Thursday, 13 December 2012

Spotlight Item: Maurie & Eve Peplum

Spotlight Item: Maurie & Eve Peplum

Spotlight Item: Maurie & Eve Peplum by gypsyhart 

Get The Look:

1.  3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Trapeze Tote
2. Dotti Patent Point Toe Cap Heel (Similar here)
3. J Brand Denim Boyfriend Jeans
4. Topshop Oversized Sleeveless Biker Jacket
5. Noir Jewellery Gold Studded Bracelet

I saw this maurie & eve leather peplum a while ago and it is by far the best peplum I have seen all season. Not only is it made from luxurious leather, its structure is designed to flatter. These are just a few pieces that you can pair up with just about any peplum to pull off the perfect "biker chick" look!

Thursday, 6 December 2012


| Hat: Forever New | Top/Sunglasses: Sabo Skirt | Shorts: Bardot | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Bag: Zara | Watch: Diva | Bracelets: Sancerre |

I'm obsessing over stripes this season, and this Sabo Skirt horizon top is just perfect for the Summer. There's so many things I'm looking forward to these holidays--the most obvious being Christmas! I love this time of year where the shops are full of festive decorations and the streets are aligned with twinkling lights. As for my Christmas wish list, it's growing everyday. Right now, I am absolutely loving Elin Kling's collaboration with GUESS by Marciano. You can shop the collection here!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Alice In Wonderland

| Shirt: Forever New | Jeans: Glassons | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Bag: Celine`| Ring: Diva | Sunglasses: Sabo Skirt | Bracelet: Sancerre |

 I've been wanting to get a bunny since my last one ran away when I was eight, so you can imagine my excitement when I got this little treasure! Meet Harlow, only nine weeks old yet incredibly intelligent (trust me, if you saw half of the things she does you would think she was the rabbit equivalent to Einstein). She's a really photogenic bunny too, which worked out well for my blog photo shoot.

My floral jeans and chambray denim shirt seemed to tie in with the whole "Alice In  Wonderland" thing really nicely, and of course Harlow was a perfect extension of this. All she needed was a clock tied around her neck and she would make the perfect Mr.Rabbit! Maybe I'm getting to carried away now...

The Diva ring is officially a new favourite of mine, as it resembles the House of Harlow 'Starburst' ring perfectly without the hefty price tag. Love it!

Monica <3

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dotti Design-A-Bits

| Knit: Ksubi | Jeans, Shoes & Bag: Sportsgirl | Sunglasses: House Of Harlow 1960 |

I took these photos a few days ago when the weather was still really cold, and now I'm sitting here two days later in the sweltering heat. Amazing how quickly this bipolar weather is able to transition. These faded blue jeans are officially my new favourite. I really needed a good pair of baby blue jeans in my closet, as I only recently came to realise that I have a habit of buying jeans in a dark denim. I'm still rocking the high heel meets sports shoe trend everywhere I go and I'm quickly forgetting about all my other shoes...

One more thing before I go! Dotti is holding a competition that invites users to design their own take on a 'Festival Dress' for this upcoming season. The winner will be based on the who gets the most amount of votes as well as the approval of the panel of judges! This is a huge opportunity that could possibly allow me to see my design be made and rolled out into Dotti stores throughout Australia. I'm begging my loyal readers to please please vote for my design that is pictured below! Just click here to vote and find the design below!

To all of you that vote, thank you so much! It means a lot!

Monica <3

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

LV Delightful

 | Jeans & Blazer: Guess | Shoes: Sportsgirl | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Hat: Forever New | Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960 |

Louis Vuitton is an all time legend for creating such luxurious and beautiful bags. I might just add here at the beginning that the bag is my mum's and not mine. This one is the medium sized one (Delightful MM), which is pretty much the perfect size for day-to-day wear. The added small pouch component was from a previous LV of my mum's that she bought many years ago and cleverly hooked it onto the gold rim of this bag for easy access to her mobile phone. This bag has definitely made my (wish) list of the VERY distant future. ;)

Monica <3

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Pop of Orange

| Jumpsuit: Chica Booti | Scarf: Forever New | Hat: Sportsgirl | Sunglasses: House of Harlow | Watch: Diva | Bracelet: Sancerre | Shoes: Dr. Martens |

Orange has recently become one of my most favourable colours to wear. What colours we choose to wear is something that we disregard when faced with a large selection of coloured jeans, tops and accessories. I used to gravitate to whatever colour used to catch my eye without trying it on first, and then find myself disappointed afterwards. What I didn't realise was that it wasn't the item itself that didn't look right on me, it was the colour.

