STYLE: TRENCH LOVIN’

I’ve been in love with trench coats recently – an odd thing to be in love with because, let’s face it, sunny Brisbane isn’t really the hub of trench-coat wearing-weather. But after seeing just about every woman in Japan clad in one (seriously, it wasn’t anywhere close to trench coat weather there either) I’ve finally decided that I also need to find a way to wear one as soon as possible!

 

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1. Coach Classic Short Trench

370 AUD COACH.COM Crisply tailored and cropped to hip length, this refined, belted classic is lined with graphic ticking-stripe fabric inspired by an archival Coach motif. The work-to-weekend design is finished with signature buttons, officer’s epaulets and a throat latch to keep out the wind.

2. Original Stripe Tee

14 GBP WEEKDAY.COM This is a striped, short-sleeved T-shirt in blue and white. MTWTFSS Weekday. Original Stripe Tee РWhite

3. J.Crew Destroyed boyfriend jean in light roxy wash

145 AUD¬†JCREW.COM¬†The jean of the season‚ÄĒeasy and broken-in, with just the right amount of slouch. Handsanded, beaten-in and patched to perfection (which makes each pair unique), this vintage-inspired jean is what to wear when you want to give your skinnies a break. Sits lower on hips. Relaxed through hip and thigh, with an easy, straight leg. 29″ inseam.

4. Fossil Sydney Leather Satchel

190 AUD¬†MACYS.COM¬†A little luxe, a little laid-back, this elegantly structured satchel is a perennially-chic piece. Rendered in rich leather with signature detailing, its generous shape works for on- or off-duty endeavors. From Fossil. Fossil bag. Leather. Double top handles with 3-1/2″ drop; adjustable detachable long strap with 20-3/4″ drop.

5. Fossil Jacqueline Watch

125 AUD¬†BUCKLE.COM¬†Stainless steel case watch. Three-hand quartz movement. Date window. Interchangeable leather strap. Case measures 1 1/2″ in diameter. Strap width measures 1/2″

6. H&M Suede shoes

45 AUD HM.COM PREMIUM QUALITY. Flat suede shoes with laces at the front and rubber soles. 100% leather.

7. Monica Vinader Marie and Atlantis Kandy rose gold-plated lapis lazuli

645 AUD NET-A-PORTER.COM Rose gold-plated sterling silver. Lapis lazuli . Embossed pendant, can be worn at two lengths . Lobster clasp fastening . This piece has been certified in accordance with the Hallmarking Act 1973.

STYLE: TRENCH LOVIN’

STYLE: WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR FRIEND’S WEDDING. THE FLORAL EDITION.

So it seems to be the season for engagements and weddings – not that I’m complaining, but that means I need to have a series of outfits at the ready for all these big events (also, keep plenty of Spanx on hand). If you’re anything like me, you’ll be absolutely shocking at deciding what to wear – you’ll spend ages trying to decide on an outfit. Does this match with that? Does this dress make me look fat? Do these earrings make me look fat? If I get caught on camera munching down five slices of cake…will that make me look fat?

So to take away the impending stress, I’ve chuffed together a series of “What To Wear To My Friend’s Wedding” style cheat sheets. Today’s special? Florals!

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one.     

  • EMILIO PUCCI Medium leather bag¬†2 190 AUD¬†($2,025)
  • C. Wonder Hashtag Studs 26 AUD¬†($24)
  • navy horsebit wrap bracelet 32 AUD¬†($30)
  • Ray-Ban RB5226 Eyeglasses 195 AUD¬†($180)
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral Printed Stretch Silk Dress 2 210 AUD¬†(¬£1,330)
  • Zara Combined Sandal With Stiletto Heel 54 AUD¬†($50)

two.     

  • LULU GUINNESS Black Patent Leather Small Envelope Clutch 470 AUD¬†($435
  • Orelia Jewellery Heart Stud Earrings 20 AUD¬†(¬£12)
  • Astley Clarke Colour Sea Shell Large Star Shower Pendant 440 AUD¬†(¬£265)
  • Miu Miu Hexagonal-frame acetate and metal sunglasses 370 AUD¬†($340)
  • VALENTINO R.E.D. Floral Print Puff Skirt Dress 1 150 AUD¬†(¬£693)
  • H&M Court shoes 25 AUD¬†(¬£15)

three.   

