March 31, 2014

A pop of leopard

I'm so excited to show you guys my new favourite shoes! Yes, the slip-on sneaker trend has been around for many months now, but I still can't get over them. I'm in love. Seriously. I got these beauties for a birthday present last week, and I've been wearing them non-stop. My Toms and Converses have received a much-need break. They go really well with my everyday uni/work attire, despite them having a loud leopard print. I thought they'd be more of a statement shoe that you'd wear with black, white and grey, but I've found that they actually compliment a lot of colours, like cobalt blue in this case. I'm keen to experiment with more shades! And I love the chunky platform... it adds an extra inch to my height ;)

Other items on high rotation also include these gorgeous jewellery pieces from Born Pretty.
I was recently sent this gold chain necklace, silver pyramid bracelet and silver irregular ring, and I absolutely love them! They're really good quality, super affordable, and definitely staple items for any jewellery collection. They also add a great finishing touch to an outfit, especially this chain necklace - I pair it with simple t-shirts to add just a hint of glam :) And who says you can't mix silver and gold? I've been doing it quite a bit lately - sometimes because I can't decide which to go for, and other times because I just think it looks cool.. either way, I think it works! 

As a special offer for you guys, Born Pretty has decided to give all readers a 10% discount! Now you can beat the Monday blues with some online shopping... just use the code "TKT10" at the checkout to receive the discount! They have thousands of cool items, from jewellery and accessories, to makeup and apparel. And they're really affordable! Happy shopping :)

March 29, 2014

In amongst the leaves

Happy Saturday! Hope you're all having a fab start to the weekend :)

The weather here has done a 180 degree turn, and has been non-stop raining the past week. So instead of attempting to take an outfit photo for today, I've decided to whip up some old pics I took a few weeks ago (when the sun was out).
Not going to lie - this is probably the most casual outfit I've ever worn on the blog before.. lol. But when I saw this wall full of gorgeous bright green leaves, I had to stop and take some photos. Oh, the treasures you find in your neighbourhood when you're not looking!

Anyway, I guess it's back to my busy day of uni assignments.. fun..

March 27, 2014

New Caledonia photo diary - Part 2

Hey guys! Hope you're all having a great week.. It's nearly Friday! Hang in there ;)

I'm back with Part 2 of my trip to Noumea, and this time, there are plenty more photos of gorgeous sunsets and bright blue waters :)

If you haven't seen Part 1 yet, then you should definitely check it out here!

Hope you enjoy the photo diary, and I'll see y'all soon in an outfit post soon :)

March 25, 2014

New Caledonia photo diary - Part 1

So I'm well and truly back from paradise now, and stuck into a huge load of uni work... But it definitely felt really good to just getaway from everything, even though it was only for 4 days. As you may already know, my birthday was last week and my beautiful mother surprised me with a trip to New Caledonia for my present! She's the best mum ever :)

I was so excited to go because I'd never travelled to any islands in the pacific, and I've never really been anywhere purely to relax and lay by the beach all day. I've always travelled to busy, bustling cities where I wore a pair of sneakers, carried a back-pack and a map, and was on the go all day. So this trip was nice because it was something a little different - and it was super relaxing!

The French culture and influence was obvious from the minute we landed. Everybody spoke fluent French and only a handful of people spoke a little English, so it was a perfect opportunity for me to practice my French speaking skills... and I did! I managed to get around easily and chat with some locals. After only 4 days, I was surprised with how much easier it got. The city itself was so pretty and clean, and there were dozens of bakeries with every second person walking past carrying baguettes (it may sound stereotypical, but that's really how life is over there!) You sometimes feel like you're in France haha.. The locals were so friendly and helpful... and everyone had smiles on their faces! Such a welcoming city :)

I've put together my usual photo diary for you guys to get a taste of what Noumea is all about :) I hope you all enjoy it, and make sure to stay tuned for Part 2 later this week!

