting ready and making sure we weren’t late.

The time came, and the traffic was manic, fortunately we arrived just in time and arrived at Hotel D’evreux located next to the Ritz, where we went after for a ‘post-show’ drink (as you do).

We were greeted at the door by fancy models in suits and headed up to the collection showcase where we were provided with champagne.

All the guests were dressed to the nines and I wasn’t sure where to look. Couture gowns were displayed in every room, where the rooms resembled the Palace of Versailles – high ceilings and gold trimmings, it was something out of a dream.

We spent the next hour, flowing from room to room gushing over the gorgeous gowns, which took over 3 weeks to complete (each) and had 4 people working on them at a time.

Alexis Mabille is an International Designer, having worked with Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent before going out on his own with brand – Alexis Mabille. Alexis has also worked with the likes of Dita Von Tesse, has had a feature in Vogue and has over 40,000 followers on Instagram.

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Alexis and talk to him about his designs and the process involved, the passion in his voice when describing the collection was that of a true artist.

I was so honoured to be able to have the chance to meet Alexis and attend his Haute-Couture Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection Showcase and will forever remember every second of it.

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It’s not every day you get to go to Paris Fashion Week, and it’s not every day your dreams come true. On the 4th July 2017, one of my lifelong goals and dreams came true and it was a surreal/proud moment, one that will forever be cherished.

I am very fortunate to have this platform and share with you the opportunities I’ve had, and people I’ve met, that I never thought possible, I’m so grateful for everything Fateful Fashion has brought into my life and all the experiences associated, as they say ‘little girls with dreams, become women with vision’.

My full Travel Diaries will be posted in the coming months, featuring London and Paris, for further updates, make sure you follow my Instagram and Facebook!

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GREENACRES

They say there’s nothing better than country air.

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I love the simplicity of life, a good TV show, Thai takeaway, balmy nights, city lights, fresh air and time to spare.
Time seems to move that little bit slower in the country, and offers you time to reflect and enjoy the little things in life.

For such an occasion, it is only fitting that you dress the part.  For me, overalls are the perfect match to the rolling hillside.  As a kid, overalls were our uniform, as you grow up they become the item of clothing you least want to wear and as fashion does, it repeats itself.

Personally speaking, overalls are back and now as an adult I can appreciate how practical they really are and stylish!
I don’t know about you, but I find that there are never pockets in women’s clothing so to have multiple pockets, I was overjoyed.  I picked these up on sale (always a bonus!) at Forever New, teamed with a crop, kicks and delicate jewelry my outfit was simply complete.

I read this quote about tying in happiness with the simple things that make your life, and it really made me think…  How often we, as a society relate happiness with the big moments in life, materialistic purchases, holidays,big life moments – all of which are valid occasions to be happy and celebrate happiness, however it’s the moments in-between, where you find the little things in life that make you happy and embrace those.

Speaking of, I am going to enjoy my lazy Sunday afternoon watching endless episodes of the Office and tuning the outside world out for a while!

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VAMFF 2017

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Last Saturday I attended the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) and I already want to go back!

I started planning my outfit as soon as I bought my tickets and after a lot of umm’s and ahh’s figuring out what to wear I decided to let my new pink Zara statement pants take the lead.  I teamed this with my bell-sleeve crop (Naked Boutique) which was one of the biggest trends by the way, and finished with statement earrings (Sportsgirl) and my beloved Louboutin’s! My bag for the night was a last minute purchase as I got in to Melbourne, my new baby pink backpack (Sportsgirl)– to match my pants of course!

I think I must have tried this outfit on a dozen times in the week leading up, making sure it was the outfit.

Located at the Royal Exhibition Building the beautiful architecture was set amongst array of pre-show activities, bars, photo-booths and a swarm of fashion loving individuals snapping away and taking part in all what VAMFF had to offer.

Before the show started I already felt like I had a massive dose of fashion, one of the major highlights for me (besides the show of course) was the Mirror Mirror Photo-booth, which I have to admit, made me feel a bit like a celebrity – it was so much fun!

Time flew and before we knew it, we headed into the Royal (emphasis on Royal) Exhibition Building where the professionalism of the whole VAMFF event shone. It was hard to believe I was only an hour flight away from home, this event was showcased on an international level!

The show started at 7:30pm as the sun started to set, hundreds formed in and took their place and as the lights went down, the chatter eased off and all eyes were on the runway.

It’s hard for me to pick a standout designer, they all flowed effortlessly and I was mentally adding them to my wardrobe as they waltzed down the runway.

The designers presenting were: Mischa Collection; Thurley; Camilla; BY JOHNNY; White Suede; Zhivago; and Rachel Gilbert.

