cream everything

I haven’t posted or written anything on here in coming close onto 2 weeks. I haven’t really been busy, I do work full time but I can’t pretend and say I don’t have any free time, but I’ve been sick lately and just so exhausted all the time it seems. But I really wanted to get back into it because I’d been doing okay with how much I’d been posting recently. The last post I did was new in my wardrobe, and since then I’ve bought a few more things that I love, but I just have one outfit I want to talk about today.

There’s been a few super lovely days lately where I’ve wanted to bring out those slightly more summery clothing, and of some of the things I’ve bought for myself recently are really good for this kind of transitional weather, because I’m sure I can make these work when it’s colder too.

I absolutely love all cream/off white outfits, especially in the summer, but I got these jeans which I really love from Weekday called the Divinity Denim Trouser (they’re out of stock but these ones are pretty similar), which are perfect for this time of year. I hadn’t bought any jeans from Weekday before this pair, and I’d seen so many of the British fashion bloggers that I love absolutely raving about them so I’ve been super keen to try some. I bought mine in a waist 28 because I had heard that the denim is a little stiff and doesn’t have a lot of stretch to it, so like I do with any ASOS jeans I buy a size up rather than going down, because I’d say I’m probably around a waist 27.

These jeans are 100% cotton and I’m pretty sure they were from Weekday’s organic cotton range but like I said these are out of stock currently on ASOS so I can’t double check and I’m not 100% sure on what Weekday calls this range specifically. I haven’t worn these outside of my house yet admittedly, but I think they’ll get a lot of wear, especially before it gets way too hot for jeans.

A look that I think I’ll always love is straight leg/sort of baggy jeans and a tiny tight top. I’m not really into wearing tight clothing all over, I’ll usually just pick either the top or bottom half to be more fitted. I think there’s something a bit androgynous about this look, but with that little twist of a super tight top and I love it. I’d been looking for a top like this for a while, and there seems to be a lot of singlets similar in shape, but a lot that I’d seen hadn’t been as tight as I wanted them to fit, however this one definitely is. It’s from Emory Park, I bought it off ASOS just like the jeans. Just as a little side note, the fabric feels a lot more velvety in person than it looks online, I thought it would be like a basic cotton rib so I was a bit surprised but I do actually really love it either way.

new in my wardrobe

As always, I’ve been shopping a little bit, and I wanted to share a few of what I think are some of the best things I’ve bought recently. I am so in love with these few things I’m about to share, and I’m hoping that if I look back on this haul these pieces will do better than the ones in my last new in post. As a little side note, I really enjoyed doing the revisiting my last new in post, so I might end up doing another one of those after a little while to follow up on this one too.

If you know me, you know I wear a lot of dresses through the warmer weather, and while we’re really not out of winter yet, I found 2 dresses I fell absolutely in love with and because they were both on sale I thought I’d just get them and pray the weather gets nicer so I can wear them soon. The first one I got was this red spotted one from Bec & Bridge. Bec & Bridge is one of those brands that just has pieces it’s hard not to lust over, however a lot of their pieces are definitely on the pricey side. This one I got on sale for a little less than half price which made it a lot more affordable. The quality feels really nice, it’s 100% silk which feels amazing but I haven’t washed it yet so I can’t comment on how it washes. Tea dresses like this are all over the place, and I think the details on this one just make it so flattering. The ruching detail on the bust really shows off a bit of cleavage, and I love how it’s followed through onto the sleeves. I think this will be one of my more special dresses, and because of that I’m sure I won’t wear it constantly, but I know when I do I’m gonna feel amazing.

The second dress I got is another tea dress style piece from Free People. This I got on sale from General Pants and it was an absolute bargain. This dress I’m sure I’ll end up wearing quite a bit more than the Bec & Bridge one, mainly because of the fabric and the fact this one is a combination of viscose and rayon so it’s much easier to wash and be better for when it’s really hot. The detail on this dress too are so delicate and beautiful. I always love a little button up front, and I think it looks so cute when you leave a few undone. The little lace up detailing right under the bust really cinches you in at the waist and accentuates your chest, which is obviously super flattering. I can just see myself throwing this on with docs or maybe my stan smiths and I think it’ll look so good.

