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.
Let me just say I am obsessed with glitter and sequins. I love how their sparkle can liven up almost anything and give it a new look. Recently I went to a fashion boutique in Paddington which featured a gorgeous vase that incorporated pretty bright flowers (fresh or fake) in a water bottle vase with a sparkle of sequins. It’s easy to do and it’s a real attention grabbing piece to add to any area of your home.
To do it yourself you will need : water bottle vase – under $5 at Ikea, a packet of sequins – available at most discount and craft stores less than $3 and a bunch of flowers – fresh or fake.
- Add the packet of sequins to the vase and fill the vase with water – close the lid and shake;
- Slowly empty the water holding your finger partly over the vase opening to ensure the sequins do not come away with the water;
- Once the water is emptied, close the lid and shake again to spread the sequins around;
- Finally, add your flowers and style as needed.
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.