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 💗

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Back To Basics

| Leggings: Bondi | Hat: David Jones | Knit: Ksubi | Shoes: Converse | Bangle: Louis Vuitton | Shorts: Bardot | Sunglasses: SaboSkirt |

  I thought I would go back to basics in this post. Obviously, I am loving this new Ksubi knit which is great to pair with just about anything if it wasn't for its electrifying red colour. The shorts I bought back a while ago because of their ragged appearance mostly. What item of clothing are you obsessing over this season?  

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Leather Pants & Cut-outs

| Knit: Ksubi | Denim: Bardot | Necklace: gifted | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Ring: Diva | Sunglasses: SaboSkirt |

Earlier this week I went shopping in Bondi Junction and I swear this knit just jumped out at me. The detailing of the cut-outs make it a distinctive stand-out amongst all the knits that I'm seeing this season. Sure, you could purchase three or four knits at any chain store for the price of this one but I can guarantee you that the silhouette or fit will not be as flattering. The truth of the matter is that if you invest your money into a good quality item, your bound to get more wear out of the piece.
I found these jeans in particular to be a great imitation of the "leather" look without being totally restrictive and uncomfortable. Fashion doesn't always need to hurt, it's important to not only look good but feel good wearing couture` too!

Monica <3

Monday, 9 July 2012

Guess Jeans

| Knit & Hat: Sportsgirl | Jeans: Guess (Find a similar one here)| Scarf: Forever New | Sunglasses: SaboSkirt | Shoes: Lipstick |

From the moment I could walk my mum would accessorise every outfit of mine with an Oshkosh or Fred Bear hat, and so the obsession began. This one from Sportsgirl in particular is one of my favourites to date. The addition of colours coming from the scarf and the hat instantly gives an outfit of winter staples a more autumn appeal, and you would be surprised how it quickly it can change the gloomy state of a winters day into one just a little more warmer.
I can't tell you how much I love these Guess jeans--the washed out fabrication of the design   a perfect addition to its authenticity. Comfort is definitely a selling point for me, and I found that the amount of elasticity in these jeans made it appear as fitted as your regular pair of skinnies without restricting movement. The crimped texture in my hair was a result of having my hair braided for a whole 24 hours and then taking it out to reveal the natural beach waves it left behind. This is a great alternate method to applying heat if you have fine hair like me because I unfortunately know the damaging effects of heat exposure on the hair after years of using the hairdryer. The natural thickness of my hair is starting to grow back thanks to the combination of moroccan oil treatment with a moroccan and argon oil shampoo and conditioner which I posted about in my top five beauty buys here.