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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

WINTER STAPLE

I saw this cape online on Forever New and I couldn;t resist.  I eyed it off for a solid week before purchasing, just to make sure it was something I would get use of, instead of it becoming a novelty piece that would only come out once a year – if that. In that week debating whether or not I should purchase it, I couldn’t stop thinking about all the times I could wear it.  Obviously it was a winner.

I’ve already got a fair bit of use out of it, I’ve found it goes with just about everything, so expect to see many posts showing off my new favourite winter staple.  As you can tell I had a lot of fun taking these photos, it made me feel like I was walking the streets of France all I needed was a beret.

To anyone out there looking for a winter coat – try the cape, you won’t regret it!

Georgia
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Cape: Forever New
Top: Love Affair
Pants: Zara
Boots: Windsor Smith

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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NAUTICA

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If you were wondering why we were a bit MIA, I was sailing the Pacific Ocean, Island hopping from Vanuatu to New Caledonia and Alexis has been busing working on something special and top secret!

We spent 7 nights on board the P&O Pacifc Dawn and travelled to, two Islands; Lifou & Pt Villa.
When we were just cruising at Sea, we were never at a loss of things to do., with all the entertainment on board, we struggled to fit in time to work on our tans (hence why there isn’t really one).

This has been my fourth Cruise, and I still never get sick of them, they are the ideal holiday for singles, couples, families and solo travellers, there truly is something for everyone on board and the best thing about it is they take you around the world, getting to visit places you may never have thought to travel to.

So here is a snippet of my time on board, wearing one of my favourite Seafolly Bikini’s and Iconic Cover up, teamed with the classic boat hat from Sportsgirl.

Make sure you check back because I still have a few more posts to share with you.

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

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I went to see Ghost on Thursday Night and the weather had cooled down which is odd but not surprising for an Adelaide summer, however I wasn’t too upset because I love winter fashion.  As soon as the weather starts cooling, my inspiration levels and window-browsing expeditions increase so it’s no surprise I took this opportunity to delve into my winter closet a bit.

I kept it pretty simple and classic with my black pants, boots, hat and a staple white shirt which made my jacket the feature piece of my outfit, yes it’s new too, and yes it’s from Zara (which apparently according to Vogue’s article is meant to be pronounced Dzha-Da) but it was on sale so that justifies it right?

It was a perfect Thursday night adding a bit of excitement into my weekly routine.

Georgia, x

 

Top: Zara
Pants: Zara
Jacket: Zara
Hat: Cotton On
Boots: Windsor Smith

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

SOUTHERN GAL

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This dress made me feel like I was someone else for the day.  That’s the beauty of fashion, it can change the way you feel about yourself, it’s like wearing a masquerade and it’s up to you, who you wish to be.

I bought this dress the other weekend and instantly fell in love with it, I couldn’t wait to wear and in fact I didn’t wait, I wore it that very night to a shadier side of town and felt like I was Alice just dropped into Wonderland – out of place, but it made me  happy, wearing it.  I don’t normally go for this style, but I have been loving Southern fashion recently and this was a perfect find.  I teamed it with some black ankle boots and a classic red lip.

It got me thinking, that although this may not be my normal style, it doesn’t mean I can’t wear it.  We tend to get stuck in what we should be wearing due to social norms that we often don’t leave our comfort box to try something new, but sometimes it’s what we don’t think suits us that can make us feel more like ourselves.

So shop for you!

Georgia, x

Dress: Zara
Shoes: Cotton On/Rubi
Lipstick: 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….