Leather Legs

Gone are the days of leather pants being worn by only the likes of bikers and goths. Leather pants have swept us off our feet with their amazing versatility and ability to be worn as both night-time and day-time outfits. Spotted on the legs of many street style icons, leather pants have the potential to be dressed both up and down and when you’re in the mood for a bad-ass daytime look, leather pants are a very promising option.

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Although a skin tight leather pant may be the first thing that comes to mind, don’t be afraid to opt for a baggy pant! If you’re worried that you may look as if you are wearing two slim fitting garbage bags, up the look with some minimalistic heels or roll the pant and sport with a pair of trusty white converse.

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Leather pants are not shy and have the ability to speak for themselves so they don’t require excessive amounts of colour and accessories to make up for ‘lack of statement’ qualities. You can’t go wrong with a hat (especially in winter, 40% of body heat escapes through your head!) or a crisp, chic blazer.

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For those of you who are not keen of the full leather pant, don’t stress there are other options! A favourite of mine has always been the leather patched pant, these have a slight ‘jodhpur’ feel as the shin and thigh section of the leg is leather and the remain knee and backing is usually stretchy and black and super comfy.

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I myself own 4 pairs of leather pants, yes ladies, 4. Sadly my addiction doesn’t stop there, I am almost constantly on the lookout for new leather members of my wardrobe. To all my loyal followers out there you might have picked up on my slight fondness of anything leather or embellished so apologies for yet another leather focused post!

Let me know what you think about leather pants, surely there are some other addicts out there!? Whats you’re favourite leather pant look? I would love to hear what you have to say!

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P.s Sorry for my lack of posting these past few weeks, I hope all my much loved followers are well. I am SO looking forward to hearing all your ideas and thoughts again!

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Floral Flurry

Here’s one for all you daring fashion girls out there! A two piece floral suit is definitely a statement piece and isn’t for the faint hearted.

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The key to pulling off the floral suit is balance, do not over do the look! For example if you were sporting a floral suit with yellow undertones don’t opt for a statement pair of fluro yellow shoes or a heavily embellished top. Instead subtly compliment the yellow under tones with something else yellow like a ring or necklace, such as the necklaces below. Necklaces such as these subtly accentuate the colour without making the outfit over-the-top.

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Wearing a floral suit is all about confidence, without it you have no hope of pulling it off! Be bold ladies and embrace your inner fashion monster because without it we’d all be wearing potato sacks! Pair the suit with a pair of minimalist black heels and a shoulder bag of your choice, then accessorise to your hearts desire! After all, fashion should reflect who you are.

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Anybody attempted the floral suit? Let me know your thoughts!

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The Fur Jacket

It’s winter here in Australia and my god is it cold! Although we don’t get snow where I am (yes laugh if you must as I have just complained about icy weather when we don’t even get snow) I am feeling the cold immensely! On extremely bitter days there’s nothing I feel like doing more than leaving the house in my holey trackies (or sweats for all you abroad folk!) This is where the fur jacket comes in to save the day; it’s chic, stylish and very very warm.

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Fur coats have been around for centuries and I mean centuries! My Great Grandmother often tells me the stories of her floor-length mink coat which my Nunnu (great grandfather) bought for her whilst he was at war in Italy. She says ‘that coat was so beautiful, there was nothing quite like it. One day I got very drunk -she giggles- and got sick on the coat, Nunnu got so cross, but he took a bar of soap and scrubbed each soiled spot. That coat came out as good as new, that’s how you know what beautiful quality it was.’ Sadly when floor length coats went out of style, my Great Grandmother cut it in half!

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Nothing says high fashion quite like a fur jacket. Worn by the biggest names in fashion the fur coat is an iconic fashion item. If you are against real fur, faux fur coats are no less brilliant! They often come in a wider variety of colours, styles and patterns as fake fur is much more versatile in regards to dying and styling.

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For those of you out there who don’t have a fur coat I would recommend purchasing one at some point as they are incredibly warm and a reoccurring statement in the fashion world. A classy black fur jacket is perfect and out of all my fur I would probably say it’s the easiest to wear, this is because it doesn’t over power the outfit but still makes a statement as it’s fur. My second go to fur jacket would have to be white. White fur is classy yet chic and tends to go with a lot of things, the only problem with this is keeping it clean! The two above are my favourite fur jackets (they are fake of course!)

