On Trend: Distressed Jeans

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Distressed Jeans…. To say I am obsessed with this look would be an understatement… Your favourite everyday, comfy jeans styled a little differently with faded colour, rips and tears to show off a little skin and give an edgy look. Every time I see someone in the street working this look it makes my heart flutter with glee :-)

You look on Pinterest and there is a sea of fashionistas and celebrities rocking this look and I LOVE it!! The great thing about distressed denim is you can keep the look super casual by teaming your jeans with a tee and flats or sandals, even throw on a leather jacket (my other current obsession). Or dress these babies up with some cute ankle boots, a silk cami and blazer. There are endless possibilities as with all jeans, but if you have been afraid to try this trend as you don’t want to look too casual… never fear… everyone can find a pair that suits their body shape and personal style…. it’s what you team them with that will really polish your look and take it from day to night depending on what you are after.

The fabulous thing about distressed jeans is they are available pretty much everywhere now so there is a pair to suit everyone’s budget. I have seen some incredible ones for very cheap prices, so why not stock up on a few different styles :p

Below are my favourite picks of the ones available at the moment.

Happy Styling Ladies! xx

 

Iconic.com - $83.96

Iconic.com – $83.96

 

Iconic - $89.95

Iconic – $89.95

 

Bardot - $139.95

Bardot – $139.95

 

Bardot - $139.95

Bardot – $139.95

 

Cotton On - $49.95

Cotton On – $49.95

 

 

Guest Post: Sammie from Glammin’ Girls – 5 Staple Fashion Items

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Hello My Darlings!!

I have a special treat for you today…. a FABULOUS guest post from one of my favourite bloggers. Sammie is one half of the blogging duo from Glammin’ Girls , the other half of this partnership is made up of Jess who is Sammie’s sister. These two girls are beyond beautiful, inside and out and always have amazingly positive and happy attitudes… They are definitely part of my twitter family! They are both mamma’s and have rockin style. If you are looking for anything beauty, fashion, fitness, lifestyle, parenthood or much more you must must check out their blog… you need some of these ladies in your life!! Head over to twitter and follow Sammie :-)

I asked Sammie to guest post on her 5 Staple Fashion Items. This lady always looks effortlessly stylish and I knew you would all want to know how she does it just as much as I do. I love the way Sammie looks clean cut, glam, on trend but unique all at the same time. She has an incredible way of mixing pieces together to look super hot and dressy at the same time but all the while not looking like she has tried to hard. Not many girls can do this. So here it is, enjoy ladies!!

 

 

Being a busy Mamma to one little one has taught me that I need to dress for the day. Whether that is spending a day with my little man, going to work, taking my baby on play dates, catching up with friends or family, or even having a night out… My wardrobe has to be ready for any occasion and at the same time comfortable (Im all about the comfortable shhh)!!!!! For so long now I have been trying to define my style and just recently I have come to the conclusion I am about simplicity. My style is all about the basics and keeping it simple.. But at the same time wanting to look put together and like I made an effort!!

When Courtney asked me to guest post on a few of my staple go to fashion items, it really made me think what they would be, since its not really something I’ve taken the time out to think about before. So without further a do here are my Staple fashion items.. That you will always catch we wearing!

 

PRINCESS POLLY MOTION STRIPED TANK $90:00:

striped top

Over the summer I managed to pick up this little beauty.. and it quickly became a staple in my wardrobe! It is quite loose and therefore is very.. can I repeat very comfortable… On the hot summer days it was a total lifesaver! I also love how it can be worn so many different ways.. Denim or black shorts,tucked in or out, with shorts or jeans. This is an absolute essential piece in my wardrobe!

 

SHOW PO ROXY WHITE TEE $30.00:

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An absolute must have item of mine and something I think every girl should have at least one of in their wardrobe is a good plain white basic tee. A basic essential…. Right?!?! I love this Show Po one because its a bit cropped at the front, but not to cropped where its not really a tee any more. But it does have a longer back so its looks amazing with jeans or leggings.. But It did get its fair share of wear during the summer too, tucked in to shorts or a skirt.

