Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bend the Rules with HP Australia

(This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and HP Australia)

Have you ever felt like there were rules in fashion that could be broken every now and then? I've paired up with HP Australia who have a really cool competition at the moment - where you can submit text, images, and/or videos via social media using #BendTheRulesAustralia, showing how you bend the rules! The comp has weekly spot prizes plus a grand prize up for grabs of $10,000, which is massively generous in my opinion :)

You can check out some of the entries already up on HP Australia Youtube. Terms and conditions of the comp can be found here (also avail. on the YouTube page).

Here are a few examples from myself of how I would bend the rules in fashion:

1. Rocking out-of-fashion trends

Galaxy skirt: c/o WMYU (here)
Engraved messages ring set: c/o Style Moi (here, currently sold out)
3 ring pack: c/o Style Moi (here)
Glitz collar Necklace: c/o Vant Jag (here)

Sometimes a trend comes along that you really, really like... and you amass a dozen pieces with it and in a couple of month's time, it fades completely! That's how I felt with the galaxy trend (you have to admit, everyone was obsessed with it at some point!) My stance is that you can always bend the rules when it comes to the fast-paced nature of fashion- if something looks good and you can rock it, then flaunt it regardless of whether it’s in season or not!

Another fashion rule is to never mix metals- but how awesome is this ring set? I think they look even better with a mixed blend of copper, bronze and silver. Combining metals can look messy at times but if you keep it minimal it won't look tacky and actually look pretty cool!

2. Wearing summer in winter

Floral dress: c/o Ami Club Wear (here, currently sold out)
Yellow knit: Chicabooti
Satchel bag: Forever New

During cool weather don't feel the need to tuck away all your summer gear just yet! You can definitely bend the rules with wearing season-specific clothing. Summer dresses look really cute with a cropped jacket and stockings/tights, and crop tops can be a great layering piece with high-waisted bottoms. Here I'm wearing a chunky cardigan over a summery floral dress with boots, and you can add stockings/leggings to keep warm.

3. Wearing active wear outside
Leather cap: ASOS
Striped long sleeve top: Lululemon
Zip up jacket: Lululemon
This is a really cool trend I've been embracing lately! A few years back I would never have thought of wearing sports gear from the gym or yoga class, to coffee or dinner. Thanks to the growing fusion of fashion and sportswear in recent times there's so many cute sports clothes on the market that look great outside as well.

I walked into Lululemon for the first time the other day and picked up these great basics. A tight-fitted long sleeved striped top and fitted black zip-up jacket are not only wardrobe staples, but I wore them hiking as well on the weekend! I easily transitioned from a day of exercise to dinner at a steakhouse that night, bending the rules that gymwear should stay in the gym.


  1. Love the 1st outfit!! and those rings, I totally want ;)

  2. These outfits are rockin it especially that galaxy skirt!


  3. obsessed with the galaxy print skirt!!! so cool!!

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  4. i love those galaxy print skirt and your summer look! Super fresh look and you are so beautiful!

  5. Nice outfits! Love the cosmic the most! <3

  6. I definitely agree with wearing past season's trends, summer in winter and mixing metals! The only thing I can't really embrace is sportswear, mainly because I wear teeny tiny shorts and tops (somehow I don't like a lot of fabric when working out) that I'd be afraid to wear outside of the gym. =D

  7. Each of those outfits are so cool and chic! Thank You for sharing such a nice post, it's so inspiring!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

  8. lovely looks! adore the second look! and rings are great!

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  9. Great looks, babe- LOVE you in that galaxy skirt!

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  10. Your tips are really good and I like how you show each tip in a corresponding stylish outfit <3

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  11. You look amazing doll, love breaking the rules :))) xx

  12. I love the first look! that galaxy skirt and those rings <3

  13. Bellissima!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  14. Oh gosh you are so pretty and stylish, I am a new follower yaay =^-^= I hope you can check my blog!

    Have a nice day pretty,
    Inês de Castro - Fashion gets Fierce.

  15. loving your style! I just found your blog and it's full of inspiration, specially in the latest post! I love it. I know you'lll ove mine if you come and visit!

    Gogui O

  16. Love the first look..Lovely post..Keep In touch sweetie..hugs
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  17. I agree on bending the rules. fashion is not all about following the rules. It is what makes us feel comfortable and happy on the inside and out. You look fantastic as always. I never get to the galaxy trend and glad that I didn't. You look so tall by the way, lucky you. :)


  18. Love the 2nd look, summer in winter!! It's so colorful, so summery <3

  19. Dear I loved this post: we should bend the rules more often, the rules are made to bend. Galaxy print is wonderfuls, it's a pity that I don't have one.

  20. This is such a great post! I love when bloggers bend the rules instead of just following the stream - and that galaxy skirt is so pretty!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde | MATHILDE JULIE

  21. Love the second look. So pretty.

    Lots of love.

  22. This is an awesome post!
    And omg, the galaxy trend. I wish I could wear my old galaxy leggings but since it became the #hipster thing for teeny boppers, I found it so hard to wear it out! Eesh. That and, everyone seems to have an opinion on them >:

  23. I love the one with galaxy skirt , and the rings , oh so perfect ! :)

  24. beautiful casual all look…Such an inspiration and awesome look different from others!

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  25. Hey, I love your dress and am making in for halloween, I'm going as a newsie, liberal media
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