Thursday, April 3, 2014

Royally Yours

 Royal blue jacket: c/o LookBookStore (link here)
Fit and flare striped dress: Forever 21
Bottle necklace: Diva
Bag: Prada (my first designer bag, yay!)
 
As promised, I have momentarily stepped away from my florals and pastels to embrace this gloomy day, with blacks and strong primary colours. I've been investing in some thick coats and jackets for winter, and I made a big haul from Forever New (pretty much my favourite Aussie store ever) and I hope to show you guys my purchases in a blog post soon!
 
For now, Lookbookstore has kindly gifted me this lovely royal blue addition to my winter wardrobe! It kind of fits and feels more like a trench coat, and is great for infusing a striking pop of colour and life into a cool, dark day. I paired it with one of my favourite wardrobe staples- the classic striped dress!
 
And sorry for the samey-same outfit post backgrounds in the past week! I've been strapped on time and opportunity to take outfit posts outside of my home, so I've taken these at the front of my house. Usually I do it in my makeshift 'studio' (really just an extra room in my house) against a white wall, but I'm trying to utilise the natural outdoors light and greenery, to make them more interesting.
 
In the past for my outdoors shoots I get my boyfriend to take the pictures, which is a lot easier and the photos turn out very nicely. But I love the idea of doing everything that you want to do all by yourself, and not having to rely on anyone else. It can be such a pain setting up the tripod and self-timer, and running back and forth to check the photos, and all those other niggly little time-consuming things all you one-person-team fashion bloggers are well aware of! But at the end of the day, there is always a great sense of self-achievement and satisfaction in doing something completely independently! :)

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous coloured jacket, you look fab! xx

    www.hausofsarahrachel.blogspot.com

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  2. This royal blue jacket is just stunning! I love the shade :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  3. The royal blue is such a pretty color! Looks like a good jacket for spring too :D

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  4. You look beautiful Izzy, love the colour of your coat! Xx

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  5. I agree with you! I find it so much more free and fun doing photos by myself, even running to and from the self timer hehe!
    Gorgeous as always Izzy and I swear half the Forever New stuff is made for you! Suits you heaps.
    PS love the thigh high socks! Gotta pull mine out of the closet.

    x Stace
    tee&fame blog

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  6. I have the exact same blazer!
    love it<3

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  7. This would have been an awesome outfit anyway but the socks take it to a whole other level of cool! You have such a great eye & neat taste for the smaller details which is what makes your outfits so great!

    The Fashann Monster

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  8. You are STUNNING! came across your blig while browsing and so glad I did :D amazing style :)

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  9. I think the "pictures problem" it's every blogger's nightmare. We all understand very well :D Love your look!
    Kisses
    NIcole
    Reinvent Yourself

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  10. What a beautiful coat and cobalt blue suits you really well. Love the stripe dress. Also I can't believe you have a Prada bag, how did you get one, I am so excited for you. That is the best ever!! I wish I had a camera tripod. I'd love to use my saturdays taking pictures while my husband is at work instead of always expecting him to do it with me and sundays.

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  11. I looove the royal blue jacket! (as well as the whole outfit!) I also really love the striped dress - the pairing of stripes + blue really reminds me of a sailor! lol

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  12. You look so pretty wearing both pastels and non pastels!
    I love the blue blazer, it makes the dull day look so much brighter ^_^
    Forever new is one of my favourite aussie store too, they have so many pastel clothings and omgg you got your first designer bag!! Looks amazing, love it ♥♥

    xx
    Beautifyinglifee

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  13. That blue coat is so nice with the black and white striped dress! :)

    And you should invest in a little remote for your camera - I can't imagine going back to self timer now I've got my little remote for photos, haha! So much easier :)

    Away From Blue

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  14. Love the royal blue coat, the color is so stunning! xx

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  15. That jacket looks so nice on you <3

    www.lacy-rose.com

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  16. love the royal blue and black bag :D

    http://styleonmel.blogspot.com/2014/04/manifesting-manifesto.html

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  17. You look gorgeous! I love the dress with the socks and especially the beautiful coat!

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  18. Your coat is beautiful, I love the color!

    www.loveandclothing.com

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  19. Hi Izzy! New reader~

    I've always secretly admired your OOTD posts on Soompi so I'd thought I'd drop in to say hello. I love this look on you and your legs are to die for! People say wearing knee-high socks can cut off a person's height, but you manage to pull it off well. :)

    -- Thuy
    http://lollithuy.blogspot.com

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  20. Gorgeous color, very hot for 2014.
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  21. Gorgeous!!

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    xoxo

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  22. you look so pretty and I really love this blue color on you!!
    haha I know how you feel about having to run back and forth to check the pictures and using the self timer.. it's quite time consuming, but after I'm done , I do feel quite satisfied!

    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com

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  23. i need that coat! but i have too many haha

    yukluistyle

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  24. The color of the coat looks really good on you! Don't think I'd look that good in that color :S Love it! <3

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    xx, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

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  25. Really love your outfit dear
    Mind to check out my blog?

    xx
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  26. gorgeous outfit!
    love your coat
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  27. Coat is perfect, and I love how you kept everything else simple! Just lovely! ;) xo

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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  28. Outfit perfection <3 Simple colors and pattern, uplifted by the knee socks

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  29. you look totally stunning! love the entire outfit, those shoes are awesome! <3
    amazing blog!
    Emma xx
    http://iemmafashion.com/

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  30. nice pop of color! xx

    blancheneve.blogspot.com

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