Back in Black – Sporty

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Let me start this out by saying I am NOT a sporty person. Since quitting gymnastics (which I was actually quite good at) at age 13, I’ve avoided intentional exercise like the plague. Occasionally, however, life calls for something a little stretchier.

I, personally, dress sporty so infrequently that when I do I usually wear my daggiest T-shirt and shorts from my uni days when I was a gymnastics coach, but for those who are more motivated there is a whole world of on-trend, chic activewear available.

In fact, activewear has become extremely trendy in the last few years as the wellness fad has spread across the world (#fitspo) that leggings and crop-tops are no longer restricted to the gym, as illustrated in this hilarious song.

If you’re just starting out your active wardrobe I would suggest beginning with some essential black pieces. Here I’ve gone with a full length legging (these are actually a family friends maternity leggings) an open side tank top and a lace crop top (for a bit of texture).

If you want something a little brighter it’s super easy to start adding colours or patterns to mix it up in any of these 3 core pieces. If you’re a little hesitant start with the crop-top or add some funky coloured runners (I swear I do actually own runners, they are just hidden deep in the depths of my shoe collection).

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Despite more and more boutique activewear lines popping up, you don’t have to spend a fortune on your gear, especially if you’re just testing out your first yoga class. My outfit here cost me a grand total of $13 (both tops from Supre at $5 each, my go to plimsoles from Big W for $3 and some hand-me-down leggings aka. freebie!).

So whether your serious about your sports gear, or just after something comfy to grab a coffee in (and convince that cute barista that you totally lift) there are options out there, black, coloured or patterned, for everyone on every budget.

10 points to anyone who can tell what my cheeky back tattoo says.

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The Team of the Mighty West!

Last week was my dad’s 59th Birthday. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me telling you all his age as he is the only person I have ever known who can’t wait til they turn 60 – he’s already researching what benefits/discounts you can get with a seniors card. As his birthday present my brother and I took him to the Melbourne Cricket Club (of which I am a member) to watch Richmond (who dad supports) verse the Western Bulldogs (who I support).

It was a really fun afternoon, starting with a beautiful walk through Fitzroy Gardens and a quick stop at Captain Cook’s Cottage before heading to the MCG. It was a pretty close game, which made it great to watch and even better because the Doggies came out on top! Luckily dad isn’t too passionate about footy so there was no tension when we went out for dinner and I continued to proudly wear my Bulldogs scarf.

Outfit: CottonOn Sunnies (Ozsale, $3), Top (Supre, $5), Western Bulldogs Scarf, Jeans (Forever21, $13) & Candy Boots (Myer Kids Department).

 {Dad in the backyard of Cook’s Cottage}

  

{Dad and I watching the footy – he regrets forgetting his scarf}

 

{Auskick kids games, half time at the ‘G – they are so cute!}

When all else fails…


When all else fails, stick to the classics.

It has been seriously hectic for me over the last week – I’ve had heaps of events to work on, we held a party at my house on the weekend and I’m currently having to cover reception as well as doing all my other work – so apologies for no posts in a while.

It’s times like this that I’m glad I have some seriously stylish dresses I know will work time and time again without too much thought – thank goodness!

Outfit: Dress (DFO, $20), Top (Supre, $8) & Heels (from mum)

St Patrick’s Day – Part 2

So it turns out my evening St Paddy’s outfit wasn’t as out there as originally planned. Due to a killer of cold going around at the moment, we decided to stay at home and order in – did you know you can get hot dogs delivered? Life changing!

But just because I didn’t go out, doesn’t mean I was going to miss the opportunity to squeeze in another festive outfit. When I’m trying to plan an outfit I often visualise my wardrobe (it helps that I feel the need to have everything sorted into type and colour), but I always seem to forget about these printed green jeans. As well as being perfect for a little Irish spirit, they are thicker than your average pair of jeans and have a slightly plush feel. I have a feeling I won’t be forgetting about them come winter!

Outfit: Leather Jacket (My parent bought for me in Europe), Top (Supre, $5), Jeans (Myer) & Boots (Kmart, $12)

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}

Why I Don’t Wear White

IMG_2999As I’m sure it’s apparent from the past 18 months of outfits, I wear a lot of black. It’s safe, its flattering and it doesn’t show dirt – which is great, because I’m a bit of a grot sometimes. I don’t wear a lot of white because of this reason. I’m constantly fawning over white pants but could never ever pull them off as I would have dirty hand prints all over them in minutes. But I alway seem to forget about brown as a safe alternative. I’m also making an effort to change up the shoes I wear to work, as I’ve had to have 3 pair of black work shoes reheeled, and thrown 3 pair out (yikes!), so these brown hand-me-down heels have made their first appearance ever on the blog, despite being in my wardrobe for years.

Outfit: Cue Blazer (hand-me-down), Top (Misshop), Skirt (Supre) & Heels (hand-me-down from mum)

 

Trends aren’t for Everyone

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Luckily for me I have been blessed with a small frame and a flat stomach, which is particularly good as crop tops are well and truly in this season. I’d normally pair a crop top with something high waisted, but when I’m at a festival all modesty is gone. The other tip I would like to pass on from this outfit – when it comes to festivals, you can never have too much floral!

Outfit: Diva Headband (Ozsale, $3), CottonOn Sunnies (Ozsale, $3), CropTop (Supre, $5), Jeans ($20) & Jellies (Rubi, $5)