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Au Naturale

Au Natural

I know, judging by the title you’d assume this was a makeup post… I would too but then once you look at the radiating effortlessness from this edit, you can understand why I called it “Au Naturale”

There’s nothing I’m loving more at the moment than completely neutral, block coloured outfits with detailed accessories. This set is one of my ideal outfits to wear both casually during the day, or more dressed up at night, only needing to change your hairstyle!

This edit also features a good mix of high end designers and economical statement pieces, such as the beige coat which is only $26!!!

You can shop this look in the links below!

Topshop strappy crop top
18 AUD – topshop.com

Beige coat
26 AUD – choies.com

Victoria Beckham high rise pants
1 525 AUD – farfetch.com

Stuart Weitzman leather high heel shoes
510 AUD – piperlime.gap.com

Marc by marc jacobs bracelet
290 AUD – couture.zappos.com

Daisy Jewellery yellow gold jewelry
255 AUD – daisyjewellery.com

Round diamond ring
2 280 AUD – truefacet.com

Michael Kors bracelet
175 AUD – selfridges.com

CC SKYE pave bracelet
240 AUD – pinkmascara.com

Mac cosmetics foundation
42 AUD – selfridges.com

Lip gloss makeup
27 AUD – toofaced.com

INIKA mineral lipstick
27 AUD – naturisimo.com

Brown lipstick
13 AUD – etsy.com

Mink false eyelash
30 AUD – eyelashesdirect.co.uk

Uni Chic

So tomorrow I have my first day of university orientation, or as everyone except me seems to call it “O-Week”. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little nervous, but then every time I think I’m nervous I remember that I don’t actually have any classes, and just have a “welcome lecture” and then I’m finished by 11am…

One thing that has been on my mind since I got into university is that I need to buy things specifically for uni, such as basic tops, another pair of jeans/pants, and maybe another jacket or two, not to mention a pair of black converse and flat boots…

So far, out of that whole list I have purchased a black Agent Ninteynine tote bag from General Pants, and a Marc by Marc Jacobs cosmetics case… I obviously needed a plain tote bag for school considering i’ll need a bag that’s big enough to carry books, my laptop and an iPad, while also versatile enough to use every day with any outfit. The cosmetics case on the other hand was an impulse buy after deciding that I needed a case to carry essentials in the event that I needed to touch up after a long day or if I was in a rush and didn’t get a chance to put on/finish my makeup routine. I work at David Jones for Mimco and therefore am located in the contemporary handbags department, and various Marc by Marc Jacobs items were on the counter and after a long shift, I couldn’t help myself!

In the edit above I have tried to be a little creative with potential outfits that I can wear to uni; who says that school attire has to be boringly casual? Did we learn nothing from NYFW street style?!

If you’re reading this it’s too late

If you're reading this it's too late

I am so freaking happy that Drake has released a new album, and i’m even happier that so far it’s better than Nothing Was The Same. There’s no relation between this edit and the album other than the fact that I listened to it for the first time when I made it.

What I love about this look is that it’s all mixed high fashion, very textured, sophisticated, and very feminine, which just ticks off every girl’s outfit list! I especially love the detailing in the Hervé Léger skirt and the Jimmy Choo sandals, not to mention the dainty yet completely characteristic necklace, and the silver and black simple but statement arm jewellery! The small Chanel clutch costs more than the skirt and the top put together but it’s such a classic piece that you could wear it every day of your life and then pass onto your great grandkids who can also wear it every day of their lives.

(It’s not practical but its a nice little idea don’t you think?)

You can shop the items from ‘If you’re reading this it’s too late‘ below! 

STELLA McCARTNEY cutout top
1 770 AUD – stellamccartney.com

Hervé Léger floral print skirt
1 260 AUD – herveleger.com

Jimmy choo sandals
2 005 AUD – bergdorfgoodman.com

Chanel handbag
3 180 AUD – therealreal.com

Emporio Armani silver jewellery
350 AUD – lordandtaylor.com

David yurman bangle
1 015 AUD – therealreal.com

David Yurman onyx bracelet
1 050 AUD – therealreal.com

Style Crush: Kylie Jenner

kj

It’s been quite a while now that i’ve been keeping a close eye on KJ’s style, but there’s something about the cliché blue lob and over lined lips that has stopped me from sharing my observations. I think I was just worried that I would seem like another basic trend follower, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t care because… why should I?

