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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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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

LIFOU

At our first stop, we disembarked into the tranquil and secluded Lifou.

We spent the day exploring the streets of the island, which were lined with palm and frangipani trees and kayaking to the more unexplored turfs by ocean.

We made our way around the island in our vehicle of choice the Kayak, and uncovered a secluded beach.

There’s no feeling quite like it than being on your own little beach and although you are only walking distance back to the hut where they hired out the Kayaks, you felt isolated and the serenity was captivating, it makes you really feel the island and get a taste of what it would be like to be completely dependent on the islands natural resources and detached from the wide web of the world.

But then how we would get all our fashion inspiration.

For a day packed of exploring I wanted to make sure I was practical and what better practicality is there than a cute red one piece (aside from when you need to go to the toilet and of course the tan lines) but all for the sake of fashion.  Teamed with every girl’s island staple – ripped jean shorts and I was set.

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If you are still not convinced on cruises – think of the destinations you get to visit that may not be on your radar and maybe my next and final post will sway your judgement.

Until then, stay fashionable

Georgia

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INDIANNA JONES

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Not too long ago I went to Zara, well I should say I went on a frenzy at Zara and picked up this little suede dress.
Among other items, i fell in lust, I had to have it.

I couldn’t wait to wear it, there have been so many occasions where I was tempted to but I thought I should save it for the right occasion.

One sunday morning, mum and I decided to grab breakfast out. This was the time.

It was only a double win that I had just got my hair done which we all know that your hairstyle is the finishing touch of every outfit.
I decided to go with the Indianna Jone vibes I was getting with this dress and team it with my tan brogues which kept it simple but fun!

This dress has come in handy in so many ways, when I’m struggling to find an outfit for work, this is a quick go to and I can’t wait to style it for winter.

There’s nothing better than a dual purpose dress.

Thanks Zara! You’ve done it again.

Georgia
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FAUX

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Lately, I have been having trouble on styling my bob since I haven’t had short hair in a very long time. Especially when it comes to the night life. I always think what can I wear to show off this hair and look somewhat of an adult since my hair makes me look like I’m 12 again when I am not all spiffed up. Then I had the perfect statement piece to make it look like I was wearing the perfect wig. My pink faux fur coat from H&M!

I had purchased this coat from our local H&M a couple of years ago and is still one of my favorite pieces to date. I have only worn this coat about 4 times since that purchase so, you can say it’s a pretty big statement piece.

I was meeting friends for drinks so wanted to keep it casual but, still very glamorous at the same time. I paired it with my favorite pair of Levi high waisted jeans and vintage, ivory crop top. I finished off the look with pink and metallic silver heeled sandals. My hair has been getting me into some really cool, French, chic, glamorous looks and I absolutely love it. It’s always nice to change up your look and get into different styles every now and then. Change is good but remember to always keep a little bit of yourself in it.

xx Alexis

MEMORY LANE

We have teamed up with Social Print Studio who are running a competition on showcasing a stylish look book.
We are constantly looking back at our looks to see how we styled our outfits and how much has changed or hasn’t, we also ask ourselves the question, would we wear this again?

For this collaboration we are pulling together some of our all time favourite looks that best represent our style and personalities.

From our go-to outfits and the ones that made us step out of our comfort zone, see what we have to say about our past looks below.

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This is one of our favourite looks, one reason because we are both in it and because it was Adelaide Fashion Festival so we wanted our looks to be ‘sleek’. Two of the best accents of these looks is white pants & black strappy heels, you can never go wrong, they are the strong staples of any good outfit and can be worn in anyway, both casually and dressed up, teamed with Alexis’ Chanel inspired skirt which lead as a feature and Georgia’s Red shirt and blazer which transformed the outfit to a dressy suit.  We love any look that can be worn in multiple styles!

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From french vibes to edgy – this is why we love fashion, keeping the same bold lip but transforming its’ style from two completely different looks, sums up our blog in a nutshell.  Fashion gives us the freedom to choose who we want to be and that can change depending on how we feel and who we are inspired by. edgy jacket

From a feature jacket to skirt, these are two things every girl needs in their wardrobe! When you are not sure what to wear a feature piece of clothing is an instant outfit, teamed with a simple top or pants, it can take your outfit from something basic to something standout!
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And then there’s the ‘something you would never buy dress’, it’s always fun experimenting with fashion and trying something you normally wouldn’t like this girly southern dress because it may just suprise you and like the saying goes, you never know until you try!
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And of course the classic red dress, need we say more, it doesn’t require much more effort, it speaks for itself and it speaks loudly and can be worn on almost any occasion, from work events to weddings, a fun red dress is a must have staple, like the little black dress, a little red dress in whatever style you desire looks great on everyone!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our walk down fashion lane, to see all our previous looks, go to our look-book page and to see what more Social Print Studio have to offer, head to their site to turn your favourite snaps in to long lasting memories with their great photo books

FRENCH BOB

Lately, I have been experimenting with new looks to go well with my new haircut. And, I have been feeling the French style with how effortless and chic it looks – especially with short hair. I thought what a perfect time to let out my inner French girl and I had the perfect outfit in mind.

I had purchased an ivory Victorian inspired long sleeve dress from ASOS a while back and had no idea where to wear it to until I got this haircut! I paired it my Victorian inspired dress with a pair of ivory pumps, a feathered coat and topped it off with Chanel red lipstick. Feeling so French I knew the purse I could only accessorize my outfit with was my classic Chanel. It was the most chic I have ever felt. Man, what a haircut and good outfit can do! That day I happened to also have to take care of some very special business downtown which played a perfect setting with my look.

