Sportsgirl ex-boyfriend tee
Sportsgirl knit (HALF PRICE ATM!!!)
American Apparel riding pants
Nike free runs
Pared Eyewear cat-eye sunglasses

There are some items in my wardrobe I just can't live without during the Winter season. This cropped fluffy jumper makes the cut this year, I seriously cannot stop wearing it! A nautical stripe tee is my trans-seasonal go-to (so many hyphens!) for layering & peeking out from under some outerwear. I pretty much am wearing my staple pieces for the past few weeks, rounded off with my beanie I got from work, my AA riding pants and of course my Nike frees.

I've been away from the blog, let's just say lost motivation for it. I'm kinda getting sick and tired of seeing mediocre outfits/online shop promotors/people who get sent designer threadz getting 1000s of likes and the really unique people who wear vintage or wear the classics not being noticed at all.

Btw fyi my blog is just an amateur thing, not trying to make money off it or get sent free shit, not trying to call myself a stylist. K thanks.


Hope your Monday has gotten off to a good start! I woke up sick, and work cancelled my shift bleh. But HAPPY B'DAY to my gorgeous mumma & at least I had a day off to recover.

x x Stace



Since H&M opened its doors a little while back now, I've only ventured into the iconic GPO store ... once. Even though my uni was about 10 minutes from it, and people have raved on about it, I just haven't had the guts to go back. Especially because when I did try to go, I stood in the rain for 15 minutes and when I finally entered the store, I didn't see a single thing I liked, and anything that vaguely looked like something I'd like to purchase looked bad quality.

Alas, I'm sitting here typing this post in a warm woolie jumper and home boots, freezing my ass off and inadvertently browsing through the H&M website because something popped up on my Facebook feed about it. Suddenly I have the urge to take the train into the city and throw all my money at this large European fashion retail giant because I see a lot of Winter stuff that I want & need am totally drooling over but probably don't need...

Here are some of my top picks from the H&M website, all of them are under $70 which is amazeballs!!!

Biker jacket, $59.95

Knitted polo-neck jumper, $29.95

Chiffon blouse, $29.95

Imitation leather skirt, $29.95

Marled coat, $69.95

Boyfriend Skinny Jeans, $39.95

Handbag, $59.95

Sooooo I'm making a trip to H&M guys, anyone who reads this and is from Melbourne feel free to join me :)

Happy Monday to any Melbourne people, though Melb-town is being a temperamental bitch, the sunsets are rather purty (check my Insta if you wanna see) (also my bones feel frozen).

x x Stace



'Tis Winter! 'Tis the season to snuggle up under the doona at night, drink hot tea, wear woollen accessories and not want to get out of bed in the morning ever, no never. Anyone in Melbourne knows though, that the art of layering is essential to regulating your body temperature because what can start out as a frosty morning can turn into a sunny day and wearing a gigantic jumper and thermals underneath can soon feel like you're a marshmallow being roasted alive.

Sass & Bide coat / Sportsgirl cropped knit / Supre hat / CO. by Cotton On leather pants / Isabel Marant sneakers

Anyway, this is my version of layering - white shirt + fluffy knit + long military coat + leather pants + a hat. Wore this outfit last week in an attempt to look effortlessly warm, but also classy. Hashtag-fashion-blogger.

Speaking of which, it seems the term 'fashion blogger' has really changed over the last few years. I'm more and more reluctant to even class myself as a 'blogger' despite the fact I've had this humble blog since the beginning of 2010. People are now calling themselves fashion bloggers/stylists & seem to believe that wearing the newest collections of the most high-end popular brands, being sent free clothes from obscure online boutiques in order to advertise for them, owning a DSLR, overhead artsy shots of a cafe breakfast, sharing "trends" that have been around for months and posing in fancy dresses and heels in front of a picturesque wall or park makes them a 'stylist'.

Now don't get me wrong, I have so much respect for so many bloggers out there that have made a name for themselves. It just seems that some 'bloggers' have a different purpose to the one I had when I started out - all I wanted to do was create an online space so I could share my outfits, fashion inspiration and pretty pictures I liked. And if people liked it, so be it. I never attempted to be a stylist or style icon for anybody else and did it all to please me.

Nowadays for some it's all about trying to catch the attention of designers and PR companies, while trying to get as many followers as possible and wear the most expensive brands and be super pro at make up and having the most aesthetically pleasing pictures and even their Instagrams are carefully constructed highlights on their movie reel. It just doesn't seem real. And that's what I used to love about reading blogs. *le sigh*

Also, this article made me giggle. I'm guilty (sometimes) of these fashion blogger instagram cliches. HAHA.

Anyway. Rant over. I have officially finished my Bachelor of Music, with the completion of my piano recital yesterday. It was an amazing feeling to perform in front of my fam & friends on a beautiful Steinway grand. There's a photo on insta if you want to see :)

Happy Hump Day lovelies.

x x Stace



Red n' black

YSL jacket, $2350 | Seed Heritage wrap shirt, $63.96 (ON SALE) | AJE catara skirt, $390 | House of Harlow earrings, $49 | Nars Bronzer (Laguna), $55 | Alexander Wang purse, $695 | MAC Viva Glam, $36

So it's swotvac, which is study-vacation for those who don't know. A week off from uni supposedly for cramming & studying and planning for uni exams. Sadly, many I know seem to start online shopping, baking & eating, and procrastinating during these times, ha.

