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.

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Today’s Outfit: The Classic Sheer Shirt

Today’s Outfit for work and play. First pic is my very comfy outfit, very chic for work. I absolutely adore it. To be honest, I just chucked in on in a rush to work and thankfully it worked out great. I love that you can still see the skirt beneath because tucking in button ups can be a bother sometimes. At home I’m always in shorts and the top goes great with my blue True Religion Joey Cut-Offs. A tick in all three C’s: comfy, cool (which is most important in the tropics) and of course chic!
I couldn’t be bothered to wear a singlet underneath in this heat, or wear a black bra to make it stand out more. A slight faux pas but as a nearly-21-yo I feel it’s not so bad for me.

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Top: Forever New
Skirt: Kookai
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Accessories: Diva necklace, Forever New ring & Mum’s Seiko watch

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Top: Forever New
Shorts: True Religion
Accessories: Tiffany & Co necklace, Jen’s Pirate Booty bangle (I think… It was originally brandless but looks similar to JPB stuff), Mum’s Seiko watch

Oh finally, if you’re buying a similar shirt make sure you go a size up. Oversized is comfy, however make sure you don’t go so big you get swamped in the shirt.

The black pants conundrum

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A search for the perfect pair of black pants is always cursed. You’ll find heaps of amazing, well cut, decently priced black pants when you’re not looking and don’t need any. Then, the second you need a pair of black pants, not one single pair will fit you, or flatter your, or be within your budget.

I experienced this so bad over the last 2 years. The first year and a half I was bombarded with great Lisa Ho, DVF, MarcCain, Cambio in every cut and fabric imaginable. But I had no need for them. I passed up many $400+ designer slacks that were reduced to less than $100 all the time, many of which fit me—and size 6-8 designer slacks don’t often get left till sale time and if they do they sell instantaneously.

Then I needed pants for internship and of course I couldn’t find a single pair. I looked everywhere. Nothing for under $150 fit. Heck, barely anything about $150 fit properly. Many were tight in the thighs and loose in the hips and none were what I was looking for.

Finally I had a stroke of luck. After being given a shopping centre gift voucher for Christmas, i decided to go shipping. I wanted an amazing red bag from Forever New. My boyfriend of all people dragged me to Cue and told the sales lady to give me every pair of size 6 black pants in store (Cue sizes are slightly off in case anyone noticed… A 6 is more like an 8).

I protested something chronic to what boyfriend was doing but much to my surprise I found a pair that fit. Ironically a bootleg-kinda cut which I was leaning away from in fear of looking like my mother. Turns out when you’ve got your mother’s exact figure it’s hard to avoid the same clothes. So I bought them; bitter I couldn’t buy a bag instead. I must admit, thank god I did. They’re very comfortable and they do flatter my figure. Many of the tighter leg styles I tried ended up bunching at my knee and looking silly—especially in a lighter fabric. They’re easy to move in to, which is handy for work.

Next time I get dragged to try on black slacks, I don’t think I’ll protest so much!

Today’s Outfit: Aussie Day, casual rock chic, & art of the trench

Casual outfit I wore to the shops last week.
Shoes: Tony Bianco Devon
Shorts: Ksubi
Top: Ba&sh
Accessories: Dinosaur Designs

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Australia day outfit. If you’re wearing Aussie themed clothes with some form of the word Australia/n on it then it’s a necessity to take a trip to Supré. Arguably the best shop for Aussie Day wear. Later on in the day I ended up with the Australian flag tattooed onto my cheek. Fake, of course, but damn hard to remove.
Top: Supré
Shorts: True Religion
Shoes: Vans Authentic
Accessories: Dinosaur Designs

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Below is a cute trench that, alas, is not mine but can be found from Forever New. It’s amazing, right? Too bad I live in some of the most ridiculous heat and humidity in Australia.

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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: casual lunch chic

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Top: Forever New
Shorts: One Teaspoon Hawks
Jewelry: Diva necklace, YSL arty ring
Bag: Witchery
Shoes: Natasha

This is a lovely new outfit I wore to lunch the other day. The top was a gift from my Nan for Christmas and I adore the bright fuchsia colour; it goes perfectly with my turquoise necklace. To keep the look casual I wore it with cream high waisted shorts, however will wear it with a black mini skirt to go out sometime soon. The gold ring and bag details tied the outfit together nicely as well. Definitely an outfit I’ll be rocking again! HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!