Kylie can literally go from elegant and sassy to Coachella ready in 0.00 seconds and no matter what style she tries, she pulls it off. Not only are her outfits on point all the time, but so is her makeup and hair. It’s literally like she doesn’t put a foot wrong, which reminds me, Kylie could (and does) wear plain jeans and a singlet top, and always has the most incredible shoes which make the whole outfit. Here’s what I mean:

kjI think what I like most about Kylie’s style is that it reminds me that anyone with any means can look chic without breaking the budget. Say you invest in good, gorgeous pairs of shoes in neutral colours, you can easily add an air of effortless style to an otherwise plain outfit. Finish the look with unique jewellery and you’ve got yourself a super easy, super chic look with minimal effort!

 

Style Crush: Maisie Williams

Not only does Maisie Williams portray one of my favourite characters in the HBO series Game of Thrones but lately I’ve noticed that she’s been “sticking em’ with the pointy end” with regard to her style!

What I really like about her looks are that they’re quite unique, and there are some combinations which she has made that you wouldn’t really think would go well together, but her confidence enables her to pull them off.

I really believe that Maisie’s confidence is a key player in her style, which is why I have crowned her this week’s style crush.

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//KJ//
Inspired by a recent Kylie Jenner Instagram stalk, I devised this look for anyone willing to take a leap of faith and dive into the cool, chic, ‘live while you’re young’ look, topped with small but statement making accessories and killer shoes!
You can get the look following the links below

MANGO distressed tee
25 AUD – mango.com

One Teaspoon distressed shorts
130 AUD – thedreslyn.com

Aquazzura heels & pumps
855 AUD – forwardforward.com

Givenchy handbag
2 950 AUD – selfridges.com

Pre owned jewelry
520 AUD – therealreal.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS bracelet jewelry
275 AUD – couture.zappos.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS stud earrings
74 AUD – nelly.com

I’m so fancy (you already know)

I'm so fancy (you already know)

I’m so obsessed with everything in this edit, and when combined, everything just looks so cool! Imagine walking through the city with this look! Not only is it the epitome of comfort, but its also screaming awesome street style! You literally can’t go wrong!

This edit features:

Boohoo polyester shirt
9.82 AUD – boohoo.com

J.Crew destroyed boyfriend jeans
165 AUD – jcrew.com

NIKE round cap
130 AUD – farfetch.com

Leather knapsack
365 AUD – botkier.com

Mac cosmetic
20 AUD – johnlewis.com

La Bella Donna volumizing mascara
28 AUD – zappos.com

Stila glitter eye makeup
27 AUD – macys.com

Mimco X Frends Pantomime
shopbluesky.com.au

Effortless OOTD: Get the look

OOTD

Literally a compilation of the chicest pieces that you need in your wardrobe this season! Combined together and you get this cool, effortless yet elegant look, featuring:

Topshop metallic top
125 AUD – nordstrom.com

Lipsy evening jacket
70 AUD – lipsy.co.uk

Boohoo relaxed jeans
54 AUD – boohoo.com

Valentino studded flat
1 255 AUD – nordstrom.com

Black tote bag
mimco.com.au

Curb chain necklace
5.59 AUD – yoins.com

Urban Decay palette eyeshadow
36 AUD – sephora.com

Burberry face powder
84 AUD – burberry.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics moisturizing foundation
59 AUD – neimanmarcus.com

Tom Ford lips makeup
71 AUD – selfridges.com

Chanel travel perfume
140 AUD – nordstrom.com

Cleansing mask
lushusa.com

Kal Barteski be classy Framed Wall Art
60 AUD – denydesigns.com

Get the look: under $125

Get the look: under $125

Every time I think of an ideal outfit, one of the first things I think about is affordability. When I saw the top for $17AUD I almost did a double backflip (sort of… not really) but I was very shocked. Then, I went searching for an inexpensive skirt and found this one from Doublju and lost my mind when I noticed it had been on sale for $4.90 and was $15 full price!!!

Nothing beats a gorgeous outfit that makes you look a million dollars, but actually costs $124.20 in total!!!

