some favourites right now – fashion

My last post about some of my current beauty favourites I hope broke up the heavy fashion based content a little bit for you, because today I have essentially the same post except featuring some of my number one pieces of clothing/accessories. I only picked a couple of things that I wanted to mention, definitely sticking to only the best, but also maybe some things that I don’t necessarily talk about a huge amount on here, but that I wear and use so much in real life.

I go between bags a little bit but I seem to keep going back to this little number lately. I bought it about a year ago because I wanted a tiny backpack for splendour in the grass, and since then I haven’t used it as a backpack but only as a cross body. I seriously love the look of these kind of bags, especially the little Louis Vuitton ones, but I am in no way shape or form able to afford one of those so until the day I can I’ll just stick with this one. I really know nothing about the brand of this, I found it one day at TK Maxx and at first the logo on it put me off a bit, but now I’m really not too phased by it.

I don’t actually own that many pairs of sunglasses, I recently decluttered a whole heap that I don’t wear/don’t find very flattering on me, so I’ve kind of whittled it right down to my favourite few. Lately these have been the ones that I’ve been keeping in my bag and therefore the ones I’ve been wearing. This cat eye style is one of my favourites because I feel like it actually looks good on my face. The light tortoiseshell frames I also love, and they go with everything while not looking so heavy on as a black pair would. Plus, these are from Cotton On and were only about $20 which is so so good.

These pants and jumper have been huge staples in my wardrobe lately, both because they’re just so easy to wear. The jumper is something I wouldn’t have normally bought because I’m not hugely into brands like Adidas for clothing, but this was 40% off and even though I own so many jumpers, the vast majority of them are knits, so I thought a regular crew would be a good addition. I’ve worn it so much more than I thought I would, and I really like how little the logo is compared so many other Adidas jumpers.

My pants are from Mango, I bought them while I was in Ireland, and they’re kind of like my go to alternative to jeans. I am such a sucker for corduroy, and the fit of these on me and my crazy long legs is perfect. I will say these can be a tad unflattering because the material is so thick, especially on the front with the fly and definitely if I tuck a winter jumper in. They are super high wasited and have a kind of wide leg, and they’re pretty much my perfect fit. I just put these with the adidas jumper for the sake of this post, would I wear them together? knowing me I probably would but at the same time I understand that they don’t really go that well together.

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


shades of pink

I haven’t been a pink girl in many, many years, but lately I’ve really been getting into it. When the whole ‘millennial’ pink trend popped up, I liked it, but I really wasn’t a huge fan like so so many people were. When I started seeing a few bright pink knits though, I was surprised by how much I loved it. They didn’t really pop up in shops near me for a while but I found this one and snatched it up straight away.

I got this one from Cotton On, and honestly the quality is not great, it’s quite thin and a bit itchy especially around my neck, but I don’t mind that much. I bought another jumper at the same time from Cotton On which just feels so much nicer than this one, it’s a totally different style of jumper, but I’m pretty sure they were the same price, and if they had this colour in that style I definitely would’ve bought that over this one. But the colour is soooo nice. I actually think it’s surprisingly easy to wear, and even if you just tuck it into a pair of jeans, I think it looks really cool.

The jacket is brand new from Topshop. I don’t own any longer coats apart from this one because I feel like they make me look really grown up and formal, but I think because this one is such a fun pink, it makes it look a bit younger. I’m about 5’11, maybe taller I’m not 100% sure, and the length cuts just around my knees so on a lot of people I’m sure this would be quite a bit longer. I’m a massive sucker for anything checked, especially coats, so when I saw this I fell in love. I usually size up in jackets a couple of sizes but I only got a 10 in this, but even though it’s a bit more of a tight fit than I usually go for in my coats, I think it looks like it fits nicely.

It’s no surprise that I’ve got on my vintage Versace jeans and my Kmart boots again, I’ve just been putting these on with everything because it’s just a really safe bet and I’m yet to find something this combo wouldn’t look good with. The dark blue wash of the denim looks really good with the pink tones too. I love clashing pieces of the same colour but in different shades together, and I think because there are so many shades of pink throughout so many clothing options now it’s really easy to do, and it’s nice to brighten up sad and cold (almost) winter days with some bright clothes.