 A colour that you will rarely ever see me in is yellow because it simply doesn't go well with my skin tone. Yellow looks great on people with tan skin without washing them out completely. However similar to yellow, orange is a subtle alternative that adds a pop of colour against my pale complexion. This jumpsuit and hat are favourite's of mine and since putting them on in this post, I noticed just how much I need to add an infusion of orange into my wardrobe.

On another note, last night was Vogue's Fashion Night Out in Sydney and from what I've seen and heard via instagram and twitter, it was a huge success! I couldn't make it to VFNO this year but there's always next year! Oh, and the MTV VMA's are on today! Red Carpet wise, Taylor Swift put her own spin on the 'white on white' trend of the moment, wearing an elegant white pantsuit by J. Mendel. Emma Watson is another favourite of mine, wearing a stunning Peter Pilotto dress that channeled a mixture of patterns and woven detailing. Both star's sense of style are a huge inspiration on me because they embody a class and elegance that has evolved over the years. 

Monica <3

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Chambray Shirt

| Shirt & Shoes: Sportsgirl | Jeans: Bardot | Hat: Vintage | Bag: Zara | Scarf: Rubi | Sunglasses: House of Harlow |  Bracelet: SanCerre |

One of the many ways that I love to wear an oversized chambray shirt is as an unbuttoned jacket paired up with some leather jeans. Finish the look off with some sporty heeled sneakers and a fedora hat for the ultimate laid back attitude. The one piece of advice I have for wearing a chambray shirt is to style it in a way that represents your own personality. There's no right or wrong when it comes to individuality, and we should celebrate that in our own personal style.

Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring in Australia! Which makes us thismuchcloser to summer! I've been building up one heck of a summer wardrobe so fingers crossed that it will be one full of endless sunny days and very little rain. Speaking of spring coming up, I did a bit of spring cleaning last week as my inbuilt wardrobe was installed into my room. It feels so much more better to coordinate outfits with the ease of having it practically laid out in front of me. Ultimately...I'm just glad that the days of forgotten clothes hidden within reach are over!

Monica <3

Friday, 24 August 2012

Girl With The Sunglasses

| Jacket: Dotti | Scarf: Jeanswest | Jeans: Forever New | Sunglasses: House of Harlow | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Jewellery: Thomas Sabo | 

As you have probably noticed from reading my blog, I have a huge obsession with sunglasses. These large House of Harlow Rachel sunglasses are nothing short of protection and offer full coverage of the eye area. The addition of a snake-like texture adds to the pleasing aesthetic properties of the sunglasses and is on trend with all the recent pieces I am seeing making an appearance on the runway that are inspired by the "reptile skin" look.

The leather jacket I conveniently found at Dotti after seeing a similar Phillip Lim 3.1 take on the white leather jacket. Stay tuned for my next post that will feature Whitney Port's line Whitney Eve for Sportsgirl!

Monica <3

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


| Coat: Sportsgirl | Shirt: Bardot | Skirt: Zara | Belt: Chica Booti | Hat: Forever New | Boots: Steve Madden | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses: Sabo Skirt |

My three new obsessions in this post: Steve Madden ankle boots (a perfect staple item for many future outfits) and an extremely warm coat from Sportsgirl that just so happened to match this hat I picked up from Forever New on the same shopping trip. I can't seem to get enough of this Zara skirt and can honestly say that I got my money's worth based on the amount of times I have worn it. Buttoned shirts are another item that I have been fixated upon these past couple of months as their simplicity makes them an ideal piece to pair up with jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses or even layered underneath a great knit.
Did anyone else watch the 2012 Teen Choice Awards that aired in America on July 22nd? I must admit that I was looking more forward to the pink carpet to see what everyone was wearing rather than the awards show itself. I know, so typically me. I was super impressed by the looks that my favourite stars opted for, my favorites being Selena Gomez in a DSquared2 dress, Taylor Swift in a Maria Lucia Hohan gown and Victoria Justice in a Gomez-Gracia gown.
Sadly, the semester one break off uni is coming to an end so I'm going to be hitting the books once again. Hopefully the workload won't completely distract me from posting!

Until my next post,
Monica 💗