Weekly Lust Have’s # 4

This week I hit up Katies. I have been seeing all the other bloggers advertising their clothing, which got me intrigued. I haven’t been to Katies for a very long time and all of a sudden the brand was popping up everywhere (even on my fb page)….I had to see what all the fuss was about. Guess what, I was quite surprised.

First up this cute summer dress, which is screaming 70’s (all the rage this season). I really like it, it’s a good length, colour and print. I would wear it with tan sandals or cute block heel (like the one from Witchery). It would be an easy to wear item for the summer months.

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Katies Shift Dress

I really like these cute cropped sateen print pants, (a few prints to choose from). A cropped pant works so well for summer, perfect for the office with a block heel and solid block coloured top. Like a pair of good tailored shorts, a pair of pants like these will look good for all occasions.

katies pants

Cropped Sateen Pant

Found this great batwing top, it’s cotton so very light weight and breathable – and it’s in one of my favourite colours…Coral. Team with some jeans, tan sandals and bag and you are ready to get out the door. An easy to wear top that I love.

katies batwing top

Batwing Top

Katies was quite a surprise, I liked quite a lot of the stock they had on display. The best thing was the reasonable, affordable price of all their clothes. Ill be heading back in the future.

What are you wearing; to work?

If your like me, you spend the majority of your time in office work clothes. Yes we wish we could dress like Olivia from Scandal or the models that grace our magazine in office attire, but in reality….with kids to organise, lunches to be made and morning routines to follow, we most probably aren’t looking like we want to. But we can! Dress to impress should be a daily motto.  If you wanted to be taken seriously dress the part. If you want to rise through the ranks, take notice to what the female management are wearing and follow suit.

Dress smart,  some perfect pieces for the office is tailored black pants, black heels, silk shirt. It doesn’t all have to be black and white. Throw some colour in by adding accessories, perhaps a statement necklace or coloured blazer. Just make sure you avoid anything item that shows off “too” much of anything and leave the six inch stiletto’s for the weekend.

Find some inspro below my stylers!

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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

Linen T-Shirt

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

Chambray Utility Pant

Loving the Striped Tee Dress

What a perfect item for your summer wardrobe. A basic light weight and easy to wear the Striped Tee Dress is another item we think you need to get. A striped tee dress is cute, comfy and flattering. Wear it your way!

  • To Work with a blazer or cute cardigan (for the office air con) and ballet flats and a statement necklace
  • To the beach with the trilby hat and havaianas
  • On the weekend or casually with a belt, scarf and cute sandals
  • possibilities are endless all with one item

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How are you wearing yours?