Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Neutral Bedroom

Last weekend I decided that I'd like to makeover our entire bedroom. Why?... because winter is on the way, there's nothing better than having a cosy place to escape to, and because right now it's looking a bit purple :/

Whereas my boyfriend wants a $1500 bed frame just because it has a shelf behind his head to put his phone on, I've been trying to budget it down a bit so I can do the whole room. Looking through the IKEA website I chose a neutral colour scheme and I'm thinking white furniture, lots of comfy pillows, throw rugs, a rug for the floor and a new clothing rack.

Speaking of being cosy, Simons have some beautiful sweaters on offer with the Perforated Sleeve Sweater being my favourite. 

x Vanessa

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today's Buys

I realised today how long it's been since I actually went shopping (rather than shopping online) so I decided to get to Chatswood and buy a few new things, including this bag and phone case from Sportsgirl and a comfy white tee from Zara.

x Vanessa

Blog To Follow | OWN THE TREND

Being in between jobs this week with some time to spare I decided to whip up a new project. Own The Trend is a new blog/website created to cover the latest fashion trends with everything from runway trends to upcoming trends, how to wear trend pieces and where to find the best ones online.

I've noticed how most of you love to check out the trend and outfit pages of Flip And Style so I think you'll find Own The Trend a valuable source when looking for that certain item you've seen everywhere but can't quite find.

With weekly updates make sure you follow it with Bloglovin to keep up with the latest, and add it to your bookmarks as your go-to trend destination.



x Vanessa

Friday, April 11, 2014

Packing for the long weekend

When packing for the Easter long weekend, the weather is usually starting to get cooler and with that it's easy for your travel bag to be more packed than usual, with big bulky items taking up all the space.

I have a few tips for packing on this occasion. In terms of shoes, fall in love with a pair of heeled black boots that you won't mind wearing through day and night. Depending on what you're doing over your stay, getting through a weekend with two pairs of shoes means you can wear the bulkiest pair travelling while the other pair (preferably sandals) can tuck away into the bottom of your bag.

Camis are a saviour when it comes to saving space, easy to roll up or fold and flatten neatly. Along with that, scarves are also handy things to roll up for extra warmth. Two quality pieces of knitwear, two pairs of jeans (black can substitute a dress for going out), an evening blazer and a small handbag will all work perfectly over the weekend.


x Vanessa

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Everyone has their little pile of beauty products they wear every single day, the above being mine. I originally snapped a photo of eleven items but I decided to cut it back to these favourite four.

Chanel Chance
My boyfriend bought this perfume for me in the USA and I've worn it every day since he returned with it. A strong hit of vanilla, jasmine and white musk, it's a typical Chanel scent that lingers all day long.

Aesop Hand Balm
On a trip to Melbourne I did a bit of shopping and decided to see what the hype about Aesop is. This hand balm is a little saviour in the evenings when you want to refresh your hands and smooth cuticles, creating effortlessly soft hands.

Australis Pressed Powder
My skin has always been slightly oily across my nose, so a pressed powder has been the solution to hiding this. I always wear a Covergirl liquid foundation then add this Australis powder (which I've used since I was in my teens) over the top to create a matte finish.

Victoria's Secret Body Spray
I can't leave Sydney airport without buying a few things from Victoria's secret. The whole Bombshell range has been my favourite with hints of passionfruit and vanilla, the best scents.

x Vanessa

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 8/4

Starting to scope out what coats are around... beige being a colour that I feel would go classically with a lot of what I already own. Whenever I see someone carrying a Michael Kors bag they just look like they have everything together. Seems like a secret weapon to me.


x Vanessa

Monday, April 7, 2014

Exploring Sydney | Rushcutters Bay

ASOS Jumper + Shoes / Forever New Jeans (similar here) / Zara Bag (similar here)

Decided to make the most of the cold rainy weather yesterday by heading out for a walk around the water at Rushcutters Bay. With views of the Harbour Bridge and Centrepoint tower, a place to visit if you happen to venture out there is d'Albora Marina which has a licensed cafe + bar, water and boating views and is even a great little spot to watch the NYE fireworks. Being there with views of all the boats in the misty rain (which was quite a breathtaking sight) left me imagining how great it would be to go back there during nicer weather at sunset.


x Vanessa

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Blog I Love | VOGUE HAUS

Recently found this blog and can't stop scrolling. So much outfit inspiration from 17 yr old Barbora.


x Vanessa

Saturday, April 5, 2014

TREND | Slides

Cross strap slides have fast become the sandal of the moment for those on the anti-Birkenstock trail, or otherwise those who favour minimalist comfort, which seems to be a shoe trend in itself lately (eg. slides, sandals, sneakers). Made popular by the likes of Celine, Chloe and Isabel Marant, this choice of shoe once again sparks a love/hate relationship among those in the know, referencing shower shoes from the 90s or a similarity to the sandals your dad probably still wears to this day... I must tell dad he's a bit trendy. 

 x Vanessa

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Nicole x Missguided #2

 Top - Nicole x Missguided / Skirt - Nicole x Missguided / Shoes - Converse / Bangle - ASOS (sold out)

Here's my second look styled with pieces from the new Nicole x Missguided collection. This comfy white tee has an asymmetric faux leather trim, split at the side with spacious sleeves which I found looked pretty good rolled up. The skirt is surprisingly soft and easy to wear. New styles designed by Nicole Scherzinger and the Missguided team will be arriving soon to this page here. You can also leave your email to stay updated with items arriving back in stock.


x Vanessa