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September 29 and 30 2012 at the Sydney Convention Centre in Darling Harbor.
Today’s outfit it an easy representation of how to take spring/summer pieces to fall/winter.
The skirt is from the H&M “divided” range. I think they had a collection of these going with a shirt and dress in this print too. I adore this dress. It’s so cute and versatile. I bought this in the summer months but because the fabric is a little heavier cotton than your regular summer skirt, it is really easy to wear it in the wintertime. I love the tulip shape of it too as it slims me down. An added bonus is its pockets!
What do you think about this outfit? Tell me in the comments below!
Note: pretty all the items in this outfit are bought at sale time (honestly, not that rich 😛 ) therefore impossible to find them online right now 😛
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I thought I might just start a new series called “Pops of Color” where I style certain colored items. Tell me what you think and give some color requests down below!
Yellow is a really hard color to pair with, it’s so vibrant and will just scream for attention but no fear, my favorite pair is here: blue and yellow. It is honestly one of my favorite color combinations and you can try the yellow pants and the blue top or the other way around. Complementary colors right? Always trust the color wheel.
Yellow is also so easily paired with brown and tan (analogous colors with yellow). I personally recommend taking these browns and tans into the accessories. Brown leather sandals and wedges, leopard print flats, cute brown leather bracelet are all amazing pairs with your perfect yellow pants. For more fun colors, turquoise can add just that dash of fun into the situation.
That is all for today’s “Pop’s of Color”. I think I may make this a weekly segment? I don’t know. Tell me what you think.
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Over the years I’ve heard amazing things about Laura Mercier, their foundation, their lipgloss, etc. But I’ve never actually tried it but I’m planning to grab some things soon. Please tell me in the comments what your favorite Laura Mercier products are and what I should get.
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Hey guys! I know my last post was about mint jeans (a largely spring/summer 2012 trend) but for those like me who live in the southern hemisphere, we’re wondering about the autumn/winter fashion. Well, since the “fashion trends” aren’t that strong out here, a lot of more classical things are “in”. But as we still have 4 to 5 months left of autumn/winter, I thought now is the perfect time to impart MY loves for autumn/winter to you guys (I’ve had some time to warm up into autumn/winter fashion, awful pun intended).
I hope you like this post because I actually put a lot of effort into this post haha so yeah. If you have any questions or post suggestions, just pop them in the comments section below. 🙂
Now, keep in mind that I’ve just chosen my favorite trends and things that I like to wear in my everyday life, and your fashion sense may be drastically different from mine and that’s 100% okay but do keep that in mind when reading this post because a girl (or guy) has to stick to her (or his) own style, right? Right.
Right now everything is about the CLASH. The color clash, the pattern clash, and the fabric clash. They’re all so perfect for the Autumn/Winter time because guess what, you can LAYER! Haha, making these clash-happy trends very easy and suitable.
We’re all familiar with the dull, gloomy (and ultimately unexciting) colors of the autumn/winter time and for some weird reason, we all naturally gravitate towards the navy, the grey, the black, the brown… and there is nothing wrong with that because I adore these darker colors (you can’t pull them off as well in spring/summer right?) but too much of these dark colors may just put me into some seasonal affective disorder (very aptly abbv. to SAD haha) so I love love LOVE adding just that POP of color into my outfit. A red scarf, a pink shirt, some cobalt blue, just to spice up the outfit. Autumn and winter is all about the dulls? Not necessarily, right? Some outfits that I just LOVE to wear in the winter time:
Something that is definitely coming back in is the 20s style (something that I’m just such a fan of). It’s all about the clean cuts, the preppy looks and the fabrics. We’re seeing a lot of felt and tweed, commonly loved fabrics. Patterns such as checks and herringbone are definitely some of the classics that are no longer just for “old people”. And trust me, I definitely borrow this trend in my LOVE for blazers with heavier fabrics and more classical designs. Say hello to the Ralph Lauren look.
With that said, this trend can be seen very strongly in the accessories that are hitting the market. Very structured leather satchels are definitely to love in this season. I mean, how do you not love a good leather satchel to go with your nice blazer.
Of course, this trend goes hand in hand with the androgyny look. The slim silhouette of the 20s look acquires volume with the modern-shaped tops and blazers with masculine over-sizing. Something to look out for: wool coats with zipper and pocket details and/or decorative linings, fur-lined parka-shapes and short wool skirts. Again, minimalist meets elegance.
This is how I like to wear this trend:
What is autumn/winter fashion without Knitwear, so I’ve decided to not only dedicate a whole section of the post to Knitwear but also capitalize it, because, why not? Knitwear is honestly the most perfect way to express any trend you want with such a variety of Knit on the market. Finer knits are perfect for the expression of the 60s geometric shapes that are just so in right now, the color issue that I mentioned above and the fabric clash that I will elaborate on. Honestly, fine Knit can just bring the simplist but most elegant silhouette-ing technique that is out there. I mean, hello, it hugs your shape! Of course, we’ve definitely can NOT forget about the chunky/coarse knits that we’re seeing everywhere (runway, sure, but even more often on the fashion blogs). We see the never outdated cable knit structures and the coarse peasant patterns, traditionaly sock patterns and amazing patchwork ideas. Needless to say, I love my Knits.
