Dressing for Winter, Dreaming of Summer ~ with MVN the Label

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When Winter in Australia looks like this, we really can’t complain too much can we?!

Sure, there are days of bucketing rain and thunder storms but when we’re lucky, Winter days in Australia sometimes look like this. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, these boots are for keeping the pins toasty, as much as they are for the fashion cred!

No matter what season it is though, stripes are something I’ll always go back to. They’re the it print in every season, made for layering and longevity – we know they’ll never go out of style. This little number by MVN the Label is surprisingly super versatile! I actually can’t wait to wear this piece in Spring because it’s so light and beachy, but paired back with boots and a boyfriend blazer this piece is elevated to a whole new level of versatility. In fact with anything in my wardrobe I try not to label it as a “Summer” or “Winter” piece. Try working your Summer dresses into your Autumn looks with ankle boots, stockings and leather jackets for a wardrobe curve ball!

C.

 

Outfit Details // Dress / MVN the Label // Boots / Betts // Blazer / Witchery // Bag / Gucci //

Time After Time ~ with JORD Watches

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If there’s one accessory that will add class to your wardrobe and amp up your style, it’s a timepiece. Call me old fashioned but in a world of smart watches, I still seem to be reaching for a classic watch – time after time (pun intended).

JORD Watches take a new turn in classic timepieces with their whole collection crafted from immaculate wood. Designed for the modern everyday lifestyle, the choices are endless with plenty of styles and wood types to choose from. My watch, FRANKIE, is in Ebony wood with gold accents, making styling simple from day to night. Where possible, I always opt for fashion that’s versatile and timeless to ensure maximum wear with minimal stress! I love that the Ebony wood in FRANKIE is dark enough to team with a chic and seamless head-to-toe black outfit and yet still manages to bring character to a casual weekend look incorporating denim and leather.

If Ebony wood is too dark for you, you might like the smokey touch of WALNUT or DARK SANDALWOOD. Alternatively you could opt for something beachy and fresh like OLIVE or MAPLE. And if you’re unlike me and are equipped with a smart watch, you can shop Apple bands via their website as well. Whether it’s for yourself or a gift for someone special, JORD has you covered for timepieces for both men and women – not to mention the option to engrave if it a gift you’re looking for!

I’ve partnered up with JORD to bring one of my followers a $100 JORD gift voucher! Simply follow this link https://www.woodwatches.com/g/wayofwear for your chance to win. Entries close 10th June so don’t miss out!

Check out some of the other woods below and shop the entire collection at woodwatches.com

C.

Outfit // Watch / FRANKIE in Ebony & Gold by JORD // Top / FWRD // Jeans / Dr Denim // Boots / Betts // Glasses / Rayban // Glasses Chain / Bailey Nelson //

How To Style: LOAFERS // With Betts

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If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon – it’s time to! Loafers are the ‘it’ trend taking the fashion world by storm. Gucci is the ultimate fashion house behind the epidemic but it’s snowballed everywhere from high street to fast fashion since.

I love getting on board a new trend but I’m also a strong believer in investing in timeless pieces that last. The one thing I love most about loafers is not only the comfort and effortless factors (duh!) but that they’re a wardrobe item you can pair back with just about anything.

The first outfit I’ve teamed Betts loafers BEAST with a long line textured skirt, slogan tee and a boyfriend denim jacket. I worked the outfit around the skirt as it provides more structure and from there added the slogan tee for the instant style factor and boyfriend jacket to dress it down for casual wear. You could easily swap the denim jacket for a leather biker or structured bomber for a more elevated look. BEAST really is the perfect loafer to ad that attention to detail with the gold buckle and is super versatile from the office to running errands.

The second outfit is the ultimate casual Friday look. BAZAAR is chic in it’s minimalist style and will go with everything and anything in your wardrobe for seasons to come. Cut off mum jeans, a half tucked shirt, shades and a sailor hat is the outfit with lots of elements without the hassle!

Honestly, loafers are a wardrobe staple that once you invest in you’ll be reaching for everyday (self confessed!).

C.

 

Outfit Details

  1. BEAST loafers – Betts // Jacket – Insight at General Pants // Skirt – C/MEO COLLECTIVE // Tee – The Fifth // Bag – Gucci // Sunnies – Rayban //
  2. BAZAAR loafers – Betts // Shirt – Bardot // Jeans – Thrifted // Belt & Bag – Gucci // Sunnies – Rayban // Hat – Cotton On //

Believe In The Sleeve ~ with The Birdcage Boutique

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We all know that the sleeve trend is going cray and I don’t know about you guys but my obsession with a statement sleeve has only just begun!

