Them Boots Were Made For…

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I’ve been strutting around Brisbane in a little pair of booties and my tootsies have never been so toasty, roasty warm. Ankle boots are a wardrobe staple, a necessity for winter and if you haven’t dipped your toes in a pair yet, then start by checking out my little Shopbop edit. Style them up with a comfy knit dress and a trench, or pair them down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a bomber jacket. Did I mention these styles are under $250?

Autumn’s Staple: That Caramel Vest

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French Connection Utility Dress, Seduce Kick Drum Vest, Jo Mercer Alona Croc Boots, Le Specs Flashy Shades.

We experienced our first of the chilly temps in Brisbane late last week, and I for one couldn’t be more excited! To celebrate, I’m bringing out the layers, starting with the must have item of the season: a Caramel Vest. Worn oh so casually with a pair of boyfriend jeans, or effortlessly thrown over a tunic, I’m ready to reveal my little tips and tricks to styling this staple, featuring new season Seduce.

1. Nothing contrasts against this colour, like a clean black canvas. Such a rich, pigmented colour should only be emphasised by a strong base colour – that’s why I turn to classic black.

2. Booties are always a great choice. No Autumn outfit is complete without a cheeky pair of ankle boots, so keep a peeper out for a versatile pair, like these black, block heeled babies.

3. Ties are optional. What I love about this particular vest is the optional tie, which completely changes the look of this piece. Wear open for a relaxed, casual vibe, or create a loose bow for a more polished, refined look.

4. Explore length. A 3/4 vest is a great way to explore different lengths, and emphasis clean lines. I find a shorter hemline helps to create the look of longer pins, which is a definite advantage for this 5 ft 2 fashionista.

I would love to hear how you would style this little number in the comments below! I’de also love for you to subscribe (via the menu) to my fortnightly style guide, for little tips and tricks, industry trends and sneaky previews to future posts! You know you want to…


Photography by Erin Smith Photography

How To Look Fierce For Less Than $250

How To Look Fierce For Less Than $250

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Portmans Denim Skirt (available at DFO Brisbane), Cue Top (available at DFO Brisbane), Sam Edelman Arizona Fringe Booties, Michael Kors Watch (similar style here), Swarovski Ring (similar style here), Oroton Handbag (similar style here).

As a girl that loves items of high quality, luxe fabrics and local Australian Designers, it’s not often I find myself using the word ‘bargain’. So imagine my excitement when I found all three at DFO Brisbane for a fraction of the price – $215 to be exact.

So what was it that caught my eye and my credit card details? After scouring the sale racks at Portmans, I came across this stylish black denim midi skirt which offers versatility to my AW wardrobe. But the best part? This little baby only set me back $45! Did I nab a bargain, or did I nab a bargain?

As for the top, it’s a new season Cue so it’s definitely not in the same price range, but with Cue your paying for beautiful quality and a proudly Australian owned label, so it’s definitely an investment. Plus that colour totally lends itself to a sultry plum or warm nude pout, which is the most coveted beauty trend of the AW16 season.

So Brisbane fashionista’s, if you haven’t made the trip out to DFO Brisbane, I definitely recommend you do so. Also, make sure you are keeping an eagle eye on the Instagram of @dfobrisbane, as they will be launching an exciting little competition very soon!


Photography by Erin Smith Photography 

Show Your Pout Who’s Boss: 5 Lipsticks You NEED!

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang! Pout your way into the AW season by adding these fierce and fem colours to your beauty routine, with the Napoleon Perdis Lipstick Range.

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For the perfect pink-tan: Love her or hate her, Kylie Jenner has been slayin’ the pink-tan pout for a while now, and moving into the AW season you’ll never find a better everyday neutral. I adore the lush matte finish and long lasting wear of Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in Lauren.

For the perfect beige-cream: Proving that bare doesn’t have to be boring, a creamsical lip creates a fresh, natural statement, teamed beautifully with a bronzed glow or a dramatic smokey eye. The Napoleon Perdis Divine Goddess Lipstick in Gamelia has a beautiful satin finish and hydrating formula that will keep your lips supple, plump and oh so kissable.

For the perfect rose-pink: A dusty rose is a darling choice for those that love a glam, girly pout. Best teamed with a flushed cheek and wispy lashes, a rose-pink lip creates a youthful and feminine statement. If you haven’t already added the Napoleon Perdis Goddess Lipstick in Nymphe to your shopping cart, then you best do so now so that it arrives in time for Saturday brunch with the girls.

For the perfect blush-nude: Soft, subtle and sophisticated, a blush nude lipstick features a balanced combination of rose, nude and creamy tones. This hue is particularly flattering on fairer complexions, and is best teamed with a dynamic rose gold shimmer on the eyes. I love Napoleon Perdis Goddess Lipstick in Athena.

For the perfect pink lacquer: If you love delicious summery colours, and emphasising your natural beauty, then a pink lip lacquer is the perfect addition to your makeup stash. The Napoleon Perdis Silk Road Lip Rogue in Pink Empress features a highly pigmented hue and a luxe, shiny finish, perfect for a night out with the gals!

What’s your favourite out of these five? Are you more of a classic neutral, or a pop of pink lip kind of gal? I’de love to hear your signature pout in the comments below!