jumpers on!

Everyone knows I love the beach and summertime. This year, however, I’m truly looking forward to autumn and winter in Sydney. Winter… I wouldn’t really call it winter but hey… It feels good to put on a nice jumper or a cardi and slip on a coat. I love layering plus scarves will make you feel cosy as well. I have recently purchased a pair of Hunter boots so can’t wait for the rain! (I know I’m weird =)). Greens are in this year and I’m still on the hunt for a lime jumper. It’s great that vivid colours are trendy this season to brighten up those cooler and shorter days. I found this pastel mint jumper in Dotti. It was really cheap and I couldn’t believe the quality. I think it goes really well with a pair of skinny jeans and the ocean background.

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jumper: dotti – $29

bag: mango – $30

jeans: bershka – $$25

sunnies: sprtsgirls – $29

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summer sparkle


I’m definitely a bit of a travel addict, not a bad addiction to have :-). Visiting new places is exciting and brings good memories later. My only bad habit when it comes to going away is I’m completely incapable of traveling light. I always take to much stuff, just in case. Luckily it’s not too important in the summer. All the clothes are small so you can take more. I completely fell in love with sheer or semi-sheer tops this season. They are ultra light and cool you in the summer. I’ve also noticed I picked lots of clothing items which had some sort of glitter element or embellishment. I think a bit of sparkle can transform your outfit from plain to chic and stylish. Nudes are still in and go well with white shorts, big bag will always come in handy when out and about on the beach
 and don’t forget your oversized sunnies!

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top: tkmaxx (UK) – $20

white shorts: Reserved (PL) – $25

sunnies: Vougue – $99

bag: Charlie Middleton – $185 from $199 (after bargaining)

<3 summer time

Summer is my favourite season of the year, not only because of the temperature but also because there’s always plenty to do outdoors. I really feel like I’m being spoiled with a number of amazing beaches in Sydney. I know, though life… You can always go and explore new places. I really like summer time as you don’t need to put much effort into what you wear and how you look. There’s no need to do you hair, out of bed/beach waves will always look good. Make-up is not necessary too, healthy tan in my opinion makes you look good. Always make sure you apply sunscreen regularly as the sun in Oz is super strong. Finally, slip on a nice dress and put some flop flops on and you are ready to rock the beaches. I got this lovely dress from my sister. Goes really well with the blueness of the sky and the sea. Love it!




spring time beach time!

It’s never easy to dress for the beach when it’s not quite the bikini weather… It can often be windy but the sun can make you feel hot too. Whenever I can I try to layer up. You can always take your off your jacket & scarf or a cardi. Well, then you do end up carrying everything like a camel but at least you are prepared for all the elements. Leggings are always the winner and I really got to love those cotton mini skirts recently. Wear a simple top and a jacket / blazer and you are ready to rock at the beach! Make sure you have your sunnies and some sunscreen on. A simple up-do will be more comfortable if it’s windy.

jacket/blazer – zara: $89

top – religion: $120

mini skirt – asos: $23

leggings – sportsgirl: $10

cardigan – zara: $29

what to wear in Sydney during winter

What to wear in winter when you live in Oz? Good question. I struggle sometimes. It’s warm outside (20 degrees) but once you are indoors I tend to get really cold. Well, there’s no central heating so drinking hot teas is my solution. Secondly, a scarf is a must, no real need for a winter coat in here but just make sure you have a few layers on just in case. If it’s too hot just take off you cardi or jacket. In winter I normally choose darker colours but I found this great tunic in bright green when shopping at Sportsgirl. I didn’t think this shade would suit me (optimistic as always ;-)) but I think it looks decent. Bright colours go well with more greys and more neutral tones but I absolutely love my fluoro pink nail polish. Pair of skinny jeans and an oversized scarf are my absolute favourites this winter.                 One more thing, don’t forget a cup of the on the go to keep you warm!

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top:sportsgirl – $25

jeans: bershka – $49

jacket: jorge – $60

shoes: wittner – $129

sunnies: sportsgirl – $29


neon’s on!

You are never too old for neon colours! This season vibrant shades are in so enjoy wearing them as much as you can. Travelling through some of the Bali villages I came across this lovely lady. She definitely knows what’s in fashion this season and I think she did a great job putting her outfit together. This full length bold print skirt goes well with the neon pink jacket and yellow T-shirt. Her neon orange turban to tops it all off! She didn’t even forget to put some funky electric violet flip-flops on!