Coat: Topshop / Jumper: Cotton On / Jeans: Vintage Versace / Shoes: Kmart 

cowboy boot love

I finally committed and bought myself a pair of cowboy boots. A little while ago I saw Devon Carlson (instagram @devonleecarlson) post a couple of pictures of her in a pair of cowboy boots and I realised that I needed some. I’ve been seeing some western style boots around lately and I’ve been a big fan, but I never really thought I’d want to go for a pair of full on calf high cowboy boots, but here we are.

These particular boots I’d been lusting over for a little while, but it took me a while to take the plunge and actually buy them. They weren’t insanely expensive, although I wasn’t sure about spending the money for them if I didn’t think I’d get my wear out of them. I’m still not sure if I will, but I love them a lot and I’m really hoping that I do.

I got these from River Island through ASOS, they’re real leather and so far they feel like they’re good quality for the price. I’ve only worn them once, but they didn’t feel too bad. They rubbed a little bit on one of my heels, but I kind of expect that from real leather that hasn’t been worn in yet.

The simplicity of these (compared to some of the other boots I’ve seen in similar styles) is I think what mainly drew me to this pair in particular. Quite a few others that I saw while I was looking had different coloured leather embroidered on or studs, or just other details that I just wasn’t interested in. The boots themselves are a big enough statement shoe for me without all the added extras.

The calf length is perfect for the style in my eyes, and I love the very pointed toe. They’re embroidered with black thread, which I love because it gives them a little something extra, but I don’t think it’s too much at all. Another reason I went for this pair is because they don’t have a heel. Finding boots that I love with a flat sole can prove hard for me to find. I’m about 5’11 feet tall, so I don’t really wear heels often at all, and I knew that a pair of heeled boots would absolutely not get the wear that I want them to.

I’m so excited to style these up more, but I really do love how they look with a little mini dress. This one I bought from salvos and cut to the length I wanted, but I adore how it looks paired with the boots. So before it gets too cold to rock this look, I’m definitely going to try and wear it a few more times, and with some of my other straight neck mini dresses.

Boots: River Island Knee High Western Boot

more salvos finds

About a month or two ago I made a post about some things I’d bought second hand from salvos and vinnies, and I thought today I’d write another one. Like I said in the other post, I’ve always loved vintage and second hand shopping, and lately I’ve been doing quite a lot of it so why not share?

I’ve been making an effort not to go too over the top with the length of my blog posts, and I’m actually really enjoying writing these shorter posts with only one of two outfits. So this is another little one, but I feel like I kind of prefer reading short posts lately, so it makes sense to me to create things that I would like to read.

An all black outfit is a little different for me, but I’m a fan of this one. The style of the top is one that’s a staple in my wardrobe. I think it’s so simple, but it just makes everything look effortlessly cool. I’ve seen these around all over the place so they’re not hard to find, but I love the black satin of this one.

I really love 90’s and early 2000’s style, with a little bit of an update, and I think the little spaghetti straps and tight fit with no bra kind of encapsulates that. Plus, pairing it with everything else in this outfit just makes it fit in even more with the look.

My sister actually found these pants and gave them to me, so I can’t take the credit for finding them. They’re mens work pants and I love them. They’re so unflattering, but I really don’t care. I’ve been after some cargo type pants similar to these for a little bit, but they’ve been surprisingly hard to find.

The belt is also from salvos, and it seriously screams early 2000’s style. I really like these belts, I wasn’t really looking to buy one though, but I saw this one for $4 so of course I bought it. I’m super into how this one is a brown leather instead of black, which is what a vast majority of them seem to be. I’m a big fan of belts, I love how they can just make a basic top and pants look that little bit more put together.

Top: second hand / Pants: second hand / Shoes: Rubi / Belt: second hand / Sunglasses: Cotton On