I can’t quite decide whether I like the weather this week – going to sleep to the rain is nice, but unintentional frizzy hair is definitely not. I’m in the country at the moment, and at least we have a bit of sunshine down here. And apologies for the late post this week, I have been extremely busy, and have finally managed to escape for the long weekend, but I tried to make this post slightly longer for you. Also, welcome to June!
So I have started going back to the markets more often, as there has been a break in schoolwork recently, and I did not realise how much I missed them. A kind of breath of fresh air, I always manage to find something, and this week I was particularly pleased with my haul.
Usually, I try and pair one statement clothing item with some blander options that surround it, which creates a sort of colour/shape theme, but this week I threw all of these items together and crossed my fingers (which I guess kind of worked…?). The red blazer is the star this week, coming in at a grand total of $3. I have actually been looking for a big statement jacket or top, and I was wrapped to find this on the rack of a market stall. What’s more, blazers have been my absolute favourite as of late, so that just adds to the my excitement. I actually came to the markets this week to find some slides, and I know I am very late to jump onto the trend, but they are kind of an essential in ones’ everyday wardrobe.
And finally, my dear old skirt. As much as I iron this one, it ceases to un-crease. Nevertheless, it never fails to flatter, and linen is one of my favourite materials for clothing, as it tends to have a really nice structure if it’s made well. I have actually been seeing wrap skirts and dresses around so much recently, and I will talk more about them down below.
Incorporating red into my wardrobe was something that I wanted to do during winter, even before I bought this red jacket, and so I think, especially if it is quite a vibrant colour, that basing your outfit on it can make it really pop. All white with a splash of red is always a classic, and Imogen and I have both been really obsessing over colour blocking (here is a link to a guide on colour blocking), so using colours both complementary and contrasting can look awesome. All in all, red is my new favourite colour and I think it should be yours too.
Top || Homemade
Jacket || Thrifted (no brand)
Skirt || Thrifted (Nice Martin but not too sure if it is still in stock)
Shoes || Thrifted
Earrings || House Of Cards
This is a fashion blog, so I’m not sure what a recipe is doing on here, but there is a lemon tree here and so we have been making lemon everything, starting with this gorgeous lemon cake. Here is a recipe similar to the one I used (mine was from a cookbook).
I felt like my new bag needed a formal introduction because I have just fallen in love with it. It’s from this brand called real_escape (@osceasellar on IG), and now I don’t know how I can live without it. I really love boxy bags, as they are kinda quirky, and these colours are stunning. The rope straps are super cool because they add this texture that is quite rustic, and balances the sleekness of the leather, which is something that I always go for. It’s really simple, but I literally wear this everywhere.
After scouting out some new options for more variety on here, I have decided that every week I will do a ‘weekly finds’ section, where I pretty much just list websites, brands, photos, music etc. that I have found that week, which I think you might enjoy. So for the first week let’s see how this goes!
- Wrap dresses/tops/skirts – my friend and I have been obsessing over the simplicity of these, in particular those from Realisation Par and Sir The Label.
- This bag from Cult Gaia – it’s on my wishlist, and once I manage to find a job, I am spending all my hard earned $$$ on this because I am in love. Sort of like a wicker basket bag, but not quite, this style has had a comeback this year, and I’ve seen a lot around similar to this, which I am all for.
- Candid Amy Winehouse photos – listening to her Back to Black record at a friend’s house, I came across these photos from Dazed and Confused magazine, which I found super cute.
- Paloma Wool everything – stumbling across this brand on one of my deep instagram stalks was somewhat of a revelation. Again with the linen-y style, all the clothes are really earthy-toned, and the Anubis jacket that I linked to is absolutely stunning, so I am also going to save up for this (after saving up for the 10 million other things on my list).
- CocoRosie – my friend Kiki was telling me about this band, and although their style isn’t for most people, there is something about the song ‘Butterscotch’ that I really like.
I hope you enjoyed this slightly longer post, and I’ll talk soon!