Style Challenge: #basicscheckin

via Instagram: @kirstyashestyle I just participated in my first #stylechallenge on Instagram with @mumscloset_au and @kirstyashestyle. The Basics Check-In Challenge involves assessing your wardrobe, looking for the essential basics for spring/summer (tee, shoes, dress, swimwear, handbag, and accessories) getting rid of anything that hasn’t been worn or used for a long time/is unrepairable/doesn’t fit anymore, and if need be, replacing it…

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LDN

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. Images from Instagram users: qvb / whenindoubtblog / apinchoflovely / capucinespirit / beautylifemichelle / cmcoving / saint_bowery / la_kathi / couldihavethat / paulabacher / smaggle

So I gave in…

… and bought the Birkenstocks. White and black pairs. They are just so goddamn comfortable, like big grandpa hugs for your feet. The question now is, how do you wear them without looking like your old German grandpa? Images: the urban silhouette / the extra in the ordinary / friend in fashion / style du monde / the fashion medley…

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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

  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…

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Sunday

The weekend just goes so damn quickly. Images from Instagram users: hunterandcross / mariafashionlook / chic_in_academia / willamazing / su_su_studio / b_bbjj / merricksart / beautybitten / kristinclarksfu / zhuzhulifenotes / happilygrey / chermunie

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. Images from Instagram users: thefashionistella / brittanybathgate / thenewblacknl / astraeathevirgo / hunterandcross / joliejanine / blackwhiteandbrunette / thedashingrider / addictedtofash1on / heimstone / lichipan…

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(Theoretical) 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…

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