The Tee + Jeans Combo

I can never go past a good tee and jeans combination. Usually its black jeans and black/white tee, but in this case its blue jeans!

Not usually one for blue denim, but I fell in love with the light colour and “mum” jeans look of them. So comfortable

Ice Express the label has been an Australian boutique label for over 40 years. Recently, with the help of an amazing design and creative team (fronted by Claudia Roberts) it was relaunched to create the current, trend driven label it is now. Featuring garments that reflect the must-have pieces for the current season, just like these jeans!

Ice Express the Label jeans | Topman tee | Nakedvice belt & bag | Rayban Sunglasses | Jeffrey Campbell mules

Photos by Reannon Smith

*In collaboration with Ice Express Label, all opinions & styling are my own*

Thank you to Claudia, Serena and Sophie for lending me these amazing samples!

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W A R D R O B E

For the past 2 years I have been focusing on re-organising my style and creating a quality wardrobe full of pieces that I enjoy wearing and will wear often. In 2015/2016 I gained some pieces that will remain staples in my wardrobe (Leather Jacket, Gucci slides, Silk Dresses).

These staples can be worn over and over again, reworked with other items and still look good.

My wardrobe essentials include:

* Leather jacket
*Black Cardigan
*Skinny Black Jeans
*Shorts
*Black Pants
*Black, White and Grey Tee
*Black Skirt
*Black and White Shirt
*Quality Boots
*Quality Heels
*Casual Dress/Formal Dress
*Flat shoes such as slides/sneakers
*Accessories such as belts and hats

Building a staple wardrobe for yourself all depends on your personal style. I prefer blacks, whites and grey as a basis for my wardrobe, although I do like to add a touch of seasonal colours such as blush and fatigue.

As you can see from the top image, my wardrobe is getting a bit full. So in the coming weeks I shall be getting all “Konmari” on it!

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S L E E V E

So it may be the middle of summer right now, but I’m missing my skinny jeans and long sleeve tops!

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H&M Blouse | Lee Skinny Jean | Jeffrey Campbell Mule | Nakedvice Bag and Belt

Reannon Smith Photography 

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R E S O L U T I O N S

Resolutions.
Resolutions can be seen as a “dirty word”, associated with failed and broken promises to one’s self. So this year I’ve decided to set some goals for myself and not be disappointed in myself if I don’t accomplish them with a set time limit. After all, we should celebrate every moment in our lives, whether it be a huge achievement such as completing a uni course or getting that dream job or a small success such as keeping a plant alive for more than a week or not eating so much chocolate!

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* Post more content/more often – Keep an eye on my Insta and my Blog, I’ve got lots planned for 2017

* Shop smarter – Stop buying into every trend I like, make sure it fits correctly, buy more quality fabrics/styles, buy second hand, investment pieces, DONT SUCCUMB TO SALES!

*Eat healthier/Exercise more – I’m pretty sure this one gets broken year after year, but now I have declared it – it’s time to follow through

*Network more/Make opportunities happen – I’m known to be quite shy, but this year I’m determined to create bigger and better opportunities for myself

*Be more productive – The endless scrolling on Facebook when I could be catching up on my magazines, cleaning or preparing blog posts, set a time limit and then get back to my tasks

*No retail job for Christmas 2017 – As much as I love my current job, My goal for a long time has been to land a fashion marketing/trend forecasting/social media/content creation/administration type position – 2017 has to be the year

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I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas and New Year, celebrating with family and friends

xx

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MRP Men’s Tee | eBay Pleated Pants | Nakedvice neck scarf, bag and belt | Jeffrey Campbell Mules | Rayban Sunglasses

Photos by Reannon Smith 

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N Y E – 2 0 1 7

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 

 

 

 

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S H I R T

A shirt and shorts outfit is still a favourite combination of mine. Casual, but cool.

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MRP Men’s Shirt | Landes Warehouse Shorts | Nakedvice Bag + Silk Scarf | Jeffrey Campbell Mules | Ray Ban Sunglasses

Photos | Reannon Smith 

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Christmas Wishlist

In my ideal world, these 3 outfits would be the only ones I needed for the rest of 2016.

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THE EVERYDAY EDIT

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SHIRT | JEANS | SHOES | BELT | CLUTCH

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THE BEACH EDIT

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SWIM | HAT | SUNGLASSES | SHOES

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THE NYE EDIT

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DRESS | EARRINGS | BAG | SHOES

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Minimalistic Silhouettes

As Melbourne starts to turn up the weather we can all turn to simpler, minimalistic silhouettes to avoid the heat.

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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*

 

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P O S E

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

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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 

 

 

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Contrasting Backgrounds

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!

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Cotton On Tee | Isabelle Quinn Silk Dress | Nakedvice Bag | Gucci Shoes 

xo

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