So November was #FashPhotoADay and here are some of my favourite shots
Oh boy has this been a long time coming!
I got the opportunity to review an eco-friendly bag, but I moved, Australia Post is sucky, I took a bloggy break nothing was really working in this review’s favour… But we got there and here it is! Worth waiting for
SAKitToMe create those re-usable bags that you take to the store to stop the use of plastic and paper bags that end up in landfill. To me they are especially important here in Canberra because the ACT Government ruled out the use of plastic bags in grocery stores etc unless you pay for them. Annoying, right? Environmentally friendly, right?
So most people have these little foldable bags stashed in their cars, handbags and other easy to grab places, but all of them are carry bags, like tote bags. SAKitToMe have taken thing up a notch by making a backpack version! A BACKPACK! Talk about genius. (renamed to PAKitToMe)
I was so grateful I got send a plain coloured one (easier to match with outfits of course haha), and I tested it out in a few different settings.
1. Grocery Shopping – I walked to the shops and back and having the goods on my back instead of dragging my arms was much, much nicer.
2. Picnic with the Hubby – food goes up the hill in a bag, bag comes down the hill in my pocket.
3. Impromptu Clothes Shopping – It’s so much nicer to not have all the bag rubbish after the little shopping trip, I find it so annoying sorting and throwing them all out.
What I really love about his bag is that the pouch it folds into converts to a key/phone pocket at the front and it had 2 drawstring pockets on the side for bottles etc. The straps are adjustable too. It’s just a really well thought out bag.
In my opinion, it’s better value than the one’s you buy in the shops, you get better options of design and pattern, and it’s an Australian company (boosting the economy, win-win).
To check out the full range, click here.
It was my first shoot so there was a lot of learning for me but it just menas that the next one is going to be even better!
I’m having a huge love affair with DFO and Outlet Shopping recently. This bag, shirt, belt and skirt cost $27 all up – CHEERING!
The trick with outlet shopping is that you need to be in the right frame of mind for it. You need to be willing to sift through piles and racks of disorganised gear and to receive pretty scummy service. Think of it like a self-serve
If you can get past the sorting then you’re bound to find some little treasures for cheap.
//Shirt, Bag & Belt: Cotton On // Shoes: Target // Sunnies: Shades ‘n’ Style // Skirt: Supre’ //
This is a must in your wardrobe! A striped navy and white tee is versatile and classic for every body type. Take a look…
Pair your top with some nice dark skinny-leg jeans (to show off your nicely shaped legs) and a fitted blazer. The great thing about this combo is that it can be manipulated easily depending on season. I’ve pictured a great look for fall/winter with riding boots to team up over your jeans and nice scarf for some colour, but if you’re in spring/summer (like we are here in Australia) grab some ballet flats and some long layered necklaces instead.
Intriguing Inverted Triangles
Whip out some wow-factor by teaming your top with some chic cargoes. To balance out your shoulders/bust roll up the hem of your pants and pop on some flats. This brings the eye down your body and the pockets on your cargoes give great detailing. If its a bit brisk outside you can pair this look with a slouchy beanie and scarf. I chose white in this picture to help balance out the deeper and darker hues of the olive green and navy.
Blue is one of the primary colours so pairing it up with it’s partners yellow and red always goes down well. It’s a classic 3-colour rule scenario. I chose an A-line skirt for this ensemble in a plain colour. The stripes of the top will draw the up up as long as the bottom half is minimalistic. Then, because I have a large section of yellow in this look, the accessories are navy and red to help keep things equal.
Brown is a perfect partner to navy and white. With curves like yours, grab some 70′s flare high-waisted jeans, a thick belt and a cute hat. Keep your hair loose and wavy under the hat to maintain your feminine feel and voila! Because your curves are in all the right places the flares and the stripes work perfectly with each other to keep your body’s balance. A word of caution – be mindful of where the hem of your jeans sits. If it sits too high your entire look falls apart and your legs look stunted. Keep the hem skimming (not on) the ground, slightly above is better, but only a 1cm at most.
Everybody knows I’m partial to a bit of tough chic. And you, my lovely rulers, work the coloured jean like no other. To work this look, pair red skinny jeans with your top and then accentuate with leather, such as a leather jacket and some combat or biker boots. This is a great weekend look to try. The bold colour and the pattern up top acts like the flares and stripes do for the hourglass – it maintains your body’s balance.
Also, navy and white striped tees are found everywhere! All the chain stores right through to your high end designer labels have a version so find one your like and have at it
Do you own one?
How do you wear it?
Would you try any of these looks?