Finer knits are great to express your personality. We see so many combinations out there. If you like to be simple, elegant and understated, the most perfect thing is that khaki (because army green is definitely in) turtleneck finely knit sweater with some nice trousers and a blazer. If you like to be loud and fun (somewhat more my style), you just simply MUST check out the patterned sweaters and sweater dresses. Look at those zigzag sweaters or that navel showing orange and purple sweater dress and what about that really strange I-can’t-describe sweater dress (below).
But again, these fine knits make perfect fabric layering device. The fabric clash is definitely in right now. Thinking wool and satin? Wool and velvet? Hell, satin and velvet? So try popping on a nice silk shirt underneath that fine Knit. How about a tweed blazer over the top? How about a chunky knit infinity scarf with it? Look at these options!
And finally making friends with the chunky knits. You can honestly pair them with anything. Put them over a dress. Put them over pvc or leather pants (if you like those, *shiver* I definitely don’t). The look amazing over skinny jeans/pants. Over a velvet A-line skirt. How about some patterned pants? Honestly speaking, there are few things that chunky knits don’t work with. They’re definitely up there (around the Little Black Dress mark) in terms of volatility!
Accessories! For autumn/winter, my accessories creativity does go down a wee bit because I always go for the classics because I love them so much. By the “classics”, I’m talking about the BOOTS, and the scarves, and the handbags, and the — But hey, they’re essential items. To make boots more “now-trending”, look for the lace-up boots, the boots with fur detail, and the boho slouch leather boot. Feeling adventurous? How about the suede in the pastels and strong colors, and the block heel? Okay, I guess block heel isn’t considered adventurous but for those of you who like flat heeled boots or where-do-your-legs-end stillettos, maybe it is a venture (a very worthwhile one, mind you). Some of you may like to know that the worker/combat/urban boot and the riding is still in (and I predict it’d be in for quite some time yet, a valuable investment).
On your scarves, search for jemed/jewelled detailing, (again) furriness, and a very very big size. Now for the bags, the velvet fabric is a love, so is the fur (faux-fur please O.O), and so is the exotic fabrics like reptile and ostrich and the such (don’t worry, they DEFINITELY do not have to be real). The satchel is a definite love and the bags with the college look is also to be adored. Boxy clutches and those saddle/weekend bags are definitely also a love.
So that is it for this post. I know that this was a VERY VERY VERY long post, but I worked really hard on it so I hope you like it. Those of you in the northern hemisphere will not miss out because I will be doing a similar post on Spring/Summer trends very soon.
Before then… Thank you very much for reading this post. I honestly hoped you liked it and hope it helped. See you tomorrow.
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Anyone who knows me would know that far far before I got into makeup, I was into nail polish. I adore it!!! So hear is a Nail Polish Tag and I TAG ALL OF YOU TO DO IT 🙂
1. What’s your favourite nail polish company?
OPI. haha! maybe a little over popularised but i love it all the same! I can trust it to be good quality and a lovely color payoff.
2. Glitter or no glitter?
Even though there is a hassle to remove glitter nail polish, I still love it. But I love to lay glitter polishes over coloured ones a lot of the time to give it more substance and that way, it feels weighted enough to wear it in winter as well.
3. OPI, China Glaze, or Essie?
Look at the first question. haha Definitely OPI.
4. When do you change your nail polish?
Usually once a week but when I’m feeling flashy, less than that. But sometimes i have a really nice colour, i keep it on for as long as possible before it starts chipping to a stage where it doesnt look good.
5. What’s your favourite colour on your nails?
Honestly speaking, i dont have a favorite. I love color so i really dont mind whichever on my nails. I do like to go for something out of the ordinary: like a strange orangey pink or a blue with purple reflects, or the “petrol” polishes… etc!
6. Darks or brights?
Both! ahah. Darks in autumn/winter, brights in spring/summer!
7. What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?
I have on Gargantuan Green Grape by OPI which is this really nice minty green color. I ADORE it!!!
8. Matte nails in or out?
Matte nails dont last! which just kills me but I LOVE the look of them on a really bright color because it makes it less loud.
9. French Manicure?
I’ve actually never had one. I’m not the biggest fan. I dont know, i just dont like them.
10. Favourite summer colours?
Are we there yet? and Fly by OPI. Really lovely orange and green colours. I also love pastels too but they’re better for spring! Summer is the perfect time to do brights so go for it.
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Okay, I’m going to start with the kit essential stuff.
How cute is that sponge?!?! It’s the Pro-Performance Sponge from Mac and it’s really good for foundation (which is what I’ll use it for) and the strange shape allows it to get into the nooks and crannies of the face.
I have MAC’s full eye-lash curler and I was entranced by the idea of the half eyelash curler. I will get back to you on how it’s going.
The thing of the right is the Green Gel Cleanser/Makeup remover. This stuff is really amazing. It’s like a face wash cleanser because it removes the makeup perfectly (however, the mascara doesn’t like to come off with just this so I use some eye makeup remover) and it also gets rid of the excess oil on my face with out stripping it.
This is my new concealer which works SO SO SO much better then my previous one. It is (I think) the Studio Sculpt one in NC30. I’m not 100% sure because I don’t have it next to me right now
And then a Pencil/bullet brush (219) and a Lash Brush (204)
Here are the eye stuff: starting top to bottom, left to right
Haux (a lovely browny-red colour), Kid (a neutral cream-ish colour), Summer Haze (mineralize eye shadow): an amazing all over the lid colour, Bare Study Paint Pot: another amazing all over the lid colour and also used as a high light, Satin taupe the famous and Pink Venus: an amazing shimmery pink