what i wore this week: 6th-12th nov

Saturday 11th nov:

This week nothing I’ve done outside of work has required me to wear anything nice at all, so today is my first proper outfit of the week. On Tuesday I did some modelling at the Hyatt Hotel for Melbourne Cup which was super fun, but all I wore there were my work pants with one of my big band t-shirts so I really didn’t think it was something I’d add into here.

Anyway today I didn’t even leave my house, and usually on days like this I wouldn’t leave my comfy clothes, doing this as a weekly post has actually got me really excited about clothes and what I wear, so I did put something on that was a little bit more presentable.

I also dyed my hair today. I saw that I dyed it but really my mum had to do it for me because I have way too much hair to do it by myself. It’s super light now, which I love, and it’s also so fluffy in these photos because I’d blow dried it.

But my outfit; again I’m wearing the one pair of shorts I own that I actually want to wear, with my new belt that I’ve been wearing anytime it’s possible. I’m pretty obsessed with this belt honestly. It’s real leather but it has the croc embossing detail which I absolutely love, and it’s almost small enough for me around my waist (it’s a little too big but I can get away with it without having to do the wrap around moment I usually have to do).

My shirt is thrifted and it’s super cute in my opinion. I love that it’s long sleeved and also cropped, and it sits at a perfect height to just skim the top of my high waisted pieces. I also love the little collar with the v-neck.

The jacket is also thrifted, but this is one of those jackets that have been everywhere so you could definitely find one almost exactly the same at General Pants or on ASOS. I’ve loved this style of jacket for a couple of years now and I have a couple of them, all being super lucky salvo finds.

Lastly my slides, which are from Kmart. I feel like almost all of my outfits that I’ve posted on here have had something from either an op-shop or Kmart. I just think these are adorable though. I went with the gold ones and I’ve really surprised myself with how much I like them, plus they’re so comfy and just easy to wear.

Top: Thrifted – Jacket: Thrifted – Shorts: Things We Lost (from Landspeed Records) – Shoes: Kmart – Belt: Warehouse

Sunday 12th nov:

Today was such a nice day. The weather was so sunny up until the late afternoon when it got all gloomy, but I still love that too sometimes. I really didn’t get up to much today but at least I left the house, unlike yesterday.

Once again my washed black denim shorts make an appearance. These are just my favourite style of shorts, and I’m on a hunt to find more pairs almost exactly the same in different denim. Every time I’ve worn these in photos I’ve said they’re by the brand Things We Lost, but I’m actually not 100% sure if they are. I bought them from Landspeed Records in the city, and they weren’t one of their vintage pieces, so I assume they’re from Things We Lost which is the brand of all of their clothing. The thing is though that they have no tag or anything in them, but I guess I’ll continue to say they’re by Things We Lost until I know differently.

Same shorts but a different belt today. I’ve got on one of my dads’ old belts today, and because it’s too big for me to put around my waist, I’ve done the little twist around I always do in this situation. It’s super easy to do, holds your belt on just as well as if you could properly do it up, and I think it just adds a little bit more interest to an outfit. I love how worn in the leather on this belt is too.

 

My jacket is one I often forget I own because it’s definitely harder to style than a lot of other jackets I own. I think it really serves some serious lab coat looks but I still love it none the less. I think one of the big things that got me about this jacket was the big tortoiseshell buttons down the front. I’m always a sucker for tortoiseshell. I think it’s just a cool piece for me to have, it’s really different to anything else I have and I love it for exactly that reason.

And I have to take a minute just to talk about my Birkenstocks. If you are in the market for a good summer shoe, then you need a pair. I’ve had mine for about 2 and a half years and they’ve lasted so well. They’re the absolute comfiest shoe, and personally, I love how they look. I’m so glad when I got mine I went for the dark brown leather with brass buckles, and not just the typical white or black ones which were super on trend at the time. I’ve never seen anyone else with the same pair as me.

My hat is from Fallen Broken Street and I love it. I bought it at splendour earlier this year, and I’m so glad I did. I haven’t worn it really at all since then, but I’m hoping that now we’re getting into summer I’ll be bringing it out a lot more. I’ll defnitely be trying to make a concious effort to anyway.

 

 

Top: Vintage – Shorts: Things We Lost – Jacket: Monki – Shoes: Birkenstock – Bag: Rebecca Minkoff – Belt: Vintage – Hat: Fallen Broken Street

 

The weather in Canberra has been really all over the place this past week, some days have been nice, but others have had me bringing out my knits and jackets. This weather has had me working out ways to style my winter pieces and incorporate them into outfits which aren’t so wintery.

