Periwinkle Girl

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"Well, it's one for the money, Two for the show, Three to get ready, Now go, cat, go. But don't you step on my blue suede shoes." hello parry, dotti, forever new, zara, charles and keith, guess, fudge hair, pink hair, leather crop, coat, powder blue coat, blue heels, baby blue heels, baby blue leather, leather skirt, pencil skirt, white crop, fashion, photography, street style, ootd, outfit, fashion style, style, get the look, blue outfit, cute, kawaii, happy, smile, perth, perth fashion, nezuki hello parry, dotti, forever new, zara, charles and keith, guess, fudge hair, pink hair, leather crop, coat, powder blue coat, blue heels, baby blue heels, baby blue leather, leather skirt, pencil skirt, white crop, fashion, photography, street style, ootd, outfit, fashion style, style, get the look, blue outfit, cute, kawaii, happy, smile, perth, perth fashion, nezuki hello parry, dotti, forever new, zara, charles and keith, guess, fudge hair, pink hair, leather crop, coat, powder blue coat, blue heels, baby blue heels, baby blue leather, leather skirt, pencil skirt, white crop, fashion, photography, street style, ootd, outfit, fashion style, style, get the look, blue outfit, cute, kawaii, happy, smile, perth, perth fashion, nezuki hello parry, dotti, forever new, zara, charles and keith, guess, fudge hair, pink hair, leather crop, coat, powder blue coat, blue heels, baby blue heels, baby blue leather, leather skirt, pencil skirt, white crop, fashion, photography, street style, ootd, outfit, fashion style, style, get the look, blue outfit, cute, kawaii, happy, smile, perth, perth fashion, nezuki hello parry, dotti, forever new, zara, charles and keith, guess, fudge hair, pink hair, leather crop, coat, powder blue coat, blue heels, baby blue heels, baby blue leather, leather skirt, pencil skirt, white crop, fashion, photography, street style, ootd, outfit, fashion style, style, get the look, blue outfit, cute, kawaii, happy, smile, perth, perth fashion, nezuki hello parry, dotti, forever new, zara, charles and keith, guess, fudge hair, pink hair, leather crop, coat, powder blue coat, blue heels, baby blue heels, baby blue leather, leather skirt, pencil skirt, white crop, fashion, photography, street style, ootd, outfit, fashion style, style, get the look, blue outfit, cute, kawaii, happy, smile, perth, perth fashion, nezuki hello parry, dotti, forever new, zara, charles and keith, guess, fudge hair, pink hair, leather crop, coat, powder blue coat, blue heels, baby blue heels, baby blue leather, leather skirt, pencil skirt, white crop, fashion, photography, street style, ootd, outfit, fashion style, style, get the look, blue outfit, cute, kawaii, happy, smile, perth, perth fashion, nezukiWearing: White leather crop (similar here), Forever New Saha leatherette pencil skirt in pale blue (available here), Hello Parry Elly double breasted powder blue coat (available here), Blue leather suede heels from Zara, Charles & Keith bag, Guess watch, Prada sunglasses

It has been a long winter and I have finally found the IT coat, took me a while but it was love at first sight. This coat has been seasoned well and the colour makes it super versatile to wear with all my other pieces in my wardrobe. Personally, I like to team it with coordinating colours of the same scheme. Shades of blue = shades of awesome, plus these powder blue shades make me happy! Banish the greys and blacks, bring on the pastels.

The leather look is on trend right now, I have been obsessed with the pencil skirt and crop look ever since I saw it in a spread in Elle magazine. The pencil skirt hugs curvy women in all the right places, whilst being a classic piece that you will keep in your wardrobe for years to come. Now, I just need to find the perfect black leather skirt. Don't forget to always go for a tight fitting leather skirt as it will stretch once worn, same goes for most leather items. Once it strextches, there's no turning back.

Who else is loving the leather luxe look for Winter?

--Vx

Photography by PreciousS2 Photography

The Winery

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We shared a jug of Pimms, a fresh and delicate option that is perfect for Summer. I love teaming this drink with seafood and white meat because it's light and fruity taste complements the dish without it being overpowering and difficult to drink.

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I skipped out on breakfast and so we both agreed on sharing an entree to keep us happy while waiting for the food to come. We opted for the Dusted Squid with chilli mayo, it was tender and fresh with a light batter coating that was ever-so light and crunchy. I highly recommend this dish, as I would go as far to say that it was one of the best squid dishes I have ever encountered.

The mains were generous and presented well, I loved the pie but felt the red wine jus to be unnecessary because I personally prefer my pastry flaky and the smokey flavour became compromised. The lasagne was utterly, spectacular. I had major food envy and told myself that I will order that on my next visit. Lasagne is my favourite comfort food and there is no comparison to my Mum's, however this would be second best in a showdown. On my second encounter at The Winery, I devoured the rich and decadent brownie....if you love salted caramel and chocolate, this is heaven on a plate!

If you can't make it for a Melbourne trip but you'd like to sample a new place that is big on taste and has a quirky ambience, please check this place out.

--Vx

The Winery 285A Crown Street, Surry Hills Sydney, 2010 (through the old sandstone gates, next to Thomas Dux)

Open every day, Midday - Midnight

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Garden State

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Wearing: Forever New Tuxedo playsuit, Stradivas trench coat, Work-it ankle booties from ZU shoes (from here), Guess watch, Mimco clutch

How do you bring some cheer in the heart of Winter?

--Vx

Photography by PreciousS2 Photography

 

Alannah Hill: French Kisses

Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photographyThe new collection for Alannah Hill has taken a fresh twist, you would almost confuse it for a Wheels and Dollbaby campaign! I love the look as they have amped up the sex appeal while keeping it sophisticated and chic. Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photographyAlannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photography

Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photographyAlannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photography Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photography Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photography Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photography Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photography Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photography Alannah Hill, Australian Fashion, Lace, fashion photographyThe aesthetic of the collection is consistent with the brand, while channelling on the sheer lace and embellished trends that have trickled down from the high streets. That cobalt, navy and black colour palette oozes aristocrat while the choice of feminine silhouettes give a nod to the 50's classic Parisian woman. I'm excited to see the whole collection, from looking at these images I already have a couple on my wishlist for this coming month....see you later savings.

The French Kisses collection will make it's début from mid-August.

--Vx

Photos sourced from Fashion Journal