The Birdcage Boutique brings us banger after banger and this set from C/MEO COLLECTIVE is no exception. The silky silhouette and split sleeve detailing makes this the ultimate weekend wardrobe essential. The, so-on-trend-right-now, off-the-shoulder style isn’t like you’ve seen it before with it’s asymmetric neck line and low shoulder cut. It’s the trend you’ve been loving since Summer but with a fresh new feel!

Sleeves are having a fashion moment right now and it’s right along side of frills! The frill hem detail transforms the skirt from a wardrobe basic into a wardrobe statement. Team these pieces together for a seamless and effortless look or style them separately for any occasion from casual to cocktails! This creamy khaki tone is perfect for styling with any neutral including nude, grey, black and even blush to add a refreshing pop of colour into your Winter wardrobe.

Shop the entire Effuse collection by C/MEO COLLECTIVE at thebirdcageboutique.com.au now!

C.

 

Tassels Two Ways ~ Murphy Made Jewellery

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Look One ~ I call it ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning’ because Mum jeans are my go to casual look when little to no effort is required. The pink and mustard earrings really make this outfit and add that exclamation point! A low-key jeans and shirt combo is turned into a showcase of textures with the tassels when styled with denim and silk. It adds a pop of colour and playfulness to the outfit. Whether you’re brunching, market shopping or just taking it easy – this really is the perfect weekender!

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Look Two ~ This is a fun outfit that really doesn’t have any limits. Wear it to the office, out for drinks, dinner with the girls – you name it! The layered tee makes this outfit fun (and of course office appropriate!) but wear the cami by itself for a day-to-night look. I’ve put together this outfit using neutral, earthy tones so that the monochrome earrings really make a statement.

Marble is my obsession so these earrings take me to all new heights! I love that the tassels are made up of both black and white – so chic and the perfect addition to a corporate wardrobe.

Earrings by Murphy Made Jewellery (@murphymadejewellery )

Look One ~ Top – The Fifth Label / Jeans – Thrifted / Shoes – Wittner / Bag – Mimco

Look Two ~ Blazer – C/MEO Collective / Skirt – Perfect Stranger / Tee – Forever New / Cami – Factorie / Shoes – Betts / Bag – Mimco

Five Summer Essentials ~ with The Bag Collective

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Summer is all about minimalism and having those few staple essentials to get you through is so important.

The Bag Collective and I have teamed up to bring you the Five Summer Essentials you need this season!

One ~ A bold lippy.. I’m a huge advocate for minimalist style and basing a capsule wardrobe around neutrals. A bold lipstick adds a pop of colour to any look and is perfect for Summer styling!

Two ~ A good pair of sunnies.. We’ve all bought a cheap pair before hoping they’ll last through the sun and salt of Summer! Well a good pair of sunnies is going to be one of your best purchases this season. They’ll be a lot more durable, protective and has the ability to elevate any look.

Three ~ BB Cream.. Who has time to put on a full face of make up when you really want to be at the beach?! BB Cream is that essential beauty product to provide you with that light effortless coverage (not to mention sun protection!).

Four ~ Tassel Earrings.. Yes it’s a thing right now, yes you should get on board! I am obsessed with this trend and how it can take any look from day to night. Tassel Earrings are super boho but so chic and another item you need on your list this Summer.

Five ~ Headphones.. Summer really wouldn’t be the same without the tunes! When you want to chill out on your inflatable swan, how fun would it be without that summer playlist? Am I right?

Pack all of your Summer essentials into your personalized monogrammed pouch by The Bag Collective! They’re the ultimate minimalist essential to elevate any look. Choose from their wide range of colours and personalize the leather with your initials for that special touch. They’re the perfect gift for someone special or treat yourself to one of these beauties!

Shop the look now ~ thebagcollective.com

You’ll thank me later 😉

 

 

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If it’s got a statement sleeve, give it to me!

It’s the trend that’s having a moment right now and it’s everywhere. I’m trying hard to control my statement sleeve addiction but I’m losing!

This shirt by C/MEO COLLECTIVE is a minimalist’s dream. Statement sleeves, polka dot print, deep-V and a key hole draw string back closure – because everything about this top has attention to detail.

A leather mini is always my go-to bottom, even in Summer when you can switch it up for a grey or white leather. Working with a lighter palette in a heavier fabric has the ability to be styled multiple ways throughout every season.

C.

 

Outfit Details// Top – C/MEO COLLECTIVE // Skirt – Kookai // Shoes – Betts // Sunnies – Rayban