Lastly, this insane top from Dyspnea (still don’t know how to say that), and some seriously cool jeans from ASOS. This top I’ve been looking at for a while and I was kind of on the fence about which colour to get, but in the end I think this black shade was the best choice. I absolutely love the bright red one, but I thought that I would get more wear out of this colour, and if I do I’m definitely tempted to add another one to my wardrobe. Sizing wise these do come up pretty small, I’m usually a size 8-10 or a small, and I ended up getting this in a medium and it’s tight, but it really hugs and accentuates all the right places.

I’ve been seeing this style of jean that zips all the way through from front to back on a few different people, two of my favourites to rock it being Devon Carlson (@devonleecarlson) and Reese Blutstein (@double3xposure), and I really wanted some for myself. I have to start by saying these are not comfortable jeans, but god do I love the way they look. Because they’re ASOS’ own brand of denim I find they run a bit small so I went for a waist 28 like I normally do with this brand, and they’re still a tight fit. The denim feels really good and thick, and they don’t have much stretch to them. I can definitely say I won’t be wearing these for comfort, but I’m really happy to have them.

the go to – winter edition

I think it’s definitely safe to say that throughout different seasons we all have a sort of go to look that we just seem to gravitate towards. For me, it always seems to be some sort of knit top or jumper and a pair of straight leg pants/jeans. This is so very different to the little dresses that I go for in the summer, but for winter clothing I seem to veer away from a lot of figure flattering clothing. I think some of this comes from me not feeling overly confident with my body at the moment, winter is notorious for comfort eating.

Skinny jeans are really not my thing anymore, I’ve really steered away from them over the past couple of years. Straight or slim leg styles are much more my thing these days. This pair are from ASOS own brand, and I really like them. They’re high waisted, super flattering on the bum and then go into a slim leg with a slightly frayed hem. They also have a button fly, which is a detail that I actually really like. I have these in two different washes, and for me they’re just such a good basic pair of jeans. The only thing to keep in mind though if you’re thinking of buying these jeans (they’re the ASOS Farleigh Slim Mom Jeans I think) or any other jeans from ASOS own brand, the sizing seems to run a bit small so I would recommend going a size up especially if you’re in between waist sizes.

Tight knit tops with ring pull zips are all over the place now and I love them, especially this one with the higher neck. And of course some of the best shoes you can own in my opinion, slip on checkered vans. But really these or any other old school vans are just a staple for your wardrobe, and they’re honestly good for all year round not just winter.

Top: H&M / Jeans: ASOS / Shoes: Vans / Belt: Warehouse

I love jeans and I wear them almost all the time, but sometimes I like to switch it up a little bit, and I love these pants that my sister found at salvos. They’re work pants from Hard Yakka, and they’re so easy to wear because obviously they’re black. These are in no way anywhere near as flattering as the ASOS jeans, but I just love how they look cinched in a bit at the waist with a belt and a top tucked in. While these are second hand pants, I’m sure there are so many just like it available on the market right now. I love this jumper, it’s old, I bought it last year but it’s the colours that I’m seriously in love with. I guess the colour combination is a bit ugly, but I think it’s one of those ones that surprisingly looks really good, and I think would look so good on so many different skin tones and shades.

And lastly, my beloved Doc Martens. I don’t really hear that many people talk about docs, but such a huge amount of people that I know and people I follow on instagram etc own them and love them. They’ve been around for so long maybe people aren’t as excited by them as they once were, but I would honestly say they might be the best pair of shoes I own. I’ve had mine for almost 5 years and to be honest they are not looking their finest, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them and buy a new pair. They pretty much look good with everything, so they’re always my go to shoe if I’m not sure what to wear, and they’re so insanely comfortable once you’ve broken them in. I think I can honestly say that if for some reason I was only allowed one pair of shoes to wear for the rest of my life it would be these.