One of my favourite things that I bought over winter was a blazer by Jaeger, which I was lucky enough to find in an op shop for $15 which is just insane. It’s in perfect condition from what I can see, it’s gorgeous quality, warm and it just looks amazing. I wanted to use this one piece and style it up a few different ways for this transitional period, and also show how versatile something like a checkered blazer or coat could be in your wardrobe.

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The first look I did would be something I’d wear if I was going out to somewhere nice on a slightly chilly night. I layered a plain, tight, black turtleneck top underneath my dress, which had a lowish v neck and just singlet straps. I love layering long sleeves and turtlenecks under summer pieces to make them more appropriate for colder nights.

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I love the way that a longline blazer looks with short dresses too. I think it’s sexy but in an understated way. Covering my top half up like I have also really makes my legs stand out.

I went for some simple black sock boots to finish the outfit off. I love how flattering this style is where it just hugs the ankle, and I think I prefer a pointed toe on most styles of boots, but definitely on sock boots.

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Top:  Kmart – Dress: Neon Rose – Boots: Rubi Shoes – Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

The next look I did I would also say is definitely more of an evening/going to an event kind of look. It’s much lighter and not as wintery as the previous one though.

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Honestly, just things as simple as swapping out a black dress for a lighter colour can completely change the feel and overall look of an outfit. It makes it just seem so much more like a spring outfit, but you’ve still got the little warmth from the blazer when you need it.

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If you want to elongate your legs, then you need a pair of heels in the same sort of two strap style as the ones I’m wearing. They don’t cut off your legs at all, they’re just the most flattering heel in my opinion. In my eyes, these are the most classic style in heels you can buy.

My heels are a blue-grey velvet, which I think matches so well with the red tones in the blazer. The heel height on this pair is really good, the block heel on them is high enough for the shoe to look nice, but not so high that they’re difficult to walk in.

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Dress: Things We Lost – Shoes: Sportsgirl

The other two looks are much more casual looks, the kind of outfits I’d just wear throughout the day. This first one would definitely be for a bit of a colder day.

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I really like how these black pants with the pinstripe style stripes down them look next to the checks, it’s a really subtle clash. Pretty much whenever I wear pants with this kind of straight leg fit, I like to pair them with a smaller top to balance out my figure a bit more. The singlet I’m wearing here is one of my favourites because of its slightly cowled neckline, and the fact that it comes up a bit cropped.

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I think this outfit definitely radiates some pretty masculine vibes, with the straight cut pants and boxy blazer, but I kind of love it. I think that the little singlet that I’ve got on with it makes it a touch more feminine, but overall it’s a pretty androgynous look.

I think that loafers in that kind of gucci esque style are a pretty feminine shoe, so that’s another little hint of girlyness in there, but I also just love this style of shoe because I really feel like it goes with everything and looks so effortless but very classic.

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Top: Things We Lost – Pants: Vintage – Shoes: Decjuba – Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

And finally, a little spring outfit for nice and easy days with cold afternoons. I really love the way that a longline blazer looks with a skirt or shorts underneath, especially when the length of both hit a pretty similar point on the leg.

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There’s some more pattern clashing in this outfit too, except I wouldn’t say it’s as subtle as in the last one. I think the reason that this animal print next to the checkered blazer can actually work without looking insane, is because the colour of the top is so neutral and matches the same neutral tones in the blazer. So that’s my big tip for if you want to do a bit of a pattern clash but you still want your outfit to be simple and wearable, use patterns with pretty neutral tones throughout them.

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Finding shorts that are the right fit for me can prove to be very difficult, especially because my legs are so long that something that doesn’t seem that short on someone with more average length legs, will look so tiny on me. These are one of the only few pairs of shorts I have and I would say they’re for sure my favourites. The length is perfect, and I love the slightly big, but not super unflattering, fit.

I honestly sometimes forget that I own these slides because they kind of got pushed aside for my Birkenstocks over last summer, but I’m going to make a conscious effort to wear them more this year because I love how they look.

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My little bag is one of those mini backpacks where you can change the straps to make it a cross body bag, and I think the style of these kinds of bags is so adorable. I would say they’re definitely a more spring/summer bag as opposed to a winter piece, so I’m keen to bring this one out more over the next couple of months.

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Top: Kmart – Shorts: Things We Lost – Shoes: Shu Bar – Bag: Kenneth Cole –                      Belt: Warehouse

Thursday 2nd Nov:

I thought I’d try a slightly different sort of layout for these types of posts, so I’m going to try do them day by day instead of kind of just throwing it together at once. Anyway, I’m sure my blog will keep changing writing and layout styles for a while, while I try and find my favourite way to write and post things.

