Autumn outfits, Travel

Packing it in

I recently returned from a two week trip in Japan after a very traumatic couple of months following the recent passing of my mother. The break away helped me to re-clock myself and re-focus my attention, allowing me to change my environment and escape for a bit. Ask anyone who travels to Japan and they […]

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Wardrobe

Out with the old, in with the new

My recent posts this year focused on replacing old, tired clothing that have had their day. Maintaining a well organised and  functional wardrobe needs seasonal clean-outs and although my wardrobe had a massive clean-out last year without adding extras, a yearly declutter will help to remove any of the following: Worn-out, damaged or stained clothing […]

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Outfits, Summer outfits, Wardrobe

My first purchase

After more than 12 months without buying clothes, I finally made my first purchase today. I went shopping this afternoon with an agenda. To buy some replacement t-shirts: a grey marle, white or stripe tee. The three questions I ask before I buy anything these days are: Do I need it? Does it go with at […]

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Autumn outfits, Wardrobe

How I re-invent my wardrobe

If it weren’t for the Stylebook app and Google/Pinterest, I would revert to wearing the same old clothing combinations every week on rotation. This is due to human nature and the necessity to make quick clothing decisions in the morning before work. Basically, I get little lazy with how I curate my wardrobe ensembles. I think this is part of […]

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Autumn outfits, Wardrobe

Preparing an Autumn wardrobe

The autumnal season is in full swing now. As we enter the cooler months, the season calls for an exploration of warming colour palettes and woollen layers that help to mix and match with the usual blacks that Melburnians love to wear. I’m all for versatile styling and my favourites of the season allow for effortless combinations […]

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Autumn outfits, minimalist living

What I wore … Sunday wanderings

Sundays are the best days for a leisurely stroll to the local cafe for a big breakfast. As the weather cools down, layering is more important than ever in Melbourne because the day may start off chilly but it can still warm up as the morning develops. Today was my allocated ‘active recovery’ day in my fitness training […]

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Summer outfits

Dancing patterns, movement and joy

Although I wear a lot of classic, one-colour outfits, I can’t help but be drawn to patterns with movement and a sense of dance to their fabric. There’s one particular dress I own that reminds me of being on a summer beach holiday on the Gold Coast. Its blue, white and soft pink patterns reminisce the […]

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Outfits, Wardrobe

Seasonal harmonies

As we move into the next season, I started thinking about my outgoing summer wardrobe and what we will expect to see in the coming months. Each season, the fashion industry influences what colour and style harmonies we should expect to buy, often presenting us with the essential key piece, a ‘must-have’, for the season.

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Quote

Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.

Lauren Hutton

Summer outfits

Create variety from limited choices

As a graphic designer, I constantly create designs within a set of limited branding guidelines. Creating variety from a minimal selection of colour, style and font options often hones my skills to experiment with variations on a theme. This is no different to creating variety from a limited wardrobe. With a previous habit for just buying […]

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