 

SHOW PO BARBADOS BLACK KNIT DRESS $49.00:

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A knit dress … What?!?! Something I would have never imagined myself to be wearing let alone love and become a total must have of mine! Im kinda obsessed with this dress at the moment, and even though it is knit, from a far you wouldn’t even be able to tell… But the knit factor is something I love about it, its not your typical ‘little black dress’. I really love the high neckline and just the shape of the neckline too! This dress is an any occasion dress it can be dressed up with lots of jewels and heels and perfect for a night out, or dressed down with simple sandals for day wear . I am all about the knit life at the moment!

 

RIVER ISLAND LEATHER BRADIE BIKER JACKET $199.95:

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Something I have been wearing constantly lately is this amazing leather biker jacket. The weather is really starting to get cooler here in Perth and when I need a jacket I always seem to gravitate to this one because it just looks so good with any outfit! I love the edgy look a leather jacket can bring to an outfit, and a nice Feature on this one is the quilted shoulders, it makes it that bit different to your average leather jacket!

 

LEVI’S MODERN RISE DEMI CURVE SKINNY JEANS $109.95:

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As you can tell I do a lot of my shopping online. But Jeans are a bit risky to buy online, there are so many factors that add up to the perfect jean..and online you can’t really tell if they have all those factors! I was looking around for quite a while and I couldn’t find a pair of jeans that I loved, I then thought I would go check out Levi’s .. And I found this pair. They definitely won’t be everyone’s taste, but I tried them and they were so perfect. They have that light denim look that I love but they also have accents of dark blue. which make them different to your ordinary jeans. I love a skinny fit, im not a fan of baggy jeans on me, but these are super skinny and I absolutely love them. I have been wearing them non stop lately!

 

So there we have it, My staple fashion items that at the moment I cannot live without at the moment!

Xx Sammie

 

 

 

 

Anorak Jackets

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Brrr it’s getting cold in here… Winter is heading our way, so you know what that means… Time to get cosy in the latest fashions. YAY! I LOVE Winter style :-)

I am loving the fact that this season I am seeing lots of Anorak Jackets around. These jackets scream laid back, effortlessly stylish. You can layer them up if it’s really chilly, throw over a cami, cardi and leather pants, and add some heels with a colour popping scarf for a night out and about or dress it down with white t-shirt, jeans, and some high top wedge sneakers.

I recently grabbed myself a super cute khaki one from Sussan, it had a hood so gives it that edgy look and also has some fur around the hood which you can remove. I loved that it was so versatile and if feeling a bit daring I can pop the fur on for a night out or leave it off for a completely different look. It’s also great because you can draw in the waist to tailor it a bit more if you are after a more fitted look. I had been searching for some khaki goodies for a while so this is fitting into my closet just perfectly. The one I scored is the first one in the list below (I highly recommend it). Happy Shopping Ladies!

 

Sussan – $169.95

 

Sportsgirl - $119.95

Sportsgirl – $119.95

 

Cotton On - $59.95

Cotton On – $59.95

 

Loft - $176.20

Loft – $176.20

 

Dotti - $49.95

Dotti – $49.95

 

Have you already got a fabulous anorak in your closet?

If so where did you get it?

 

On Trend : Striped Tops!

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I’m sure you have all noticed but lately I see stripes, stripes and more stripes…everywhere I look…. And I like what I see!

Stripes are one of the easiest looks ever to style as they go with pretty much anything and any colour. Weather it is a vertical or horizontal stripe you can style it up to look amazing. Pair it with some leather pants and heels to dress it up, along with some jewels or dress it down with jeans and boots or ballet flats. Throw a blazer over the top or even go that bit more edgier path and team it with a vest or clash it with some contrasting prints. However you choose to rock stripes, they are the look to be wearing this season!

Below are some picks of just a few of the striped tops out there at the moment. Happy Shopping ladies!

 

Sportsgirl - $39.95

Sportsgirl – $39.95

 

 

 

Bardot - $29.95

Bardot – $29.95

 

 

Seed - $49.95

Seed – $49.95

 

Witchery - $69.95

Witchery – $69.95

 

Country Road - $129.00

Country Road – $129.00

 

Portmans - $24.95

Portmans – $24.95

 

Are you loving the stripe trend as much as me?

