Wednesday, 16 July 2014

European Escape

Last month I jetted off to Europe, escaping Adelaide's bitterly cold winter. I have a bad reputation for last minute packing but this time my excitement got the better of me. Daydreaming of summer outfits eventually resulted in me spending a whole afternoon packing my suitcase instead of studying for exams (but who doesn't love a good reason to procrastinate). This is one of the outfits I packed, perfect for dinner and nights out with the girls! I love the double blue combination and of course I had to include a vintage item: my cream shirt.

For the last two weeks I have been living in Florence and studying Fashion PR and Events at the Institute of European Design (IED). Florence is beautiful! I love living here; walking along the river, soaking up the sun, eating gelato and of course shopping. I can't believe I am already halfway through my trip, I don't think I'll want to go home...

Keep an eye out for my next post on Florence and all the great places I have discovered!

Hannah xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Perfect Fit

Lovisa necklace, vintage top, vintage skirt & Lipstick boots.

Although I have always enjoyed op shopping, this is the skirt that started my true obsession with vintage. There is nothing like a great skirt, especially when it is vintage! Throw on a top and some chunky boots and you're ready to go. No thinking required. 

 I adore the print of this skirt, however it is the high waist fit and midi length which causes it to sit perfectly. This is best style for me with my tall curvy figure while petite girls would probably be swamped by the fit and look better in a shorter skirt. It is all about finding clothes that enhance your best features and not necessarily cover you up. My mum has always expressed that following trends does not create style nor are they necessarily flattering and I am a firm believer in this. I would feel awkward following the trend of wearing a bustier and skort to town, while I know others would be uncomfortable in my outfit and that is perfectly fine. You should always wear what you feel most comfortable in, whether it is "in fashion" or not, because chances are you will feel more confident and look more beautiful than if you were wearing something purely out of pressure. 

Anyway enough rambling....I have a tip to share! The black top I am wearing is actually a front tie cardigan. I put it on backwards, twisted the two strands of fabric at the back and then tied them together in a knot at the front, creating a cropped top with a detailed back. Too easy!

Hope you all enjoy the weekend ahead xx


Friday, 6 June 2014

a warm winter...

Vintage lace cropped singlet, vintage skirt, beaded necklace gift from mum, Gorman heels.

It has been a while but I finally got the time to do another vintage collaboration with make up artist and dear friend Sophie. This is the first of four looks that we put together. The lace cropped singlet is another vintage purchase from melbourne while the skirt was a bargain from the Red Cross on Rundle St. I am amazed that the weather has permitted me to wear such a summery outfit so late in the year but I guess that is Adelaide for you. 

Today also marks exactly 3 weeks until I leave for Florence to study Fashion Public Relations and Event Coordination. I am beyond excited!

Now for a long weekend filled with 21st celebrations. Hope you have a good one x