Ah, an introduction for you all.  Thought I might share a little of my style of sorts and what better way than the indispensable item that is the white shirt. Dress it up or dress it down, ladies and gents - wow genius. Anyway, despite the very 'blogger conventional' nature of such an item, it is one that is recycled and recycled in the wardrobe. 




Standing under an oh so romantic set of fireworks on the eve of 2013, I found myself not only thinking of the copious streams of alcohol that were to follow, but trying to delve into my brain for the over-hanging ‘resolution’ that would ring in my ears for the next few days, which we all know oh-so-well mostly ends in guilt and resentment (sorry to be the pessimist).  So it goes, 2014 arrived with a lack of aspiration to quit the bad and increase the good. L and behold, I took it to a more realistic and simplistic direction, let’s say more achievable than a diet or finding the solution to poverty.  It was and is merely the desire to have a damn exciting year of hard work and a lot of play!

It doesn’t end there. From all this deep thinking struck the most profound thought of them all – the ultimate resolution, of perhaps the first fourteen days of 2014 would be to find the perfect pin-striped shirt and the best fitting pair of jeans for this booty.  Sounds like a perfect way to bring in the New Year to me.  Happy 2014 friends!

Enjoy a few style snaps to bring in the new year. 


[all photos not mine unless stated]



It's been hard to get into the spritz and spring of summer when the weather has been so awful, so to date it's been cloudy road trips and a lot of sleeping in. I suppose I can't complain too much. 

In regard to the of lack of action, here is a bit of inspiration with a sunday vibe. 



Just a little edit of the spring step that a full bodied or a line skirt at midi length can give. Perhaps a little bit more conservative than the booty fitted pencil, but these women still seem to make it look sexy as hell.  Dress it up, dress it down - a few flowing number have already been added to my wardrobe. 

[photos via Phil Oh, Vogue Australia, CollageVintage, tumblr, Vanessa Jackman]



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After spending a week in Bali I have a new found respect for Resort collections and their importance in a woman’s wardrobe. Although the simplicity and undying comfort of wearing just a bikini and a sarong is so tempting, it seems to get old quick on the style radar.  Despite my attempts to wrap it round myself in every possible odd arrangement (even as a nappy style pair of shorts) I had to finally give in to the sometimes lack of versatility that comes with one piece of draping (and usually fashion faux par print) of a sarong. Sigh.

Braving the sweltering heat, that low and behold only graces Tasmania with once or twice a year is a challenge for the female wardrobe.   Sweat in every crevice of the body (EVERY crook and cranny) just raises itself as one of the delicious problems of 30 degree plus weather.  So ladies and gents, it is about comfort, but more so finding the balance between the exceedingly lazy sickly security of a sarong and a more subdued fashion forward feel.  Though a flowery print with birds singing in trees won’t kill anyone, I rather steer clear for the most part in this instance.  In reference to the major feel of Resort 2014, it is all about taking a minimalist approach. Think white on white, tonal hues and light denim – see Celine, Theyskens’Theory, 10 Crosby Derek Lam and Thakoon.  Ah the beauty of ugly fashion.  Massive relaxed pants, Birkenstocks and a belly showing crop, rather beautiful if you ask me. 

Here is some of my inspiration for the summer months.