Jay Jay’s denim

Now I don’t really ever shop at Jay Jay’s, except maybe the odd basic. However on my lunch break the other day I went for a gander there and found a lovely pair of mid/high-waisted denim shorts. They caught my eye because they’re a lovely cut and a nice traditional pair of denims. However I was surprised to discover the denim quality was really quite good. Definitely a great pair of shorts for a festival.

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Looks like chocolate, smells like chocolate, tastes like chocolate…

Need an alternative to kick your chocolate craving in the butt? Chocolate lip butter would be your solution. The Body Shop’s latest range Chocomania smell amazing. You will literally smell edible after using it. Unfortunately, it tastes bad… Or so a customer said who somehow accidentally tasted the Chocomania body butter that was on her arm.
However! Fear not! The Chocomania lip butter actually has a subtle chocolate taste to it. Fortunately not too much or my lip chewing habit would probably get a bit out of hand. It’s a nice little little balm and it’s quite moisturizing too. Definitely a good alternative to copious amounts of chocolate… Or you could just have both. That works too!

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All That Glitters

When a friend of mine posted a pic on instagram of her new clear polish with glitter bits in it the other day I knew I had to get myself some. And I did.

Sportsgirl’s Nail It nail polishes are always pretty decent and their ‘all that glitters’ polish is rocking. Did I mention it’s only $7.95? Bargain!

The great thing about it is it can jazz up plain or French manicured nails, or add some fun to black or any other colour really.

My first application was over the top of OPI’s black onxy polish and it looks awesome. Next up, purple with glitter, red with glitter and French manicure with glitter. So many options!

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Recent get-ups

Today’s Outfit editions from today, yesterday and last Wednesday. Please excuse my lateness with the posts, uni work was taking up all my attention.

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Top: Sass and Bide
Shorts: Nicholas
Shoes: Tony Bianco Devon
Necklace: Lovisa

Above is a variance of an outfit I’ve already blogged about. I feel like it’s a bit more glam biker chic than the other version. Comfy of course and a good autumn outfit for the tropics where it’s still stinking hot and humid.

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Dress: Parker
Shoes: Natasha
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Jewellery: Robert Clerc scarab earrings and ring, Tree of Life silver bracelet.

Above is the outfit I wore out last night. I lusted after this dress for months but it was around Christmas when I was spending all my money on my family’s gifts. Luckily 3 months later I found a small at online store Madison Los Angeles. Dad just so happened to be unsure about birthday present ideas for me and so this dress is my birthday gift from Dad. I did have to get it taken in all the way down the side seams, however. Even now it’s a bit baggy on my waist but it’s also a loose fitted dress so it’s not too obvious.
I really should have worn my red London Rebel pumps with the dress and my dark chocolate coloured clutch from Witchery but I was in a hurry and my Natasha heels where first in sight. The dress is very comfortable and I wanted it because it’s quite conservative but still chic – I could wear it to dinner with family, wear it with a blazer for a work look, or wear it out to a bar like I did last night. It’s one of those chuck on and go dresses that requires minimal hair effort too.

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Top: Ba&sh
Shorts: Ksubi
Shoes: Vans Authentic

A casual look I did for uni the the other day. I love Ksubi’s shorts and these are quite comfy – I have a pair in black and in this faded blue colour. So many different options to wear with them too (as you can see below when I was trying to decide how to style them). It was raining all last week, so I figured a long sleeve top would stop me getting cold in the rain. Too bad it stopped raining that day and got very humid. I felt this look had an ever so slight retro feel to it with the faded blue shorts and red kicks. I’ll probably never wear anything more retro than this too. It wouldn’t suit me, in my own opinion. If you find these shorts at your local Ksubi stockist or online then definitely grab a pair (and don’t be afraid to go one size up like I did – they’re comfier that way). You won’t regret it.

