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Beachy-keen.

Well hello out there, it’s been awhile – I feel as though I need to dust the cobwebs off this blog before I can post regularly again! Please excuse my extreme lack of updates for the past month. I’ve a new schedule I’ve been adjusting to with a new job, as well as Christian being away and back again. However, it’s been long enough and I feel like there’s no more excuses to be had so back to work writing posts for all you lovely readers out there!

I thought I’d make it a slow move back into the blog-o-sphere with this little update about some of the new jewellery I’ve been working on. It’s a wire wrapped bracelet that I made freeform while chilling at home alone the other night. I didn’t really have an idea in mind for the design other than the colours I wanted to use – soft blues and greens in the aquamarine stones and sandy peachs and nudes from the moroccan agate, peach moonstone and swarovski crystals. I’m actually really happy with how it turned out, it has a nice beachy feel – which I was going for – and incidentally, the wire form part of it almost resembles a fish making it more beachy I suppose.

Anyways, I promise I’ll get back to a more regular posting schedule now. I have some photos ready to post soon, just waiting on my trusty photographer/boyfriend to have the time to edit them before I can throw them up on the blog. Check back soon ¬†for updates. I promise the lazy, dog days of summer won’t be keeping me back any longer!

Cheers,

Ali

Back to Basics: Primary School.

Jeans – Harlow Premium; Tee – Daydreamer LA; Tank – market*; Boots – Joe Fresh; Earrings – model’s own design; Rings – model’s own design; Purse – gifted**.

Lately, I’ve been trying to think about what exactly IS my style. I think it’s a by-product of thoughts surrounding my choice to start a fashion blog, and really things I’ve been wondering about ever since I started to really think about style. While I still find the line between what I like and what I like to wear somewhat differentiated there are some basic components I can definitely say reflect what is my style.

I loooove basics. Elegantly simple with some touches of great detail really get to me – in a good way. Think of simple, feminine tees with a great drape, straight leg jeans and statement or unique accents. Even just a simple tailoring element or detail like the lattice work on the tank above.

Also, I am innately a fan of contrast – although it might have something to do with being a redhead and always being clothed in blue and green. You can see from this week’s outfit that I’m no stranger to strong colour combinations, but I have to admit, lately I’ve been breaking from tradition and it now longer feels like a signature. However, I definitely still love to highlight my autumn colouring¬† – playing with more mustard yellow, coral and rust colours as of late.

I would also say I dress casually feminine. Maybe not in a traditional sense – I love a good jean and tee combo! – but I love feminine touches. Beautiful, fabrics that feel like a dream; a tee cut on the bias or draped to perfectly flatter curves; definition to the waist, I love it all. It also explains the obsession with sheer blouses and black lace intimates.

As a side note, I didn’t realize until I went down to take pictures this evening that I was dressed all in primaries. Photos: Christian Hapgood.

Cheers,
Alison

* Purchased at a market stall during a visit to Ecuador. ** A gift from Terri Dawn (again) all the way from Aussie-land.