Moving Blogs – End of an Era

Hello Readers!

Some exciting news! I have a new blog! It’s an older and more mature version of Red Glitter Slippers and expanded to include some more travel and foodie things. However the voice and the content will still be similar with the focus still on fashion.

Feel free to follow the new blog ‘The Retrograde Collective’ here AND on instagram @ theretrogradecollective 

Thanks lovely readers and viewers for following this blog for the past year or so. I hope you follow me in growing up a little more and try out new things.

Much Love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx

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Academy Awards or The one where Leo got his Oscar.

Hello Readers,

LEO WON HIS OSCAR! Other than that a few other actors, actresses, sound mixers, cinematographers and costume designers won some little gold statues as well but let’s be real. We all tuned in to see Jack Dawson win his very own and no doubt he will ‘never let go’. Fashion wise it was sparkle, embellishments and sophistication everywhere. My favourite aspect of all the ‘Best Dressed’s’ was that they all wore colour! And looked absolutely brilliant doing it.

Let the afterparty commence…

 

Best Dressed

Cate Blanchett

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Saoirse Ronan 

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Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Oscars 2016

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt Oscars 2016

Naomi Watts

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Charlize Theron

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Rachel McAdams

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Who was on your Academy Best Dressed List?

Red Glitter Slippers xx

 

Sneaker Revolution.

Hello Readers,

The fashionable sneaker/runner/jogger/tennis shoe is upon us.  I’m gathering that most of you at Christmas or a self-given present would have recieved some sort of gift of the Nike/Adidas/New Balance kind. I’m enjoying this trend immensely as it makes long distance walking days comfortable (shopping sprees I tell you!). I recently developed blisters while away in Tokyo and the only shoes I could wear were some Nike runners so I’m officially sold on the trend AND I can say that a shoe pretty much saved my life.

To be fair though not any sneaker will do. There are some which will always only be relegated to actual sporting activities. It’s more about the brand of shoe than a particular style. Look for stripes, ticks or letters.

While it seems every generation has it’s ‘sneaker of chic’ right now almost anything and everything goes. With haute couture jumping on the bandwagon you know this is one trend you have get in touch with. Fashion points for cool prints, special edition versions and multiple pairs!

 

 

SNEAKERS OF THE MOMENT.

Adidas Super Star

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Nike Air Force 1

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Nike Roche

nike roshe runs

Adidas Stan Smiths

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New Balance 420s

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Reebok Classics

reebok classics

 

Much Love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx

Golden Globes 2016

Hello Readers,

The calibre of this year’s carpet has been second to none. Relatively good looks have been relegated to average because it seems like everyone on the carpet is walking with their A- game on. I chose a few of my favourites but there were honestly many that could have been on this list. There almost wasn’t enough terrible looks to put together a Worst Looks list!

 

My Top Looks

Jennifer Lawrence

This girl just kills it in red. She has the right proportions and colouring to pull off warm toned bright colours – pink, orange and red. I like that the dress has cut outs and she’s accessorised with one sparkly diamond choker necklace. Her overall look is formal but fun which is perfect for the golden globes. Her tan is also the perfect shade, not entering into Fanta orange territory!

Kate Winslet

I am a huge fan of navy and if I had a red carpet awards show it would definitely top the list in colour choice. As a fellow blonde hair and blue eyed girl (less film awards though) I loved this look. While it was simplistic and reminiscent of her other looks the dress was fitted to her perfectly, she accessorised well and looked glamorous – very old Hollywood. Nice!

Cate Blanchett

A lot of you may not agree with this but hear me out. 1. Cate Blanchett is one of a few select people who can pull off almost any look. She’s also brave enough to wear almost anything. I like that she doesn’t play it safe. 2. Baby pink is incredibly hard to pull off in a sophisticated manner with most rookies falling between princess inspired prom dress and toddler pageant material. Her immaculate hair just adds to the look. Hats off to you Cate.