Have you managed to score any fabulous striped pieces and if so from where?

The perfect timesaver…. Dry Shampoo

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Ok so who has those days when they are running late, haven’t got an outfit planned, no time to wash your hair, people running around all over the house, can’t find your keys etc etc etc… YES I think we have all had more than one of “those days”. So in an effort to alleviate some of the stress and have you out the door in no time, may I introduce to you… DRY SHAMPOO! This my friends will be your new best friend! I’m sure many of you already use it but for those who don’t get onto it asap, it will change your life!

It’s as simple as spraying some on the roots of your hair, brushing through and voila there you have it… ready to go for your busy day!

There are many different brands available now so I have rounded up a few of the best. Enjoy!

batiste $9.99

Batiste -$9.99

Klorane - $14.99

Klorane – $14.99

John Frieda - $15.99

John Frieda – $15.99

Toni & Guy - $15.99

Toni & Guy – $15.99

Schwarzkopf - $8.99

Schwarzkopf – $8.99

Are you a fan of dry shampoo?

If you are currently using one, which brand do you use?

Dirty Works Bath & Body Products

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Dirty-Works-Logo

Dirty Works Bath & Body Products… you have probably seen them stacked full on the shelves at Coles supermarkets. I know they caught my eye the second I saw them. With the bright colour popping, retro style packaging you will instantly want to buy them just on this factor alone. Girly and sweet they would make the perfect gift for a loved one or just a special treat for yourself.

There are so many body products out there these days it can become overwhelming when deciding which ones to buy. I think what we all want are ones that ultimately are easy to use, don’t leave us feeling oily, are a reasonable price and most of all have you looking and feeling silky smooth and glowing in no time.

I have been lucky enough to try some of the range from Dirty Works and can easily say I am hooked. Today I will share with you the three products I have tried and what I loved about them.

You Soft Touch Hand Cream – $5.95

hand cream

When I look for a hand cream my number one thing to win me over is that it must soak in fast. There is nothing worse than rubbing in a hand cream that stays thick and slippery on your hands and then you can’t do anything for ages. Well this is absolutely perfect for using on the run when you are super busy and don’t have time to wait around for it to dry. It smells divine (like all their products) and with cocoa butter and jojoba oil you can’t go wrong. This has become a staple item in my handbag and is with me at all times.

Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub – $7.95

DirtyWorksBodyScrub

All year round but especially in summer we need to be constantly exfoliating to get our skim primed and ready to go before applying tanning lotion or just normal body lotion.  This is the perfect potion to do just that. Containing pumice particles that gently get rid of any dead and dry skin and leave it with a fresh layer of smooth goodness. Shea butter, sweet almond oil and vitamin e work together in harmony to ensure after the gently exfoliation your whole body is left glowing. This is the must have item for your shower if you want to be bikini ready.

Supreme Cream Body Butter – $9.95

DirtyWorksBodyButter

Who doesn’t love a good body butter?! It is thicker than your normal moisturiser and soaks into your skin leaving you feeling rich and creamy! This one is luscious and will leave you feeling like a goddess. With sweet almond oil and shea butter it smells like something off a tropical island and is perfect to rub in after your shower as your skin will take it in even better at this time. This is so delicious when showing it to my mum she tried to steal it off me. Cheeky cheeky. I shall have to get her a tub of her own so she keeps her mitts of mine :p

These products are such a breath of fresh air in the beauty industry. Easy, no fuss, fun and  very kind on your pocket. The range includes shower caps, cosmetic bags, manicure accessories, bath soaks, make-up wipes, face masks and so much more. I suggest you get down to your local Coles and start working your way through the range to find your favourites!

Enjoy! :-) xxx

Guest Post: Canvas Printers Online – 5 Must Have Items For A 1950’s Style Kitchen

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Hi Dolls!

I have a special treat for you today! Canvas Online Printers are guest posting and sharing their 5 must have items to get yourself a retro style 1950’s kitchen. So all you bakers, chef’s, mums and domestic goddesses can stand in the kitchen in your cute little apron, put some choc chip cookies in the oven and make your hubby a drink when he arrives home from work…. HAHA just kidding get your hubby to make you a cocktail, sit down together and enjoy, just the way it should be!

