9.2.15

THE NEW PUNJAB




Glassons top // Thailand markets skirt // The New Punjab bangle // Lovisa ring, necklace & temp. tattoos // Witchery espadrilles

When this little gem of a bangle arrived on my doorstep, it brought a little more sparkle into my life. For anyone that knows me, I ADORE anything sparkly, shiny or glittering. Glitter and sparkle represents the stuff that seems to be disappearing from our ever busy lifes - creativity, soul, yearning and simple carelessness. It reminds me glitter paint, and making our own necklaces in primary school; it reminds me of crazy imaginations and fairy costumes.

As soon as I put it on, I knew what kind of outfit it needed to go with - something flowy, free and completely comfortable. This white flowy top instantly makes me feel like a bohemian gypsy and I love it!! My maxi skirt, which I bought in the markets at Thailand, is not only one of my most comfortable skirts, but also involves one of my favourite trips where I got lost in the culture and landscape of a whole new world. My outfits get boring when I go to work, as much as I love clothes, I forget about it because I'm too focussed on other boring adult details. I vow to wear this pretty bangle as much as possible and remember to have fun during my day, because I owe it to myself :)

Like I've said before, this year is going to be a busy one and I'll have uni, placement, working at the high-schools, plus trying to keep creating content for the blog & keep my social life (what social life?! lol) intact as well. But I'm going to try and prioritise the sparkly things in life too - painting my nails, spending an afternoon with temporary tattoos, dressing up and all that jazz!

Mushy stuff done. Check out the awesome label behind my bangle - The New Punjab. The bangle I styled is part of the second collection from The New Punjab, called 'Royal Raj'. Each bold statement jewellery piece differs slightly in size and shape as they are precious stones and not one piece is alike! All The New Punjab items are made in small quantities and aren’t meant to be mass-produced. So it's definitely limited edition. If you like what you see, go and give this little local label some love :) Inspired by the colourful and vibrant culture of India, and drawing from her own family heritage, designer Cheri Flewell-Smith has also created a mix of modern, eclectic and ethnic goods ranging from accessories to home furnishings that are available online. I've possibly got an interview with Cheri lined up, so stay tuned!!

The New Punjab

Follow & like on their Facebook page and for updates & like @the_new_punjab on Instagram for some seriously gorgeous Indian inspiration.

x x Stace

6.2.15

MOTH & MOON



Lisa Gorman has just recently launched her Autumn 2015 campaign, which was shot in Hayama, Japan. Considering I just got back from Japan, it only makes me miss the country even more! This collection has an other-worldly feel about it, suggesting the change in season to the cooler weather, longer nights and shorter days. It’s about the happenings out there in the quiet, stillness of nature and the beauty of balance between earth, animal and sky.

The new collection features Gorman's typical gorgeous details such as the green fern print, a cute yet brilliant moth embroidery motif, metallic flashes and an abstract jigsaw pattern of chopped up shapes filtered across kimonos, flowy skirts, shift dresses and soft cotton tees.

Some of the clothes have started dropping into Gorman stores already, so if Autumn excites you (it's my fave season), definitely check it out!

x x Stace

PS. Check out Frankie's post on this collection for the beautiful campaign video. I watched it three times ♥

images from gormanshop.com.au

30.1.15

TWENTY FIFTEEN



Sportsgirl jacket, crop top & sunnies Cotton On skirt Nike dunks

I managed to make my first post of 2015 before the end of January. (just!) I spent the first few weeks of this year in Japan, one of the most incredible countries I've seen. It was freezing though, I don't think there was a single dayover 10 degrees! I'm glad to be back to slightly warmer weather where I can bare my legs :) If you haven't seen any photos, check out my Instagram for a few snaps! While it's great to be back, sorting out my whole backlog of work emails, letters, responsibilities etc etc has been a major pain in the butt.

Since this is my first post, I thought I'd share my goals for the year. I know whenever a blogger or anyone for that matter talks about "New Year's Resolutions" it's a big fat lump of cheesiness and cliche, but honestly I don't think I could start any year without setting myself a few goals. People tend to make unrealistic resolutions; ones that are either unachievable or too vague. Sometimes you have to think outside the box and really reflect on what it is that needs to change this year.

So in 2015, I vow to get my priorities straight. I vow to make sure I spend my time doing the things that matter to me - spending time with family, making music, creating content, writing & reading, and me time. Last year I really didn't know how to say no to work offers, and ended up doing way too much with way too little reward. This year I'm only going to work 3 days a week and focus on starting uni as well as keeping my hobbies afloat.

