Something Different

At a glance there isn’t anything overly special about this look. But thinking back to my style a year ago, there are several elements to this that are very different for me. Lets start at the bottom: shoes that are anything but black, pants instead of a skirt, an untucked shirt that is neither billowy or collared, no blazer and, though it’s hard to see here, decorative hair clips – which I’m fairly sure I haven’t worn since high school.

Outfit: Top (Opshop), Mix Pants (OpShop, $1) & London Rebel Heels (OpShop, $4)

{only just realised I’m entirely dressed by the OpShop}

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Details, Details, Details

What started out as a “I’ll just wear a simple skirt and plain top” kind of day, ended up with this. At the heart of it it’s exactly what I had originally planned, but a few little details make it something special. A classic pencil skirt with a graphic print paired with a t-shirt with a twist (literally) suddenly turns simple to stunning.

Outfit: Piper Cardigan (Myer), Top (Portmans, $20), Skirt (Review, $50) & Heels (Big W, $20)

Is it just me….

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Is it just me, or do other women try on an article of clothing that is particularly stretchy and some how justify purchasing it  because “I could so wear this if I got pregnant”. Luckily this super stretchy print midi dress doesn’t have to accommodate for that just yet, just for a lot of Thai food.

Outfit: Cue Blazer (Hand-me-down), Dress (BooHoo, $20) & Heels (from mum)

IMG_3174{dress stretching over a belly full of Thai food}

White Night

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On Saturday Melbourne celebrated it’s 3rd annual White Night – a twelve hour spectacle of local and international art in the Melbourne CBD. We were incredibly lucky to have gorgeous weather eliminating the need to even take a jacket out – it was so hot in fact that I ended up going out in a singlet instead of this 3/4 sleeved top. I also had a really fun time playing up the school girl vibes of this outfit.

Outfit: Bow Headband (20c, Thailand), Top (Supre, $8), Skirt (Misshop) & Heels (Ozsale, $10)

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{Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station turned into projection art for White Night}

Navy & Black

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Prior to working in an office I don’t know if I even owned a navy article of clothing, and if I did I certainly didn’t wear it often. Now-a-days I wear something navy at least once a week. This super simple navy, jersey skirt has become a staple in my work wardrobe that I don’t know what I would do without. A matching navy print top and all black accessories, I felt powerful and sexy – I guess that explains the smug look on my face!

Outfit: Cue Blazer (hand-me-down), Tokito Top (Myer, $20), Skirt (Living Doll, $5) & Heels (from mum)

Touches of Tan

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I have worn out about 7 pair of black work heels in the last 2 years. I wear them to death – literally. So lately I have endeavoured to wear different shoes as often as I can. These vintage Italian leather booties are like butter on my feet, they are the perfect cut and a great colour to change up from my usual black. Even better, they match with this great top. Definitely going to give them a bit more of a run this year – especially come winter!

Outfit: Cardigan (Misshop), Top (Events, $20), Skirt (Opshop) & Booties (Vintage, $40)

Simply Peachy

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Some days I wake up and have a crystal clear picture in my head of what I’m going to wear, and some days I can stare at my wardrobe for hours thinking “I have nothing!”
Over time I have learnt that in the case of the latter it’s best not to over think it and just go with something simple.
All black with a peach t-shirt – how can you go wrong? Luckily when I got home I felt a wave of inspiration and planned the next 4 days of outfits.

What’s your solution when you have fashion block?

Outfit: Cardigan (Dotti, $30), T-Shirt (Misshop, $2.50), Skirt (OpShop, $6) & Wedges (Myer, $70)