Luxe vs Less – Over the Knee Boots

Hello Readers,

You’d be forgiven for thinking I lived I must live in the Northern Hemisphere with all my posts about Summer. In fact I’m down under, where winter is ruling right now. As it’s the middle of winter in the Southern hemisphere and new winter clothes and shoes are being brought out in the northern ‘sphere that it was a perfect time for an article about over the knee boots.

I’ll admit I’ve had to warm up to the idea of OTKB. Being on the shorter side I always felt that they would make me look even shorter. However I have two key ways to style these. Suede over the knee boots with either a shift dress or mini sweater dress will keep you warm as well as stylish. The other way you can go is to pull the boots over leggings or jeans. Layer it up with texture on the top and go for it whether you want to spend a lot or a little..

LUXE

see chloe long boots

See by Chloe boots

Fringed leather over the knee boots

$755

saint laurent suede

Saint Laurent

Suede over the knee boots

$1,743

stu weitz fifo

Stuart Weitzman

5050 Iconic Over the Knee Boot

$1,075

LESS

withcery otkb

Witchery

Iris Over The Knee Boots

$399.95

wittner long boots

Wittner

Ebbony over the knee boots

$249.95

lipstik boot

Lipstik

Mace Black

$129.95

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4th of July Style. My top picks.

Hello Readers,

As an Australian who would love to live in America, there’s something fun about how patriotic most Americans get on the 4th of July. From the red, white and blue clothing to the food to the fireworks, America just seems to do everything bigger and better. Put your hand on your heart for America with these 4th of July pieces…


toms foj

TOMS

Classic – Freetown star slip on

$80.76

knotte headwrap

Forever 21

Knotted Star headwrap

$3.90

hot dog print top

Wildfox

4th of July Hot Dog top

$108

american flag halter

PacSun

LA Hearts American Flag Tank top

$27.10

american flag bikini top

Target

Woman’s blue stars strappy bralette bikini

$17.99

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Styling the Stars – Emily VanCamp

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Emily VanCamp has to be one of my favourite starlets on tv. As the cunning Amanda/Emily she took down the Graysons. Outside of Revenge she’s slaying in the fashion department as well. She works the casual wear and can glam it up for the red carpet events. This is how I would style her if I was a stylist…

For a casual lunch..

mh jeans gucci jumper white sneakersemily casual look

Jeans – MIH Jeans Linda high rise boyfriend jeans $235

Jumper – Gucci Fine knit cashmere sweater $895

Shoes – Common projects tournament leather sneakers $375

For a television premiere..

gucci dress grey gianvito shoesemily van camp film

Dress- Gucci silk crepe dress $2,300

Shoes – Gianvito Rossi cut out suede sandals $1,235

For a Red Carpet..

 em van camp gown red rossi pumps em vancamp red carpet

Dress – Elie Saab lace paneled stretchy- cady gown $5,760

Shoes – Gianvito Rossi Suede pumps $725

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Say My Name, Say My Name..

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The trend I’ve been loving at the moment is personalised jewellery. With Summer well and truly heating up I’m all about the delicate chains and thin bracelets. Rather than the large monograms and personalised charm bracelets, this season’s jewellery is meant to be layered and in gold, silver and rose gold. So start accessorising with your own name for Summer!

initial necklace

Kate Spade

‘One in a million’ initial necklace 

$80.00

initial necklace urb

Urban Outfitters

Initial Bar Necklace

$16

initital tiffany

Tiffany

Letter round pendant

$175

initial necklace

Maya Brenner

Mini letter necklace

$240

david aubrey initial necklace

David Aubrey

Letter Necklace

$15

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How to dress like…Gabby from Young&Hungry

   Hello Readers,

One of my absolute favourite shows at the moment is Young&Hungry starring Emily Osement. Being a huge fan of Hannah Montana it’s kind of like seeing how Lily turned out! I like how while the show might be seemingly skewed towards disney audiences there’s a lot of innuendo which makes it funny to watch as an adult. I love Gabby’s fashion and I think the show’s stylists have done a great job in dressing Emily. While there’s a lot of bright colours, layering and heels going on it’s not over the top. Continue reading for some inspiration on how to look like Gabby!

topshop dress

Topshop

Petite Striped Jacquard Dress

$110

anthro apron

Anthropologie

Task Apron

$68

etched coin necklace

Forever 21

Etched coin statement necklace 

$14.90

camel booties

Hing

‘Drea’ Peep Toe Leather Sandal

$123

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ps. Check out my last ‘How to dress like..’ here!