Julianne Moore

I cannot get over Julianne Moore in jewel tone sparkly numbers. The navy dress is breathtaking. She’s almost opposite JLaw in this sense. She pulls off navy, emerald and purple well in textured fabrics, opposed to JLaw’s preference for simple and almost sporty dresses. I actually love the long sleeves and the cut out close to the neck on this dress. It’s sleek and sparkly.

Olivia Wilde

I love this dress on Olivia. I was surprised by the use of amber jewels to style the dark red dress and the pink eyeshadow. But everything complemented each other. It’s such an unusual mix of colour pairings but it all worked so beautifully. The wavy hair goes with the almost bohemian outfit. The neckline works so well.. I just can’t get enough of this look!

Brie Larson

There were a lot of shiny dresses but in the nuetral/metallic section she killed it. It wasn’t just the dress but the styling of the look. Kate Hudson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also rocked sparkly metallic dresses, however Brie’s stood out because of the look as a whole. Her hair was neat, but behind her shoulders letting the dress shine (literally). There were enough cut outs that the look was both sexy but sophisticated.

 

 

Special Mention

  • Jenna Dewan-Tatum
  • Amy Adams
  • Kate Bosworth
  • Giuliana Rancic
  • Emmy Rossum

 

Love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx

Gorman. Top 5.

Hello Readers,

Gorman is a quirky Australian brand that I’ve begun to really appreciate. Getting older and wiser I’ve realised the value in spending a little more on clothes and getting more use out of them. I’m not talking thousands of dollars but choosing quality that you might not find in chain stores. I don’t usually go for anything too left of centre but these finds push the envelope enough for you to feel just a little bit cool.

  1. Tectonic Skirt – $169

 

gorman tectonic skirt

I love this skirt as a relaxed version of the American Apparel skater skirt. I think you can do a lot more layering with this piece. It’s also easy for winter as a statement, contrast the skirt against black leggings, black top and wooly sweater with oxfords.

2. Jaguar Shark Tee – $89

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I’ve been really loving metallic on t shirts, whether it be gold dots or silver arrows or the red/pink combination on this top. So easy to pair with wet-look black jeans or light wash ripped boyfriend jeans. I’ve been loving novelty yet chic t shirts lately.

3. Zissou Sunglasses – $169

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Sunglasses might just be my favourite accessory of the Summer. Quay’s ‘My Girl’ sunglasses have been so popular, along with mirrored shades and clear frames. While the price is a little more expensive than most sunglasses you’ll be reaching for these all Summer!

4. Garden Bed Shift Dress – $269

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One of the most striking features of Gorman’s clothes are that they often create several prints per season and you can buy them in socks version, dresses, skirts, hats, tops, pants and more. I had to throw in one of these dresses which you could easily dress up or down depending on the occasion. Worth the splurge for how functional it is.

5. Lost Treasure bikini set – Top $109, Bottoms $99

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The bralette swim top (I honestly don’t know any other way to describe it!) has been a red hot trend this Summer. I’ve seen so many on Gigi Hadid in her Seafolly promotions so by default if one of the hottest models around are wearing them you’ve got to jump on the trend. This is quite a basic version but that print on bondi beach with a tan and flowy white cover up would make a great beach outfit.

Love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx

 

Something new.

Hello Readers,

While I’ve been away finishing exams and preparing for some pretty exciting upcoming events, I thought about my blog and what kind of content I wanted to produce! Soooo I’ve decided to test the waters with a little bit of sightseeing/food – I believe that food and fashion were meant to go together ( I mean they both start with F!) and I love that interesting places and cool cafes can be the best backdrops for ootd’s and styling some blog posts!

One of the greatest parts of getting a blog (It will be RGS’s 1 year anniversary in a month or so!) is how it connects people from all over the world! I’m sure most of you would want to see a little of Sydney (you never know you might end up here on a trip!) I’m excited to mix my two passions – fashion/amazing places and upping my photography game!

Get excited for some pretty darn cool content coming your way soon!

Thanks for reading! Much Love!

 

Red Glitter Slippers xx

Lust List. November.

