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My Style // Bondi Whites


Wow, I just realized how long it’s been since I’ve done an outfit post (this was the last one)!! I guess I’ve enjoyed staying “behind the camera” for a bit, but the beautiful weather, fun fashion, and awesome street art here in Australia inspired me to get out there and have some fun in front of the lense. This all-white Manning Cartell look feels fresh and simple for Summer, and the cut-out details on the dress & lace panels on the top didn’t really need any extra color or super bold accessories to stand out. I topped off the look with my new favorite funky Karen Walker sunnies & my trusty Birkenstocks, of course!


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Shop the outfit: DressSunglasses, Birkenstock Sandals.

{Photos shot by Jena Gambaccini}


Style // Easy Denim


Denim…the eternal neutral, queen of comfort and understated sex-appeal. Ripped, short, long, skinny, loose, cuffed, denim-on-denim, dressed up & down – I love it all!! Who doesn’t have their favorite pair of jeans, right?

Spending the last 7 weeks here in Sydney has given me a whole new appreciation for the denim trend. The casual beach vibe here always welcomes a good pair of loose & worn-in denim shorts or boyfriend jeans with sandals or a fun heel for evenings. I’ve spotted some super cool leather-trimmed denim overalls (yes, sorta like the kind we used to wear in middle school…remember this post?!) and even a few pairs of updated “Hammer-Pants” inspired denim by local Aussie brand Bassike (not sure if I can get behind that trend – yet, at least.)

My current favorite denim brand is R13. They’re an Italian newcomer whose jeans are perfectly cut and super high quality. Their skinny jeans never lose their shape and are so flattering & comfy! If you’re on the hunt for some new denim, definitely check them out!

Below are a few of my favorite Pinterest shots of how to rock the relaxed denim trend in a variety of ways. My favorite thing about these images is that they prove that no matter how you style it, denim never takes itself too seriously…and that’s what dressing every day should be about anyway, right?


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Design for Good // Karen Walker Visible


Amazing charity designer collab alert!! New Zealand designer Karen Walker has teamed up with the United Nation’s ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative – an organization that aims to promote fair and sustainable business between fashion brands and artisans in Africa – to create a super bold collection and lookbook. Karen Walker and the artisans of the Ethical Fashion Initiative worked together to produce pouches for this latest collection. The simple, screen-printed pouches will come with every pair of Karen Walker Eyewear from this range of sunglasses. In addition, more elaborate and embellished versions, also made by Kenyan artisan groups, will be available to buy separately. Another amazing (and my favorite) part of this campaign is that all of those involved in the creation process for the eyewear campaign – machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers and metal workers – were all part of the lookbook photoshoot (photos below)! How cool is that?!? The collection will be available starting February 10th – mark your calendars, Lovelies & let’s shop for good!


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Karen Walker Visible

{images via Karen Walker’s Facebook.}


Aussie Style // Bec & Bridge


Here in Australia, it’s officially time for the Autumn/Winter 2014 collections to hit the stores! Not to worry, in this warm-year-round climate, it still means short dresses, shorts and light jackets. I am particularly in love with Bec & Bridge’s AW14 collection. The cuts are striking yet simple, the prints are modern, and I love all of the subtle cut-out details and plays on different hemlines….and the price point is not too harsh on the wallet! I’m off to go shopping…that little red dress is calling my name!


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Style Update // Getting Sneaky


Sneaker trends are definitely changing for 2014! Last year was the year of the purist Nike-esque gym shoe. This year it’s all about the old school Slip-On Skater Sneaks! I’m seeing this trend happening first hand here in sunny Sydney…the locals are rocking slip-on Vans like it’s the 90′s again, and I’m not mad about it one bit. These sneaks are comfy, easy to wear with skirts, shorts and even dresses, and luxury labels like Celine &  Kenzo have picked up the trend for the coming warmer seasons as well. What are your thoughts on the resurgence of the Skater Slip-On trend? Like it? Not refined enough? Which version would you most likely sport in the upcoming months? I’m personally partial to the original Vans staple!Fresh Slip-on Sneaks



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