So naturally I bought two Aje catara skirts, as you do. I'd been lusting over them for ages, and I don't know why but I suddenly just decided to go for it! I have to say they are incredible pieces of clothing. I'm planning to wear one tonight, to my boyfriend's b'day dinner. The little outfit idea above is one I would love to wear out, (and also a bit of a wishlist, hello A. Wang clutch!) - black sequin skirt, drapey white shirt and comfy ass kicks. That's my kinda style! Now to find a decent affordable knock-off of that YSL jacket...hmm...

Happy long weekend for all us lucky Victorians! It's the Queen's birthday weekend, so that means DAY OFF MONDAY :)

x x Stace

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What I wore: Bardot cardigan / Betty Basics wrap skirt / Isabel Marant sneakers / Supre hat / Agent 99 top

I recently celebrated 2 years of going out with my wonderful boyfriend, Justin. We went to Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa for a night, with the description of a pool/spa/lounge area and beautiful gardens persuading us. We later found out the Mansion used to be a priest school, ha.

We arrived around dinner time, to find a clean and open hotel room with a well-lit bathroom. We'd pre-prepared dinner and brought some pizzas with us (hey, Saturday is cheat day and we wanted pizzas ok!) which we happily ate there. During the night we also tried out the pool/spa. It was beauuuutiful. I wish I'd taken some photos of it but I didn't. There were deck chairs and fresh towels, and the spa was super relaxing.

To finish off our stay we checked out in the morning and went for a walk all around the gardens, admiring the greenhouses, plants and of course the architecture of the mansion. I'd definitely recommend it if you want a quiet getaway that is both relaxing and close to nature :)

x x Stace



Cotton On Led Zeppelin tank ($29 I think...)
Decjuba scarf
Supre check shorts ($10)
Supre felt hat ($20)

It's official - lumberjack chic, if that's even a thing, is my new fave. Check shirts around waists, tartan blouses, and now these cute little shorts which I got from *shock, horror* Supre! They were only $10 and they are super, super comfortable. This is definitely a purchase I did not see coming, as I actually went into Supre only to check out the felt hats which I saw on another blogger's instagram :')

Melbourne is giving us more warm weather so my legs are out to play! Even though it probably won't, I hope it stays this way! (#imapoetandididntevenknowit)

Happy weekend lovers, I'm going to Werribee Mansion tonight to celebrate two years with my lovely boyfriend! :D

x x Stace

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One Teaspoon baggies // Kmart knit // Aacute necklace // PARED sunglasses

Sunny days galore, it's weird how as soon as I start saying winter's here, and put away my sunglasses into the drawer, it gets warm again!! Guess Summer still isn't letting go although I have a feeling this might be its last hurrah. Boyfriend jeans are still my go to because I can sit in them for ages and eat meals without feeling annoyed like I do with skinny jeans. The only prob is when it's windy my knees suffer greatly. Sorry knees...

One Teaspoon definitely has my heart - I'm saving up to get a black pair of boyfriend jeans from them too that can wear to uni :) Speaking of uni, I feel quite excited as I have only one more week of classes + exams, then I officially FINISH my music degree! Wewwwww well that's if I pass everything but...so far so good guys.

Happy hump day errybody.

x x Stace

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You know how some people are hand bag people, and some people are clothing people, and some people are shoe people?

Well...I'm definitely a shoe person. As in, I buy a lot of pairs of shoes and haven't thrown away any. As in, I've run out of room under my bed, on my bookshelf and even taken up a shelf in the lounge-room for my beautiful shoes. It's kind of horrifying but at the same time I can't stop & I won't stop.

My newest addition is a pair of Witchery suede & ponyhair low heeled boots which are perfect for work (teaching at a high-school & and also private piano teaching) because they are classy & elegant yet also professional. They're also similar to my Wittner ponyhair pair that I've worn to death - I wish I'd bought two pairs at the time because I love them and am sad they have fallen apart! Although I'm also pretty annoyed at myself coz I wore these new ones before waterproofing them and the suede is already scuffed, boooo >:(

WITCHERY Lauren Boot (sold out in my colour but you can still them in Asphalt Grey instead)

I also bought these Tony Bianco boots, which are a copy of the Acne version and are from last season. Nabbed them in my size off eBay for maybe a third of the price at which they retailed last Winter, score! These boots super remind me of when I was 5 and in prep and I had little gusseted brown chelsea boots with a pull on tab. Except they are made of super sleek leather and have a good sized heel that will make me look 6 foot :)

TONY BIANCO Brave boots (old season)

Any suggestions for what I should do with my ballooning shoe collection? It's fast becoming a problem...hmm.

Anyway, happy Friday. Yes it's FRI-YAYYYYY and next week marks two years with my boyfriend. Although we're both busy this weekend I'm sure I will have some nice photos to show you guys at some point of what we do :)

x x Stace

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