Hello Readers,

Here’s a few things I’ve been loving this November..

November lust list

1. My friend’s blog ‘Cocograce’ – She has some amazing photos and blog posts! Check it out here

2. Typo light boxes – Seriously cool room decor – $69.95

3. Brave New World Album by Amanda Cook – She has the most beautiful voice!

4. Seafolly high neck swim tops – There is something about the high neck that is so chic for summer- priced from $100

5. Sport shoes for everyday – I’m loving the theas/roches/free runs for running around everyday! priced from around $120

With love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx

When I wear my best dressed I go to…

Hello Readers,

I say a large part of dressing up for the day is finding a good place to go, eat and Instagram  Why dress nicely if no-one will see you?! I truly believe that mixing fashion and food is always a good idea. So here is my list of cafes & coffee shops that I have personally hit up and you should too if your living in the Sydney area!

Gourmet burgers, colourful milkshakes & great coffee oh my! If you don’t live around Sydney hopefully this gives you a taste (literally and metaphorically) of what it’s like!

The Grounds of Alexandria

Alexandria

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The Grounds has to be one of the first cafes to really embrace the idea of decoration being just as important as the food. OOTD’ers rejoice! Between the hay, hanging plants and industrial decor there are a thousand and one ways to pose and style a mini photoshoot! (plus every other customer is taking a million photos so you won’t be the odd one out!). The incredible food made up of fresh produce (some grown onsite) is the added bonus here!

Outfit: It feels like you’ve entered a farm complete with carts of berries and a pig sty! Throw on a grey muscle tee, ripped light wash dungarees, a red knotted headband; completing the look with white high top converse

Ribs & Burgers

Chatswood

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YUM. I have a thing for gourmet burgers and this place (plus it’s chips) is just the place for a casual dinner or lunch with friends. While not as unique as some of the other joints on this list it has really reasonable pricing and a lot of locations! Get your burger fix here!

Outfit: Throw on a stripy t-shirt dress or casual playsuit with brown tie up sandals and   a statement necklace to tie the look together, for a dinner with friends

Messina 

Surry Hills (amongst other locations)

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This place makes real ice cream. The kind of flavours you could never believe possible are made here! Flavours like potato chip and red velvet are the norm and while the shops themselves aren’t instagram friendly the ice cream most definitely is!  Get excited for something #nofilter worthy ice cream snaps and head over!

Outfit: A sweet little end to a date night, wear black block-heel sandals and a nice mini dress with an updo

The Vogue Cafe

Macquarie 

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I cannot tell you how many times I’ve instagrammed their incredibly colourful milkshakes. I’ve been asked SO many times where this place is and.. it’s quite unexpectedly in Macquarie Centre far from the ‘milkshakes in bottles’ common in suburbs such as Newtown, Surry Hills and Glebe. It’s feels like you’ve walked into a little cottage with a garden (it sounds weird but totally works!). While the famed milkshake is nutella inspired, my favourites are coffee and peanut butter!

Outfit: Let’s be real you’ll do shopping after so mid-wash skinny jeans, white chucks, grey t-shirt and a floral kimono will have you ready to spend, spend, spend once you’ve finished those milkshakes

The Boathouse/Armchair Collective

Balmoral/Shelley Beach/Mona Vale (Pictured in the header)

The views have to be the best part of The Boathouses & Armchair Collective. Located on Balmoral Beach, Shelley Beach and Mona Vale beach it won’t be just the food your ‘gramming but beautiful beach horizon shots. Decor is littered around each store much of which you can buy. Flowers and fresh fruit make up the scenery. The food is delicious, their sourdough with wild mushrooms, ricotta and spinach is a stand out.

Outfit:  Breezy, patterned beach dress with white birkenstock slides and a bikini underneath for the beach

with love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx

+ all photos belong and taken by RGS xx

WTWITO or What to Wear in the Office?