  • J.Crew Invitation clutch in python 1 075 AUD¬†($995)
  • GUESS Gold-Tone and Mint Hinged Cuff Bracelet 32 AUD¬†($30)
  • Green Quartz Drop Earrings – Satya Jewelry 160 AUD¬†($148)¬†–
  • J.Crew Garrett Leight Brooks sunglasses in java 405 AUD¬†($375)
  • Zara Printed Dress 97 AUD¬†54 AUD¬†($50)
  • MANOLO BLAHNIK Classic Suede Pump 645 AUD¬†($595)

four.    

  • GIVENCHY goat skin clutch 1 115 AUD¬†($1,028)
  • NUR Earring 165 AUD¬†($152)
  • TRINA TURK Brasilia Ring 81 AUD¬†($75)
  • Round Retro Sunglasses 4.99 AUD¬†($4.61)
  • Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Blue and Pink Dress Floral Print Belted Dress 690 AUD¬†345 AUD
  • Ted Baker NEEVO – Pointed court shoe 185 AUD¬†($170)
STYLE: WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR FRIEND’S WEDDING. THE FLORAL EDITION.

SHOPPING: MODCLOTH, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

I’ve been doing far too much shopping lately -and it doesn’t help that what I want are new shoes – not just any shoes – retro-fabulous shoes. I want to FEEL the 50’s in my feels. I want to SEE the 50’s in the balls of my feet. I want to TASTE the 50’s in my toes. Okay, so that was a little extreme, but you get the gist of what I’m going on about – Jayne wants retro shoes. Unfortunately, the local shops don’t particularly specialise in retro shoes – and if they do, the prices are beyond sky high. They’re floating somewhere in the stratosphere. Laughing at you. So, I’ve resorted to drastic measures – MODCLOTH, SHOW(E) ME YOUR WARES.

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YELLOW

  1. Chelsea Crew Gallery Opener Heel in Marigold 72 AUD ($65)
  2. Chelsea Crew Summon Success Flat in Marigold 66 AUD ($60)
  3. BC Shoes Just Prance Heel in Lemon 77 AUD ($70)

BLUE-GREEN

  1. Take a Stride With Me Wedge in Teal 44 AUD ($40)
  2. Carnival Confection Flat in Blue 55 AUD ($50)
  3.  Bait Footwear Joy and Merri-mint Flat 64 AUD ($58)

MONOCHROMATIC

  1. Jeffrey Campbell Applause and Effect Heel 175 AUD ($160)
  2. Rachel Antonoff for Bass We Really Mesh Flat 155 AUD ($139)
  3. Deco Devotee Heel 215 AUD 150 AUD ($135)

BERRY

  1.  Jeffrey Campbell Delightful Droplets Wedge in Cherry 140 AUD ($125)
  2. Cutout and About Town Flat in Coral 36 AUD ($33)
  3. Sweet Soiree Flat in Candy Apple 55 AUD ($50)
SHOPPING: MODCLOTH, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

TAKE 2: DAY BY DAY, DRESSIN’ LIKE JESS DAY.

Guy: “I like your glasses.” ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Jess: “They help me see.”‚Äē

Lately, I’ve once again being stuck into my lovely sitcoms – and it’s revived my love for New Girl, and the adorable Miss Jessica Day¬†(who is played by the doe-eyed Zooey Deschanel)- and it sure helps that the season one DVD is out soon (10 October, 2012)¬†– and here’s me waiting with bated breath. But, until that date, I’m just going to have to live voraciously through Miss Day’s delicious wardrobe – covering (or, recovering) some of my favourite fashion staples that make me perpetually think of our ditzy-cool teacher heroine.

STRIPES ON ALL OF THE THINGS; TEES AND TOPS.

Absolutely adorkable in stripes, Miss Day doesn’t hold back on their usage on every available surface (right next to dots in that arena)! The sweater that she’s wearing in the secnd screen shot is actually the¬†Karen Millen Graphic Block Stripe Jumper in the episode 1.12 ‘The Landlord’ – such a cute fashion spot – but it seems to be discontinued! The horror!