As the ceremony closed, I got Goosebumps, how lucky was I to have attended this event in the Fashion capital of Australia, it left me longing for more.

The warm autumn weather offered comfort as we left, chatter increased again, this time it was all about the highs of the show.

For anyone who is an avid Fashion lover, or loves a good show, I would HIGHLY recommend getting in early to score your tickets for next years VAMFF, I know I will be.

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OH WHAT A NIGHT

As the Year comes to an end, I thought I would incorporate an end of year message from us with my final Outfit Post of 2016.

Before I get all sentimental… the other weekend I attended my cousins Wedding which was located at Clarendon then the Reception was located at the historically beautiful Playford Hotel.

It was a warm day so I kept it simple for the Ceremony and knew I would be needing to get changed for the Reception so instead of buying two new outfits, I focused on the night time.

I had my eye on this Misguided dress for a long time, and thought what better occasion than for a wedding.

I absolutely fell in love with this dress, the fabric was light and it made me feel like Julia Roberts.

As the dress was enough of a statement, I kept everything else pretty low-key, simple black heels and clutch with loose curls and a statement red to match my dress.

It’s not often a time will come to get this dressed up, so I savoured every minute of it and had the best night.

It was one of the highlights of my year and now this dress has become a reminder of the night that was.

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2016 has been a load of fun! I know 2017 is going to be even bigger and better than ever with so much planned already I cannot see where it takes us and Fateful Fashion.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New year from us both.

May 2017 bring you all joy, love and many fashionable nights to remember

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THE DRESSMAKER

You know those meant to be moments? The ones that just happen by pure luck.  When you’re not looking, but what you wanted is right in front of you without realising.

I had that moment not to long ago.  I was on a ‘planned’ shopping spree, getting ready for Summer otherwise I binge shop and buy unnecessary and never to be worn items in a frenzy. It was the end of the day and I had just about everything on my list, with one final stop at Bardot I went straight to the sale items and chucked in this dress that usually isn’t my taste into my bag just because it was on sale. We’ve all been there.

When I got home I tried it on, hoping it would fit.  It did and I fell in love.  I instantly started rattling off some of the occasions I could wear it, not wanting to waste it’s first outing.

The occasion came last Sunday when we went to visit The Dressmaker Exhibition at Ayers House.
The Exhibition itself was amazing, the attention to detail was everywhere and you were transported to a time and place where magic happened.

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For those of you who have seen the movie or haven’t, I highly recommend checking it out, it’s displaying at Ayers House until December 10 2016.  Conveniently the movie is for sale there too so you can get your whole fix of Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth in fashions’ prime located in the outback of Australia.

I knew I would be instantly inspired when I saw the costumes so I made a conscious effort to dress for the occasion.  Thus the frst outing of the meant to be dress.  It was a beautiful crisp sunny day, so I teamed the floral layered dress that twirled with me with every turn I made, with one of my favourite accessories – my straw hat and finished it with some open boots.

Sometimes the Universe works in your favor and those last minute buys end up being your most treasured possessions.

Now to find the next occasion.

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Dress: Bardot
Boots: Rubi Shoes
Hat: Forever New

SPRING AFFAIR

I would love to say Spring has Sprung, but it hasn’t quite. The weather here has been very temperamental so it’s more like, Spring has sprung (sometimes) and that’s just a mouthful.  Despite the sever weather warnings we had issued on our State we took a chance and headed to the South Australian Countryside with our destination being the yellow fields of the Barossa.

Sometimes all you need is a spontaneous drive to a beautiful location to make your Sunday well spent and clear your head for the week to come.

For this occasion I chucked on my Denim skirt, red crop, slip on shoes and topped it off with my new spring staple – the straw hat.  Nothing says Spring more than a cute outfit and a hat.   I picked mine up Saturday from Forever New, I had, had my eye on it for a while and couldn’t resist temptation any longer, especially due to the fact that it was a beautiful Spring Day and I needed a hat.

You can just about team anything with a denim skirt and I thought red and blue would work perfectly with the countryside backdrop.

As the weather warms up, my spring/summer aim is to see more of the beautiful State of SA, there are so many hidden treasures around and I want to uncover them all.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I know I did, running through fields of flowers and greenery.

Nothing makes your soul happier than being one with nature.

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Skirt: Factorie
Top: Forever 21
Hat: Forever New
Shoes: Rubi

PAJAMA PARTY

One of the biggest trends this season has been the pajama look and I had been dying to try it! Every major celebrity, blogger etc. has been sporting it and each killing it in their own way.  Particularly my girl RiRi! She has made it one of her staple looks and I’m not complaining!

