As Melbourne starts to turn up the weather we can all turn to simpler, minimalistic silhouettes to avoid the heat.
I have been after a simple shift dress in black for quite some time now. My search started when I saw a girl walking down the street wearing a simple black shift dress, black boots and a “don’t care” attitude, I instantly wanted a dress like hers.
My search was finally over in early November when Landes Warehouse held their famous Warehouse Sale. Now if you have never been to Landes Warehouse, I urge you to go right now! Their stores are literally jam packed with bargains from brands such as Mink Pink, Somedays Lovin, Evil Twin and my personal favourite, Staple the Label.
After a (free!) hot chocolate and meeting the lovely sales assistants, I was ready to shop.
I am pretty sure I could have done 7+ rounds of the store and STILL find something that I hadn’t seen before! Once I had my hands full it was off the change rooms where the girls were unpacking even more stock!
I selected my top 4 and headed to the counter (I seriously could have chosen 10 more pieces but unfortunately my wardrobe is so beyond full!)
Everyone was so polite and I even got to see old friends (Hey Erin!)
Those 4 pieces are sure to become staple pieces over summer. So make sure you visit Landes Warehouse to pick up some unbelievable bargains for yourself or even Christmas presents.
Wearing: Landes Dress | Tony Bianco Slides | Nakedvice Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Photos: Reannon Smith
*Items from Landes were gifted*
This dress is a perfect LBD for me, (and it was actually an H&M sale item!). Its long sleeves and deep v work together to create a sexy, yet low key vibe. Safe to say it’s now a wardrobe staple! As usual, I’ve paired it with my leather jacket, a choker necklace (actually a ribbon) and Ray-Bans to toughen it up. Black suede mules and my Nakedvice Olivia bag add a touch of difference to the outfit. And a lace bralette peeks out to add texture.
I’ve also noticed that I rarely wear my jacket as an actual jacket, I just sling it over my shoulders! #Fashun
Have you ever had a sale bargain that turned into a wardrobe staple?
H&M Dress | Topshop Leather Jacket | Nakedvice Olivia Bag | Charles & Keith Mules | MRP Hoop Earrings | Kat the Label Bralette
Photos by Reannon Smith
Usually, I shoot in front of a plain white wall, but this time Reannon and I explored Fitzroy/Collingwood to find different backgrounds to use.
It was fun to explore the different effects that the use of a contrasting background created (how cool is that purple wall!)
I chose a simple outfit of a slip dress and tee that I have been dying to wear for a while now, but the Melbourne weather has been way to temperamental and I absolutely hate that cold breeze that can pick up in the shade! I have also been loving my Gucci Princetown Slippers, they are the perfect shoe to class up a simple jeans and tee outfit. They also transport me back to my Malaysian holiday and how nervous I was to enter the Gucci store at Suria KLCC Shopping Mall in KL!
Cotton On Tee | Isabelle Quinn Silk Dress | Nakedvice Bag | Gucci Shoes
Yes, it’s true, I’M WEARING COLOUR!
I discovered these ABBA-esque pants on Asos and feel deeply in lust.
I have slowly been adding touches of colour to my wardrobe over the past few months, it started with an army green bomber jacket and has now moved on to a light pink shirt dress and these blush pants.
As always, I will still pair them with my minimal toned pieces to keep true to my monochrome stylings.
Wearing: Topshop Jacket | Cotton On Men’s Tee | Asos Frill Hem Pants | Nakedvice Bag | Tony Bianco Shoes | Ebay Leather String as Necklace
When Vaniday contacted me with a chance to review their health and beauty booking website, I jumped at the chance!
Vaniday fills that gap in the market that we all needed. A place to discover, compare and book your next beauty service, whether it be a manicure, haircut or massage, Vaniday has it all.
With a large selection of categories, I was spoilt for choice! I decide to treat myself to a facial from Totally Skin & Beauty.
Once you have selected your service, the booking process is extremely easy. Simply select your desired date and time (Vaniday will then check that there is availability for you), then simply pay via Visa, Mastercard or Amex. You can even select your favourite Beauty therapist or Hair stylist or leave a comment with any special requests.
For me, Vaniday is a lifesaver. I had been searching for a facial salon in my price range for a while and googling was only leaving me confused with a million tabs open! Vaniday provides you with reviews, prices and photos all in one area, taking out the confusion out of trying to find the perfect salon or spa.
Vaniday also has an app for Android and Apple – making it perfect for booking that lunch time trim or weekend spa refresh
Follow me on insta to see more about my Vaniday experience – my facial is booked for Friday the 16th and I am so excited, I have not had a facial for over 2 years now!
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Wearing: White MRP Tee | Blessed are the Meek Cardigan | Nakedvice Belt | Lee Jeans | Gucci Slides
Sponsored post – Facial gifted from Vaniday