The High Life…
They are making dresses this short now? Takes a brave woman to wear this. After a fairly hectic social calendar the last few weeks I used the weekend to recharge my fashion batteries.
Dress - Supre, Necklace - Lovisa, Shoes - Novo Shoes
Pretty In Pink… This my friends is probably as girly as you will ever see me. Super pink turtle neck, and flower bomb skirt - taking some getting used to on my part, just looks like a different me. Thankfully the boots add that hard edge that I am accustomed to. Turtle Neck - Zara, Necklace - Lovisa, Belt - Thrifted, Skirt - Ally, Shoes - Wittner
Suit & No Tie… “Ya’ll wear suits because you can’t dress no more” - Jay - Z. Really? Yesterday was an especially chilly Monday morning and I was a running a tad bit late for work. Monday’s are always challenging to say the least - don’t ask. Anyway as I impatiently waited for the traffic crossing to go green opposite from were I was standing was a middle aged man who was wearing a suit. A classic fitted black suit paired with a crisp white shirt and equally fitting belt and shoes. After moments of just starring - you know really soaking the outfit in and being snapped back to reality by the sound of the traffic lights - I just remember thinking this man looks so “Don Draper”. They say its the people around you that inspire you. Here is my interpretation, seems a little vanilla for a big personality like me. Suit - Custom Made, Shirt - Country Road, Belt - Portmans, Shoes - Seeds
This Means Wore… Fashion is my art, its my love and from a very young age my first love. Nothing like an A line print dress and platform yellow coloured heels to start off the working week! Dress - Ally, Necklace - Lovisa, Stockings - Coles, Shoes - Sportsgirl
Unsung Hero… It was very foggy in Brisbane this morning, so no matter how much I tried to adjust the lenses I just could not get a clean shot. The humble shift dress is the unsung hero for many women because it provides the savviest way to update your look when you add some smart accessories which will transform the outfit giving it a new seasonal spin and breath fresh air into some of your old favourites. Dress- SES, Necklace - Lovisa, Stockings - Sportsgirl, Boots - Wittner
Fade To Black… The long weekend is already a distant memory as I head back into grind mode. As if in mourning, my body was ceremoniously draped in this classic black wrap dress. Whilst getting dressed i was transfixed by the delicate, brown, yellow and silver details that appear on the necklace - much so the tanned boots were added. Necklace - Lovisa, Dress - Custom Made, Stockings - Sportsgirl, Shoes - Toni Bianco
I’m Red Leather… People back in the day used to despise the idea of fast fashion. Choosing instead to invest had earned cash on classic pieces. Whilst I agree that every woman should have classic pieces in her wardrobe, fast fashion can be just as sophisticated as the designer stuff, just in a different way. You are not getting hand beading from Paris and then again you are not paying for it either. You are instead getting high level design concepts from the industry’s brightest who are still working their way up the fashion ladder to those much coveted major fashion houses. Dotti provided inspiration for this fast fashion post…. Top - Dotti, Pleather Red Pants - Dotti, Shoes - Vans
Keep Calm Its The Queen’s Birthday…
As much as some individuals want to bitch and moan about breaking away from the British monarchy, you will find that these very same people are more than happy to enjoy a public holiday honouring the Queen herself. For the record I am not one of those people, in fact I have quite an unhealthy obsessesion with the royals truth be told.
….Anyway I digress, my Queens Birthday long weekend was spent in my unoffical second home - Melbourne.
Looking at these pictures, you can’t tell that it was soo damn cold outside, but its in Melbourne that I relived my youth going on amazing culinary journeys, consuming copious amounts of adult beverages and dancing the night away.
….staying up late catching up friends, did lots of that. I have to say this trip felt a little different because normally hitting the shops would be my number one agenda but this time round I never got around to it. Is this what being content with your wardrobe looks and feels like…
What did you get up to this Queens Birthday long weekend?
The temperature is getting cold and the collar are rising - literally.
The pattern on this dress is something else, but it gives me a little afro asian flavor.
Dress - Ally, Boots -
Throw Back: Sequin Dress… It’s always interesting when I go through my photo archives - I have noticed that I tend to alternate between straight and curly hair. At the time when these pictures were captured it was all about the straight hair. So what am I wearing? Like a magpie I am naturally drawn to shiny things ala sequins. When a dress can be made out of sequins it not only captures my attention but I must own and wear it. Here the dress is the statement piece with the hair pulled back, minimal makeup and the trademark bold lip. Dress - Dotti, Shoes - Rubi Shoes
Fashion From Fleece…
A good alternative to creating a comfortable work outfit without losing the elegance is to wear a wool dress. You can see here that I braved the cold elements and decided to go sans stockings, just to give the look that extra boldness that makes IamTinashe.
Less Glamour More Grit… Meet my good friend Kadok, the only thing that separates us distance. We are kindred fashion spirits, who come together on a biannual basis. You see once the cold season is settled in there’s a fashion invasion of… shorts! Yes you read that right. I am hopelessly in love with one of the most common, urban, trendy, cool and comfy looks – Cutoffs & Black Tights! My girl Kadok is here giving it life….You better werk!
Wedding Guest Outfit…
Like a million girls around the world, I love weddings! There I said it. Over the weekend the boyfriend and I were invited to a wedding in Noosa Heads and I have to say I was really excited to have another opportunity to dress up. I was mindful of the number one rule when planning a wedding guest outfit: Do not to show up the glowing and blushing bride - a big no no!
Since its still reasonably warm weather during the day, we decided this wedding would be a great time to experiment with the colour blue and we showed out in our his and hers wedding guest outfits. Curious to find out how to get the look?
Her: Dress, Asos, Shoes - Novo, Bag and Belt - Thrifted.
Him - Topman Suit, Shirt - Austin Brothers, Belt and Tie - Ben Sherman, Shoes - Custom Made.
Men In Leather - Ye or Nay?
Leather will always have my heart. My boyfriend recently purchased a pair much to the amusement of my family. Found some style inspiration from none other than the Kanye “Don’t Talk About Style, I Will Embarrass You” West. I think my boo can give him a run for his money.
African Electro… Gone are the blonde highlights and welcome the dark nubian queen. At quick glance, this is your standard all black everything outfit: yeah yeah, but the gold highlights of the jacket, belt and pumps provide that glamorous feel. Jacket - Temt, Singlet - Dotti, Pants - Cue, Shoes - Rubi Shoes