Anyway, tonight I went out with my family for my dads birthday. We went to The Duxton in Turner, which is like a nice-casual kind of vibe, so that’s the sort of look I went for.

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One of my favourite bloggers, Lizzy from shotfromthestreet, posted a photo on instagram the other day of her wearing a tiny little tight top paired with some very oversized jeans, so this look was pretty much inspired by that. My jeans definitely aren’t as wide and big fitting as the ones that Lizzy was wearing in her photo wear, but they’re still that kinda slim-but a little bit baggy look.

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I really like the back of this top, I think it’s really cute. Because of the cutouts on the back though you can’t wear a bra with it but for me that’s not really a problem.

I also got some new shoes from kmart (which in my opinion do not look at all like they’re from kmart), so I wanted to wear something that wouldn’t take away from them, and also not look like too much when paired together. I just chucked on my Rebecca Minkoff bag too, because it’s so easy and it looks good with honestly anything.

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Top: Monki – Jeans: Wrangler (the style is Drew) – Shoes: Kmart – Belt: Warehouse

Saturday 4th Nov:

Today all I did was go out to do some shopping and get milkshakes, and the weather was pretty nice around lunchtime and into the afternoon. I just went super casual and comfy, but I’ve been feeling more inspired and excited about what I want to wear and how I want to wear it, so I made it a little bit more interesting and fun.

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I felt like adding a bit of colour today, and I hadn’t worn this singlet yet so I pulled it out and just wore it with these white pants which I’ve been loving lately. I feel like for me personally, as someone who really is not a fan at all of the skinny white jean trend, if you’re gonna do a white pant, it’s gotta be a straight or wide leg.

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What I will say about these pants though, is that they’re pretty see-through, and the popper button closure at the top is really bad and just pops open sometimes. Other than that I think they fit really well and are very flattering, and they’re a super easy alternative to jeans.

For my shoes, I wore my very Miu Miu esque Wittner flats, which I also love but don’t wear as often because I feel like sometimes they can look a bit too extra with some outfits. And of course, my Rebecca Minkoff bag to finish it all off.

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Top: Cotton On – Pants: JOA Los Angeles – Shoes: Wittner – Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Sunday 5th Nov:

The weather was definitely not as warm today as it has been lately, so I rugged up just a little bit more than usual. Today me and Andy went out for some lunch at Sweet Bones in Braddon ( I say lunch but I just had a cinnamon scroll because theirs are literally to die for), and then went to see the Hyper Real exhibition at NGA which was so amazing.

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Only the top half of me looks appropriately dressed, but for some strange reason, my legs don’t seem to feel the cold as much as my arms do. Anyway, the jacket isn’t mine sadly, it’s my friends, but it’s perfect for weather like this when it’s kind of in-between being warm and a bit chilly because it’s not lined.

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Whenever it gets a bit on the colder side, or I want to make the outfit I’m wearing look super casual, I bring out my Docs. They are so beaten up, but I think that just makes me love them even more. They’re the comfiest, most durable shoes, and I don’t think I could ever bring myself to part with them.

 

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This jumper I bought recently, and whenever it’s been cold enough to need a jumper it’s been my go-to. It’s so cute, and so easy to style because obviously, it’s just neutral colours so it goes with whatever. I also love the added bit of tan in there, because I think if it was just black and white it could be a bit stark.

And for the last outfit of this week, I’ve switched out the Rebecca Minkoff bag for my little Fendi rip off I spoke about in my october favourites.

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Jumper: Gordon Smith – Skirt: Levis – Shoes: Dr Martens – Belt: Warehouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first post I’ve made in about 2 weeks. My laptop broke and I haven’t gotten around to getting it fixed yet, so if anyone is committed to this blog (doubtful of that) then I do apologize. Anyway, I thought I’d make a little rambly post and just talk about whatever really. As I’m starting to write, I’ll admit I have no direction what-so-ever with this post, so if this is super messy/all over the place then please excuse me (but I guess that’s a bit like my head anyway).

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All I’ve really been doing lately is; working, rehearsing for Fashfest (show I’m modelling in soon), reading, spending money and eating honey almonds as well as some other delish food. Speaking of food, I went to Lazy Su in Braddon for dinner for the first time last weekend and it was honestly love at first sight. The food, the aesthetic and the whole atmosphere totally encapsulates everything I love. It’s super cool  mix of east asian/american fusion is evident in the food, and follows through into the decor and even drinks. If you’re in Canberra and in need of somewhere mouth-watering and delicious, as well as fun then this is for sure my top recommendation.

