BLACK SAND

Posted on May 29th, 2013

Zimmermann Ladder bikini, Le Specs aviators, Kors Michael Kors sandals (similar pair from Topshop), Zara Skort

Although I did inject a little colour into my suitcase for this island getaway (can you blame me!?) you can bet that the majority didn't sway from my usual mono colour pallets. I almost feel its more important when travelling to do this as with a restricted wardrobe you almost need everything to go with everything else to get the most outfits as possible! Here are a few of my favourite mostly black ensembles which have saved my butt this last week or so. I also love that the black strapless swim top also turned into a black strapless bandeau bra more often than not. Essential!

LACES AND STRIPES

Posted on May 27th, 2013

Asos striped top, J Brand denim shorts, Windsor Smith heels

I’m spending my last few days in Bali soaking up us much vitamin D as possible, eating extravagantly and sleeping like there is no tomorrow before I head off to Hong Kong then home. I’ve had such an amazing time and feel so rested. The food has been such a highlight, I had no idea it was going to be this good. There are a dozen restaurants that are a MUST to try and with the exchange rate its been really affordable. Can't wait to come back!

And the outfit? I need to get more striped tops thats for sure as i'm wearing this one to death! And this black lace up style heel has been on my list ever since I got hold of my grey Zimmermann pair last year. I love any shoe that can make my legs look longer, and adding some extra detailing which takes a casual outfit to the next level is a bonus.

IN OTHER NEWS

Posted on May 26th, 2013

J Brand jeans, Asos boots, Asos tank, Asos blazer, MANIAMANIA necklace, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag.

In some other non Bali news (and shot pre-hair cut!) Asos asked me to style my go to AW look as part of their State of Fashion competition. My Autumn Winter day to day outfit is a pair of black skinny jeans and ankle boot with a slight heel, then I opted for a classic white tank and black blazer, no fuss.

You can upload a picture of yourself here showing your AW outfit to go into the running to win a $1000 ASOS wardrobe!

Photos by Rachel

BACKLIT

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

Line and Dot low back jumpsuit

Planning for Bali I found myself in the jumpsuit section of Shopbop and to my delight I found Marg's floral jumpsuit in black! I remember Marg wearing it last september in New York and fell in love with its simplistic V neck front and low back detailing. At a price I couldn't refuse I quickly added to cart and so it seems a lot of others, as its nearly sold out. It can be difficult finding a low back number that doesn't fall into the category of showing too much skin or otherwise the annoyance of it being the perfect holiday ensemble but completely inappropriate once returning to the 'real world'.

I'm also drawn to this Tibi strappy dress, but probably would organise the criss cross straps a bit different as that lace up look kind of weirds me out... I think its a 90's thing? I simply can't deal!

Fernandez

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Lisa Marie Fernandez khaki bikini, Karen Walker Anytime sunglasses, Invisible Zinc, Sambag sandals

Currently hanging about in the villa preparing to do a day trip down to Uluwatu on the southern part of the Island. Essential packing includes my Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini which I can not recommend more, its just really flattering! I have only packed two bikinis, this one and another black one from Zimmermann. Both are perfect for tanning... which is definitely high on the agenda!