Monday, September 29, 2014

Silver Sun



Black maxi split dress: c/o Style Moi (link here)
Silver 'Montana haze' hat: c/o Lack of Colour (link here)
Silver necklace: eBay
'Adele' Lace up heels: c/o Shop Calico (link here)

I haven't worn a maxi dress in a while! I've forgotten how comfortable they are. I think some people are a bit wary of wearing something covered-up and potentially shapeless and unflattering, but the low back cut and thigh-high split makes the dress look a bit more sexy without being over the top. Being black, this maxi from Style Moi can take me from the current spring season to cooler days as well.
 
You definitely get what you pay for with this necklace! Although it looked pretty cool with dangly silver coins and engraved ancient writing and only set me back $3, it actually leaves yucky iron marks on my chest! It's nothing a bit of soap and scrubbing won't fix, but still a nasty shock haha. I've seen this exact same necklace in other stores being sold for up to $30...when you can get the exact same thing pretty much straight from the manufacturer off eBay for a few dollars!
Pretty much every shooting experience I've done has offered new challenges haha. I might be in the exact same spot as last week, but a different hour or different weather can lead to significant discrepancies in the photos. It's kinda stressful but you just have to keep experimenting. I moved my tripod around a fair bit before settling on a location, and I'm quite happy with the warm morning sun glow I ended up capturing :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Citrus Night

Top: c/o Two White Tees (link here)
Wrap skirt: Forever 21
Platform shoes: c/o Daily Look (link here)
Black box clutch: Forever New
Photo cr: myself

You probably can't tell in these photos, but I was stressing hard when I took these pics because it was the first time I went out to shoot during sundown. I usually do it in the morning so I have a sense of how the lighting works in my usual spot, but it ended up looking terrible during late afternoon!
 
So I tried looking for another spot even though it was getting dark...and found this place and then ended up actually being really happy with this photo set! :D I'm so glad I didn't give up haha. It was getting late and the sun was disappearing already, but thankfully the 6D camera does really well with high ISO settings, with minimal noise. I did get bitten by a gazillion mosquitoes as soon as the last rays of sun faded...you win some you lose some haha!
 
I received this gorgeous citrus coloured peplum top from Two White Tees, a new online boutique based in Sydney! Everything about this top is so flattering- the high neckline brings out the collarbones and the dramatic peplum helps emphasise a small waist and wide hips shape. Because the peplum is so wide it's best to wear the top with a fitted skirt or pants so it doesn't disrupt your silhouette and make it look messy. I love the hourglass shape a peplum top and fitted skirt creates!
 
PS: You can use the discount code PAWS20 to receive 20% off on all new arrivals at Two White Tees! (Expires 10PM 10 October) :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunset Breeze

Kimono: c/o Style Moi (link here)
Bustier top: c/o Style Addict
Shorts: c/o iCy Boutique (link here)
Boots: Nasty Gal
elephant necklace: Forever 21
photo cr: Evoque by Neil Guasch

It's been a while since I caught a sunset for a shoot! The days are getting shorter over here so it's our chance to capture it before grabbing dinner. I hate when you're taking photos and the wind gods decide it's a good time to unleash a full force gale...and I end up only liking photos of me looking down lol. It's like you're allowed to either look bald or have a face full of hair. Needless to say there was a lot of 'delete' clicking before posting these pics up!

I couldn't resist another kimono to accompany the hundred others in my wardrobe (great thing about them, they're ultralight and take up zilch space! All the reason to get more!) and it made me realise I'm running out of ideas on how to style them. They look best with crop tops and denim cut-offs for a festival vibe, or anything else that's form-fitted so you create balance with outerwear that's quite flowy and shapeless. These shorts from iCy Boutique are a really cute colour (my first pair of pink shorts!) but are quite short at the back, so the long kimono back covers it perfectly.

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