Monday, 27 May 2013

Winter Weakness

Although it's still technically autumn, the winter chills have officially made their entrance in Brisbane this week. There's nothing better than a 'legit' excuse, like the changing seasons, for a wardrobe restock.

"I swear I don't have any winter clothes. These are essential purchases. I'm am in complete control of my shopping urges."

Yeah Pip, sure...

But seriously what better excuse to indulge in a new pair of boots and a beautiful knit!

Miista May Boot Silver and Sheike Wonderland Blue Knit Dress
Miista May Boots in Silver available here & here (if you're quick!)
and Wonderland Knit Dress in Blue from Sheike (on sale for a short time!).

I've been on the lookout for the perfect pair of ankle boots with a chunky, square, high heel. At just over 5'2" I'm always hunting for extra height where I can get away with it and I'm a big fan of the chunky styles; if you get it right, your ankles and legs will always look dainty in comparison! 

I'm not the only one that's weirdly self conscious of their ankles, right...?

This boot also looks awesome in black as a staple, but unfortunately they're a rare breed at this point. I was more than happy to be able to get my hands on the silver instead - any excuse to wear something shiny!

I've been lusting after my second purchase, this amazing knitted mini, for a while. I tried it on in store a few weeks ago and it was super comfy and super eye-catching, so with the sudden change to cold weather and a surprise sale at Sheike, this one was a no brainer. 

Can't wait for these beauties to arrive in the mail.



Saturday, 25 May 2013

Back to Basics

So lately I've been thinking my wardrobe needs a little taming. For a while now I've been a bit (okay, a lot) obsessed with items that are a touch wacky - crazy cuts, crazy prints, crazy colours. If people were staring, my outfit was a success.

But in all the craziness, things got kind of messy. There's nothing wrong with looking a little out-there, but making sure there's a certain level of polish to an outfit makes all the difference.

To that end, I went in search of sophisticated yet simple designs - clean lines, blacks, whites, basics. And this is what I found.

Naning9 black leather pointed toe ankle strap sandal heels
Black Leather Pointed Toe Heeled Sandals from YESSTYLE

ASOS White Mesh T-Shirt with PU Stripe
White Mesh T-Shirt with PU Stripe from ASOS

Glamorous Black Long-Sleeve Crop Top with Mesh Stripe from ASOS
Black Long-sleeve Striped Mesh Crop Top by Glamorous from ASOS

As much as a love a good print clash, sometimes you just need simple pieces to pair with those outrageous prints so they can really pop. I'm looking forward to seeing what new life these basics can breathe in to my wackier wardrobe veterans!