I’m also really loving neutral colours and rose gold at the moment, so it’s really reassuring to see that you can achieve a certain look for a minimal amount!

Enjoy

xx DS

Stone top
17 AUD – newlook.com

Doublju beige skirt
4.90 AUD – amazon.com

H&M short black boots
46 AUD – hm.com

Structured handbag
colettehayman.com.au

Rose gold bar necklace
colettehayman.com.au

casual OOTD

casual OOTD

Not only does this look form part of my summer wishlist, but I think this is the perfect casual sports-luxe look!

Get the items in the edit below!

Nike shirt
$35 – zalando.co.uk

Topshop white jeans
$73 – nordstrom.com

Windsor Smith platform sandals
$76 – styletread.com.au

STELLA McCARTNEY over the shoulder purse
$1,105 – nordstrom.com

Speck laptop bag
$52 – nordstrom.com

Tech accessory
nylon.com

Garrett Leight sunglasses
$430 – liberty.co.uk

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Gucci mascara
gucci.com

Mac cosmetic
$24 – selfridges.com

Nail polish
$10 – americanapparel.com.au

Essie nail polish
jcpenney.com
DS xx

Kim Kardashian didn’t ‘Break the Internet’… that was you.

May I be the first to say “congratulations” to the people who are criticising Kim Kardashian?

Why? because you are giving her exactly what she wants. Ha ha.

Almost two weeks following the release of her photo shoot for Paper magazine and people are still talking about the “controversy” that an attempt at breaking the internet has caused…

News about a naked Kim Kardashian isn’t actually news and i’m not sure why everyone is so shocked…? Fair enough the photos weren’t exactly tasteful, but i’m sure if you were a model who usually gets paid (a lot more than some get paid in a year for one shoot) you probably wouldn’t shy away from the camera (or say “no thanks” to the fame that would follow) Plus, would you like it if someone scorned at a creative decision that you made? Have you ever been proud of something that you have created, and rather than receiving recognition, you just get judged for it? If its something that Kim wanted to do, and got the chance to do it, kudos to her! Kim didn’t get one cent for that shoot, and all she did was take up the opportunity to recreate an iconic shoot with the same photographer, Jean-Paul Goude.

I think what is really bothering me about this is that everyone was okay with Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda song and music video, which I felt was more uncomfortable to watch than these photos are to look at (especially that part with Drake at the end) Why? because now that ‘Anaconda‘ is out, you have a reason to twerk again.

Now, I think everyone knows how much I love ‘Game of Thrones‘, so you would also know that in no way am I slamming the nature of the show, but no one says anything about the graphic content in ‘Game of Thrones‘, which at times is ridiculously overrated, and finally, women all over the world worshipped Sex and the City and yet, one photo of one woman who is a lot wealthier than most is fuelling everyone, and i think it’s because of jealousy. Not many people have the confidence to do something like that and granted, it wasn’t something that simply had to be done, but most people forget that Kim K is a model, and she has made a career out of professional photography (regardless of the scandals and such…) She never asked to be a role model, nor did she ever promote herself as such. I don’t see the problem with these photos, especially when there are people out there doing far worse, and no one voices their opinions on those people, so why must you say something about Kim? She isn’t hurting anyone, nor is she showing the world something that they haven’t seen before.

Not everything has sexual connotations, and the fact that a woman’s body is immediately thought of in such a way is disgusting. The human body is a beautiful creation which sustains and creates life. The human body is one of the most natural organisms on the planet, so why are people, specifically women, forced to hide their body to suppress ‘temptations’? This is even a case of gender inequality. Ask yourselves “how can the sexes be equal when censorship of their bodies is not?” Why was it okay for Nick Jonas to grab his junk to prove that he’s mature and not a Disney kid in his most recent photo shoot, and why was it praised when Channing Tatum, Matthew McConauhey, and Alex Pettyfer portrayed male strippers in ‘Magic Mike‘, but Kim Kardashian is condemned for a photo shoot? Is it because she is a woman and there are certain expectations of her? Why does anyone give themselves the right to place expectations on someone they don’t even personally know? Could you imagine if the film ‘Magic Mike‘ was in fact ‘Magic Michelle‘? It would have received a ridiculous amount of criticism and the film classifications of the movie would have jumped from M to MA15+ really damn quickly. Why can teen magazines (that reach target audience’s of 10-18 years of age) publish photos of male heartthrobs sans shirt, but Kim Kardashian can’t do one magazine spread with little to no clothing? She isn’t posing provocatively like said male heartthrobs are, but is simply recreating an iconic photograph.

