Monday, October 31, 2016

The Prettiest Cami

Floral cami: c/o Glassons (sold out currently- check out more camis here)
Jeans: Gmarket
Black bag: c/o Glassons
Cardigan: Forever 21
'Chaeli' taupe Shoes: c/o DSW

I may have expressed my love for silky, luxe camis maybe once, or twice, or a hundred times on my blog...who can resist? I love how this one features an elegant, soft floral print that helps prevent it from becoming too pyjama or lingerie-like. I can see so many outfit possibilities with the cami...but today I went for a breezy, casual vibe with jeans and my favourite knit from Forever 21.

I'm also favouring neutral coloured shoes as well these days- I've realised how lazy I am with matching my shoes to my bag, and neutral shades make outfit-planning a cinch! These nude ones are called 'Chaeli' from DSW and they are so comfy too- with a chunky heel and a cushioned sole.

Have a look at some more lovely camis I've spotted recently:
MATIN black silk square neck cami / Vince satin camisole EDUN Button Silk Layer Camisole / Jenni Kayne Tie Cami

A square neck cami is such a wonderfully, simple piece that steals the show with clean, angular lines. Matin is a brand born in Australia and features a lot of similar pieces that are unique yet understated. Add some lustrous sheen to your cami perfect for summer nights, with Vince. This cami comes in two delectable colours- champagne and coffee!

It doesn't stop there with the silky goodness- try out some of these other styles below:

Try something bold with a pyjama-style blouse from Intropia- pair with jeans or something with structure to avoid looking like you're just getting ready for bed. Or perhaps go for a more subtle touch of silk, with this lovely black silk skirt with elegant lace and mesh detailing from Stone Cold Fox.

Make a statement with some of the luscious jumpsuits by Tibi! I especially adore this pintucked silk jumpsuit, with the pleated bodice and beautiful olive green colour. And of course the silk bomber trend is still here to stay for a little while longer. This bomber from Opening Ceremony mixes tough with girly with embroidered sequins and delicate floral print.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Earthy Vibes

'the military blouse' in ivory: c/o L'Academie
'morning view coat' in khaki: c/o Lovers + Friends
Boots: Verali
Denim shorts: Tobi

I don't think the weather here can decide what it wants to be- I'm constantly switching between my summer wardrobe to my winter wardrobe on a regular basis! When you want to go for a season-proof look with minimal fuss, it's best to fall back upon transitional pieces and neutral colours. I'm particularly unable to let go of my love for olive or khaki shades just yet- and this long trench by Lovers + Friends does the trick.

I'm also just discovering and falling in love with silky, luxurious blouses by L'Academie- this military-style one feels such a dream to wear and is so unique with the button down front. I've just ordered this in khaki as well (of course).

Both the blouse and trench are from Revolve- and they're at it again with another 20% off sale! This time it's simple- with one coupon code, site-wide, and for 3 days only:

3 DAYS ONLY! 10/25 - 10/27/2016 
Here are some more absolutely luxe blouses like mine from L'Academie:

Some more gorgeous long-line jackets and cardigans to complete your look and keep you warm:
Keepsake 'Chain reaction coat' / Lovers + Friends 'Morning view coat' (same as mine! / Blaque Label 'Duster coat' / Line & Dot 'Cecil button coat' BB Dakota 'Jack by BB Dakota wellington coat'

Thursday, October 13, 2016

About Fulfilment

White jumpsuit: c/o Glassons
Bag: Colette by Colette Hayman
Metallic slide shoes:  c/o Glassons

Recently I've been coming to terms with the concept of personal fulfilment, and what you need to do to achieve it. Have you ever thought that you were going down the right path, but upon reaching the end you don't get the satisfaction, sense of relief or high that you were expecting? I've come to realise that by being driven by someone else's ambitions, definition of success and goals, you can still feel deeply uncomfortable, anxious and unsettled- even when you've achieved everything you thought you wanted to achieve, and even when you've passed and surpassed the standards you thought you wanted to meet.

It's through deep self-reflection when you figure out what actually gives you joy, comfort and purpose in your life. It's through listening to and understanding your intuition and values that you may suddenly realise you're on a course of path that doesn't align with them at all.

So, I've been cutting back on a few things that I've been doing that are more damaging than constructive, and focusing more on things that are positive influences. For example cutting back on social media and cutting back on pitting myself endlessly against unattainable beauty standards, steering away from toxic people, and chasing passions and wisdom instead of chasing money. At the same time I've been trying really hard to step back a bit, minimise the clutter in my brain and life, calm my mind and all the stressful and chaotic thoughts- and as a result I've been finding my thoughts are clearer, I have more focus, I'm more relaxed and I can sleep better!

Moving on to the outfit, I tried to do a new look with something flowy, loose-fitting and kind of dramatic (normally I prefer tighter fitted styles). This white jumpsuit from Glassons caught my eye because it was a look I've never done before- and plus doesn't it just look like the comfiest thing ever? True to appearances, it was a dream to walk around in and I'm now an avid fan of wide-legged white pants. The tie at the waist was a lifesaver to prevent myself looking like a shapeless white bag. Paired with the metallic slides also from Glassons, I felt summer-ready instantly!

Here are some more outfit ideas to rock an all-white look:

I love the look of a white dress with white sneakers for a fresh and girly feel. Choosing the right kind of dress to pair with sneakers can be tricky- my tip is to go with something that has a casual vibe, for example by having tee sleeves, or a flared skirt for a feminine girly look. You can check out more casual dresses here that would be perfect to pair with sneakers as well.

A backpack can always tone a look down- I love this gorgeous tan leather one called 'Rhea' from Michael Kors. Michael Kors have a beautiful range of stylish but practical backpacks!

This is another favourite white combo as well- structured pieces such as a fitted blazer and culottes say business-savvy like no other! This lace up top by Rime Arodaky paired with matching lace up heels by Aquazzura add just that extra touch of flirtiness.

Kate Spade also have some beautiful accessories to complete the look. I particularly love this 'Kiernan' tote bag which perfectly fits a laptop or iPad, so you can get study or work done on the go! And how pretty is this 'Holland' watch- the white and gold finish complement this look superbly.

Another tip for rocking a monochrome look without looking bland or overwhelming, is to wear items that have a point of difference- whether it be a dramatically different shape, texture, or tonal changes. Pairing an off-shoulder top with a looser fit than the skinny jeans as well as the crochet detailing, helps create a point of difference that avoids the whole outfit blending together into one homogenous image. Off shoulder tops are all the rage at the moment so why not take the chance to try out this look? :)



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