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Finally, it’s not clothing but below is a make-up look I had to do for work the other day. We each got given a look to complete on ourselves by the end of the week. I got given Rae Morris’ China Doll Eyes. Basically, it’s done like so:
1. a big sweep of deepish purple across the outer 2/3rds of the eye,
2. bright blue eyeshadow on the inner 1/3rd and top and bottom inner-corner of the eye,
3. blend the two nicely,
4. thickish purple eyeliner again 2/3rd of the way across the top lash-line,
5. a deeper blue eyeliner on the top lash-line and 1/3rd of the bottom lash-line,
6. smudge eyeliners a bit,
7. a thiner line of black eyeliner where the purple liner is on the top lash-line as well as lining the bottom lash-line (except in the blue area),
8. lots of mascara to finish!
It probably sounds more complicated than it is; I don’t lie when I say it’s easy. Also, don’t forget to go just above the eye crease to the brow bone a bit. Otherwise if you have heavy lids like me it won’t be visible.

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Uni Chic

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Top: Sass and Bide
Shorts: Nicholas
Shoes: Repetto
Accessories: assorted silver jewellery

An outfit I wore to uni last week. I love my new Sass and Bide top. It’s super comfy and a little bit funky with the mullet hemline. I paired the top with my loose-fit silk Nicholas shorts.

I wore silver jewellery to keep it more casual, and instead of wearing my Tony Bianco Devon boots (which would have gone fantastically, but aren’t exactly a common sight at my super casual uni), I wore my Repetto flats.

On the plus side, I can save the full outfit for a day I need to be dressier but still comfy.

Shopbop LBD Love

Ah so many amazing clothes on Shopbop! Here’s a few things I’m lusting after right now:

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Joie Topaz Dress in Black

An amazing LBD by brand Joie. This is such my style of dress and it comes in an amazing sunburnt orange kind of colour. I could have a million dresses in this shape and still not have enough. Effortless, easy to accessorise, chic and easy to dress up or down. Love them!

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Theory Halleli Dress

Hello day to night dress! I could totally see myself wearing this at internship or to cocktails at a nice bar. Very easy to jazz up, very easy to wear; another example of effortless chic dressing. 

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Splendid Long Sleeve Mini Dress in Denim

This lovely number by Splendid also comes in black, however, I just love this colour of blue. You could do plenty with it and it would be perfect for going out during winter in Townsville with maybe a leather jacket over the top. Layer lots of long necklaces and you’re good to go in this baby!

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Marchesa Chiffon Dress with Illusion Neckline

Shoot me now, is this dress amazing or is it amazing? If only it was anywhere close to being in my budget! Amazing, timeless, so very chic. Pair with a gorgeous high bun and sleek heels for a very elegant and feminine look. 

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Shoshanna Elizabeth Shirtdress in White

Okay, so maybe it isn’t black or in a black option like the rest, but isn’t it pretty? Casual Friday at work appropriate, lunch with the girls appropriate; this dress is elegant, timeless and chic. Pair with delicate gold jewellery and cute sandals. 

Crabtree and Evelyn’s timeless Rosewater EDT

I finally have my hot little hands on a bottle of Crabtree and Evelyn’s rosewater perfume! Yay!
Ever since I can remember I’ve loved this scent. My mother wore it when I was younger and one day in high school gave me a little handbag size bottle for myself, which I wore non-stop.
Unfortunately a year or two ago, it ran out and each time I encountered it I either had no money to buy it or they were out of stock. It was never something on the forefront of my mind to get either as it’s kind of like that old reliable something you never think about but it’s always there.
Anyways, finally, during my trip to the Indooroopilly shopping centre in Brisbane I found a Crabtree and Evelyn store and said to myself “this is the day I get my signature scent back!”. So I did.
Gosh I love it! It’s so classic and fool-proof. I do have an oddly large perfume collection at the moment and won’t need more for well over a year, however I had to have this scent.
If you come across a Crabtree and Evelyn store or stockist make sure you check out their scents. Always lovely, and always a classic.

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