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This outfit is actually from a few weeks back, but I’m posting it today because as far as Blogging goes, I want to share more of this with you. I’m wearing: navy blue stretch-wool blazer – Travel Jacket, thrifted | white cotton v-neck t-shirt – Cotton On | midnight blue kimono-silk scarf – Mizu Brand | brown leather belt – Sportscraft | distressed denim straight-leg jeans – WeThePeople | whiskey brown leather loafers – ASOS |

 

If you’re a regular reader of this Blog then you’ve no doubt noticed that my Blogging content and interaction has been a little light on the ground of late, and I figured that rather than sitting here struggling by myself, I might as well tap out a quick post with you and share some current thoughts.

I’m a little underwhelmed and over-worked at the moment, and the fast-paced working environment that I am in at the moment coupled with the bits and pieces of my life falling back into place after my break-up, travelling and generally learning to be an I rather than a we all-over-again; well, it’s left me a little uninspired and directionless. (more…)

Daily Outfit: No Beach? No Problem!

20141021_aOne of the most common criticisms of Canberra that I hear is that “There’s no beach!”.

And while yes, it is true that we do not have easy access to the ocean, being Australia’s only land-locked State, this doesn’t mean that there is no beach here. I discovered very recently, while walking around Lake Gininderra in Belconnen, that there are in fact three sandy beaches on this lake alone! I was so surprised by this beach on the west side of the Lake that I decided to come back and shoot my daily outfit posts here today. We’re having rather volatile weather here in Canberra at the moment, which I personally love, but I am glad that it cleared up this afternoon so that I could take these pictures and show you just what ‘no beach’ looks like. (more…)

Daily Outfit: Lazy Lakeside Sunday

I spent the morning of this lazy Sunday lakeside, enjoying the beautiful crisp and clear day here in Canberra.

The Boyfriend and I decided to make the most of it and headed into Belconnen for breakfast at Ha Ha Bar, which is on the foreshore of Lake Giniderra. We had a relaxed breakfast, our first time for breakfast at Ha Ha Bar, and then after a brief stop at Bunnings for Blog supplies of all things, we headed home to enjoy the rest of our lazy Sunday.

I brought my camera along so that I could get the boyfriend to grab some pictures of my daily outfit as well. I tried to keep my daily outfit looking crisp and clear as well, but I think comfort realistically won out in the end and I look the very picture of Lazy Sunday. I wore:

Navy cotton beanie – ASOD
Grey cotton sweater – Reserve, from Myer
Light blue single with logo – Slick It Up (worn under sweater)
Navy and white cotton belt with leather fastenings – Sportscraft
Riley loose tapered jeans – G-Star
White perforated leather sneakers with suede detail – Raphael Steffens

Delightful GM bag in monogram canvas – Louis Vuitton

 
I’ve got some exciting stuff in the works for the Blog, which includes my mysterious stop at Bunnings today. I’m pretty excited, but I do have a lot of work ahead of me. I’ve been lucky enough to get one day a fortnight off work by dropping to part-time hours, and this day will be spent entirely working on my Blog and social media.

So, watch this space 🙂
 

Daily Outfit: Fox Fur Collar

Another beautiful grey day here in Canberra, marking the perfect opportunity to bring my vintage fox fur collar out from hiding and lend some warmth to an otherwise cool daily outfit.

I decided to wear the collar to work today for something a little different, and if I am perfectly honest, to see what sort of reactions I could inspire in my colleagues. I wore:

Vintage fox fur collar – thrifted, pinned to blazer
Navy and white checked scarf – We The People
Navy wool tailored blazer with orange lining – Euromerican Tailors, Hong Kong
Blue and white striped shirt with French cuffs – T.M. Lewin
Silver and black resin Medusa cufflinks – Versace, ebay
Black leather belt – repurposed from wedding outfit
Arc 3D loose tapered jeans – G-Star
Blue leather boots with buckle detail – G-Star

I picked the collar up at Belconnen Salvos for, would you believe it, $5. When my mother pointed it out I didn’t believe that it was genuine fox fur; however on close inspection it was revealed to be a beautiful piece of genuine fox, most likely removed from a coat or jacket. It is exceptionally soft and warm, and I really need to bite the bullet and back it with some proper fabric, or permanently attach it to a jacket myself!

Daily Outfit: Mark 06 Jacket

I am completely smitten with this polyester jacket that I picked up in H&M in Finland, and it is rapidly becoming my go-to winter jacket.

It is actually a part of a runner’s get-up with a pair of matching leggings/tights that I have at home, and while they look pretty bad-ass together, I won’t be subjecting you to that view anytime soon. The jacket is also blissfully warm, most likely because it is made of several different kinds of plastic. It makes it perfect for dreary days like today, where the sky over Canberra is wet and grey looking, and the wind is particularly vicious.

I think that a large part of the reason that I love this jacket, however, is because the colours and design remind me of one of the huge robots from my favourite Anime series Evangelion. Specifically for any geeks out there, I’m talking about the Mark 06 from the Rebuild of Evangelion.

Today I am wearing:

Navy polyester jacket with orange details and reflective stripes – H&M Sport
Orange checked button-down shirt – Polo Ralph Lauren
Navy silk necktie with woven Gridiron player motif – vintage Landsend
Black leather belt – Raphael Steffens
Blades loose tapered jeans – G-Star, ebay
Black leather military boots – Zu Shoes

Another purchase from my trip which I love, is this awesome silver grid ring that I picked up in Stockholm. I really love how simple the design is, and the geometry of the ring. It reminds me of the grid books that we used for maths when I was in high school, which is odd because maths was my least favourite subject. It also reminds me of Crispix cereal though…

Daily Outfit: Lakeside

For today’s post I thought that I would show off some of the beautiful location where we are currently staying in a house by the Lakeside.

The nearest town is Aanekoski, and the Villa that we’re staying in backs onto a truly stunning lake. When we booked it, I had all these visions of swimming in the Finnish summer evenings, rowing out to the nearby islands and exploring, and living in shorts and singlets.

Which is probably the sole reason Finland is currently experiencing its coldest summer in 50 years…

We were all determined to get out on the water today, and we didn’t let the overcast and dreary weather stop us. For my foray from the Lakeside to the open water I am wearing:

Blue cotton beanie – ASOS
Orange polyester windcheater jacket – H&M
Blue 50/50 t-shirt with Doberman print – Slick It Up NYC
Navy swim shorts (borrowed from the boyfriend) – H&M
Blue metallic thongs – Havaianas

I am really chuffed with this jacket. It was originally around $49 Euro and was marked down to $7 Euro, which is reason enough to be chuffed. However, it fits me really well, it looks pretty good (for sportswear), and it has removable sleeves to make it a vest!

However, best of all, it is a part of a line from H&M called Concious, which has a focus on sustainability, as well as the wages and conditions of sweatshop workers. The jacket is actually made of 85% recycled materials, which I personally think is pretty amazing.