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.

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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.

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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.

Weekly Lust Have’s #3

Ladies this weeks lust haves are late due to the long weekend, neither of us had time to get into a CR store either so we have been searching online. We love Country Road – their clothes are always made well, the quality is always excellent and they stand the test of time.

I found this cute Cape shoulder top, which comes in white. I am loving it, I could wear it to either work or play. This spring / summer a lot of tops are going to be with a cape shoulder or have shoulder cut outs, which adds a little something different. I am also loving that this top almost billows out and isn’t snug. It maybe worth a store visit.

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Cape Shoulder Top

Next item I am eyeing is a pair of  Culottes –  in classic black these culottes have serious style mileage. Simplicity is the key when it comes to dressing these the trouser-skirt hybrid. The culotte is defintly cementing itself as the must-have piece for spring/summer. If your not use to wearing these it is best to strike a balance, wearing a heel helps to lengthen your look and balance out the large, billowy leg opening.

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Knit Culotte

And lastly who doesn’t love a tailored short for summer. A black short can smarten up any day time look, it’s a polished chic look.  CR say “Clean and tailored, this high-waisted short will prove a versatile piece in your spring wardrobe. Pair it with a drapey silk shirt and dressy sandal on the weekend”. We are all on the same page with these babies. If you were to grab one item it should be the tailored short.

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Tailored Short

This weeks lust have’s  –  we would love to know your favourite?

Weekly Lust Have’s # 2

This week we were scouring the racks at Seed Heritage and found some absolute beauties. We have nailed it down to our top three.

Cocoon Frill Dress – totally loving this dress, it is very cute and being black you will can and will wear it for all occasions. This dress will look like perfection with some strappy heels for an cocktail event, but will also look super cute with some flat lace up sandals on a nice warm night. Just add a cute clutch, some earrings a cuff  – and your off.

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Cocoon Dress

Our next pick is also another dress, this one is a lot more casual but this dress will get a lot of wear over the summer months. The lace up striped dress has a tie up front detail to add a little something extra.The tee shirt dress is on our wardrobe staple list meaning it is a “must have” for all. This style of dress is easy to wear and perfect for the beach, casual weekend running around and catch up’s. Wear it with sandals or a pair of havaianas, place a fedora on your head and your ready.

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Lace up striped dress

Next up we chose the Denim Cap – as I need a new one. I was after a leather cap, but came across this one and thought it would be much more practical and would go with more. It will be easy to sun smart and safe with this little beauty.

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Denim Cap

What do you guy think of this weeks list? Check back next week to see what we have found. xx

Weekly Lust Have’s

We thought we would introduce a new weekly post, which is all about items we are lusting over from some of our favorite stores.

This week we went into one of our all time favorites, Witchery. It is seriously my go to store, it doesn’t matter what I need or for what occasion I need something…. (or no occasion at all) this is the store where Ill find what I am looking for and is always the first store I go to.

First up is the mid tan heel – this shoe is so cute. It is going to be seen everywhere, all the stores have a similar version. I love this one as the strap in singular, as I am not a fan of cross straps and the shoe is suede.  The heel height is perfect for spring / summer, it is stylish and comfortable for day or night. Team with jeans and cute white blouse and you will just scream summer!

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Alva Block Heel

Next up is the cute little white gathered top – Witchery are stating “Loaded with versatility but equally decorative, the Gathered Top will easily take you from the boardroom to bar. The sleek design is rendered with a deep v-front and elasticised waistband with frill details for an ultimately feminine finish“. I am totally agreeing with that, this top is so cute and we think that the semi peplum look adds / or hides any tummy issues you maybe having.

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Gathered Top

Lastly we are loving the cute crossbody bag. I have my eye on the Chanel Wallet on a Chain (which is just a tad out of my price range) so I have been trying to find something that I would be happy to wear, which looks classy and is functional. With its tan and natural finish this bag is perfect for all outfit colour combos palettes and occasions.This cute little bag ticks all my boxes.

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Baylee Crossbody Bag

These 3 items should start getting you a little more excited about the future summer days and nights that are slowly making their way too us. Check back next week to see what we are lusting over! xx

Vacation Time…..

It seems everyone is writing posts about what they are packing on their trips away….well I am going to jump on board! I am heading off to Italy next week for 3 beautiful glorious weeks. I’ll be in my families village for my cousins wedding, which is south of Rome right near Naples, then heading back to Rome and onto Nice. My suitcase needs to be filled with easy, casual summer clothes that can take me from the beach, to the shops then off to dinner.

We have previously touched on capsules wardrobes, well I am going to need a capsule suitcase. Where else would I find all the right ideas and inspiration needed for this task, but Pinterest. I have been scrolling through and pinning like a crazy women, but have found all the inspro I required.

First thing I had to decide was a colour scheme, I have chosen a colour palette of – Black, white, Navy & Grey – and then throwing in shoes, bags & accessories to change up the outfit looks. Everything that I pack has to be able to be worn together (mix & match), and by keeping to a pretty neutral colour scheme Ill be able to achieve this. I am hoping to pack as little as possible, because we all know you have to have a little shop when on holidays! Cant wait to show you all what I am packing….

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Accessories, accessories, accessories

Who doesn’t love a little bling. An easy way to change up an outfit or make it pop is to add accessories. From statement necklaces, scarfs, hats  and even shoes – they all create a new look in their own way.

By throwing on a scarf, you can add an extra layer of color and texture to any outfit. And the good news is that they aren’t just for winter these days. You can experiment with different colours, patterns & lengths.  The best bit,  there is a hundred clips and blog posts out that show you all the different ways they can be worn.

Statement jewellery can include necklaces, earrings and bracelets. By using statement pieces you can take the attention away from specific areas of your body. Just one statement piece can transform an simple outfit and make it pop. We all love statement pieces from the likes of Mimco, Witchery and Colette Hayman, but did you know about a little south aussie brand Blush & Co. These pieces are to die for and hand made with love.

Hats are becoming very popular, from leather baseball caps, straw cowboy influenced hats, floppy  felt hats and fedoras. They are seen every where these days and not only in summer. Wearing a hat adds another layering piece which can keep extra warm in the cooler months.  Choosing a hat and style that is right for you and your outfit is important. Belts are another way to change up an outfit.

By adding a belt and accentuating the waist you change the whole shape of outfit. Belts over dresses, shirts, cardigans all define the waist and show off curves and even create some. Belts come in a range a sizes, thickness, colours and textures these days, they are another inexpensive way to change your outfit up.

Shoes are in a world of their own. Basically anything goes with shoe colour, pattern and texture these days. Using shoes to transform your outfit can take it to a whole new level of chic, glamorous and sophistication. Definitely invest in a fun colour or printed pair of heels to add spark to a simple yet chic outfit. Take some inspro from below. xx

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It’s Black, It’s White

We are jumping for joy at Daily Style HQ, black and white block colouring is making its way back this winter. At the start of every season, mainly Autumn and Winter all the designers and fashion magazines tell us all about the new colours that we must be wearing this season, trying to push black and white to the back of our wardobes. This season it started with grey, all fifty shades of it, then mulberry, next came along camel hues. Now you will start seeing block black and white hitting the shelves again.

These two colours are not only the base of our wardrobes, but basically 90% of our clothing is either black or white, if not black and white striped (we love stripes). Black and white is the most true and tried colour combination, it is simple, crisp, polished and very chic.

What do you think of this classic colour combo? Check out these great peices from Witchery and more style inspro below.

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Bold Stripe Wrap Dress

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Colour Block Tee

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Striped Flute Skirt

More inspro below

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(All images are sourced via Pinterest)

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