She rocks!


autumn beach time

It is always good time to go to the beach in Oz, even in autumn. So much quieter, even on a public holiday. I love beach any time as long as it doesn’t rain of course. The key thing is to keep warm and put on a few layers. You can still look good and feel comfortable. I absolutely love long, oversized cardigans and can’t live without leggings. Slip on a longer top/short dress grab an oversized beach hand bag and you are ready to go. Ahh, don’t forget your comfy shoes!!





cardigan: all saints – $80

top/dress: living doll – $50

navy leggings: mango – $20

beach bag: thai market – $5

sunnies: sportsgirl – $29

what NOT to wear when it’s hot!

What to where when walking around Thai temples in 30 degrees heat and high humidity?? Tank top? Not allowed! Shorts?? Not allowed!! Thongs??? Not allowed!!!

You have to cover up visiting the main temples so I decided to go for a pair of skinny jeans, a t-shirt and covered shoes. Well, I had to go for it, if it was possible I would have picked a bikini but I guess that wouldn’t fly… I put a white singlet under the t-shirt to absorb any sweat. It actually worked, at least for a bit. Luckily for me, I didn’t look as ridiculous as masses of people wearing these bright patterned pants available to rent!



jeans: bershka
t-shirt: bershka
shoes: kmart
handbag and necklace: Thai market
sunglasses: sportsgirl

where to shop in Sydney


Shopping in Sydney isn’t easy. You really have to know where to go. Sometimes you need to travel further to get something you really like, sometimes you might be lucky to bag yourself a bargain in the CBD. Here’s the list of my favourite places to shop in Sydney CBD and nearby suburbs. It is mainly for casual and smart-casual outfits unless said otherwise below. I’m sure it will have to be updated constantly.

Have you got any favourite shops arounds Sydney?? Please share!!!

Sydney City (CBD):

Zara – Westfield Shopping Centre, 77 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Tel: 02 9216 7000 http://www.zara.com/

Hot Skies – Shop W1, Wynyard Concourse, George Street, Sydney, Tel: 02 9299 8211 //www.hotskies.com.au/

Passion – World Square 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000                  http://passionclothing.com.au/contact-us/ – mainly going out and party dresses.

Rouges – Market City Shop R1 / 32C, Market City Shopping Centre, 9-13 Hay St, Haymarket, Sydney, NSW 2000, Tel: 02 9211 8422                                  http://www.rogues.com.au/

Jizz Fashion – Town Hall Square, Sydney, NSW 2000

Revenge Fashion –  Shop 29, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Tel: 02 9264 4400

General Pants – stores country-wide and online                 http://www.generalpants.com.au/

David Jones – my favourite section of the Sydney CBD store is on the 2nd floor with One Teaspoon, Mink Pink, Living Doll, Sass & Bide, Wish and many more brands available.

Myer – 4th floor is a home to many of my favourite yet not overpriced brands like: All About Eve, Miss Shop, Lola vs. Harper, Lipsy London and much more.

Darlinghurst:

Oxford Studio Clothing – 115 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Tel: 02 9361 4241

Premonition – 38 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Tel: 02 9361 6008 http://premonitiondesigns.com/home.php

Paddington:

Premonition – 60 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW 2021, Tel: 02 9380 8881 http://premonitiondesigns.com/home.php

Newtown:

Stellino – 138 King Street, Newtown, 2042, Tel: 02 9550 4025        http://www.stellino.com.au/

Leichardt:

Mia on Norton – 124 Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW 2040, Tel: 02 9550 0789

Live This – 152 Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW 2040, Tel: 02 9560 3661

Kirribilli:

Kirribilli Fashion Market –  http://www.kirribillimarkets.com/fashion-market

Mosman:

N’8kd Decision – Shop 2, 700 Military Road, Mosman, NSW 2088, Tel: 02 9969 9672

http://www.n8kddecision.com.au/index.php – Evening and party dresses, jewellery.

Drummoyne:

Birkenhead Point Outlet Store – Roseby Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047, Tel: 02 9812 8800 //www.birkenheadpoint.com.au/

Online:

I also shop a lot on www.asos.com a UK-based website that delivers to Australia for free!

Aussie based www.surfstich.com has a lot to offer, not just surf brands

leopard print rules!

I’m not too into animal print but sometimes I brave myself to wear it. My mum used to say: everything in moderation, this rule definitely applies here. Hence it’s a fairly bold pattern try not to overdo it. Pair it with a plain jacket and jeans, limit the accessories. Stronger make up will be good for an evening outing and choose more natural colours for a daytime look.

top – zara: $39

jeans – good old levis (very old)
flats – ruby shoes: $20
bag – agentninetynine (general pants): $49