Don’t you hate it when you see someone (or multiple someones) walking around in the same clothes as you. I think everyone likes to feel that they are unique- I certainly do. Sometimes I feel my wardrobe is full of boring choices, so when I find clothes that I think are a bit of fun or are unusual, and that I don’t think everyone else will be wearing, I snap them up.
Ladies: can I get a “hell yes!” if you’re one of those girls who sees fashion trends in magazines, label lookbooks, in the streets and online, but it never translates when you try it on yourself? Honestly, it’s the story of my life. I can pinpoint the first time this happened to me. Primary school. Year 5. Every where you looked, girls were wearing rainbow striped knee-high toe socks. You know the ones I’m talking about right? My friends all had them, and tween clothing shops everywhere were stocking up. The girls around town looked like little Rainbow Brights, but when I finally got a pair for my birthday and tried them on, I looked less cute and more like a psychedelic elf.
I have an affinity with flowers- not quite as drastic as my love of desserts, but it’s worth a mention all the same. All types, all colours, anyway they come, I just think they’re beautiful. I promised myself that when I grew up, I would always have flowers around my home. The “always” hasn’t quite come to pass, but more often than not I remember to pick some up, and when they do die and the vase sits unfilled, my room always feels just a little bit empty.
My sweet tooth knows no bounds. It’s been that way since I was a child, and shows no signs of waning. Anyone who knows me will testify that ice-cream is a dietary staple for me (as are butterscotch lollies, macarons, brownies, cupcakes, doughnuts, peanut MnM’s… I’m getting hungry just thinking about it) and I think it’s now at such an out-of-control point that this obsession with all things sugary and sweet is spilling into all areas of my life- not just food.
I’ve recently discovered a facet of the Australian fashion industry that I’m becoming slightly obsessed with: Spring Racing. For my international readers, our Spring Racing Carnival is a series of Thoroughbred horse races held annually during October and November.
My favourite part of fashion magazines has always been the editorials. The first time I ever saw one (and paid attention) was in a Vogue Australia- April 2007 to be exact.
I’ve long thought that the key to any great outfit lies in the details… namely jewellery. Jewellery sets the tone for the entire look: the same outfit can go from casual sophistication to full-on glamour just by changing your accessories.
Tweed. What springs to mind when you read that word? If it’s a bespectacled English professor’s moth-eaten jackets, then your mind is headed in the same direction as mine.
Thank goodness for the humble shirt dress! Probably the most versatile, comfortable, reliable dress in a girl’s wardrobe.
Social media is a wonderful thing isn’t it? If used correctly anyway. It opens infinite doors and gives us glimpses into worlds we would otherwise not be privy to.