I had never felt so great and confident in such a long time it made the day so much better. You should always have a look that makes you feel amazing that is key. To me it is never about impressing anyone else but yourself and if you have achieved that then by damn show off that confidence! And on that note here’s to confidence and my future adventures as a self made French citizen.

xxx

Alexis

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Dress: ASOS

Coat: Vintage

Purse: Chanel

THANKSGIVING

First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Mine was fulfilled with family, friends and great food as always.

Except this year was a little extra special due to the fact that my husband and I (still sounds so weird to say) celebrated our first Thanksgiving as a married couple. I am actually very much looking forward to the holidays due to that fact alone. Also, I can’t wait to post photos of my wedding and the bridal events before in due time.

This year for my Thanksgiving outfit I wanted for it to revolve around these amazing pair of black ankle boots by Bar III that I recently purchased (ON SALE). Ankle boots are doing it big this season with skirts, boyfriend jeans, dresses, leggings etc. They are the shoe of 2015 in my opinion. I paired these amazing boots with a red vintage A-line midi skirt and a simple black turtleneck from Target to balance it out and I literally topped it off with a top knot for my hair do. As for my accessories I kept it minimal; Chanel minimal that is. I added my vintage Chanel gold belt chain to tie the whole outfit together and give it the right amount of jewelry. Lastly, I finished it off with my forever classic black Chanel purse and red lipstick.

With the weather getting a little more cold comfort and warmth is key and I was very comfortable in this look! It is easy to put together and each piece is so versatile. The holiday season has just began so you will definitely be seeing these pieces again for special occasions and everyday looks. Let the wearing of boots and to die for coats officially begin!

Xx

Alexis

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USA 2015

Not long after I turned 22, I hopped on a plane heading to the States with one of my favourite travel companions (my dad).  This isn’t my first time to America, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel there on multiple occasions, but this would be the first time heading to Minneapolis.  Why Minneapolis, well a part from the appeal of I’ve never been there before, I have another very dorky reason – The Supernatural Convention was on so we combined that with a road trip through America and it became the trip I’d always hoped for, and more.

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We headed to Green Bay, Wisconsin leaving Minneapolis, we hired this beautiful red & shiny Mustang and cruised down the highway. After one night crashed out in Green Bay we headed to Milwaukee (where I saw One Direction perform, fan girl moment) and we did a bit of exploring and shopping, it was a much bigger town than Green Bay but nothing compared to what we were heading in to, Chicago.
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Chicago, what a city, a place with some of the best museums, shopping, restaurants, shows, views, what more could you need to help you fall hopelessly in love with this city.
We had dinner in one of the tallest buildings in Chicago, and we had a window seat which was apparently perfect viewing for the fireworks display they hold during summer, however there was only fog surrounding the building, but we didn’t mind because the food was so good. Roughly 5 minutes before the fireworks display  was scheduled to start, the fog started the magically life and sitting on top of Chicago, I felt like a fairy in Neverland.
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We also dinned at RPM Italian, Giuliana & Bill Rancics’ restaurant which was amazing, we even got to see Bill & their son Duke make an appearance.
If you’re thinking of heading to Chicago – DO IT, you won’t regret, it’s one of those places that once you leave you already want to go back. If you are planning a visit though, a few must see’s are the Field Museum and the Million Dollar Quartet show.
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 From Chicago, we navigated through airports and hoped on busses until we finally got to our hotel with a view that displayed the magnificence of Niagara Falls.
It takes your breath away, the volume of water and the natural beauty of it, it definitely is one of nature’s most powerful resources, we took the boat right up in the midst of the Falls and you can hear it, if power had a voice it would sound like Niagara Falls.
 
We were only there a couple of days, but managed to do everything you can do in Niagara Falls including seeing Harry Connick Jnr at the Casino and almost winning (emphasis on the almost).
It was the halfway mark in my 4 week American adventure and it was time to head to the City that never sleeps, New York City Baby.
I could write forever about New York, but I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible. If you’ve been following our Instagram journey you probably already know what went down where and when but for those of you that haven’t, I met my other favourite travel companion and it was our time to shop, and boy did we shop.

I could have shopped twice as much but I would be broke and would not have enough space in my luggage and there was still lots more to see & do.

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There’s a certain feeling having High Tea at the Plaza and browsing through Saks 5th Avenue, you really feel like you’re rubbing shoulders with the best of them and I sure could get used to that.

 While we were in New York, we did the typical bus tour, strolled around Soho, took a bike ride through Central Park, posed out front of the iconic Friends fountain, dinned at the Boathouse on Central Park, shopped some more, saw Matilda and The Lion King which both blew my mind, had room service, a trip to Tiffany’s & Loubiton walked a lot, shopped a bit more.
 
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New York is exactly what you would expect, it’s a cit that always keeps you awake and hungry for life.
(pssttt in case you missed one of our previous posts we attended New York Fashion Week – check out our events page!)

After the hustle and bustle day and night it was time for the next stop on our trip, Vegas baby!
It was the reunion we had been counting down for, for months if not a year! Alexis & I finally teamed up again in the party capital of America for her bachelorette party and that is where I leave you.
To be continued….