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Hot or Not – Patterned Tights

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.

What do you think?

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For the Love of Loafers

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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.

I’m Loving:

  1. Plain back loafers from Miss Shop
  2. The studs on these Lipstik pair
  3. Gorgeous suede from The Mode Collection
  4. The colour from Pied a Terre
  5. Patterns from Walnut Melbourne
  6. Stylish quilted finish by Nina Armando

Running in Heels

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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.

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Shop displays

I love shopping. Everything about it, from walking around aimlessly to trying on the latest trends. But in my many years of shopping trips I never really thought about the importance of shopping displays; that is until I saw one that really took my breath away. The Sportsgirl store located on Melbourne’s iconic Bourke Street had a display that really cannot be described as anything less than amazing. I believe the theme for this particular display was ‘mexican’ or some sort of ‘cowboy’ theme. Not sure what it was exactly, but lets just say it was very effective. Each individual piece, the colour pallet and the artwork worked well together. The importance of having a killer display that compliments the garments in the store is crucial and in my opinion, Sportsgirl did an excellent job. I won’t go into too much detail, instead I’ll let the pictures do the talking. After seeing such a magic display, I spent the next few days walking around the shops really looking at their displays and the lack of. I noticed how much it made an impact on the stores I entered and the ones I chose to walk on by. A store’s success can really hinge on how their store looks, and it is often just as important as their prices and the items they stock. It’s one of those things we don’t, as shoppers, think about. We never really ask ourselves why we enter a certain store, we just go in. But the reason why we do usually has a lot to do with the appearance of the store. Appearances really do matter, much more than we may think.

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