I have some pretty big things planned for 2017, so I am excited for it to arrive!
In terms of education, I have finally stared a path to chase a dream that I had for 2 years – to complete a stylist course. I signed up to begin an Australian Style Institute course in Feb. This is a pretty big step for me as I can sometimes lack confidence in myself and what I can create, but this blog has given me confidence to pursue that dream.
Ironic Minimalist will feature some changes as the year progresses. I have an amazing lady taking stunning photos of me and I hope to strengthen that bond in 2017 (Reannon Smith, keep an eye on this lady!)
2016 has been great – it gave me new opportunities and the confidence to push myself!
I am also thankful to each and every one of my readers, friends and the people who have helped me along the path of 2016 <3
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H&M Dress | Landes Store Tee | Nakedvice Belt + Silk Scarf | Jeffrey Campbell Shoes
Photos | Reannon Smith
A shirt and shorts outfit is still a favourite combination of mine. Casual, but cool.
MRP Men’s Shirt | Landes Warehouse Shorts | Nakedvice Bag + Silk Scarf | Jeffrey Campbell Mules | Ray Ban Sunglasses
Photos | Reannon Smith
In my ideal world, these 3 outfits would be the only ones I needed for the rest of 2016.
THE EVERYDAY EDIT
SHIRT | JEANS | SHOES | BELT | CLUTCH
THE BEACH EDIT
SWIM | HAT | SUNGLASSES | SHOES
THE NYE EDIT
DRESS | EARRINGS | BAG | SHOES
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
I’ve recently noticed a lot of velvet items appearing on my insta, being worn by bloggers and on the street.
While it may be more of a winter fabric, it can definitely be worked into summer, a floral dress teamed with a velvet boot/bag or a velvet cami dress worn over a white tee.
It’s also the perfect fabric for the changing Melbourne weather!
ASOS Jumpsuit | Boohoo Velvet High Ankle Boot | Monki Velvet Slip Dress | Office Annie Grey Velvet Ankle Boots | Madam Rage Velvet Slip Dress
Pictures – . .
I was lucky enough to be contacted by the lovely Reannon, who is an amazing photographer, and she wanted to photograph me!
Below are the results of her talent, be sure to follow her on insta to see more of this brilliant lady
I also love how this dress has swishy, witchy vibe to it. Reminds me of Halloween!
Topshop Jacket | H&M Dress | Tony Bianco Boots | Nakedvice Belt and Bag | Ray Ban Sunglasses
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
Although it is technically Spring, I am pretty sure that Melbourne hasn’t quite got the memo!
Today was overcast and cloudy, but hopefully the rest of the week will bring some sunshine!
Images sourced from: They All Hate Us, SNOB, Pinterest
I’ve finally found the perfect pair of Mom jeans! High rise – check! Straight Leg – check! Black – check!
Also new in my wardrobe is this L/S top, which I also purchased in black.
In other news, my hair is getting ridiculously thick. I feel like a new style is in order… maybe a fringe to shake it up?
Wearing: Asos L/S Top | Nique Slip Dress (worn as top) | Asos Mom Jeans | Tony Bianco Boots | Nakedvice Belt + Bag