Spring blooms

Spring bloom
Mango floral print dress / Band of Outsiders ruched top / Topshop sheer top / Oasis floral print jacket, $100 / Yves Saint Laurent blue jacket / MSGM mini skirt / Zara red pants / Paul Smith leather pumps, $345 / Leather flat / Witchery metallic sandals, $110 / House of Harlow 1960 clutch / Sophie Hulme mini purse, $575 / FOSSIL polish jewelry / Juliet & Company white pearl earrings / J.Crew mint jewelry
Now that winter is slowly but surely fading away, it’s time to embrace the warmer weather, florals and brighter colours of Spring! I love the onset of Spring, except for hay fever of course, which seems to have hit me early this year :(
I put together 3 looks on Polyvore that I would definitely wear (had I the wardrobe and more money):
Look 1
I wanted to pair a casual white tee with a hint of a floral motif, with a skirt – but not a pencil skirt as I wanted to keep it light and airy. The tulip skirt in an subdued orange hue works so well with the white tee, faded denim jacket and summer-esque sandals. I picked a mint green bag as the colour adds a bit of colour to a neutral palette. And you can’t go past a man-style rose gold watch!
Look 2
The second look is something that would take some nerves to wear – I don’t wear coloured tailored trousers very often (coloured jeans are usually the most extreme I’d go). But, I do think the jacquard coral pants are very spring and looks so on-trend, bright and colourful. An oversized floral tee keeps it casual and the pointy orange flats keeps it tonal. I take the nature theme one step further with a honeybee oversized necklace.
This outfit is made for running around, so I added a tote bag in a neutral shade!
Look 3
The last look is a great night time look and combines floral prints in two different colours together: a dark floral blazer with a lighter flowery chiffon dress. I picked a black clutch for night and simple pearl studs, but selected colour block shoes to add some interest.
So that’s it: three spring outfits deconstructed, hope you like it! :)

Winter style updates

Cold weather doesn’t have to mean dowdy layers, baggy jumpers and a makeup-free face. You can still be stylish with a few key pieces this winter by adding a twist to basics.

That means amping up basics such as the trench coat, the leather boots and the grey scarf. It means bringing some colour to the face by way of a rosy blush, wine-coloured lipstick and season-appropriate eyeshadows.

Of course, winter is the only time when you can eat your fill without remorse (and without the extra pounds showing, too) but that’s another story!

winter style updates

Oasis skater skirt, 74 AUD / French Connection , 95 AUD / Jigsaw peter pan collar sweater, 145 AUD / DKNY leather trenchcoat, 1 170 AUD / J.Crew long skirt, 64 AUD / Mid calf leather boots, 145 AUD / Zara handbag, 21 AUD / Kate Spade scarve, 72 AUD / Jigsaw beret hat, 48 AUD / NARS Cosmetics , 31 AUD / Stila eyeshadow, 21 AUD / Bare Escentuals , 19 AUD

Autumn style: Neutral layers + natural makeup

Colder weather calls for cosy layers in a neutral palette that can be peeled off or piled on depending on the time of the day, complemented by a fresh face with barely-there makeup. Here are my picks for the upcoming winter season.

Running errands - autumn style

Out to dinner in autumn