The Summer uniform

by jamie-lee on October 30, 2014, 3 comments

acne studios bliss t shirt nobody boy shorts le specs celine cabas tote
acne studios bliss t shirt nobody boy shorts le specs celine cabas tote
schutz heels fidji sandals

Acne Studios ‘bliss’ t-shirt, Nobody denim shorts, Le Specs sunglasses, Celine cabas tote, Schutz fidji heels

It’s not really summer yet, although you wouldn’t know it given that I’ve been down at the beach the last three weekends (and even gone beyond just dipping my feet in the water!). Every weekend has seen me wearing the same thing; a crisp white tee and a pair of high waisted shorts – an easy summer uniform of sorts.

I’m already at odds as to what I’ll be wearing once the weather heats up more than it already has, because lets face it, I’m not really much of a ‘midriff’ kinda girl. I am however taking a small cue from Leandra Medine, dressing up my denim cut offs with a pair of brightly coloured heels and an oversized blazer.

With the sun shining almost all weekend long every weekend this month so far, Luke and I have struggled to find a reason to leave the confines of Bondi, instead sticking to our favourite brunch and coffee spots. And if there’s one thing I love about Bondi – aside from that beautiful coastline – it’s the food.

We may still have one more day left in the working week, but that being said, I already know what is on the agenda this weekend; nothing but beaches, gelato, and breakfast so good you can’t help but want seconds.

PS. That giveaway is ending in two days, so you still have plenty of time to enter if you haven’t already!

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To Culotte or not?

by jamie-lee on October 28, 2014, 3 comments

culotte inspiration board

River Island crop top, Topshop satin culottes, Tony Bianco heels, Balenciaga clutch, Erickson Beamon earrings

I know, I know; I’m a little bit behind. I’ve been on the fence about culottes for the longest time; will I suit them? Will they be flattering on me? What colour? What length to go for? Voluminous or streamlined? Pleated or not?

But, with a little ‘push’, I’ve spent the better part of my free time scouring the internet for a pair – black, to be safe. I’ve been eying up this pair from Country Road, and a few pairs from ASOS which are a little more budget-friendly; although always in neutral colours – it’s the easiest way to integrate a new silhouette in your wardrobe.

I’ve been drawing inspiration from like-minded girls, and I plan on wearing mine (when I finally pull the trigger) with loose silk tanks, cropped tops, and cotton button up blouses; Oh! and heels. Always heels.

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Summertime prospects

by jamie-lee on October 26, 2014, 13 comments

alexander wang stripe acne mape leather jacket ps11
alexander wang stripe acne mape leather jacket ps11
charlotte olympia virgo suede leather flats

T by Alexander Wang stripe top, girl. by Band of Outsiders skirt (similar style), Acne mape leather jacket (cheaper alternative), Proenza Schouler PS11 bag, Charlotte Olympia ‘virgo’ flats (on sale!)

Rather than a weekend filled with the usual suspects – ample walks along the coast, brunch at Lox Stock & Barrell, and more Gelato Messina than I can handle – it’s been fairly quiet, as I’ve kept myself locked indoors to cram in as much as possible before my final exam on Tuesday. With the prospect of having my evenings and weekends free once again (post-grad studies on top of full time work leave a lot less time for ‘play’ than you might think!), I’ve put together an overwhelming list of cafes, bars and restaurants to check out over the summertime. For the reader who asked me to share a little bit about exploring Sydney, I’m hoping that this will be the push I need to start ‘eating my way around Sydney’ as it were, and put it into writing for a mini travel-guide for the blog.

Oh, and if you missed yesterday’s post, I’m doing a wee giveaway to say thank you to all my readers. You can enter here! x

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Lily Stan Studio + a giveaway

by jamie-lee on October 25, 2014, 17 comments

lily stan studio cookbook collection
lily stan studio cookbook collection
lily stan studio cookbook collection

It’s not every day that you stumble across a new designer whose outlook is so decidedly fresh, that you kind of want to own everything in the collection. Well, that’s how I felt when I stumbled across Lily Stan Studio, a (dare I say) minimal approach to dressing with a focus on soft tones and natural fibres (and modelled by Madelynn of Wide Eyed Legless). I love the idea behind the collection. That each piece is designed to be a staple in your wardrobe, to be worn again and again, mixed with old favourites or new additions. Add tho that, the fact that every piece is lovingly hand made to order (conspicuous consumption at its best), and arrives carefully wrapped with a handwritten note from Lily herself – what more could you ask for?

As a little thank you to all of you for dropping in from time to time to visit this little space of mine, I’m giving away the pale pink wool cropped top from Lily Stan’s current collection. I’ll be announcing the winner next Saturday 1 November; to be in for a chance to win, like Mademoiselle on Facebook and enter via the Rafflecopter to be in the draw (and you can also get additional entries as below – don’t forget to leave a comment with your email!). This giveaway is open internationally – so please feel free to enter no matter which corner of the world you come from!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Spring nail polishes

by jamie-lee on October 23, 2014, 3 comments

chanel nail polish le vernis april

Chanel Le Vernis in ‘Rose Confidentiel’ & ‘ April’

It wouldn’t be a holiday without picking up a little something from Duty Free. I decided to keep it simple and sweet, considering my make-up bag is already bursting at the seams. I dropped by the Chanel counter and picked up a pair of soft rosy red nail polishes, perfect for the Spring.

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