For those of you who hate fur (real or fake), here’s a piccy for you.. Made me giggle!

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Let me know what you think about fur, be it faux or fake!

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The Rise of the Overalls

Or ‘Dungarees’ for all you international folk! Overalls are being welcomed back with open arms by everybody from high end designers to celebrities and I couldn’t be happier! What I love most about overalls is that they are a ‘pull on and go’ item, with little fuss needed to make them look good.

In comparison to the 90’s when overalls were last popular, the approach to overalls is now mature and much more chic. Rather than pulling on a pair of wellies, tossing your hair up in a scrunchy and walking out the door, overalls now require a little more thought. There is a huge variety of overalls and so many different ways to wear them, but some of my favourites are definitely leather, oversized distressed denim and of course classic denim overalls.

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Opt for flat shoes if you’re after a casual look, I love the vibrant pair of brogues worn by this New Yorker. If brogues aren’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with a pair of converse or canvas shoes but personally I think a pair of jelly sandals would look amazing! To dress up full length overalls wear and an over-the-top necklace, this also looks great with leather overalls.

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Cropped Overalls

There are so many different ways to wear cropped overalls, it really depends of how you want to wear them and where you’re going. If it’s a warm sunny day short overalls are great with with a plain white tee and your favourite jewellery items.

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Alexa Chung picked the perfect pair of heeled espadrilles to wear with overalls, giving her a slightly girly yet grungy look. This would be perfect for a picnic, day at the markets or perfect for a holiday somewhere warm (Greek Islands anyone)!?

Leather Overalls

I searched high and low to bring you the perfect pairs of leather overalls. Leather overalls look incredible when worn right. From experience I have concluded that tight leather overalls is not what you want, they grab in all the wrong places and hardly flatter anybody. Take a look at these leather overalls for the right idea..

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Full length leather overalls tend to be easier to wear because they are slightly more versatile. However a short pair of short leather overalls would look great with an oversized embellished stone necklace and a round pair of sunnies. I love the brown pair shown on the far left because it is something completely different and worn so right with that amazing necklace and shirt!

It was uber difficult to cram all the ways you can wear overalls into one post but hopefully you have been inspired to slide on a pair of these all-in-one wonders!

Let me know what you think about overalls, any favourite ways to wear them?

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Confession

Okay I have a confession.. Today I decided I would bake a cake to bring to my friends house for tea. I had just been for a run and was therefore in my running gear, and really could not be bothered changing. However I have a strict ‘if you’re not working out, don’t wear gym clothes outside the house’ policy, so I was stuck.
Now here is the sad part, I decided that I would wear my running clothes but would make it look as if I was walking to the gym, so I brought my gym bag and towel.. On a scale of 1 to 10 how ridiculously sad is this!?

What do you think? Was this completely pathetic or have you done something similar? No judging here ladies, I just admitted I dressed up in gym clothes when I was actually going to buy cake ingredients! Ha!

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Gold Leaf

Since I spotted this gorgeous use of gold leaf on the Fendi catwalk of Spring 2012, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind! Image

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I’m definitely a believer that makeup should be used to accentuate your natural beauty rather than to conceal and detract. Although some may argue that the use of gold on the face detracts from the facial features, I think the use of the gold leaf accents the eyes bringing out a magical sparkle within the eyes that almost makes the gold look dull!

Let me know what you think

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The Harness

Today I came across a piece which I dibbed ‘The Harness.’ If you’re picturing the dreaded rock climbing harness (if you have ever gone rock climbing you feel my pain) or those ‘baby bjorn’ harnesses which tie your children to your front so you can continue everyday life… think again!

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It could be my inner embellished obsessed monster shouting out but I think The Harness is the definition of fearless. The shag like feature surrounding the bodice softens the striking bronze platelet, giving the harness a slightly tribal feel. For those of you thinking ‘yeah alright it’s cool, but I wouldn’t have a clue how to wear it’ look no further!

All the harness (a disguised knight in shining armour) needs is your favourite black tee, a pair of jeans, a chunky pair of clogs, an over-sized rose gold watch, a pair of wooden sunglasses and you’re ready to fight!

If this is slightly over the top for you, check out some of these harnesses:

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Let me know what you think!

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