It appears that although my height (174cm) has it’s advantages, like having long legs, it also has its disadvantages, like look like a bean when wearing a short dress with heels. This has always been challenging for me as I usually feel incomplete going out for a night on the town wearing flats. But this weekend, I showcased my ‘short dress, flat shoes’ style and I must admit, I liked it. Heels will always have a place in my closet and ‘my style’, but I have come to the conclusion that heels just don’t work for me in conjunction with short dresses.
I have never been a huge fan of any type of flat shoes unless they were thongs. Finding an ‘in-between’ shoe that I really liked wasn’t an easy task, that was until I found loafers. There’s not a lot I don’t love about them; their shape, texture, comfort and pretty much everything about them is right down my alley. I’m obsessed with a pair that I recently purchased from Portmans in Melbourne’s iconic Bourke St. I’m loving the mixture of their hairy (yep they’re hairy) and stud design. They’re perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Something stylish enough to add some ‘value’ to my outfit but also low-key enough to not overpower my overall style. Loafers are my new favourite staple in my wardrobe.
Wedge runners are hot right now. They have the perfect mixture of style – casual, yet the wedge gives them a feminine feel that women all over the world crave. They look super cute with jeans and are an ideal way to spruce up any outfit. On some lazy Sunday afternoons, I want to browse the markets or the boutiques, but often don’t want to get dressed up. These shoes work wonders when matched with simple jeans and a tee as they give the outfit the right dose of style. They come in many shapes, colours, styles and prices. Check it out here.
I am a huge fan of second hand stores and second hand buys, especially from stores like Lifeline or Salvos. I love this type of shopping because I can support a charity while spotting the best finds, my favourite kind of balance. In my opinion the best vintage pieces lie not in vintage store chains, but instead in flea markets and op (second hand) shops. Lucky for me (and unlucky for my bank account) there is a lifeline store in the building where I work. Today, like most days, I skipped actually eating lunch on my lunch break and instead opted to shop (sometimes it really does feed me more). Today it paid off when I found some gorgeous Wittner shoes, worth over $130 for only $18 in stella condition. Not much can make a Tuesday better than finding a gorgeous piece to add to your wardrobe collection.
I am absolutely loving green at the moment – in my outfits, accessories, nail polishes and make-up. The brightness of the colour is great in the winter season to add light to the more dull colours on our winter colour pallet. By emphasising colour in shoes, bag and accessory choices, it really does achieve a much brighter feel, which I believe is vital in the cooler weather. Today was such a gorgeous day in Brisbane ,so I wanted my outfit to feel and look bright and breezy. To get this look I paired what was a simple black and white maxi dress and a black cardi with a bright green scarf, pumps and polish to brighten up the look.