Earlier this year while I was thrift shopping I came across a men's blue silk pajama shirt about as tall as me but, as soon as I laid eyes on it I had to have it. I probably looked crazy when I was purchasing it but I knew exactly how I wanted to wear it!

I had been waiting for the perfect time to wear it and finally thought screw it I'll wear it out to dinner. My whole look from the get go was inspired from Rihanna down to the posing of this shoot. RiRi gives you immediate confidence ( I highly recommend it!). I wanted to keep it minimal with the accessories and shoes so I went with a simple watch band choker (yes, you read that right). The choker is a vintage watch band that I came across years ago and turned into a necklace on a whim one day and ever since has become one of my favorite pieces! For my shoes I went with black strappy heeled sandals (very RiRi-esque) a messy top knot for my hair and finished it off with a classic red lip.

I had never felt sexier! And, in a $2 thrift store find no less. Never rule out the worst it can always end up your best and that's what really matters in life. If you love it, if you feel good in it then let it be known. Confidence is sexy and confidence coming from within is even sexier!

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23

The other week I celebrated my 23 birthday.  I had an anxiety attack when I turned 21, thinking I was rapidly growing old and running out of time. This year however I felt confident, maybe it’s true, you worry less as you start getting older, and start focusing on achievements.

I am really excited about this year, I have a good feeling about it.

To ring in being 23, I decided to take my fashion back  a few era’s for my new era and took inspiration from the 70’s.

I bought my whole outfit (minus my trusty Steve Maddens’) from Naked boutique in Rundle Mall, it was there and it was lust at first sight.  I just love the bell sleeves and the skirt went perfectly, I even found a matching neck tie from Bardot.  The outfit was coming together #fatefully.

The best part about it was that I could re-wear it and it wouldn’t look like an outfit repeat if paired with different accessories, different makeup and an up-do!

I did a Carrie Bradshaw and grabbed my girls for a girls night out, girls nights are always a good idea.

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Georgia

x

 

BROWN IS THE NEW BLACK

For starters, brown is a very underestimated color in my opinion. And, for me it is a color I rarely use unless it is in boot form. This season I have challenged myself to wear colors that I would not normally wear such as light, pastel and brown. Black is my go to – always has been, always will be. But, I have had this brown skirt since I was in high school (yes, you read that right) and I have never wanted to get rid of it because it has such a classic look to it.

So, finally after a few years (five to be exact) I decided to dust it off and bring it out for a date night with my husband. It was nothing big just a week night out for dinner at one of our favorite places in Fresno and my oldie find. Brown is sometimes a little difficult to match to so, I knew I had to go with an ivory or nude color scheme. As soon as I decided to wear that skirt I knew I could pair it perfectly with a vintage ivory, chiffon top that I have worn before because the softness of the top would balance out the sort of bulgy design of the skirt with the deep pockets that it possessed and long tie knot. Then, staying in the light color scheme there were no better shoes I could think of to finish off the whole outfit with than my nude heeled sandals from Old Navy (which is still one of my favorite finds from there).

Little by little I am challenging myself more to step out of my comfort zone on colors and see what they have to offer. I’m sure we all have a color scheme that we are used to but it is always nice to surprise yourself and see what else you can pull off. Remember you can pull off ANYTHING with confidence and belief that you can.

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Alexis, xx

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

It was a foggy Sunday – the perfect day for a drive.

We headed up to Stirling and run for shelter straight into the woods and spent the day driving aimlessly in no set direction and uncovered some pretty spectacular places.

Even though it has been freezing to the point where I can’t feel my fingers and my gloves are nowhere to be found, there is something about Winter that just draws my attention.  Maybe it’s the way the fog seeps through the tree’s or it could be the fashion.

Winter is by far my favourite season for trends, I know I say it all the time but where else can you wear a cap and a hat and run around the Botanic Gardens freezing your butt off!

These adventures are becoming quite a regular occurance so I have been planning ahead with my outfits. I’ve wanted another opporunity to wear my cape, this time I teamed it with my trusty white jeans, turtle neck knit, black boots and topped it off with a broad brim red hat that matched my lips.

I love playing around with fashion especially in the outdoors because it is so much fun, we almost got blown away taking these shots, but they were well worth it.

I knew when I bought this cape that we would have a grand time together and create wonderful memories, so my advice to you is trust your gut and impulse buy!

x

Georgia

 

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Coat: Forever New
Knit: Mink Pink
Hat: Forever 21
Boots: Windsor Smith
Jeans: Top Shop

BOND, JANE BOND

The suit: Noun. (plural power suits) A suit stereotypically associated with the 1980s, characterized by sharp cuts, wide shoulder pads, and a stiff rigidity. (science fiction) A powered exoskeleton.