  1. Barneys New York CO-OP Striped Combo Tee 92 AUD ($95)barneys.com
  2. Colour Block Striped Tee 50 AUD (£32)debenhams.com
  3. Painter boatneck tee in stripe 33 AUD Sold outjcrew.com
  4. Long-sleeved striped tee for women 45 AUD ($46)petit-bateau.us

DOTTY SPOTTY; BLOUSES OF BEAUTY.

I’ve seen Jess in the cutest spotted skirt, but let’s take those spots and plop them onto a cute blouse, hey? Everybody loves a spotty blouse – and especially one layered under a cute coloured cropped cardigan in a tutti fruity colour. BEST COMBO.Image

  1. Chinti and Parker Polka-dot cotton shirt .185 AUD (¬£120) –¬†net-a-porter.com
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hot Dot Silk Blouse shefinds.com
  3. J.Crew Blythe polka-dot silk shirt¬†155 AUD (¬£100) –¬†net-a-porter.com
  4. Ivory spotty bow collar top¬†42 AUD¬†34 AUD ($35) –¬†dorothyperkins.com
  5. Cupcake Sprinkles Chiffon Blouse¬†36 AUD¬†28 AUD ($30) –¬†shopruche.com

Oh why not, lets throw in some adorable dotty-spotty skirts (be brave and pair them with the spotted blouses). I have to admit, I’ve tried this with a spotted pair of jeans and a spotted top – my mum loved it, my sister loathed it.

  1. Miso Tulle Spot Skirt 39 AUD (£25)republic.co.uk
  2. ashley spot skirt 149 AUDgormanshop.com.au
  3. Sally Spot Skirt | Review Australia 105 AUD ($109)review-australia.com
  4. People Tree Virginia Dot Print Skirt 75 AUD 30 AUD (£19)peopletree.co.uk
  5. kate spade new york Olive Skirt 365 AUD ($378)bloomingdales.com

COLOURFUL FLATS; FANCY FEET.

A girl can never have too many shoes – in this case, too many neon coloured flats – paired with a sweet pair of tights, your feet will feel like they’re walking on rays of sunlight. Yes, I couldn’t find an appropriate screen cap shot of just Jess’ feet. Also, would that be weird? To have a shot of someones feet, mega-magnified?Image

  1. G By Guess Women’s Shoes, Faye Flats¬†47 AUD ($49) –¬†macys.com
  2. Neon Cap Toe Flat¬†16 AUD ($17) –¬†wetseal.com
  3. OASIS Simple Bow Ballerina¬†54 AUD¬†39 AUD (¬£25) –¬†oasis-stores.com
  4. Canvas Twisted Bow Flat¬†22 AUD ($23) –¬†charlotterusse.com
  5. Kate Spade – Heather Flats Shoes¬†215 AUD¬†110 AUD ($113) –¬†footcandyshoes.com
  6. Wanted Vista Round Toe Ballet Flats¬†37 AUD ($39) –¬†piperlime.gap.com
  7. Sonata Moment Too Soon Flat¬†29 AUD ($30) –¬†modcloth.com

BOWS AND BOWS; THE BOW KNOWS.

It seems our girl Jess knows how to rock the hair bow(s) – but me, being horrible at all things that involve dexterity, can not actually achieve a successful bow to appear at the back of my head, simply with a bit of ribbon – so I’ve accrued a handful of “pre-made” bows for your shopping pleasure.

  1. Galaxy Printed Hair Bow (S,M, or L) (version 1) 6.78 AUD ($7)etsy.com
  2. It’s in the Flag Hair Clip¬†13 AUD ($13)modcloth.com
  3. Hot pink hair bow Р4 inch hot pink bow 4.85 AUD ($5)etsy.com
  4. Black Mix Stud Bow 6.65 AUD (£4.25)missselfridge.com
  5. Webb Direct 2U New Large Grosgrain Tied Hair Bow Headband 2.37 AUD ($2.45)amazon.com
  6. Peach bow clip¬†11 AUD ($11) –¬†dorothyperkins.com

New Girl Season 1 on DVD is available to buy from October 10, and you can pre-order your copy now here.

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