Peplum Chic

Peplum inhales have been extremely on trend over the last 6 months and I finally decided to jump on board the bandwagon a month or so ago.

My search for a peplum top was difficult. The style seems to be slowing down and anything I found was either outside of the price I was willing to pay or awful quality and didn’t quite look right.

While I found a lovely eggplant coloured top at Cue, I didn’t want anything other than white or cream and they only had dark colours available. The quality was obviously good, but it was also a bit too thick for my liking. Every other peplum top I looked for in local shops were bad quality and I found nothing online.

Then eventually I found a nice quality white peplum top from Dotti. Not only did they have ample colours, it was only $40 and has so far washed well. It’s also not too thin and not too thick, so at least I’m warm in the tropic’s version of winter (read: 20 degrees Celsius).

I find this goes great with both jeans and fitted skirts. I’m yet to find more it matches but I do plan to buy another colour while they’re available. If you have a Dotti nearby, go check these out.

Worn below with Kookai skirt, Betts Dorothy nude pumps, Dinosaur Designs bangles.

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Beach babe

Who doesn’t like a cute beach dress? Definitely not me, that’s for sure! And who doesn’t need multiple of them so you can colour co-ordinate with your bikini?

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2 Chillies essential beach kaftan – probably my favourite of my favourites!

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Tigerlily zofia dress in indigo

You can find heaps of cute beach dresses at Surfstitch – just in time for the weekend too!

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. 

Today outfit: an oldie revamped

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Top: Kookai
Skirt: Sass and Bide
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Accessories: Lovisa necklace, New Zealand jade bangle

I’ve worn this outfit before but never with the shoes and necklace. It gives it a slightly edgier look really. Plus I can’t get enough of wearing my Devon boots. It’s a shame it’s so hot or I’d wear them even more. Definitely an outfit I’ll work out how to re-jig for winter with a great jacket perhaps.

Alice + Olivia Love

Alive + Olivia is a brand I’ve adored ever since I discovered them last year. Everything Stacey Bendet designs is fun, often colourful and perfect for the fabulous party or spicing up your office get-up. These are some of my current fave pieces.

Alice + Olivia Love

Alice Olivia zipper dress
$645 – net-a-porter.com

Alice Olivia zipper dress
$385 – mytheresa.com

Alice Olivia bodice dress
$365 – nordstrom.com

Alice Olivia alice olivia dress
£255 – harveynichols.com

Alice Olivia cap sleeve dress
£215 – oxygenboutique.com

Alice Olivia boatneck shirt
£340 – harveynichols.com

Alice Olivia pleated skirt
$245 – net-a-porter.com

Alice + Olivia cropped capri pants
£170 – harveynichols.com

Simple Glam Rock Chic

I love coated J Brand skinnies – so very rock chic. There’s no better tank to wear with a pair of skinnies than a Zimmermann silk tank; buy every colour you like and you’ll be guaranteed to use. Paired with my favourite stilettos of the moment, Tony Bianco’s Karissa, and a great box clutch and statement jewellery and you’re good to go. Love this look!

Simple Glam Rock Chic

Zimmermann silk top
195 AUD – zimmermannstore.com

J Brand low rise jeans
$215 – piperlime.gap.com

Shoes
170 AUD – tonybianco.com.au

Floral clutch
$1,495 – cultstatus.com.au

Noir Jewelry gold jewelry
noirjewelry.com

Discovering Polyvore

Discovering Polyvore

Alexander McQueen stiletto boots
£595 – harveynichols.com

Rag & bone high heel boots
$495 – intermixonline.com

Repetto flat
$305 – lagarconne.com

High heel pumps
£185 – lkbennett.com

Flat heels
$170 – witchery.com.au

Indigo by Clarks slip on shoes
$100 – piperlime.gap.com

Topshop flat shoes
$90 – topshop.com

ALDO flat shoes
$80 – aldoshoes.com

Beige pumps
£35 – wallis.co.uk