A WEEK IN RESORT WEAR: CROCHET COVER UP

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

Cleobella cover up, Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini (similar), Matiko sandals, ray-ban sunglasses*

A crochet coverup, or any variety of cover ups is one of my top necessities for an island getaway. When you feel covered enough to walk into a few shops or get some lunch straight after a swim is one of the carefree elements a holiday should entail. A simple pair of flats is also crucial. I've basically worn these ones everyday since I got here.

These pictures were taken on the beach at Rayavadee, one of the most breathtaking locations I have ever been lucky enough to stay at. Our villas were hidden away by palms and surrounded by mountainous terrain, you can literally lie in the pool and look up to see green covered peaks. Definitely one to come back to if I have the opportunity again.

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A WEEK IN RESORT WEAR: DENIM SHORTS

Posted on July 21st, 2014

This week as I’ve been travelling around Thailand I thought it would be fitting to focus on outfits for a week in resort wear. Lets face it, holiday wear usually isn’t your everyday wear, especially when you’re in a climate that is different to home.
This is also going to touch on the different pieces I think of when packing for a trip so you don't get caught out on not having the right clothing for that boat trip or nice dinner.

Today its all the importance of packing a pair of your favourite denim shorts. This time I’m dressing them up with a black top I make-shifted from a dress I packed, but just as easily can be worn with a cotton singlet if you’re off on a walk around the island.

I’m also teaming up with the charity foundation Jeans for Genes day, an organisation that raises funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders. So wherever you are on August 1 (national Genes for Jeans day), whether its on an remote island or at work, wear your jeans and donate to help give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

You can donate to the Jeans for Genes foundation here.

Wearing: J Brand denim shorts, Va Va dress as top, Matiko sandals, Ray-ban aviators

BODY BALM

Posted on July 19th, 2014

Topshop dress, Mikoh bikini, Grown alchemist body cream*

One of the perks of a tropical holiday is getting that holiday glow. I'm not talking the red lobster kind, but the dewy sun kissed, i've just had the most relaxing time glow, from enjoying new adventures with beautiful people.

Keeping your skin moisturised when travelling is key. I also like to get a faux tan before I head off, as going from winter to summer bikinis can be a little too daunting! It also make you feel comfortable with not laying out in the sun all day to prove to your friends at home that you actually did go on that amazing vacation. To extend the length of your tan, moisturing your skin is crucial. You don't want be the one with a patchy tan! I've been using Grown Alchemist body cream, one of my favourite skin care brands, which is currently having a 25% off sale all weekend.

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HOLIDAY PLAY

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Topshop playsuit, Chambray shirt, lace bra, Sunglasses and Sandals*

Day one of my week away in Thailand and loving the warm contrast to chilly Sydney weather. Nothing like escaping in the middle of winter to a tropical destination!

A few goodies from Topshop are always a good idea when planning a trip away. I particularly like this cute little playsuit. Very ideal for holiday adventures!

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MULING IT OVER

Posted on July 16th, 2014

What are your thoughts on mules? I was having a conversation about them the other day, as at first I wasn't really keen, but now as I see them being worn and in a whole outfit I 'get it'. Its all about education. How do I wear them? What do I wear them with? Will this look good?

Personally I think wearing them with pants is the key, and definitely the open toe variety.

Isabel Marant knit (affordable option here and here), Joseph trousers (affordable options here and here), Miu Miu muels (affordable options here, here, and here), Marie Turner clutch (similar here and here), Ray-Ban club master sunglasses, Saint Laurent studded gold cuff

LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Witchery trench, T by Alexander Wang long-sleeved top, Kahlo leather skirt, Givenchy bag, Ray-Ban aviators

Long time lover of Ausse label Kahlo, this season they've created the most luxurious leather pencil skirt that fits like a glove. I'm definitely not doing it justice in these images, which means i'll just have to re-style it again, hopefully when it gets a little warmer!

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LONG SLEEVED TOP Rag and Bone, Asos, Vince, Topshop, Isabel Marant, 3 dots

LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT Joseph, Alexander Wang, Blanknyc (faux), MLM, River Island

BLACK DRESS, WHITE NAILS

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Witchery coat, Asos black dress, Isabel Marant heels, Ray-ban original aviators, OPI nail polish in Alpine Snow

Here's a conundrum, do you own a black dress you can wear during the day? Its one of the most simple items that we should all own, but I'm going to take a guess 50% of your don't. You may have a black dress for night perhaps, as thats a staple in itself, but do you also have a reliable little black dress you can through on at the last minute before leaving that house in the morning?
If not, it'll be one of your most unregrettable purchases to date!

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BLACK COAT

Burberry Brit, Nasty Gal, Stella McCartney, Topshop, ASOS

ABOVE THE KNEE BLACK DAY DRESS

Topshop, Nasty Gal, Nili Lotan, RedValentino , T By Alexander Wang

STRAPPY HEELS

AQUAZZURA, Shoe Cult, Sam Edelman, Michael Kors