I also plan to find my style. What does that mean? Well, I buy a lot of clothes. Because I like clothes. But sometimes, I feel like my wardrobe is just too cluttered with things that don't suit me, or things that don't go with anything else I own. I don't really have one distinct 'style' and I'd really like to discover what that is. So I'm going to dedicate time to cleaning out my wardrobe and making a list of what I really need and want. Eventually, hopefully...I'll end up with a wardrobe full of things that I love and wear all the time.

I guess along the way I'll think of other goals, but for now this should do.
What goals do you have for 2015? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

x x Stace

24.11.14

SALT / PEPPER

You're probably all sick of the constant Melbournian rant of "ugh, thanks for the four-seasons-in-a-day weather"
but here it is again. Just when I think I can put my coats into storage and bring out my 'kinis, we get more stormy/rainy
(cue: strange) days where I don't know whether to wear a skirt and brave the morning cold, or wear jeans and scorch in
the afternoon sun, and either way I have to make sure I have an umbrella on me or else risk getting drenched.

The one positive thing about Spring being a mixture of everything is I get to actually wear all of my wardrobe,
both hot & cold appropriate clothing. I honestly didn't think I'd have a chance to wear my new Cameo the Label
knit jumper before my Japan trip in January, but turns out woohoo I can :D



Cameo the Label The Way knit (purchase here, here and here)
Staple the Label sting-ray shorts (purchase here and here)
Sportsgirl sunglasses (shop the range here)

This knit is hand-knitted, cable-knit, salt & pepper awesome sauce! It's cozy and has an awesome shape to it.
It's definitely going to run a high rotation in Japan and next year in Winter too. Happy Monday, hope your week is going better than mine so far - I've been drenched in rain & had my shift cancelled at work. Eh, it's only Monday. There's only one way to go now and that's up! ;) x x Stace

11.11.14

STRIPES

Stripes. I have an inexplainable attraction to stripes. I seriously have about 5 blue & white striped tops in my wardrobe and everytime I see one in a shop I have to pick it up/try it on! I think it's because I'm slightly obssessed with anything nautical. A sailor dress and anything with anchors is also on my wishlist. Anyway, I've been searching for the perfect striped skirt for a while now, and I finally found one when I was on my way home from work last week.



Staple the Label cross-over shirt / Country Road neoprene stripe skirt / Evil Twin bralette / Rayban aviators from Vision Direct

My other wish-list item that has finally been fulfilled is a white shirt. Just plain, no embellishments, no cut outs, no weird collars, no see-through bits and definitely not one of those old people shirts - something classic but modern. It's surprising how difficult it was to find one. This Staple the Label baby is a beautiful soft material that drapes over my body and has a lovely cross-over front part which shows a peek of what's underneath. I'm thinking maybe a safety pin for when I go to work so I don't accidentally flash any of the students LOL.

I can really see the white shirt & striped skirt running on high rotation for the rest of Spring and into Summer. What must-have wish-list items do you have for the warmer months? I also need a pair of flats - I live in boots & they are on their way out, even though I drag Winter out as long as possible it's way too warm now!

x x Stace

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21.10.14

AW X HM


Over the last few days, one of the things popping up the most on social media has been the EAGERLY anticipated Alexander Wang x H&M designer collab. The lookbook shots have been released, and it's pretty much as amazing as I expected it to be. It is seriously the sportluxe fantasy we were hoping for, and convincingly embodies Wang’s native aesthetic of minimalism, and of course uniform black/white monochrome. With strappy scuba dresses, thick WANG emblazoned sweatshirts, mesh-paneled leggings, cropped bra-tops, leather joggers, and puffer jackets - there are even boxing gloves and a yoga mat!



Above are some of my fave lookbook snaps from the Alexander Wang for H&M collection. I am DEFS gonna try and get a hold of a couple of the crop tops and that grey sweater. Maybe even a little something for Justin even though he really couldn't care less about fashion haha. It seems to be pretty affordable based on my online research :P Most of the things I want are under $100 and it'll be worth it to finally own some Wang for my wardrobe!

The collection hits 240 H&M stores and hm.com on November 6th. Select pieces will also be available on alexanderwang.com

ALSO - if you wanna know prices of individual items here's a list I found!

x x Stace

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