As the saying goes, everything old is new again and that’s never truer than in design. The 1950s in America were a time of sudden, unexpected prosperity after a period of World War and deprivation. The end result was a design culture filled with new ideas and a general sense that everyone was living in the future.

It’s no wonder that more than six decades later the style of the 1950s is coming back in a big way. The era had a focus and concentration on the home, and the kitchen as the centre of that home, that is inspiring a whole new generation of DIY designers, and the 1950s kitchen is the hot inspiration for today’s renovations. But you don’t have to tear out your cabinets to get the 1950s vibe – just sprinkle in these five must-have items and you’ll be living the Rock’n Roll Decade vibe in no time.

Must Have: The Dining Set

If your kitchen is eat-in, an old-school Formica kitchen table with some vinyl-upholstered chairs are an absolute must. Small, colourful, and sturdy, these dining tables doubled as extra prep areas, and their metallic legs and skinny profile felt futuristic and modern.

You can still have these made – Retro Spaces have a wide range of colours and styles for you to choose from.

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Must Have: Colour

People loved to look into the future during the 1950s. The World Wars were over, space exploration had just begun and the future was looking grand. Kitchens were happy, wholesome places with lots of colour and personality. Grab some colourful trays, a gorgeous set of canisters and a funky clock to add instant happiness to your kitchen.

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Large Starburst Atomic Clock from Ultimo Designs

Totally Tulips Canister Set from Mod Cloth

Totally Tulips Canister Set from Mod Cloth

Budgie platter

Budgie Platter from Kreo Homewares

Must Have: Kitschy Canvas Prints

The art on your walls is always a key element of any interior design, and getting some retro, 1950s-themed art is a great way to bring that into a relatively modern kitchen. Canvas prints with 1950s advertising or art in that graphic, science-fictiony style is the perfect way to dress up your kitchen space with a 50s vibe.

Canvas Printers online is a great source of cheap but great quality canvases, plus you can pick from 2 million images to make your own wall art like the ones below:

Retro Barkcloth Fabric

Kitchen utensils - seamless pattern

Vintage metal sign - Vector EPS10. Grunge effects can be removed

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Must Have: Window Treatments

In the 1950s, window treatments were drapes with a heavy cloth and a bold print in bright colours. In fact, in the modern age we might call them a bit gauche – but they have a visual impact and a solidity that has a definite appeal. If you want your kitchen to have that “Leave it to Beaver” feeling, you’ll want some awesome print curtains for the kitchen window.

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IKEA Stockholm Blad curtains

Cafe curtain from Lincraft

Cafe curtain from Lincraft

 

Must Have: The Right Tableware

The classic 1950s tableware was simple, streamlined and of course, colourful. Instantly jazz up your kitchen with these classic pieces:

Dream and Sugar tea set from Mod Cloth

Dream and Sugar tea set from Mod Cloth

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Orla Kiely Pear Plate from Domayne Online

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Orla Kiely Poppy Teapot in Meadow Blue from Kitchenware Direct

The 1950s kitchen had a distinct look and feel that’s lacking in the modern world, which is more about niche appeal and personal taste. Whipping your current kitchen into a 1950s feel is easy with these five must-haves!

Happy Styling!

Guest Post: Carla Swimwear – 5 ways to enjoy the beach while rocking a baby bump!

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Hi Darlings!

Today I am very happy to have Carla from Carla Swimwear guest posting! Carla is a stylist for the Australian swimwear store. She has published numerous posts and articles on various fashion blogs, where she presents some of the latest trends in the swimwear industry. For more info about Carla, visit her Facebook page and say hi!

Carla Swimwear is home to many iconic brands such as Seafolly, Miraclesuit, Jets, Isola, Baku, Sunseeker and many more. Today Carla is talking about how you can still enjoy the sun and sand while rocking a beautiful baby bump. Enjoy!

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing and the changing shape of a pregnant woman is beautiful. That said, sometimes your rapidly growing tummy can leave the expecting mother a little insecure when trying to fit into clothing they would normally wear. This is even more prevalent at the beach when we’re talking about revealing and tight fitting swimwear.