On the Fringe – Luxe vs Less

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If there’s one look your going for this Summer it’s boho-cool. The relaxed ‘effortless’ look made up of a neutral palette – warm browns, gold, bleached denim and delicate stone jewelry. Fringe, whether beaded or suede, is hot right now. So buckle up and be apart of the trend.

Luxe.

Charlotte Olympia

Kitty fringed leather pouch

$395

kitty fringe bag

Topshop

Suede Fringe Gilet

$140

Suede gilet

Less.

Forever 21

Suede Fringe Jacket

$69.90

seude fringe jacket

ASOS

Suedette Fringed T-shirt Dress

$89

fringe tshirt dress asos

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Shopping Holidays?!

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Despite the hordes of UK and US stores landing on our shores, the price differences down under have never been greater. Despite have Sephora, the limited brands and expensive prices make it more cheaper to get a friend or family member to pick it up when their overseas. Forever 21 have upped their prices and so have Zara. So why is it that we can’t get price equality? I understand a little bit of tax and a little bit of shipping but there are products sold at Sephora for $15-20 more in Australia than the US. Therefore let me introduce you to a growing trend…

‘The Shopping Holiday’

While the internet has been helpful in being able to buy products from more stores, getting good deals and paying online is easier. The problem is in some countries you will can’t access popular brands, particularly in Australia a lot of global brands aren’t available. With flights becoming cheaper and exchange rates are alright for some serious fashionistas they save more by flying over to another country and shopping for a few days than shipping products over.

The key country involved is the US. Having been to the US, their department stores are cheaper, they have wider range and just far more classic brands than Australia has. Every time I go over I bring a half empty suit case and stock up! However great the shopping is I can safely say I probably won’t be going on a shopping holiday and I don’t think the idea will take off any time soon. But it is a reminder to save your dollars and cents to splurge on trips and do a bit of research. If you don’t need those jimmy choos right now you could save a few hundred!

Here’s a few things you can save money on by waiting to shop overseas or getting a friend or family member to buy it for you…

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Australia: $51 US: $28

Saving: $23

Jimmy Choo Abel Patent Pump

Australia: $679 US: $575

Saving : $104

Kate Spade 5 o’clock metro watch

Australia : $240 US: $175

Saving: $65

Converse Chuck Taylors 

Australia: $90 US: $50

Saving : $40

MAC lipsticks

Australia: $33 US: $16

Saving: $17

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Note: Sorry about the lack of visuals I haven’t been able to upload photos!

Styling the Stars – Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried is one of those cool, chilled and hilarious stars that come across as girl-next-door during interviews and magazine articles. She’s laidback without it being forced or an act. Her style really reflects her personality. Here’s how I would style her…

Casual Lunch

 givenchy boots  le frame denim

  the row sweatermand seyfried casual

Boots – Givenchy buckled leather biker boots $1,425

Jeans – Frame Denim Le skinny de jeanne mid rise jeans $200 Sweater

The Row Rane alpaca blend sweater $890 Premiere

Film Premiere

erdem dress  jimmy choo flyte sandals amanda seyfried film premiere

Dress – Erdem ‘Evita printed metalasse dress’ $1,795 Heels

Jimmy Choo ‘Flyte lace and suede sandals’ $925 Red Carpet Event

Awards Show

amanda dress  burberry shoes mand seyfried golden globes

Dress – Rimy Arodaky Lavender lace trimmed crepe gown $3,800

Shoes – Burberry Metallic leather sandals $750

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Summer Room Vibes.

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I’ve decided to have a little series to help you accessorise different parts of your life for Summer. I started off with must have accessories for summer time activities and this post will cover how to sunny-up your room! Check out the previous post, part 1 of the Summer Accessories series!

summer room accessories

1. Target Boho Boutique Tapestry $29.99

2. Honeycomb wood shelf $49

3. H&M Pineapple Candle $7.95

4&5. Nice cushy cushion $24.99

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2015 Tony Awards – Best Dressed

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For all the musical theatre buffs these award shows are right up your alley. Sophisticated and glamour must have been the unofficial theme as all the A listers brought their A game. These were my top 5 looks of the night…

tony awards best dressed

Amanda Seyfried – Oscar De La Renta

Rose Byrne – Delpozo

Jennifer Lopez – Valentino

Kristin Chenoweth – Zac Posen

Taylor Schilling – Michael Kors

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