3 Ways To Do Lace Peplum

A great find in Forever New recently that consists of two of my favourite words right now: lace, peplum. Firstly, this top is comfy as anything (usually a requirement to make it into my wardrobe) and secondly, so many options!

The top does come with a purple came underneath but it’s detachable, therefore making the top a lot more fun.

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Father’s Day lunch: paired with True Religion shorts & Natasha sandals

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Later that night heading to the movies with friends: paired with Paige Premium Denim verdugo leggings, Natasha sandals and a Witchery nude cami underneath.

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A week or so later heading out for drinks: paired with Kookai skirt & Tony Bianco nude pumps

I’ll definitely be looking for more ways to style this baby.

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 first tentative step into online shopping

Yes, it finally happened. I made my first online clothes purchase today and it was a little bit scary. Not only because I hope the AUD$171 True Religion denim shorts I bought fit, but also because I hope I don’t become one of those people who become addicted to online shopping – especially considering my bank account barely manages as it is!

 

True Religion Joey Cut Off Thigh High Short in Dakota Sky Dark

 

Ever since I discovered Revolveclothing.com (where I purchased the True Religion shorts) I’ve been fascinated by the range of options that are on offer. The city (or rather, town) where I live has only a fraction of these brands, therefore the online world opens up a whole new realm of options. As someone who works in retail, it does make me feel bad. I feel like I’m cheating on my favourite and most trustworthy stores.

 

See by Chloe Girls Make Boys Crazy T-Shirt as shown on asos.com

 

 

But perhaps this is the strange in-between stage experienced by many when they start shopping online. Perhaps my uncertainty about my self-sizing abilities will drift away and my hunger for more unique brands at better prices will start to thrive. For now and until I’ve been and returned from Japan, I’m keeping any online shopping cravings reigned in close. However, you never know, I may become an avid online shopper in the future. Only time will tell!

Jegging Lust!

I’m a huge fan of JBrand’s leggings. They’re light, they’re easy to move in and they look oh-so-hot! However, I recently discovered True Religion also does a denim legging. I’ve never had to good fortune of running into a pair. With my father taking a trip to America I’m very tempted to ask him to get me a pair, but I’m concerned they won’t be as fantastic on as the JBrand jeggings. Comment below to let me know your opinion of them!

True Religion Women's Casey Legging Jean - Santa Cruz

The endless fashion cycle

I’m no longer sure whether humans are capable of not wanting anything. Our whole lives seem to be made up of it. I for one am definitely subject to continually wanting things. More specifically: fashion. Working around all gorgeous labels as I do, I always seem to have a wish list going.

The other day this lovely dress Japanese woman came into work. She was wearing a cream and black striped Lisa Ho dress (I would tell you the name but I can’t remember it) with little black brogue shoes and this ever so lovely Country Road messenger bag. Ever since then I’ve been thinking, “I NEED/WANT a messenger bag”, and the Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium leather satchel I’ve pictured is the current one I’ve been obsessing over. Out of my price range but I will be searching for a style very similar to the Proenza Schouler one.

Every time I feel like I’ve stopped wanting something, something else comes along. There are just too many cute clothes items on the market these days! Lately I’ve indulged in a few pieces and I’ve included photos for some of them. Starting with the most recent; I finally own True Religion Brand Jeans denim! A very sweet pair of white denim shorts. I got them for half price at The Sale Shop in Townsville and while they’re half a size too big, I already love them. They’re still selling on the True Religion site, however, if you can find them locally, they’re probably a better price.

True Religion Joey Classic Cut Off Short

Next up is a gorgeous necklace from another local store in Townsville’s mall. At Milou Dress House I found a turquoise cross on a leather chain for $19. Bargain, I say. With rosary beads a hot item on the market at the moment, this turquoise cross necklace is a nice alternative.

