Today’s Outfit

Sorry I’ve been slack with updating Becoming Chic with recent outfits. Below are some new ones I tried out over the last week.

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I wore my new Tony Bianco Devon boots to work on Sunday with and oldie but goodie Gypsy 05 tie dye shift dress, Ray-Ban Cats and one of many JKC bangles. I started the day out hair down and wavy but the ridiculous humidity won and I ended up with the old pony-tail. I definitely felt like I was channeling Melbourne shop assistant chic in this outfit — although I may have needed some eyeliner to complete the look!

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Saturday’s work outfit consisted of a Cue leopard print tank, Kookai skirt, Arthur Galan belt, Tony Bianco flats, Longchamp tote and Dinosaur Designs bangles. A great outfit that’s got a work-to-after-5-drinks feel to it. I just need another hole punched in the belt so my shirt stops sliding up over it.

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Another Sunday work outfit: Nicholas silk shorts, Kookai top, Zara studded heels, Diva necklace and Dinosaur Designs bangles. A nice quick and simple monochrome outfit with coloured accessories.

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An outfit I wore to drinks with a friend on my last night in Sydney. Weather appropriate for a girl from tropical NQ and easy to wear. White Suede jacket, Kookai grey tank and black skirt, Zara heels (not shown), Gorman like green bag, Diva necklace. I haven’t decided if I liked the lime green bag and turquoise necklace together but it looks ok, I guess.
I apologize if I’ve repeated any outfits, my Internet just crashed and I’m doing this off my phone. It’s also getting slightly hard to remember what I post on instagram and not on WordPress yet! Stay tuned for more Today’s Outfit posts in the future!

Today’s Outfit: office appropriate

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Top: Cue
Skirt: Witchery
Bag: Longchamp
Shoes: Tony Bianco

A new work outfit of mine I wore the other day. The top is very easy to wear and a comfortable and light material. It’s also not too plain for a white shirt, with the gathering around the collarbone adding detail. The skirt is also comfy, albeit picks up dirty easily. Simple work accessories like the bag which isn’t too big or small, a nice small heel so I can run after people in them, and my silver ball bracelet finish the look off.

Today’s Outfit: Sunday Sesh & Movie Chic

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I’m running a bit slow posting my Today’s Outfit blogs so please forgive me. The above outfit is what I wore to Sunday drinks at the beach for a friend’s birthday. Very comfy, a little bit unique and not to OTT for the beach.
Top: Ricochet
Shorts: Oneteaspoon
Shoes: Natasha
Bag: Witchery
Jewelry: Yves Saint Laurent arty ring, Tiffany & Co necklace and pendant.

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On Monday night I went to see Twilight Breaking Dawn part 1 with some girl friends. Since movies are always cold I took my cute little American Vintage cardigan and then added more colour with my Diva necklace (around $10-$20 I think) and my favourite bag right now.
Dress: American Vintage
Cardigan: American Vintage
Shoes: Natasha
Bag: Longchamp Le Pliage Tote in grape
Jewelry: Diva necklace, YSL ring.

Today’s Outfit: comfy exam chic

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Today was my second exam out of three and I felt slightly under-prepared no thanks to some unforeseen events that disrupted my study.

To combat my feeling of not being ready I decided to do myself up in a casual chic look so at least one part of me was prepared for the day ahead.

Sometimes I feel by dressing up before a long or stressful I put my mind in the right headspace to tackle whatever comes at me. I’m not sure if others experience this feeling but try dressing up of you wake up on the wrong side of bed and you may just feel better!

So I chose to don a favourite casual dress of mine by American Vintage. I adore this shade of blue and the shape of this dress–it flatters most figures and comes in many colours.

The blue went fabulously with my new Longchamp bag which I had stuffed full with ny pencil case, calculator, diary and various other exam necessities.

To add a bit of glam to the outfit I wore my comfy Natasha diamanté t-bar sandals and my gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent ring—and of course my Tiffany and Co necklace which I’ve barely taken off since I bought it.

Needless to say I was super comfy and I also came out of the exam feeling like I did a good job.

The one trick with dressing for uni, especially in a regional city, is not to overdo it. Majority of students are in classes all day and when they’re not it’s ridiculously humid outside; so everyone gets around in denim shorts/ruggers and singlets.

My boyfriend has always joked that he noticed me in classes purely on the fact I’ve was overdressed compared to everyone else—overdressed meaning standard retail assistant hair/make-up/clothes where I usually was before class.

Comfy summer dresses are a must for the hotter months at uni and won’t make you look overdressed with understated jewelry. Skater skirts and casual maxis paired with a simple top is another great, feminine outfit idea for uni without looking too dressy.

So have a play and don’t be afraid to try something different. Truly stylish people aren’t just the people who know how to dress up, but the people who know how to dress stylishly on their day off!

Today’s Outfit: internship

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Yesterday was day five of my journalism internship and so I decided to bust out my new purchases from Cue.

Last week I realized my range of clothes I have that are internship appropriate is quite limited when you need to do a couple of days in a week. One of my two dresses has a big ass stain on it and the other got shorter in the wash, leaving me with one top/skirt combo the only other work appropriate outfit.

Luckily Mum took some pity on me and my awful looking bank account and sponsored a black skirt and white top for work from Cue—I figured I couldn’t the pieces couldn’t possibly go wrong on the appropriate scale.

The top also came in a great pink/orange colour, however I figured white could go better with coloured jeans and shorts for a smart casual look.

I can’t wait to play around with these pieces some more; they’re both definitely great staple pieces that will help me mix and match my wardrobe some more.