Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine's Basics

Tim wears: Mens stripe pocket T-shirt c/o Ropa
I'm wearing: Womens Essential Stripe Singlet c/o Ropa
Essential carry bag: c/o Ropa
Denim cutoffs: Tobi
Wedge sneakers: Adidas
Have you guys ever felt that even with an increasing paycheck and an expanding wardrobe you still struggle to find something to wear day-to-day? I get that sometimes and only recently I realised maybe it's because I'm spending too much money on unique garments, and not enough of an investment into basic pieces! It's the basic tees and singlets in versatile, simple colours, that form the basis of layering with other pieces to create a no-brainer outfit you can take anywhere.
Ropa are an Australian-based brand all about providing affordable wardrobe essentials, and living life less complicated. Due to Ropa's unique minimal overheads, unlike other stores the pricing is close to wholesale prices. With this striped singlet I found it so easy to pair it with denim shorts, comfy sneakers and a leather white cap to bat off the hot sun. Plus even during the cooler season I can wear it underneath layers of knits and jackets.
You can never have enough basics especially in different colours and styles and cuts. With Valentine's Day approaching fast, these basics from Ropa would make perfect gifts that are practical, comfy and versatile so you'll have plenty of opportunity to see your loved ones wearing your presents on a regular basis :)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Checker this Out

 Checkered and leather coat: Kookai
Over the knee boots: c/o ASOS
Skirt: c/o Stelly
Bag: Prada

Photography credit: my boyfriend
My outfits have been all over the place in terms of seasons, but I can promise you Sydney's weather has indeed been coat season one day, beach weather the next followed by thunderstorms and flooding by evening on the same day. I gave up on the idea of freeing up closet space by tucking away last season's items years ago, as the temperatures these days are so up and down!

I came to the realisation I'm definitely not a pants person and thanks to the comeback of over-the-knee boots, this has saved my winter outfit dilemmas as I can still pair them with skirts and dresses. It also means you have more freedom and versatility with textures and cuts, as I get to complement suede boots and suede skirt with leather sleeves, and a bold checkered print on the coat with a scalloped hemline on the skirt.

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Jetsetter Skirt

Crop top: Kookai
'Jetsetter' skirt: c/o Review
Lace up shoes: Freelance Shoes
Clutch bag: c/o River Island
Belt: Forever New

'Cupidon pendant': Swarovski (worn backwards)
'Kavi' bracelet with howlite healing stones: c/o Chandrah
Marc Bale Rose gold mesh watch: c/o The Peach Box
Photo credits: All Glammed Up

Blue and white stripes nautical-style is one of those wardrobe essentials that not only remains timeless, for all ages, but also for both men and women! My boyfriend and I love this combo soo much that one of us always needs to go back and redo their outfit because the other one is already wearing blue and white stripes!
This was my first time however adding a midi-length A-line skirt to my wardrobe! Since I wore it with a crop top, I decided to lift the skirt a bit higher on my waist using a belt for support. This means I can play with lengths a little, as without a belt the skirt would be sitting lower around my knees.
I found the 'Jetsetter' skirt so comfy and flattering, as the fit and flare shape helps make your waist look smaller and hips wider. The style in my opinion is very quintessentially Review, as their aesthetic seems to be very feminine, demure and vintage-inspired. The fabric of the skirt is a high-shine jacquard and feels like it will last for ages, which is handy as I can see this skirt being incorporated in my wardrobe even when I hit my 30's and 40's. The skirt design also comes in a dress version here.
Do you also agree, that blue and white stripes are a style essential? :)



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