As well as my love for asian food, my love for asian authors has only grown stronger recently. Among a few other novels I’ve read in the last month or two (which I might do a post on, who knows?) I read two books written by asian authors, one being Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami (Japanese) and the other, The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Korean). These books are amazing. Both are pretty melancholy, but written beautifully none the less. I’d read one other Murakami novel before, so I knew that I was a fan of his writing, but I had never read anything by Han Kang so I wasn’t sure what to expect but this book intrigued me a lot. I’m absolutely hopeless at describing written works, but trust me when I say that these are more than worth the read. Warning though, if you read The Vegetarian be prepared because it’s quite disturbing, and also does contain sexual and physical violence.

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Going on a bit of a tangent, at the moment I’m reading I Love Dick by Chris Kraus which gets me a few funny looks and questions when people see the cover, but it’s super interesting and different. It’s also pretty heavy with feminist themes, which is no problem at all to me. I’m pretty close to finishing it now, super intriguing book.

As for my spending, although I wish that I was much better at saving I don’t regret my recent purchases. I think I might follow this up with a post on some new things I’ve just acquired but LOVE, but I’ll give a quick shout out to my slides. Like I said earlier I’ve been rehearsing for a couple of shows I’ll be walking in soon, which has meant wearing heels quite a bit, and they’ve destroyed my feet. So whenever I’m not working or practicing, I’ll be in my slides.

P.S. I just got an ASOS order arrive today so the random pictures of me are just me being in love with what I got and wanting to show it off asap.

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I’m sorry about this blog post, I’ll put more effort into something soon but I just felt like having a bit of a rant about random things.

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I thought as a little follow up to my last post ( on my current makeup loves) I’d do a little one on all the styles/looks/trends I’m lusting over lately. This is going to be a bit of a random mix of fashion bits and pieces so this could very well be a bit of an all over the place post because, as it’s probably pretty apparent, I’m still trying to find my grasp on blogging. So please bear with me.

Winter is finally coming to a very highly anticipated end, and I have been preparing myself for warmer weather and getting seriously into the wrap/tea dress trend. I’ve bought two new ones this month, hoping to fulfill my want for a Realisation Par dress (because sadly I just don’t think I can justify that much money on a dress at this point in my life).

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(Dress is from Forever New)

One is definitely just a classic wrap around design, and the other one is more like a tea dress, as it doesn’t wrap around but ties under the bust, and has sort of bell sleeves. Both are printed with spots, and I love them both so much. I’m obsessed and I can’t wait until it warms up more so that I can wear them absolutely non-stop, because I know that I will.

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(Dress is from Alice In The Eve)

Loafers are my next thing. I own two pairs, both very Gucci-esque, both definitely still not Gucci (which does break my heart, but what can you do). I got my first pair a while ago, they’re just a very classic looking black backless pair with gold detailing, but having bought them at the start of winter I kind of just hadn’t been getting the wear out of them. Now that the weather isn’t absolutely freezing my feet as much I feel like I can start wearing them again, and I also bought myself another pair too. My new ones have backs and they’re the cutest blush pink colour which I think are going to look so cute with so many different outfits and I’m so excited to wear them more.

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(Loafers are Hudson London)

Carrying on with the loafers, I’ve been loving pairing them with previously mentioned dresses (that goes without saying), but I’ve also been dying over how they look worn with ‘manly’ tees and cute, girly skirts. I’m a massive lover of balancing masculinity and femininity within outfits, and I think shoes can be the potentially the most difficult part of the balancing act. Big, oversized band t-shirts tucked into lovely and girly skirts is such a look in my opinion, and while an outfit like that looks good if you wear it with a pair of vans or converse, I think swapping them out for a pair of loafers just elevates the look as a whole and I am all about it. Slightly androgynous and very cool (in my personal opinion).

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(Loafers from Decjuba)

The last bit that I want to give a shout out to in this post is my Timex watch. I got this watch for Christmas last year from my lovely boyfriend, but after I wore it a couple of times (for reasons still unknown) it just stopped working. Anyway, long story short we went and got it sorted out and now that I can wear it again I have fallen in love with it all over again. I’ve literally never in my life seen a watch that is so me. From the leather band, to the chronographs, and the beautiful green face, everything about this watch had me lusting after it from the second I saw it and I am so happy to have it back in my life.

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I hope you enjoyed this little rundown of my style/fashion favs.

Emily x