Our Favourite Tran Seasonal Piece

The sleeveless cape is going to be / will be a staple as part of the trans seasonal change. It is a go to piece for many right now, including us and we will continue to see them everywhere heading into spring. We love how this one item can completely change the look of an outfit. The sleeveless coat is chic, bold, eye catching and ever so versatile. With so many varieties in style and colour there is bound to be one that suits us all…or you could purchase a couple in different colours – to meet all your needs.

  • Wear the coat over a long sleeve, with jeans and heels for a real chic look.
  • Wear it over a white crisp shirt for the workplace
  • Add a waist cinching belt, to add or show off some curves
  • In summer wear it over a singlet top to show off your killer looking arms

Ideas are endless for this – our favourite trans seasonal piece…..take a look below for more inspro.

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Being a sports mum

Is hard work! Both my boys play sport and we have training on most week nights and then games on the weekend. I am constantly on the hunt for easy,casual, comfortable but stylish clothes and outfits to wear. I love plain t-shirts, jeans, sneakers or flats and a cardi – this usually works well and is easy enough to change the look of with a different scarf, cardigan or another accessory. I have been eyeing off some harem pants from Seed, but not sure if I am ready to give them a go. Come winter cold raining mornings…..ill be honest – i do just wear track pants, a jacket and sneakers….some mornings are just too hard. I would love to hear about what you guys wear for all the kids extra curriculum activities.

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(images sourced from pinterest)

Our Camping Must Haves

We just got back from our annual week of glamping at the perfect spot of Port Elliot on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The weather in this neck of the woods is always hit & miss, this year definitely a miss. The day we left it was 40 degrees, but by nightfall that had all changed, hence the list of our clothing “must haves” was created, to make sure all basis were and are covered for future glamping trips.

We have the summer tee dress – this can be worn around on a warm day and is just an easy piece. Rolled up takes up no room at all which is a bonus.

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Kaftan – to wear down on the beach over the bathers, especially if your not one confident enough to flaunt it. I live in one of these over the summer on the beach with the kids. I feel comfortable as it is still covering me up but still letting me feel like I’m beach worthy.

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Jeans – these should be the first item thrown in the bag. Wear with a tee and thongs or a jumper and sneakers if its colder. What really needs to be said, they speak for themselves.

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Shorts – another item which you can’t not take, can’t live without them.

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Chambray Shirt – wear it over the dress or with the shorts when it starts to get cooler, wear it under the cardigan that you will also be packing for when the cold spell hits. This is a layering item and will become required at some stage of your trip, so just pack it!

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Off course your bag also consists of the cardigan, track pants, bathers, t-shirts, sneakers, thongs and your pyjamas. Making sure all items are within the same colour palette helps mixing & matching. I like to take either black, white & grey palette or a Navy, white & grey palette, then throwing on a bright scarf or necklace for a pop of colour.  Is there anything else you think we may have missed or that you like to take?

Summer Dressing with Shorts

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, that I am more of a shorts person that a dress type of gal, even though I have purchased two dresses in the past month…(shh don’t tell Scott). Shorts for me work better with my lifestyle and body shape. I have two sports obsessed boys who I am either playing some one on one basketball with or kicking the footy – shorts work better for both.

Lets move out of those pants this summer and shine some sun onto those legs. Though take some points into consideration;

Make sure the shorts your wearing or buying are right for your body shape.

  • Consider your height, longer shorts create the impression of shorter legs, while shorter shorts lengthen the leg, giving the impression of height.
  • Look for shorts that have clean, straight lines. The large pockets on cargo pockets tend to draw attention to your hips and thighs. Instead, opt for shorts in fun bright colours, or a print. Dark-coloured shorts are also slimming and can look both casual and sophisticated paired with the right shoes.
  • Nothing but your legs should be sticking out from the bottom of your shorts. This goes for the pockets of jean shorts, underwear, and anything else your shorts cover. Once you’ve hit the big 3-0, cut back on embellishments and short short hemlines. Look to structured lines to polish your look. In your 40s+ Reach for longer lengths and tailored detailing for a chic sophisticated look.

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My Summer Wardrobe Buys…

We have finally hit summer, which means showing more skin, longer days, bbq dinners and glasses of white wine or Alicante. What do we need to get through this perfect time of year; dresses, short sleeve tops, shorts, skirts, sandals. I have bought a few items for my wardrobe already including these items below – but do have a couple of other items I have my eyes on….

I bought this dress mainly as a dress to wear to work on those hot days – it can also now be bought in a light blue colour. I really love it, dressed with a wedged sandal  / heel and a coloured necklace it will be perfect for work. Ill also wear it more casually on the weekend with a flat sandal and can be worn with heels if I was wanting to dress it up for a night out.

http://www.witchery.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/dresses/60173708/Pocket-Front-Dress.html

I bought this dress as another work dress (yes its black again) – but I love the shirt dress. This one has the longer back hem line and sits beautifully. And this one is a little dresser than the other, I am really looking forward to wearing this one out with heels – just haven’t decided what statement necklace to wear with it.

http://www.witchery.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/dresses/60175427/Sheer-Solid-Dress.html

I had wanted the Chambray utility pant from Country Road for quite some time, so I finally bought them with the spend and save offer they have had on. Mainly for the weekend, on those cooler nights. Though I have seen the chambray pant being rocked with a pair of heels….not sure if ill get there. If you have wanted a pair yourself, these are the ones to get as with all Country Road items there quality is at its best. During the spend and save I purchased a couple of the Country Road Linen tees – these are the best quality ones I have ever purchased, usually the linen tees over stretches and becomes loose around neck, but the County Road ones are perfect – do not buy any others except these and they come in a huge range of colours.

http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/t-shirts-and-tops/linen-t-shirt-60171611

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http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/woman/clothing/pants/chambray-utility-pant-60169352

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The White Blazer

There’s no easier way to transition your wardrobe for spring and summer than with the white blazer. It is currently at the top of my “must have” list.  I am feeling like white is the new black this season.

You need this piece in your wardrobes now! It is perfect for those cool mornings and evenings.   It can also easily take you from work to a night out and casually for the weekend…..and that’s just the beginning. The white blazer – this just might be one of the easiest looks to wear for the season. It’s super chic, fresh and unexpected. The great thing about this wardrobe staple is that it can be easily worn by all without any fuss.

Wear your new white blazer with a grey or graphic print tee, teamed with jeans. All black then add the statement white blazer. Chambray, double denim and the white blazer. Jeans and heels with the white blazer.  It is not a boring piece, it will become your “go to” over the next few months, you just have to get use to it and be creative. These should get you going.

Have Fun Now! xx

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