Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere. Time to ditch the head-to-toe black (*yes I'm guilty of this one*) and add a little pop of colour a la J Brand's crazy Hydrangea printed jeans. For me, this is the perfect way to wear colour without going too far out of my comfort zone x Sharday
As I’ve been clocking some serious air miles lately I thought it would high time (*pun pun pun*) that I put together a travel guide. Here’s a simple checklist to get you from A to B in the most comfortable and stylish of ways.
- Book your flights. There are some super discount flights at Cheap Flights. I wish I could afford to fly Business class only but until then I’d rather go budget on the airline tickets and spend it on clothes instead!
- Dress for comfort. A simple jersey tee, woolen sweater, boyfriend jeans paired with Nike Free’s are my go-to flying outfit. Don’t forget an oversized scarf - perfect as it doubles as an eye mask.
- Mini suitcase. I only started using a carry-on suitcase last year and boy does it make your life easier. Pack your noise cancelling head phones, laptop, reading & makeup case full of face spray, lip balm, moisturiser & more.
- Get to the airport nice and early. There’s nothing worse than stressing out and running around the airport. Gives you more time for duty free shopping ;).
- Be the last to get on the plane. I’m not saying you should hold up the plane but the less time on board, the better!
- Keep your fluids up. Buy the biggest water bottle available after clearing security/customs. Then just ask the flight attendant to fill it up.
- Time change. Adjust your watch to your arrival destination time. This helps me minimise and sometimes even avoid jetlag.
- Comfort is key. Change into some super comfy track pants and get ready to kick back.
- Voila you’re at your location – how quick was that!? x Sharday
As they say - when the sun comes out in Vancouver, it's the best city in the world. Sunday was an example of such. Everyone had a little spring in their step, or maybe it's because they had one too many Guinness? Personally.. I was soaking up all the Vitamin D I could get! The perfect Sunday. x Sharday
Sportsgirl quilted bomber / General Pants camo tee / RES Denim jeans / Bag from Shanghai / Le Specs sunglasses / Michael Kors watch
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As they say, better late than never. Here's my recap of the major trends at PFW.
The strapless column shape is back. As seen at Alexander Wang for Balenciaga and Stella McCartney. It's a gorgeous, feminine shape but I'm not sure if I'm game enough to try it yet!
Sheer black voille, tulle and mesh were popping up everywhere! This is a trend I'm super keen to adopt. Such a sexy way to reveal a little flesh ;).
Whether it be cream, pale grey or white - light hues are going to be H-U-G-E next Winter! Buy an oversized cream coat PRONTO!
Top heavy, slim bottom silhouettes were a common occurence a la Celine, Balenciaga & Chloe. If you're trying this trend, go for a large oversized coat with slim jeans or bare legs.. BRRR! x Sharday
There's something sneaky yet intriguing about seeing the contents of one's bag or wardrobe. Maybe it's because the items are completely personal so you feel like your getting an insiders look into their life. Presenting a sneak peek into my current bag contents.
Clockwise: Celine inspired tote (ordered from a leather shop in Shanghai) / Gorman key charm / Le Specs sunglasses / Yen mag / kikki.k diary / Alexander Wang Fumo wallet / Cat iPhone case (crazy in love with this guy) / Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in 'Admirable'
There was many a trend to be spotted on the Milanese runways including: fur, cinched waist, peachy pink hues and this seasons super trend.. red!
Trust the Italians to bring out the most luxurious of fabrics: fur. Whether it be faux or real, fur was used as scarves, arm candy and for lapel & skirt trims. Delicious!
Peachy pink hues are refreshing for the typically drab Autumn/Winter collections. Try head to toe or play it safe with a pink shirt and beige trousers.
The lady like silhouette is back. Hello cinched waist bands! I love the first look from Gianfranco Ferre, with it's layering of a giant coat over a cinched waist.. nice nice nice.
Probably one of the biggest trends across all cities.. red! How stunning are the Chinese inspired brocade pant suits at Moschino? I'll be adding red to my wardrobe ASAP. x Sharday
Wow what a whirlwind trip! It all started with a 20+ hr journey to Melbourne for my best friends wedding and 10 days with my fam. Then back on the 16hr flight to LA to enjoy 2 nights with Gabby (my LA woman). We had such a great time eating at LA's best restaurants: Urth Caffe for breakfast, lunch at the Ivy and dinner at Izakaya.. hello big fat food belly! The non-alcoholic and healthy detox starts today ;). x Sharday
Humanoid jacket / Aritzia 'Brooklyn' tee / Zara brocade pants / Gorman sandals
P.s. Yes I realise the stupidity of me wearing a 'BROOKLYN' tee in Hollywood. I just wanted to rep USA all the way ;)
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Sorry for being MIA folks. I've been soaking up the sun and spending time with family and friends in Melbourne. I still couldn't miss out on a chance to sum up the top trends from London Fashion Week below.
Capes as coats were everywhere and are perfect for inbetween seasons. Loving the arm slits on the capes at Antonio Berardi.
Although it seems like antithesis of winter dressing, the midriff is COOL. Pair it with a big, warm coat and thigh-high boots.
I see red, I see red, I see red! Whether it be red boots, red trousers or red jackets with red dresses. Red is just so right.
This was probably the hardest trend to define. It can be loosely defined as playing with different prints, furs, fabrics, the result being a perfect mix of texture.
