Faux Fur Finds with Zara W18

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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Ashleigh Eiffel Look 1-37

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Zara Faux Fur Coat; Brave + True Dress; Adorne Golden Ages Sequin Floral Clutch, Fishermans Hat; Pandora Black Vibrant Spirit Ring; Wittner Boots (similar style here).

 

For me, a good morning starts with steaming coffee and skimming over my instafeed, but a great morning involves a personal tour of the W18 collection at Zara Brisbane. What excites me about this collection is the eclectic mix of textures and fabrics; plaid, satin, silk and velvet, to name just a few. Invited to select some goodies from the new season range (no arm twisting needed), I choose an indulgent, yet practical piece that resolves a gap in my current wardrobe – that item being a faux fur coat.

Does one need one in this tropical Queensland climate you may ask? The answer is absolutely. Sure I have trenches, blazers, vests and the link to help me layer, but one thing I’ve longed for is a  faux fur coat to sling across my shoulders casually, or layer upon a cocktail outfit on a crisp night out.

I fell completely in love with the plush texture and snowy hue of this Combination Faux Fur Coat. Whilst some might find this piece a bit extra, I find it sophisticated and am reminded of the on-screen glamour of Lina Lamont (Singing In The Rain – for those of you that don’t quite understand the reference). This piece elevates a simple Wintery #ootd; comprised of a tweed mini dress, statement hat, sequinned clutch and my favourite suede boots.

Have you invested in a faux fur coat? I’de love to hear your styling tips, so leave me a comment below! x

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography

Modern Masterpiece: The Picasso Jacket

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Picasso Jacket

Picasso Jacket

Ashleigh Eiffel Look 2-22

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Brave + True Picasso Jacket, Granite Shirt, Bulletproof Skirt (available at Holiday Trading Co); Pandora Moments Sliding Leather Bracelet w/ Spiritual Dreamcatcher Charm,  Open Heart Necklace w/ Orange Tassel Hanging Charm & Spiritual Feather Necklace Pendant, Moments Double Leather Bracelet (worn as a necklace); Oroton Clutch (similar style here); Jo Mercer Ankle Boots (similar style here).

Masterpiece; precisely the word I used to describe this gorgeous suede floral jacket from my new found muse, Brave + True. This prized piece has been on constant rotation since arriving at TBS HQ, as it’s just so accessible with it’s earthy colour palette, bohemian charm and distinctly feminine floral print. Styling an entire Brave + True ensemble, I’m teaming this garment with a structured blouse and a buttery leather skirt in my favourite hue, blush pink.

This #ootd lends itself to any type of footwear, from cute brogues to a dainty heel, however, I’m keeping things casual (and chic) in a pair of Jo Mercer ankle boots (old faithfuls from a few seasons ago). These boots are perfectly suited to a morning wandering the grounds of a tropical hideaway.

A memorable mention, goes to Pandora who have released a Festival collection I am completely obsessed with. Featuring rich, tan leathers and trinkets depicting dream catchers alike, I’m totally indulging in this whimsical collection.

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography

Slaying The Jumpsuit + Blazer Combo w / Feather + Noise

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Jumpsuit + Blazer

Jumpsuit + Blazer

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Feather + Noise Felix Jumpsuit & Giselle Blazer; Adorne Fishermans Hat, Fur Ball Clasp Structured ClutchHoop EarringsDouble Layer Coin Charms Fine Necklace; Jo Mercer Wisteria Flats.

Ladies, it’s no secret that I love me a jumpsuit and I’ve been dreaming of styling up this Feather + Noise find since it hit the new arrivals online! No doubt it’s a strong, optical statement with it’s vertical stripe print and wide leg structure, but for me that just adds to it’s appeal, especially when teamed with the right accessories.

To transition this piece into the upcoming winter season, I’ve added a gorgeous blazer, also from Feather + Noise. I’m not sure which detail I love most; the double breasted ornate gold buttons or the structure seen in the shoulder pads. Either way this piece will be on constant rotation.

I’ve also added my very first pair of mules to my robe and the pearl details seen in this Jo Mercer style are simply divine. Not to mention, this shoe is a godsend for those girlbosses on the go.

Some final sass is seen through Adorne’s new accessories and girls, I’m O B S E S S E D! This is your one stop shop for any cuteness within the handbag, jewellery and headwear category.

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography

Zara #DearAustralia: Ft My Fav Staple

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Zara #DearAustralia

Zara #DearAustralia

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Zara Striped Dress With Bow, Wittner Floyd Sandals, Molten Store The Melancholy Earrings, Le Specs Fluxus Sunglasses.

I speak on behalf of all Australian women (assumedly) when I say that the Zara #DearAustralia movement was an absolute game changer (*insert praise emoji). Since it’s release, I’ve been shopping up a storm, but today I’m highlighting my pick of the mix, showcasing my favourite seasonal staple, the Striped Shirt Dress.

This garment has seen me through a variety of fashionable moments, helping me to sashay into the workplace and taking me from desk to dinner with the girls. What I love this piece is its relaxed form, cinched with a bow at the waist. Of course the puff sleeves, collared neckline and oversized buttons certainly add to it’s charm.

Team this frock with a pair of block heels for those dressier moments, or slip on a slide and head straight to brunch. In this case, it’s time for a quick coffee before heading back to the office.

Ladies, have you ventured onto the Zara app? What has caught your eye? Let me know if the comments!

Photography by Erin Smith Photography

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The Blonde Silhouette presents an inner fashion monologue by Ashleigh McCallum. A lover of whimsical colour, designer pieces and classic femininity.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

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