Well, worry no more ladies! There are plenty of options for you to feel comfortable and look great by the sea. You’ll not only be glowing, but turning heads too!

Maternity One-piece

Maternity One-piece is specifically made for the baby bump and growing woman. The material stretches as your bump grows and adjustable straps and built in shelf bras will keep your breasts in place as you swim around. The best thing about these one pieces is that they are easy to find, last throughout your entire pregnancy and look great.

Orange One Piece

 

Maternity Bikini

If you find a one piece too conservative, you may prefer to stick with a bikini. This will not only show off your bump, which a lot of you will be very proud of, it will emphasise your great legs too! It’s best to get a bikini with good upper support and adjustable straps to fit and manage your growing boobs. And if you have adjustable ties at the side you can loosen them as you grow as well

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Maternity Tankini

A tankini is a great compromise between a one piece and a bikini. Instead of showing off your tummy, the tankini comes with a stylish, stretchy vest top which you can cover yourself with. That said, it is not as restricting as a one-piece and you can always lift it up over your tummy if you wish to get a bit of a tummy tan. Tankini’s are a great idea for the pregnant woman as you can mix and match the tops and bottom and you can update individually if you start to outgrow either piece.

Baby Bump coverup

Coverups

Coverups are one of the greatest ways to feel both comfortable and fashionable while strutting yourself and baby bump around. Kaftans coverups are definitely the IN item this summer so baby bump or not, you’re going to look great. Not only is there a diverse range of colours and patterns, they are so comfortable and flowing you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all. A great plus for the kaftan is the over the shoulder sleeves. They’re great to avoid sunburn yet keep the sexy look alive and cover that bump if you’re feeling a little uneasy.

Maxi Dress

Peach Kaftan

See-through Cover Ups

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, see-through cover-ups are a great way to show off your bump, but not expose everything. They make you feel like you are wearing clothing yet your cute tummy is still exposed. They look great thrown over a bikini, they’re sexy, beachy, and a cool and breezy alternative to a floppy old t-shirt!

Yellow Cover Up

See Through

On Trend – Mirrored Sunglasses

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Mirrored sunglasses…. reminds me of my younger years when they were once everywhere… well they are back!! A fun take on your regular sunglasses they brighten up any summer outfit and add a touch of cheekiness. Casual and effortlessly stylish, follow in the A list celebs footsteps and grab yourself a pair of these beauties!

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1: Miranda by Roc Eyewear – $89.95

2: Ciara by Miss Shop – $29.95

3: Madagascar by Seafolly – $69.95

4: ASOS – $24.35

5: Karen Walker- Shopbop.com – $324.25

6: Illesteva on Intermix.com – $178.00

 

Have you already got yourself a pair of mirrored sunglasses? If so what style are they?

The Jumpsuit

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The Jumpsuit… one of life’s greatest inventions… A generally looser style pant with a summery top half – all in one perfection! So comfy and easy to just throw on and run out the door! There are so many variations around, sleeveless, shoe string straps, thicker straps, printed, coloured, black, dressy and casual.

I have more than a few of these babies in my closet and have done for a few years now. They will take you through many summers and are also a perfect tran seasonal piece as you can pair them with a cardigan or blazer when it gets cooler. Weather you’re off to lunch with the girls or heading out to a bar for drinks a jumpsuit it the ideal choice. What I love most about them is they are a statement piece all on their own, all you need to do is add a bit of jewellery, a pair of cute sandals or wedges and off you go-it’s that simple!

There are also lots of fab designs out there in fabrics which don’t even require ironing which is a double bonus!! Less domestic chores and more time to enjoy the sunshine in your jumpsuit!

Below are just a few styles from the many many ones out there. Enjoy!

Seed - $149.95

Seed – $149.95

 

Bardot - $99.95

Bardot – $99.95

 

Forever new - $129.99

Forever new – $129.99

 

Sportsgirl - $109.95

Sportsgirl – $109.95

 

dotti - $69.95

dotti – $69.95

 

River Island : Available on Asos - $89.08

River Island : Available on Asos – $89.08

 

Have you got onto the jumpsuit train yet, and if so where did you get it??

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