Taking your denim from day to night

taking denim from day to night glue store
taking denim from day to night glue store
taking denim from day to night glue store
taking denim from day to night glue store

day; Stussy logo tee, ASOS mom jeans, Paul Hewitt watch
night; Hansen & Gretel pleated cami, Grana high waisted skinny jeans, MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

2017 so far, has been the year of the jean for me; a mere three months in and it’s single-handedly become one of those wardrobe staples that I can’t help but get excited about – this coming from the girl who little over six months ago, had just a pair or two to choose from on those cold and lazy winter weekends. As I’ve started to ‘relax’ my wardrobe, I’ve found myself reaching for my (growing) stack of denim for more than just a casual brunch at Bread & Circus; it’s extended to the office for casual Friday’s, and has become my go-to if we’re planning to head out for dinner.

Part of what has really had me gravitating towards denim is just how versatile it is – by just swapping one pair out for another, whether it be a change in the style or the wash of the denim.

For day, I keep things really simple with a cotton tee (I love this Stussy one I recently picked up from Glue Store) and some mid-wash denim with a frayed hem, with minimal make up to match. It’s started to become a real uniform for me, which I’ll pair with some heels if I’m trying to dress up my look a little. This is a look that definitely takes me back to my high school days, and I’ve been loving just how easy it is, especially as we start to shift into autumn.

For night, depending on the season I love to throw on either a pair of white skinny jeans, or a pair in an indigo denim wash with a high rise waist, and pair it with a strappy little cami, like this one from Hansen & Gretel, which I love for the pleating throughout the body, and the tie straps on the shoulder. I’ll amp up my make up game with either a smokey eye, or a bold red lip – my accessory of choice – and a pair of strappy sandals or an embellished court shoe.

A slip dress to ring in the New Year

grana navy silk slip dress

Grana silk slip dress* (also love this alternative), Public Desire heels (high end version)

I think you all probably know by now how I feel about easy dressing, and this little silk slip of a dress is just that. But rather than opting for my standard – classic black, of course! – this rich royal navy shade is all kinds of special, and definitely the kind of dress I could see myself wearing to ring in the new year.

We’re planning to head down to Malua Bay to spend the new year with family, eating prawns by the bucketload, and drinking probably a little too much champagne – a classic Aussie New Years by all counts.

So I think I’ll be slipping this dress into my suitcase (see what I did there?), along with a few pairs of shorts and simple tees, as it adds a little bit of luxe to what will be a fairly laid back evening. I’m always one for multiples, which would explain why I’ve been eying this same number up in black – because why wouldn’t you, right? And the ruby red is pretty cute too. What are you ladies wearing for New Year’s Eve? x

In the Christmas spirit

grana silk camisole slip dress rio red emerald
grana silk camisole slip dress rio red emerald

Grana silk camisoles in rio red and emerald *, Grana silk slip dress in navy *

Over the last five years, adding colour to my wardrobe hasn’t quite been my strong point, unless you count my current obsession with everything pink. But, in the spirit of trying something new, I jumped at the chance to test drive some of Grana’s newly launched colours. Their silk cami in ivory has fast become a wardrobe staple of mine, and with temps in Sydney currently sitting at 37 degrees (who doesn’t love a heat wave..?), I’ve been all for anything that is made of natural fibres in a classic cut. So to mix things up a bit, I’m looking forward to adding the beautiful rich garnet and emerald hues into regular rotation (plus it helps that they’re just a little bit festive).

I also get the feeling that I’ve got my Christmas day outfit sorted (for when I’m not at the beach, that is!) with their v-neck silk slip dress in a vibrantly dreamy shade of navy. Silk is one of those fabrics which always feels like a little taste of luxury and this slinky number is no exception, and I’m all over the minimal and streamlined silhouette. They’ve upped the ante by releasing this style in rio red and emerald as well, just in case you’re still on the hunt for a little – colourful – dress for your office Christmas party.

And for those of you planning to treat yo’self this Christmas to some new wardrobe essentials, don’t forget that you can get 10% off your order at Grana and free shipping using the code JAMIExGRANA (as if you needed more of an excuse!). x

Cashmere; the wardrobe essential

grana cashmere review
grana cashmere review
grana cashmere review

outfit one; Grana cashmere v-neck sweater, J Brand white skinny jeans, Charlotte Olympia virgo flats, Proenza Schouler PS11 satchel, Mejuri necklace
outfit two; Grana cashmere sweater, Grana button up denim skirt

If there’s one thing that I’m all about, it’s cashmere. It forms a major backbone of my year round wardrobe, and is one of the key pieces that I feel is 100% worth investing in; it’s a little slice of luxury, and if you grab a simple oversized v-neck sweater, or a neutral-hued crew jersey, you really can’t go wrong.

We might be coming into summer here, but two of my latest cashmere additions – and admittedly two of my new favourites – have to be these two beauties from Grana. Perfectly oversized, and made from supersoft cashmere, these have been my new best friend when it comes to those balmy summer evenings that invite a cool breeze, not to mention that they’ve been the ideal companion for when the office air con gets a tad too icy.

I’m all about the simple styling – classic is best – so I’ll usually pair my cashmere with some denim, or a luxe-looking lace pencil skirt when I’m in the office. For those of you in the northern hemisphere, I’ve shared three of my favourite ways to wear a cashmere sweater over on my YouTube channel – click here to check them out.

PS. Don’t forget that you can get 10% off your order at Grana using the code JAMIExGRANA; personally, I’ve been eying up just about everything available in the new vibrant ‘Rio Red’ hue – talk about festive!

Rose-y

grana silk trousers silk cami outfit
grana silk trousers silk cami outfit
grana silk trousers silk cami outfit
grana silk trousers silk cami outfit
grana silk trousers silk cami outfit
grana silk trousers silk cami outfit
grana silk trousers silk cami outfit

Grana silk cami, Grana silk trousers, Sophia Webster sandals, Charlotte Olympia feline purse, ASOS choker, Mejuri necklace, Kate Spade earrings

It’s pretty obvious that my wardrobe has been absolutely, completely, and utterly affected by Pantone’s 2016 colour of the year. Give me rose quartz anything, and I’m yours. It’s infiltrated everything from the dresses I’ve added to my closet recently, to tops, skirts, shoes, handbags and even some of my more recent beauty purchases.

Which brings me to these pants. Ever so carefully treading the link between pyjama-esque dressing and office appropriate attire, these have become a new go to, paired back simply with a white tank, or dressed up with the matching silk camisole and a killer pair of high heels. My girlfriend was right when she said that these would be the best pair of silk trousers I ever owned. Elasticated waistband? check. Pockets at the hip? check. Double layered silk? check. Ankle grazing cut? check. They’re a clear winner all round, and what I love most is that you can select the length, making these the perfect option for those who fall on the petite – or taller – side.

In case you’re wanting to grab something rose quartz for yourself, you can get 10% off your entire order – plus free international shipping – at Grana using the code ‘JAMIExGRANA’. Happy shopping! x