What were your favourite moments from these photos? 
Have you ever been to New Caledonia or any other Pacific Islands? 
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

March 23, 2014

Double denim & sneakers

This weekend has been nothing short of hot! It definitely doesn't feel like we're drifting away from Summer and into Autumn. But hey, who's complaining?! When you get clear blue skies, sunshine and 30 degree weather, it's time to pull out those denim shorts and soak up the sun :)

Sadly for me, I didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the sunshine as most of my weekend was spent indoors doing uni assignments. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks ahead! And on a side note, I'm still in the process of editing the photos from my New Caledonia holiday, so bare with me :) The photo diary will definitely be up early next week.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

March 18, 2014

A birthday with a view

Hey guys! So I'm back from New Caledonia, and boy did I have a great time! It was pure paradise. It's such a beautiful place, with so many friendly people and stunning beaches. I can't wait to share my photo diary with you all later this week, so stay tuned! :)

But now onto today's post.. I'm sure you can tell by the title that today was no ordinary day for me.. It was my 20th birthday! They say that entering your 20s is a great time because it's going to be the best decade of your life.. (let's hope so!). I feel like I've achieved everything I've set out to so far with uni, work, travel and even in my personal life. I feel like my life just gets better and better with every year that passes. I'm so thankful, blessed and fortunate to have everything I do right now - a beautiful family, amazing friends, and even the simple things like a roof over my head. For the first time in a while, I feel content. I feel like I have a plan - I have goals, I have dreams, and I'm learning more and more about the kind of person I want to be and the things I want to pursue in the future. Am I sounding too young and naive? Maybe. But it's been working for me so far! 

Apologies for getting a bit deep there, but sometimes it helps to just reflect and write out your thoughts (even if the whole world can see them.. ah, the beauty of the Internet). Here's to another year older and another year wiser!

Hope you're all having a great start to the week!

March 12, 2014

Red door

Happy Hump Day! 

It's actually a pretty good hump day for me, since I'm leaving for New Caledonia tomorrow! I can't wait to explore the island, practice my French with the locals, and sit by the beach sipping cocktails :) I'm staying in a hotel in Nouméa (capital of New Caledonia), right next to the beach, so I'm looking forward to a relaxing 4 days ahead! (Which also means I won't be uploading any blog posts until Monday).

Can't wait to share my photo diary with you guys when I get back!

On to today's outfit... We've been blessed in Sydney lately with great weather, you wouldn't even be able to tell that Autumn is well under way. So I decided to take the opportunity to pull out my favourite staple dress of the season and of course a pair of reflector sunnies to embrace the sunshine :) By the way, how cool is this red door I found?! I think it makes for a pretty interesting background ;)

I've gone the simple route here, but how would you style a casual striped dress?

March 09, 2014

Styletread Autumn/Winter campaign

As much as I love summer, I can easily say Autumn/Winter is my favourite time of the year when it comes to fashion. I get excited just thinking about layering sweaters and coats, and wrapping myself up with knitted scarves, beanies and boots. 

Speaking of boots, Styletread recently launched their new Autumn/Winter range and boy, do they have some killer styles! We're really spoilt for choice, with a huge range of boots that'll keep your feet dry on those rainy days, while still making you look bang on trend!

Since boots are my weakness when it comes to shoes, I decided to share with you all my top 4 must-have boots for the winter season, and how I would style each of them for different occasions.

March 06, 2014

Black leopard

Hey guys! Hope you're all doing well :) It's nearly Friday! Yay!

I know I haven't posted in a while, but uni has been getting pretty intense... and it's only the second week.. oh gosh.. But I'm looking forward to escaping for a few days next week for my birthday! My mum booked me a surprise 4 day getaway to New Caledonia, and I can't wait to just relax by the beach all day and soak in the French culture :) What a great opportunity for me to practice my French language skills with the locals!

Now onto my look du jour ;) It was pretty warm today so I kept it casual with a skort and cami. I don't usually wear leopard a lot (or at all...) but I love this singlet I scored at the Boxing Day sales a few months ago. The strap detail on the chest caught my eye immediately. It's so unique, and I love the way it falls on my body when worn. I feel like the diagonal straps almost help to keep the singlet in place and not droop low.

Team this shirt with shorts or jeans for a casual look, and tuck it into a pencil skirt and pair it with heels for a night out. Such a great versatile piece!

Do you wear leopard print pieces often? How would you style this cami?