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October 31, 2014

Dark Glamour


Surpriseeee! With the previous couple of posts heavily revolving around casual street wear- think sneakers, sneakers and more sneakers, I've decided to mix it up a little with this sparkly dress from the new Nicole x Miss Guided collection. From a personal point of view, this feminine dress definitely understands how to accentuate a lady's body shape. I'm actually in love with it, and am rather exhilarated to showcase such a different side of me today (good excuse since it's Halloween)! If you read this blog on a regular basis, you will eventually come to the conclusion that I rarely wear tight- fitting/ going- out clothes on here. Consequently, this makes it a whole lot more exciting to publish this post.

And of course, now that my hair is slowly fading back to a redder shade, it was not difficult to colour- coordinate it with some dark lipstick, and matching burgundy heels.

Photos by Karen Nguyen
Call me a crazy night owl (or something) but I am currently writing this post at 6:17 am, as I am still slaving away at Uni doing more assignments. Why do assessments seem never- ending?

On a brighter note, it is now Friday! Unfortunately I won't be carving anything exciting on pumpkins, or knocking on my neighbours doors for sweets. However I will hopefully be encountering some awesome costumes throughout the day, right? Happy Halloween!
Jody x

October 26, 2014

Staples

I've been religiously living in these sneakers for many reasons, ranging from the extreme comfort to the casual, aesthetic factor that it provides for my outfits. This minimalistic look simply expressed my mood for that day, when I realised the amount of assessments that I have to complete within a matter of weeks. On top of everything, being exposed to amazing designers, shows and general festivities throughout Adelaide Fashion Festival has certainly helped lighten that stressful sensation for me. 
Leather jacket (similar here or here), First Base grey dress (similar here or here), Vans Old Skool c/o Platypus Shoes
Photos by Karen Nguyen
Speaking of Adelaide Fashion Festival (AFF), expect numerous upcoming (yet, delayed) posts from the events that I've attended. It's always such a delight to see what Adelaide's fashion scene is capable of. I'm actually drafting and editing images as we speak so definitely stay tuned for it. As for now, I'll be getting ready for tonight's last, yet exciting AFF event: The Gentlemen's Lounge, before I find myself slaving away soon after in attempt of completing this 4,000 word report... Hope everything goes to plan!
Jody xo

October 13, 2014

Hause and Hello

Shirt c/o Hause Store, Pants c/o Junk Clothing, New Balance sneakers, Asos bag (similar here or here)
Photos by Jing Khuu
Hello and welcome to my blog. 
If you have previously returned to this digital platform over the last thirty days to find the same set of photos, then I will have to provide you with a sincere, cyber hug to thank you for your patience. It's actually quite daunting to write this article as I am completely aware of how disgustingly lazy I have been. It feels like I have not published anything, or taken proper photos in the longest time. I think I should just become a food blogger. Nevertheless, to sum up my month's absence, I will provide you with a little list of explanations and excuses...

Why I did not blog for the month of September:
  • I was overwhelmingly stressed with multiple uni assignments
  • I was in Sydney for two- ish weeks for a PR internship
  • (Because I was in Sydney), I didn't always have wifi connection
  • "                                       ", I was enjoying my interstate friends' company
  • "                                       ", I was busy eating a lot of good food, (clearly evident here...)
  • "                                       ", no one took photos for me 
  • "                                       ", I had no motivation to write anything that was worth reading
  • When arriving back in Adelaide, I had to ease my way back into the usual lifestyle i.e. work, and study as exams are around the corner
It's okay though, I'll make up for the lack of updates since Adelaide Fashion Festival begins next week, and I'll be covering the major events right here. Have faith in me.

Now onto the outfit: I really wanted to put more emphasis on casual street wear, as I just own a copious amount of sneakers (and the collection keeps growing...) Moreover, I would occasionally receive requests to style 'uni' outfits and seriously, the combination of wearing light- weight joggers, with a minimalistic printed tee, and some grey sneakers are a great epitome for studying attire.

I have always been supportive of local Adelaide labels, and Hause Store predominately sits strong in that list. Their original logo shirts are available in multiple shades - black, grey, or white. I eventually selected the grey since it was a little different to the standard monochromatic options. What do you think?

Thanks for reading, xo