Hello Readers,

Knowing what to wear ‘where’ is important and the TV show, Suits, has got me hooked on fashionable office wear (even though I don’t work in an office or studying law). I recently did a post about What to Wear to a Wedding which you guys loved! Click here to have a look! Second time round I decided to tackle office dressing which can be just as tricky. Length of dresses and skirts, necklines and appropriate accessories have all been addressed below!

I have different price ranges and a variety of looks for you to gain inspiration from!

Under $1000

elizabeth and james dress chloe flats  cosmos cluster necklace

Elizabeth and James dress $450

Chloe ‘Lauren’ leather ballet flats $400

J. Crew Cosmos Cluster necklace $148

Under $500

halogen a line office dress jeffrey cambpell shoes topshop bag

Halogen sleeveless A- line dress $147.25

Jeffrey Campbell shoes $140

Topshop Snaffle Front Holdall Approximately $70

Under $100

forever 21 dress  pacific wide fit heels  char rusee stud and snake chain fringe earrings

Forever 21 ‘Matelasse contrast trim dress’ $22.90

ASOS ‘Pacific’ Wide Fit Lace Up Heels $73

Charlotte Russe ‘Stud and Snake’ chain and fringe earrings $4.00

With Love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx

How to wear all the clothes in your wardrobe & love it!

Hello Readers,

Spring has sprung and you know what that means?! Decluttering videos and blog posts galore! While I clean out my wardrobe every once in a while I find that rather than needing to throw things out I’ve just forgotten they existed! It’s kind of cool to find an old piece in the back of a wardrobe or drawer and treat it like it’s brand new! So rather than a decluttering blogpost I decided to do something a little different.

Here are my top tips on wearing all the clothes in your wardrobe..

1.Open wardrobe system

I cannot stress this enough! If you can see it your 80% more likely to wear it! (okay I made that up) but if you can a walk-in-wardrobe, a wardrobe with fold out doors or a system (like an IKEA pack) will remind you of what you have. Simply being able to look at all your clothes each morning will help you to remember the pieces you have and can help you avoid buying things you don’t need. I find if clothes are packed away or somewhere you can’t see them you tend to just wear a couple of tops and pants that you know you like.

2. Have a ‘Best of’ every month

Choose 5-10 pieces that you really want to try to wear during that month. It’s sort of like a capsule wardrobe on a smaller and shorter scale. Choose pieces you haven’t worn in a while and you can challenge yourself to incorporate these into your everyday outfits. If there’s a piece you find you aren’t gravitating too or can’t fit in with the rest of your wardrobe you can use figure out what you might want to donate or throw out.

3. Plan your weekday wardrobe

This seems such a trivial thing to plan but if your rushing in the morning let’s be real it’s easier to put on a simple outfit that you know looks good on you! I mean some mornings who has time to pick out fun accessories and interesting shoes? Sometimes it’s easier to just wear a gold necklace and brown sandals.. but this is the kind of thing that can get you stuck in a fashion rut. At the start of your week put together your outfits – Place accessories over the hanger and put on outwear of the top or dress your going to wear. Have a spot in your wardrobe for your outfits. Even if it’s colder and you, say, have to change out shorts for jeans at least you have a base for your outfit. With a little bit of planning you can then wear more of your clothes AND you can save time in the morning!

4. Document your favourite outfits

Doing an OOTD on Instagram, taking a picture of your outfit or make a mental note of your favourite outfits. Having them documented means that if you don’t know what to wear or your in a hurry you can look back and throw on that outfit rather than just putting on a simple all black outfit or an outfit you wear all the time. Plus your wearing more of your wardrobe!

5. Be realistic

While all of these tips hopefully help you wear all the clothes in your closet, these tips are for the clothes you LOVE. While it’s easy to get caught up in fashion blogger world where it feels like every blogger has an endless wardrobe you have to remember that many can borrow clothes, get sent things and this is their job so they are bound to have a lot of clothes. Get rid of anything torn, broken, something you haven’t worn in the past year and anything that you don’t like to wear. Throw it out, donate it or swap clothes with some friends!

What are some of your top tips for wearing all of your wardrobe?

Much love,

Red Glitter Slippers xx