Alexis:

The pantsuit to me sends such a strong message fashionably and just all around in general. It can be easily worn for a day at the office and go straight into nightlife after. It is sexy, professional and powerful. And, the thing that I love most is that it can be styled in so many different ways!

I decided for my mom’s 40th birthday party which was Frank Sinatra themed that it was the perfect occasion to belt out a pantsuit look. Although it is summer time here I was really into the tuxedo look due to Frank Sinatra of course and went with a black tie inspired pantsuit. I opted for a jeweled statement choker necklace rather than a bow tie. And, the shoes well, when it comes to a pantsuit you have to go out with a bang. With that in mind there was no other shoe that could that job other than my Swarovski crystal, Valentino rockstud pumps. When you go with a killer outfit such as the pantsuit you always complete it with an even more killer pair of shoes!

Georgia:

I’m an admitted online browser, I browse online stores, add the items I want to the cart and check back every now and then with adornment, yet hardly ever buy.

Well, I paid the ultimate price, the red suit I had been eyeing off for months had gone, my size was out of stock, I automatically contacted the site frantically hoping I could sweet talk my way into having my size miraculously appear. I didn’t succeed.

I was waiting for the perfect occasion to rock this red suit, even thought I had justified the purchase with the numerous occasions it could be worn at, I needed it’s debut to be perfect.

Then it came, girls night out, dinner and drinks on a Saturday night and I needed that suit.

I had one week, I searched high and low until finally it appeared.  River Island had the suit I had dreamt about for months on end and this time I didn’t hesitate, to the cart it went and checked out it was.

Yes, I checked the post every day to see if it had arrived, two days before the debut it came and boy was it beautiful.

It needed some slight tailoring but thankfully working in the city and having a 24/7 hem store down the road is a definite perk.

Saturday night arrived, I had my hair done and was ready, I teamed my dream red suit with a lace crop to give it a subtle sexy vibe, my classic 70’s pumps and I was ready, of course it wasn’t complete without a Chanel red lip.

I love a good suit, it makes you feel powerful, equal and fierce all at once.

Now I am looking for my next occasion to don this look again, mixing it up of course – another perk of the suit, it can be chopped and changed to various outfits.

One investment you won’t regret

X

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WILDERNESS

Last weekend my friend and I decided to go on a drive through the Adelaide Hills.  It’s easy to forget sometimes how much beauty you are surrounded by so close to home.

I have a serious case of Wanderlust and am always looking for my next destination to travel to.  Recently I have been seeking out some of South Australia’s top destinations and there are so many! I am excited to see what more is at my backdoor.

We decided to just keep trying and were overcome by beautiful lookouts and nature at our every corner, I love this time of the year, everything has just been woken up by rain and dew with a blanket of greenery.

For this adventure day I decided to dress the part, wearing my favourite ripped jeans and bomber jacket topped with boots and a hat and the most perfect top for any adventure, my Jurassic Park shirt.

If you are ever at a loss of what to do on a chilly morning or afternoon, jump in the car and just keep driving, you will not be dissapointed.

I can’t wait to share with you my next South Australian secret.

Georgia x

Jeans: Bardot
Jacket: Bardot
Hat: Forever 21
Boots: Forever New
Shirt: Universal Studios – Singapore

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TASSELS & STRIPES

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One of the things that I love this season is that tassels are coming back in a huge way! They were no longer considered keychain accessories but, were being featured in clothing, purses and the one that I am loving them on most is shoes. Every shoe from the ankle boot, to the gladiator sandal is having a tassel feature and it is coming out nicely. For the past few months I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of tassel heels and I have recently found them! As soon as I did I could not wait to wear them and was looking for any excuse or occasion. And, what better occasion than a date night with my husband that he set up just so, I could wear my newly favorite pair of high heels.

Once I found the occasion the big question left was what to wear these beauties with? Really, they could stand all alone and wear themselves. That is the power of the tassel heel; it can turn any outfit from Va to Va-Va-Voom! Or, like our fellow Canadian rapper, Drake would say “0 to 100 real quick”. I wanted to mix classic and edgy pieces together to balance the sexiness appeal of the tassel heel. So, immediately stripes and leather came to my head! Stipes because they are one of the first types of pieces when you think of a classic look and leather because it is the definition of edgy. I have had this striped, off the shoulder blouse and high-waist leather skirt for quite some time now (they are part of my go-to staple pieces) and never did it occur to me to pair them together until now.

With the French, classic feel of the striped, off the shoulder blouse and the edginess of the high- waist leather skirt it brought together the sexiness of the tassel heel and created a powerful mix of Va-Va-Voom!

Xx Alexis

Blouse: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Forever 21