Jumper: Cotton On (old) / Pants: Vintage Hard Yakka / Shoes: Doc Martens / Belt: Warehouse

winter blues

Whenever the colder weather starts to come around, I’m always excited to wear my stupidly large amount of knitted jumpers and bring out the jacket collection, but after a little while of winter, I’m already getting over it. I’ve always been kind of like this, wanting cold when it’s hot and vice versa, but this year I think I’m feeling it more than usual.

Over last summer I discovered an insane love of dresses, and honestly, I miss wearing them and feeling girly and pretty. That, mixed with seeing the UK and American bloggers etc that I love wearing beautiful summer clothing, is making me feel that seasonal depression hardcore.

Everything I wear in winter I do love a lot, don’t get me wrong, but I feel like wearing jeans with a knitted jumper, and a jacket thrown on top gets old after a while. Like I said before, I own way more knits than a girl needs, and I have a big of a thing for jackets and coats, but there’s only so much excitement I get out of them. A lot of the winter clothes that I wear are not particularly figure flattering, there’s a lot of straight leg jeans and baggy jumpers, so sometimes I just don’t feel great about myself either.

I’m trying to mix it up a little bit, but honestly when it’s as cold as it has been here in Canberra recently, warm but unflattering clothes are usually the way to go unfortunately. But I guess they hide the winter weight a bit, which is a plus.

As a little side note, lately I’ve been feeling like what I’ve been posting just isn’t really me at all. The posts that I enjoy writing the most are absolutely my disposable diaries, where I put a lot more creativity into them. So I’m going to try and incorporate a lot more editing and kind of aesthetic that comes across as a better representation of who am I. Hope you all enjoy it 🙂

Jumper: H&M / Skirt: Levis / Boots: River Island / Belt: Warehouse / Scrunchie: Princess Polly


the start of autumn

It’s been getting colder in Canberra over the last week or so, and I’ve been welcoming it with open arms. I feel like it’s always the way, when it’s been hot for a while I crave the cold weather, but I know after a while of this weather I’ll be just wanting the heat back. Autumn is probably my favourite season, you kind of get the best of both worlds for a little before it gets close to winter, so you can play around with clothing that isn’t so much practical as it is fun.

Cropped jackets and knit are absolutely not practical in the depths of winter, but while we’ve got these days of about 17 degrees I think they’re totally acceptable. I love how they look though, so I’m trying to make the most of them before I think my pasty stomach needs the layers to keep me nice and toasty warm.

This jacket looks a lot warmer than it actually is. It’s really not very good quality but it was dirt cheap. I bought it at Jay Jays, somewhere that I normally really hate the clothing from, but I honestly love this jacket. I’ve seen puffer jackets like this floating around, and I knew I wanted one but I didn’t want one with a hood which was proving a little hard to find. I’m not sure if this jacket is still available because I bought it from an outlet store, but it was on clearance for $15 so I snatched it up. As a little note, I sized up to a size 14 (I usually wear an 8), and it does look big on me, but I usually do like my jackets oversized.

I got this top off one of my friends, who was given it by another friend, and I love it. Also, like the jacket this is a couple of sizes bigger than what I usually wear, being a large, but I really like how it fits. I think this is pretty old, but tops in similar styles to this are all over the place. I love how cropped it is, but that at the same time it’s not skin tight.

The jeans are from ASOS’ own brand and I’m a big fan. They’re called the ASOS Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jeans. They’re really nice denim, with the tiniest stretch to them, but very nice feeling quality. They’ve also got a button fly, and they’re very flattering around the tummy and bum, and go into a slim/straight leg, which is by far my preferred style of denim.

Here’s to dressing a little less practically while we still can.

Top: Unif x Urban Outfitters / Jeans: ASOS / Jacket: Jay Jays / Boots: Kmart / Belt: Warehouse / Necklaces: Missoma London, Gem & Co.