I'm loving Camilla and Marc's AW13 collection featuring sharp tailoring, signature lace detailing and eclectic prints. If you've been following me for a while you would know that every season I have to buy at least one Camilla & Marc dress. I wonder which one it will be this season?! x Sharday
These weekend snaps were taken in the uber luxe area of Vancouver called Yaletown. I'm loving my new Acne sweater dress, a last minute purchase before I left Australia, which has come in handy more than once.
Also, apologies for my schizophrenic dressing - it seems one post I'm in a sheer dress and the next I'm all rugged up freezing my butt off. The thing is, it's about to get a whole lot more crazy as I'm FLYING BACK TO AUSTRALIA TOMORROW. My best friend's getting married and I'm super proud to be the maid of honour. So get ready for more North meets South hemispheric dressing! x Sharday
Acne sweater dress / Tricia & Verona shirt / Uniqlo jeans / Alexander Wang Fumo wallet / Michael Kors watch / Country Road boots
NYFW is almost over! So I've decided to recap on my favourite Autumn/Winter trends that seem to be popping up everywhere.
Head to toe white looks were everywhere this past week. From lady like Proenza Schouler to sophisticated Derek Lam.. it's time to don the white on white look!
Your next boot purchase has got to be knee high. Wear it with a mini or with pants tucked in. This shoe trend was EVERYWHERE.. I repeat EVERYWHERE. Now it just needs to show up on my feet :).
Not really a new trend.. but it's a trend that keeps kicking on season after season. Extra points for keeping it monochromatic!
Every girls go to shade: BLACK. Black on black showed up on a lot of runways. A Wintour would not approve. Play with different textures like leather, fur, sheer or quilting to avoid looking like a black cloud.
- THE END -
Here is the last shots of when Gabby, Liz & I teamed up to create awesome-ness. At first I was unsure of this Alice McCall maxi. Don't get me wrong, it is such a stunning print - but I am one who NEVER wears maxi-length dresses. After Liz & Gabby convinced me to try it on I was sold 100%. A beautiful, etheral look is created when light passes through it and it looks PERFECT with Gabby's Ellery heels. Ahh.. I love the pay off when you go outside your 'style comfort zone' and it works for you. x Sharday
I'm wearing: Alice McCall dress / Issey Miyake clutch / Michael Kors watch / Ellery heels
Gabby's wearing: Alice McCall dress / Maniamania ring / Michael Kors watch / Siren heels
Presenting my first blog shoot from Vancouver.. which should ultimately be renamed Raincouver. For the past week it has been raining (more so spitting) non-stop. But the show must go on.. and so it did. My poor boyfriend got saturated while taking these pics - luckily I was hiding under a little alcove! Let's just say Hunter Wellington boots are my best purchase to date! x Sharday p.s. the peace sign is now V for Vancouver!
Zara coat / Ksubi sweater / Stylenanda tee / RES jeans / Hunter Gum Boots / LIFEwithBIRD bag
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Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily contacted me recently with a Q&A to quiz me on all things 'Shardette' beauty related. Not that I classify myself as a beauty product addict, but I do like to patron a few select brands and have few tips and tricks for you - check it out below xx Sharday
What are your top 5 can’t-live-without beauty products?
- Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
- MAC SPF15+ Foundation
- Lancome Hydra Zen Nuit cream
- Dry Shampoo
- MAC Pressed Powder
What’s your favourite hairstyle to rock during the week?
Because my hair is a bit ‘meh’ naturally, I am constantly curling it! Hence, soft, waterfall waves are my favourite – weekdays to weekends.
How do you keep your skin in shape?
I try to cleanse with Aesop everyday and make sure never to go to bed with make-up on. I’ve read a million times that you should drink lots of water for good skin – but I always seem to forget!
How about your hair? How do you keep it healthy?
Washing it only 1-2 times a week. Luckily my hair isn’t the greasy kind, so I try and leave it in-between washes for as long as possible. For some reason, the less I wash my hair, the better it looks!
Which beauty secret do you swear by?
Always curl your lashes before mascara application!
What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?
According to my Mum – “Don’t forget to moisturise your neck at night, or you’ll end up with a wrinkled turkey neck!”. Gobble gobble..
Describe a typical working day?
I just moved to Vancouver, so my typical working day (not that I have a job right now) involves waking up, eating delicious home-made muesli, doing some yoga/gym exercise and then spending the rest of the day working on my blog, walking around Vancouver or reading books. Tough life!
Favourite fragrance? What does it remind you of?
Balenciaga Eau de Parfum. It reminds me of walks through the forest, smelling beautiful violets.
Favourite beauty brand and why?
Probably MAC, I only got into the brand about a year ago, but it has pretty much changed my ‘make-up’ life. Their pressed powders, foundations, brushes and lipsticks are like no other.
Walk us through your daily makeup application.
It’s a very simple and quick routine.
- Clean face with toner
- Apply BB Cream or tinted moisturiser
- Brush face with MAC pressed powder
- Brush face with NARS ‘Orgasm’ bronzer
- Curl lashes, then coat with mascara
If you could take only one beauty item with you on a deserted island, which would it be and why?
Something practical.. Lucas Paw Paw Ointment. It fixes dry lips and it’s great for burns, cuts AND insect bites. It’s a wonder balm!
Sigh.. I miss Summer and the ability to wear white on white on white. A few more snaps taken before I left for Vancouver, by the talented Miss Liz of Street Smith. Everything in this outfit is perfection to me: cute knit from Kuwaii, chic white jeans and those SOLD OUT Windsor Smith sandals that I was stalking and hunting for months. Not that they're really needed now ¯\(º_o)/¯ x Sharday