Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet Emilie

Introducing my new favourite handbag- Emilie from Alexander Wang.

Images from Shopbop.com
I'm not picky- will take one in any colour! You can pick one up at Shopbop.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Love Winter Scarves

There is nothing that I love more in winter than a scarf. They are perfect for snuggling into on a cold day, and an easy way to make a boring outfit a little more interesting. My collection is growing each year, and I love sorting through them, deciding which one to wear. 

Here is some winter scarf inspiration- I am going to try out some of these clever ways to wrap, knot and tie my winter scarves.

Image via Elle.com

Image via Jongen and Meisje

Image via Hanelli.com

Image via Velour Pamplemousse

Image via Pretty Stuff

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I'm having a blue moment

Hot blue shoes via Tommy Ton

My new blue dress from Topshop.com

Love a blue polka dot- Alexa via Who What Wear

Gorgeous splash of colour via Stockholm Street Style

Inspirational interior colour combination Black, White and Blue via Pinterest

To die for Blue Celine clutch via Pinterest

Gorgeous Taylor Tomassi Hill via Pinterest

Cute colour blocking via Asos.com

Love the blue pleats and white t-shirt combination via Pinterest

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Must Have Winter Nail Polish Shades

Butter Nail Polish- The Old Bill $19.95

Butter Nail Polish- Yummy Mummy $19.95
Chanel Nail Polish- Particuliere $38

Nars Nail Polish- US$17
Christian Dior- Purple Mix $38

Christian Dior- Perfecto $38
Butter Nail Polish- Chimney Sweep $19.95

Chanel Nail Polish- Blue Satin $38
Essie- Midnight Cami $18.95
OPI- Dating a Royal $19.95

Chanel Nail Polish- Black Pearl $38
OPI- Cuckoo for this colour $19.95
Christian Dior- Nirvana $38

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Obsession du jour- Equipment Signature Shirt

I have been coveting an Equipment Shirt for quite some time, so I was beyond excited when my family bought me a gorgeous Shark Grey one for my Birthday from Revolveclothing.com.

Equipment Signature Shirt- Shark Grey $178
Since it arrived I have been completely obsessed- it is the most beautiful light silk fabric, a divine colour, and so comfortable to wear. This an absolute wardrobe essential, I already don't know what I did without it. 

Equipment Signature Shirts come in a wide range of colours- have a look at Revolveclothing.com, Shopbop.com or Net-a-porter.com. Take some inspiration from the uber chic Carine Roitfield (below)- she really does know how to work an Equipment shirt. Carine's long term partner, Christian Restoin created the brand and the iconic shirt for the first time in 1975! His inspiration was iconic Hollywood stars Katherine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall.... Tres Chic.

Image via Splashnews.com

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What to wear when you need to rush out to the shops....

Image by Splash News
Such a simple outfit, but Olivia Palermo makes it look elegant and chic. 
Must try and remember this next time I have to quickly run to the shops to get a coffee. I especially love the cats eye sunglasses- the accessories make all the difference. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The scary truth…..shopping for maternity jeans

Well the  moment has come….GULP.
Last week I went to put on my jeans and I struggled to do up the button. I knew it was coming, as I am pregnant, but I have been putting off buying maternity clothes for as long as possible. But standing there looking down at my jeans waist band snuggling in just a little bit too closely to my bump (poor baby!), I had to bite the bullet and buy some new jeans. Maternity ones…as if jean shopping is not scary enough.
Always my first stop for jeans- Shopbop.com. I always buy my jeans online, as they are so much cheaper in the US- there is no way I am paying double for J Brand jeans here in Australia when I can get shipped for free from Shopbop in 5 days.
I have been eyeing off a pair of J Brand Love Story jeans for a while now- so I purchased the maternity version that have very clever stretchy side panels so you don’t have the big elastic baby bump waist band. My Love Story’s arrived yesterday and they are everything that I was hoping for!! So pleased and completely worth the $190 that I paid. Beautiful denim and so comfortable, these are going to be my dressy jeans throughout winter. I LOVE J Brand xx.
J Brand Love Story Maternity Jeans @ Shopbop.com

Next, on the recommendation of my sister and a few friends, I went to Jeans West. I must admit that when the first person suggested Jeans West I did think- hmmm…no way.
To put it politely, I have never purchased an item of clothing at Jeans West (I know I am a massive snob), but after the 3rd, 4th and 5th person bought it up I thought..maybe I should go have a look. Well I ended up buying 2 pairs for $109- absolute bargain. Definitely worth checking out. 
Jeans West Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans- Black

Jeans West Straight Leg Maternity Jeans- Blue

 At that price I thought I can’t really go wrong, perfect for wearing under lots of tunic tops and long layers. My only gripe is the kind of confronting baby bump band which goes all the way up under your bust line……I try not to think about it, but I do have to stop kidding myself, and as my husband put it oh so delicately “you are only going to get bigger” ! YIKES