Overthinking It

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Coat: Feather and Noise (same style different colour here), Knit: Feather and Noise (same style different colour here, similar style here) Jeans: Rollas (similar here), Shoes: Frankie4

Yay! A blog post! Hi friends, I know it’s been a minute (or two) since my last post and while I can give you all the excuses of work, toddlers, life etc the truth is, I think I’ve just been overthinking it.

Sure I don’t currently have the same time to devote to blogging the way I used to, but I miss it and so why not just adapt and focus on what I CAN do? The easiest and quickest thing to blog is of course an outfit post so this is what you’ve got today!

Distressed denim, an oversized knit and sneakers are always my go to ‘everyday’ items but this particular knit and these new sneakers are now the main players in rotation. The knit is called a ‘Joanna’ knit from Feather and Noise and I have it in two colours (have to stop myself from buying more) and these sneakers are the ‘Nat’ from Frankie4, hands down the comfiest sneakers going and I love the cream leather + white lace combo. I will have to do a separate post about the jacket I am wearing but let me just say, ‘coatigans’ are where it is at this winter!!

Thanks to those of you still reading, I have a few fun posts scheduled to come soon but outside of that I hope I can get better at popping back in regularly, especially with easy outfit posts!

Enjoy the rest of you week. xx

How To Take Your Midi Skirt Into Winter

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Jumper: Cotton On (last season, similar here), Skirt: Temt (In store only, similar here), Boots: Rubi Shoes, Bag: X Nihilo

How many of you dread the beginning of winter because it means you have to pack away all your favourite skirts and dresses? There is no doubt that the pleated midi skirt has been a huge staple for many of us over summer and spring and today I thought I’d show you how to eek a little bit more wear out of it, even as the weather starts to cool down.

As you can see above I have paired my skirt with a slightly baggy jumper and some ankle booties for some added warmth. A common issue with this combination however is that most of us tend to lose a bit of ‘shape’ under all the layers, and you can see that has happened to me. My solution to this problem was to wear different shades of the same colour for my whole outfit. By keeping the look tonal it helps to create a lean, streamlined silhouette.

If you wanted to mix and match your pieces a little bit more you could add a belt to define your waist or wear a cropped jumper that finishes at the waistband of your skirt. The metallics trend is definitely carrying through to the cooler months so I’ve added a touch of fun and sparkle with these silver sock booties from Rubi Shoes.

What do you think about this look? Who else will be modifying their favourite summer pieces to work for them in the cooler months? xx

My Pick: Oversized Denim Jackets

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I love this time of year. We’ve entered into a new season, the weather is slowly starting to change and all of the new and forecasted trends that we saw on runways and in magazines months ago, are starting to show up in real life. One of my favourite trends for this Autumn / Winter is the oversized denim jacket. I mean oversized anything usually equates to comfortable (ahem, except for earrings!) and denim is universally wearable so its obvious that this trend is a winner straight off the bat.

I purchased the jacket above probably this time last year in New York, but I found it in the mens section of a department store. The good news is that now you don’t have to stray from your side of the store as there are PLENTY of oversized options available for us girls at the moment. Below are some of my picks for a great oversized denim jacket and of course they all come in under $150. Happy shopping :). xo

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Cheap Monday ‘Upsize Jacket’ $145

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Missguided ‘Pink Denim Jacket‘ $100

Tutu Tuesday

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Shirt: Bohemian Traders, Skirt: Zara (similar here), Boots: Rubi Shoes (similar here), Bag: X Nihilo

Autumn Shmutumn. We are having The craziest weather in Melbourne at the moment. First it was an extended summer with about three weeks of heat and now the rain and humidity has set it. This kind of cool-then-sticky-then-hot-then-wet weather makes getting dressed in the morning incredibly challenging, but luckily for me, I usually just ignore the weather and wear whatever ‘speaks to me’ ;).

This morning my pink tulle skirt practically jumped out of the closet so I paired it with this mid weight denim button down and my trusty Chloe-esk studded ankle boots from last season. Now as you can probably imagine, rain and tutu’s don’t really mix. We were super lucky to get these pictures before the rain poured down again this afternoon. Its safe to say that as soon as I got in from picking the kids up from daycare, this outfit came off and the trackies went straight on, haha. Who else does that??

I am so happy to be back to regular programming this week as hubby is finally home and VAMFF is finished. I will blog about my experience working at the Fashion Festival later this week but the short version is, it was amazing and I am exhausted :).

Hope you all have a great week. Talk soon.

Caitlin xo

Insta Round Up

Well hello!!! Long time, no blog :(. Things are a little busy over here but tonight I’ve finally managed to carve out some time to quickly pop in to say hi! My camera roll is full of outfits I wanted to share with individual posts but I am so far behind now I figured I’d do a quick round up and hopefully start again fresh next week. If you follow me on instagram you will have seen these looks over the last few weeks so here are all the details.

You might also notice a snazzy new handbag in a few of these pictures. I have started working with a Melbourne based luxury leather handbag company called X Nihilo and they very kindly gifted me one of their designs. This is the Bank bag (direct link below). Obviously this is a higher price point so I have also linked a similar handbag if you just want to achieve the look. However if you are looking to purchase an investment piece, I can 100% vouch for the quality and design of X Nihilo. Also if you are a boutique and you’d like to talk about stocking this line, hit me up too ;).

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Tee: Zara, Skirt: Temt (not available online, similar here), Slides: Bohemian Traders

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Blouse: Temt (only available in store, similar online here and here), Jeans: Rollas (similar here)

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Jacket: Calvin Klein (similar here), Dress: Daily Style Boutique, Jeans: Country Road, Shoes: Adidas, Bag: X Nihilo (similar here and here)

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Dress: Forever 21 (similar here), Shoes: Target (similar here), Bag: X Nihilo (similar here and here)

Denim Daydreams

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Dress: Bohemian Traders $179, Slides: Bohemian Traders $119

How good is denim? Denim jeans, dresses, skirts, shirts; I love it all! Recently I was lucky enough to win (another) Instagram competition! This time it was with denim experts Bohemian Traders! The kind people over at BT sent me over an amazing capsule wardrobe with their latest Premium Denim range which includes these two pieces I am wearing above.

I was already a Bohemian Traders customer prior to winning this comp so I can vouch for the quality and the items I received and have worn so far most definitely stand up too. This dress is slightly above the $150 price point that I try to stick to for the blog but given it is a piece that I will wear multiple times and I believe you would too I’ve chosen to include it! These slides however are a bargain at $119!

I will definitely show you the rest of the pieces soon but until then, if you are after some premium denim staples I’d really encourage you to check out Bohemian Traders. xx