Wednesday, November 26, 2014

THE MAXI DRESS EDIT

Maxi (long) dresses are perfect for all occasions and are super easy to wear. I believe they also add a touch of glam to your day. There is something about a maxi that makes you feel G L A M O R O U S. I look to purchase a new Maxi dress every year, Maxi dresses just seem to make you feel super comfortable as they hang perfectly over your silhouette.

Luxe to Less -








Witchery Bead Trim Maxi $129.95 // * Wish Aligned Maxi  $100.00 // Seed Heritage Cross Back Maxi $79.95 // Birdsnest Hatley Stripe Maxi $100.00 // French Connection Stripe Dress $15.96 (only large sizes left) 




A few tips when shopping and styling a Maxi dress

1. Make sure you try them on and fit you well if they have a fitted bodice make sure everything is sitting comfortably.

2. Check the length is not too long, if so you can take to your dressmaker to alter to just skim below the ankle. Alternatively you can knot the hem which brings the hemline higher. More great tips from Fox in Flats here.

3. Some maxis can also be super low cut and if you are not comfortable with how much cleavage is showing add a similar colour cami or a strapless bandeau/top underneath to give the coverage you feel comfortable with.

4. Wear them with a strappy sandal or wedge to keep the light airy feel when wearing a maxi dress.

5. If the dress is too flowy for you cinch in the waist with a skinny belt.



Are you a maxi dress lover?  

Where did you find your perfect maxi dress?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GIFT GUIDE FOR YOUR GIRLFRIEND

My good friend and I buy a special gift for each other every Christmas. Over the last 2 years I have given a book that I have enjoyed previously. We are very similar and like a lot of the same things. We are both born in May and our birthdays are two days apart. So today I am featuring a little gift guide for a girlfriend.


This selection are from my personal favourites. I am sure there is something to delight you all from a scented candle (illustrated by Kerrie Hess) to fine jewellery from UberKate. 

7 STEPS TO CENTRE YOURSELF WHEN FEELING OVERWHELMED

Monday morning I woke up at 5am feeling quite overwhelmed with certain situations in my life. I woke up thinking of certain issues that were upsetting me and whereI am heading and where I want to be. Little things escalated as I hit rock bottom and I was struggling to keep my emotions in check. There were tears and gut wrenching sadness. This happens from time to time as I have let my thoughts go and then all of a sudden WHAM! they hit me like a tonne of bricks. By the end of the day I am feeling better and this is how I pull myself through.




Monday, November 24, 2014

THE PARTY SEASON STYLE EDIT

The holiday season is near and so are the end of year celebrations. I would love if you could join me here as I take you through different styling by taking colour off the 2015 runways to inspire  your styling for the party season. Here is a simple and chic style with and angled pencil skirt and top. I am just loving the floral print adding a pop of blue with the clutch to enhance the colours in the outfit. Keeping makeup natural with a nude lip and pink cheek stain.


         Image Chloe Resort 2015 

Floral Top $89.95 and Skirt from Bardot // Nude Lip from Maybelline $16.99 // 

Cheek Stain from Benefit $30.00 // Clutch $24.99 and Shoes $139.95 from Nine West 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SUNDAY SHOPPING EDIT || GORMAN

Head on over to the Gorman boutique for pops of colour, texture and print all perfectly balanced for easy summer days. I am currently coveting so many pieces especially these stunning dresses. I just love a good dress fro summer , so easy to pop an add a few accessories, wedges or sandals and you are set for the day.


 Shirt Dress $199.00 //  Luau Dress $299.00 //  Sea spray Silk Dress $329.00 // Dot Dress $249.00

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