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For some reason this set reminds me of when I was gadding about in London and seeing fashion girls swanning around Brick Lane, and there was me in my touristy Jack Wills hoodie, jeans and Converse.

Pull yourself together

Some timely advice after yet another terrible night of sleep.

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Work it

Work it
I haven’t worked in an office setting for a few years and don’t really see myself in that environment anymore, but I still love putting outfits together that look polished and meeting-with-a-director-worthy.

How to wear: all white sneakers

 

Stripes forever

Back in the mid to late 90s I had a pair of white Adidas superstars that I didn’t think much of – I pretty much trashed them and gave them away after a couple of years. Who would’ve thought that they would come back with a such a force that you can wait up to two years for a pair of plain ol’ Stan Smiths?

So the white sneaker is back, with Adidas’ Stan Smiths and Superstars leading in the fash pack. Nike’s Roshe Run white trainers also seem to be a fashion ‘grammer favourite, with Superga, Lacoste and Senso popping up fairly regularly in my Instagram feed. I quite like Axel Arigato’s embossed and Vans’ perforated versions, as well as the fact that they’re slip on sneakers (essential when you’re putting on shoes and toting both toddler and infant out the door). I actually ended up buying a pair of Puma Baskets to kind of get in with the cool crowd but not, if you know what I mean.

With summer fast approaching, white sneakers would make a fresh alternative to my faithful black Converse Chuck Taylors, and I’ll probably end up wearing my Pumas with the distressed shorts I bought for $5 at Bondi markets or an A-line button through skirt (I’ve been eyeing this one off from Asos) with a simple tank or graphic tee. The one thing that irks me about this white sneaker trend? The fact that a pair of Stan Smiths can fetch up to $200 on eBay – my mid 90s pair cost about $90 and back then I found that exorbitant (I was only at university after all!).

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Sunday

The weekend just goes so damn quickly.

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You can’t always get what you want

I know spring is coming and warmer weather is just around the corner, but when I see our northern counterparts dressing in on-point fall outfits I can’t help but be envious of their cool climes style.

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(Theoretical) date night

Date night
There was a time when hubster and I would have an amazing date night which included dinner at a hatted restaurant and/or a gig by one of our favourite bands. These days it’s hard to leave the house without having to lug half of the kids’ belongings, fatigue and sleep deprivation notwithstanding. An outing over the weekend was a drama in itself with Kid #1 throwing a tantrum due to overtiredness and Kid #2 refusing to sleep and therefore crying because of – guess what? – overtiredness. It’s hard work at the moment, yes, and one day hubster and I will look back and long for the days when the kiddies were bubs. I also look forward to the day when we can enjoy evenings like we used to and remind each other why we’re together.

Japanese minimalism

I’ve been getting a lot of Japanese ‘grammers coming up in my Instagram feed and I’m kinda digging it. Although I lived in Japan for a little while, my Japanese is basically non-existent so trying to read the Instagram captions of the above users to ascertain why there have been so many posts isn’t happening. I am loving the easy minimalism of their outfits – clean lines, neutral colours, nothing fashiony but stand out classic. I’ve always liked how the Japanese girls seem so effortless even though I knew for a fact that they heavily styled themselves that way. I’d love to go back.

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