There is a campaign that I feel quite strong about, especially following the controversy behind Kim’s shoot, and it’s called “Free the Nipple” This campaign (if you haven’t heard about it before) is a movement aimed to empower women and promote equality, allowing and encouraging the natural occurrence of breast feeding in public (which is illegal in most states universally) and further, aims to balance the system of censorship which allows ridiculous amounts of graphic violence, while going to extreme lengths to cover a nipple.

If your trouble with not only the “Free the Nipple” campaign, but also Kim Kardashian’s Break the Internet shoot is the exposure of these things to young children, then take your phones and iPads off of your kids, enforce internet restrictions and read them a real, hard copy nursery rhyme book, and teach them something that is actually worth their while, like reading or counting, rather than giving them a game or internet access to shut them up so that you can go about your lives on social media, criticising people you don’t know publicly, while neglecting what’s really important. If you do your job right as a parent, exposure to children wouldn’t be a problem, because they wouldn’t have a mean of finding this sort of content anyway. If you can justify dressing your children up as the characters from ‘Breaking Bad‘ for halloween, complete with props resembling bongs and Wizz Fizz in packets that intend to look like narcotics, then you are then encouraging a behaviour far more atrocious than being proud of your body (which is what Kim Kardashian‘s intention was).

What’s worse: Encouraging drugs as if they are fun and harmless, or seeing a naked body? You decide.

Once again, another round of applause for everyone talking about this, and a standing ovation for those who believed that they have a right to criticise Kim Kardashian‘s parenting. In 20 years time North West will know that her mum helped her pay for her fifth mansion that she bought in cash and paid in full at the age of 12.

#freethenipple #breaktheinternet #getoverit 

Day to Night

Day to Night

Let me be the one to tell you how difficult it is to rush home from a long and busy day out, only to get ready for the long night ahead with little to no time to make any decent changes!

This edit showcases a great and easy way to go from a casual, every day look (which is so so á la mode and easily transform it into a sophisticated look, perfect for a night out!

Included in this edit are some of my favourite pieces, like the Valentino Rock Studded flats and heels, and Mimco purses!

Finally, the neutral pallet of both looks inspire me. For what, exactly? Maybe to embrace a more mature life, to work hard enough so that I can enjoy everything that life has to offer… It’s funny how an outfit, more, an edit of an outfit can make you think this way. It could be the sophistication of the colours and pieces, or more the personal thought that went into it. I was thinking about an outfit that I would wear in a heartbeat, that could take me from work to dinners, events, anything.  I have big plans for my life, and I don’t intend on approaching them in mediocre clothes!

DS xx

T By Alexander Wang black crop top
$360 – mytheresa.com

Balmain skirt
$6,365 – balmain.com

Valentino sandals
valentino.com

Valentino leather shoes
$665 – net-a-porter.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS gold bangle
$185 – farfetch.com

NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
net-a-porter.com

Nars cosmetic
narscosmetics.com

Home decor
mimco.com.au

SECRET COUCH
$170 – mimco.com.au

Chic #OOTD

Jeans: Topshop MOTO Jamie Ripped Jeans

Shirt: Zara

Shoes: Windsor Smith ‘Nancy’ heels

Hat: Equip

Watch: Vintage Seiko

A quick, cute, casual and chic look which is so easily achievable! Perfect for the warm spring months!

xx DS

One pair of shorts, three different ways

One pair of shorts, three different ways

Why complain about the summer heat when you can face it with style?

Short sleeve shirt
delias.com

T By Alexander Wang white crop top
$485 – farfetch.com

Shakuhachi leather shirt
westlaboutique.com

One Teaspoon short shorts
$160 – jades24.com

Black booties
publicdesire.co.uk

Ballet flat
overstock.com

On my wish list this week…

On my wish list this week...

 

Leather shoes
$70 – windsorsmith.com.au

Leather shoes
$70 – windsorsmith.com.au

Mac cosmetics makeup
$25 – selfridges.com