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HELLO SPRING

Today is the first day of spring in the southern hemisphere but I’m not quite done with the autumnal colours yet. I really need to change my wardrobe from a 50:50 ratio of winter to summer clothes to a 80% summer selection. It’s just that I don’t want to. I love winter knits and coats too much and I have to force myself to not hit ‘buy now’ on all the beautiful snuggly pieces currently available. Oh well I will just continue to live vicariously through Vanessa!

Isabel Marant jacket (similar here), Bassike t-shirt, J Brand jeans, Saint Laurent belt, Celine horizontal gusset bag, orange woollen snood scarf (similar here), Isabel Marant Otway boots (similar here)

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SAINT LAURENT BOW

I have long been obsessed by the Saint Laurent bow, so I jumped at the chance to borrow Shell’s whilst I was in Brisbane. I was there for a combination of work and time off, and had managed to time everything to mean I could attend a friend’s wedding in Sydney. The dress code was black tie and I was really tempted to wear a black pantsuit with this bow to create a female version of the tuxedo. In the end I decided to go with a more traditional dress (photos to come!), but there is definitely a tuxedo in me waiting to come out!

Wearing Saint Laurent Bow, Joseph Garcon Blouse, Rag and Bone jeans, Balenciaga classic leather jacket, Witchery heels, Chanel 2.55 bag.

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BLACK FRIDAY

Yes I understand an all black outfit may not be the most inspiring but if you look closely I think the key to an interesting all black look is playing with textures. A bit of suede and quilting plus a splash of gold detailing creates some interest in a monochrome outfit… at least that’s what I think! It is hard though to convince people of this – especially where I live which usually is a tropical wonderland of colour!

Balmain quilted top (similar here), Dion Lee harness wrap pants (similar here), Celine suede heels (similar here), Saint Laurent Betty suede bag

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TUBE SKIRT

Everybody needs a hard-working tube skirt in their wardrobe, especially in a neutral colourway like this one from Whistles. I used to shy away from this shape, thinking it would be unflattering, but like it’s close cousin the pencil skirt, the tube skirt adds length and slims the body- all providing you buy one in the right fabric. Spandex doesn’t look good on anyone. Throw a simple jumper on your top half and you are good to go!

Wearing Whistles long tube skirt, Equipment Sloane sweater, Chanel bag, Witchery heels.

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STOLEN WOC

I have been wanting a Chanel wallet on chain (WOC) bag for quite some time so I couldn’t resist the urge to steal Vanessa’s for a day when she was recently in town. It’s a little hard to justify purchasing one for myself when these days I can’t leave the house without a massive bag of all the ‘essentials’ (read nappies, bibs etc) but I did have some fun for the few hours I was out with this gorgeous piece. It will be something that returns to my wish list as soon as I don’t require all the ‘essentials’ again!

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