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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Mint Green Equipment

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I’ve been dying for an Equipment top for ages and have also been obsessing about finding a lovely mint something. So when I saw this gorgeous mint sleeveless button-up on Shopbop, I knew I had to have it.

Now I knew it’d be long on me, however it turns out it’s actually a relatively modest mini-dress on me – damn my vertically challenged-ness. It’s also slightly too wide despite being an extra-small.

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Regardless I love it and am currently thinking of the most useful way to alter it. I’m thinking an inch off either side seam and possibly 2-3 off the hem. At first I may just alter the width however, and see if I use it as a dress or even a jacket. I have a feeling though I will take it up so I can wear it with my silk shorts. We’ll see what happens and I’ll update you all when I make a decision.

Lesson: don’t buy something unless you’re like me and happy to alter it. I have a good dressmaker and figure if I like something I will find a way to make it work. Others may find this too much hassle, which is perfectly fine, but pick your purchases wisely!

Finders Keepers lace playsuit

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So yesterday it was my 21st birthday, however since I had my actual party 5 days earlier I used a 21st gift voucher to buy an outfit for dinner. This lovely lace playsuit was from Jaxx (aka cargonirvana.com) and cost me $110. Bargain!

Super comfy, super chic and looks great on, my only issue is how short it is when sitting. The dress pairs fantastically with a strong red lipstick, pumps and gold jewellery. In a way it reminds me of something Lover would do.

I’m loving this look and will definitely be wearing it again soon!

Parker Combo Dress

God I love this dress. I really do. Unfortunately when I first saw it I couldn’t afford it due to a lack of work shifts and it’s been selling out everywhere online since. At the time I also I already had a 21st dress too! Shame. This would be a great dress to throw on while you’re running out the door to dinner with friends. Only earrings and some cocktail rings are needed to jazz it up. Plus it would look great with either flats or heels. Damn my lack of funds! Fashion girl/first world problems, anyone?

Parker Combo Dress

Double Breast-Pocket Shirts

Kim Kardashian in Equipment Signature Blouse

What fashion-savvy girl isn’t obsessed with Equipment‘s signature blouse right now? One of the hottest basics on the market at the moment, the Equipment shirt is your typical double breast pocket button-up in the most magical silk ever. Okay, yes, that sounded quite lame; but they do feel amazing on.

Equipment Signature Blouse

I have a sneaking suspicion that the double pocket shirt looks good on all girls whether you are blessed with DDs or AA size boobs. Fortunate, huh? Especially when you consider that for some girl, finding a nice button-up can be difficult.

Eva Longoria in Equipment Signature Blouse

If you can’t afford to pull out AUD$200+ for an Equipment shirt, there are plenty of alternatives. My favourite is from Forever New. Now they’re slightly different in a way, but they still look fabulous and they come in an arab of colours. I own fuchsia, leopard print and cream. For less than $70 a pop they’re a total bargain! A white button up is essential for everyone (girls and boys) wardrobe, while fuchsia is a super fun colour to wear and will always turn a few heads. Leopard I simply had to get because of an Olivia Palermo outfit which I adore. I just need to find a similar skirt now.

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So what are you waiting for? This style of shirt matchs nearly everything and everyone! Roll the sleeves up, tuck the front it, belt it – you name it, you rock it. So hurry up and go grab yourself one!

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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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