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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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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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…

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Home inspo: The home office

Currently my home office is a piece of wood next to the kids’ play area. The table is basically a wooden plank covered in colourful duct tape laid across two side drawers, with a laptop, months-old magazines, children’s toys, husband’s wallet, keys, and paperwork, and the odd dirty coffee cup. Sometimes the home office is in front of the TV…

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Home inspo: play room

The play area in our home used to be our TV room so it’s now a place where the kiddos can play with their 1000 toys (and occasionally watch TV if mummy is feeling particularly frazzled), as well as where hubster and I retire after the bedtime battle. One day I’d like to have the two rooms separate as it…

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What is 5 feet of style?

As the name of the blog suggests, it’s the web home of a mommy who happens to be all of 5 feet tall. A stay at home mum/mom of two rugrats, this is my mood board of fashion and style. It’s my place of inspiration, motivation, and expression. Being a mum isn’t always about being covered in vomit or chasing…

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