Milou Dress House Gabby Wears turquoise cross on a leather strap necklace

Princess Polly has now opened up in Townsville. Originally a Brisbane and Mackay based store as well as E-boutique, the store is located in the CBD on Denham Street. This week alone the store appeared to have been painted, fitted, filled with clothes and then opened to trade. If you’re in the area it’s worth checking out. There are some lovely pieces such as this Shape Shifter dress. Although, I preferred the black with little white flowers version they had in store.

Princess Polly Shape Shifter dress

I decided not to get the shape shifter dress simply because in a week or two I’ll be wearing my camilla and marc letter frock, which is amazing and therefore, I won’t need another a strapless maxi to wear just yet. The Princess Polly dress I did buy was the Veronica Dress in rose-pink. It’s very 80’s inspired and as much as I love the 80’s, I don’t think I’ll be wearing my black Tony Bianco punk/gladiator-esque stiletto’s with them just yet. Instead I’ll be pairing them with my lovely tanned Natasha platforms and my Louis Vuitton clutch.

Princess Polly Veronica Dress in Rose Pink

A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s 20th birthday, when I saw one of his friends dressed in black skinny jeans and an oversize/baggy grey tee with a big black sequined bow on it. Ever since then I’ve been on a hunt for a grey baggy tee with a black bow and have come up short. Then suddenly, Miss Ruby gets new Wildfox Couture in and voilà, the search is over. Needless to say I snapped it up straight away, as did everyone else who laid eyes on it within 2 days of it arriving in store. I plan on teaming this cutie with my JBrand pitch leggings and some black Tony Bianco heels for an understated sexy look.

Wildfox Couture Black Bow V Neck T in Diamond

Hopefully, I won’t be spending any more money in the near future, as I need to start saving so I can shop in Melbourne in January and Japan in June/July. Although, I will have my eye out for a nicely cut black jacket, similar to ones in the last season of Karen Walker and a simple black skirt that’s appropriate for all occasions.

Hi, my name is Rosie and I’m a shop-a-holic.

Yes, I have come to terms with being a shop-a-holic. I cannot help it though! Working at Cubah/Miss Ruby doesn’t help either. There’s always something new in that’s super cute or something I’ve always liked that just when on sale for a really good deal, the cycle never ends.

This week I’ve been a very, very bad girl. I finally bought a pair of JBrand’s leggings (a.k.a. jeggings) and they are absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend anyone who likes skinny leg jeans to get a pair. Not only are they lighter than jeans, it’s a lot easier to move about and yet they’re heavier and thicker than your average legging which gives you more coverage and warmth (I guess) around the derrière region. I only bought them on Tuesday and I’ve worn them 5 times this week – that’s how great they are. I bought them in pitch colour, however, I intend to buy another pair in grey.

JBrand leggings - VERY comfortable

JBrand leggings - I have black and now I want a grey pair like these because they are so fantastic!

Aside from jeggings I got my Maurie & Eve dress off lay-by. I bought the Observation Dress in Folk Print. It’s very cute and I’ve included a picture for you all. The Letter Frock by camilla and marc was my other indulgence for this week. I lay-byed it from work. Very gorgeous and comfortable dress. I can’t wait to wear it in summer with a lovely pair of tan wedges.

Maurie and Eve, Observation Dress - Folk Print

My lovely father also bought me a new pair of Tony Bianco flats back from his trip to Melbourne. I always like having a pair of Tony Bianco’s tan or beige flats in case no shoes I own match an outfit or I don’t want to wear any of my other shoes. These are very gorgeous and similar to a pair of Pedro García skull ballet flats from either last year or the year before’s collection. Needless to say, I’ll be wearing these babies to death!

Tony Bianco skull ballet flats

Next on my buying agenda: True Religion white denim shorts and a camilla and marc sequined top. Two items that, when paired together, gives a hot look for a casual night out in the summer. Just add converse or cute sandals. I’m also chasing after a nice messenger bag, just like the one by Proenza Schouler.