For quite some time now I have been apprehensive about patterned tights. They sort of scared me. But when I saw these tights with gorgeous dashes of blue, black, green and pink I just had to buy them. They are so easy to style, throw on a black tee, dress or knit and you’re good to go. They’re quirky, colourful and a bit of fun. I’m quite a fan. My vote is HOT.
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.
There is no denying my life long addiction to Jimmy Choo, although I have never had the pleasure of owning a pair of his shoes. So this year, when I was in LA, I couldn’t help but visit the beautiful store in Rodeo Drive. It’s safe to say I was like a little girl in a candy store (a very expensive candy store). Not only did the sparkling shoes take my breath away, but so did the store. It’s all kinds of magnificent. I expected it to be great – it’s an expensive place after all. But I have never been into a store so beautiful and perfectly neat, from the racks to the floors to the shop assistants. I didn’t dare try anything on (which was a battle in itself). Yep, owning a pair of Jimmy Choo’s is definitely on the bucket list.
When it comes to jewellery, I am not one to love a particular ‘type’ or follow a particular ‘style’. Instead, I’m always about matching the simple and elegant dainty pieces with big bold pieces. So, it was no surprise when I fell in love with stackable rings. The best thing about them is being able to match cheap costume rings (which cost next to nothing) with pieces from places like Pandora and Angus and Coote. I love the way you can easily change your look by chopping and changing certain stones, colours (gold/silver) and thickness, by adding to or minimising certain rings in the stack.
A little package arrived today and I couldn’t be more excited. Recently, I have been lusting after these Prada sunglasses, but with their $300+ price tag I really couldn’t bring myself to buy them. However, on a recent search on eBay I found an almost exact replica of these glasses for $2.50. Yes, that’s right, $2.50. I brought them immediately and thought for that price it was worth the risk of them looking horrible. Verdict, I love them. I think they look fabulous, but you be the judge. What do you think of my $2.50 find? You can find them here.
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.