Sprinkle of Silver

I adore silver bags and silver shoes so much so that I can’t resist buying them whenever I spot them in-store or online, which has become a dangerous obsession for my bank account. I recently impulsively bought a silver metallic faux leather jacket from Zara when I noticed it from the shop window and of course I have no self-restraint despite the ‘NO MORE SHOPPING’ rule I had imposed on myself just hours earlier. BUT it has been the only silver leather jacket I have probably ever seen thus far so I didn’t need to justify it further.

And just before that, I had splashed out on a pair of silver leather mules from Topshop that are as comfortable as they are pretty. Mules have been re-introduced into the trends department thanks to fashion’s new affinity with comfort, as they emulate slippers but are acceptable to wear in public. Furthermore they are not very high, which my poor crippled hips are thankful for. Comfort aside, they are silver, which is possibly the most fundamental factor.

The next issue is, with my abundance of silver clothes, shoes and accessories, how do I coordinate them? One must not simply wear a silver bag with silver shoes and a silver jacket, no matter how much one would like to. I would potentially become a public hazard and blind people.

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So within this outfit I encapsulated the perfect amount of silver metallic, consisting of my jacket and mules.

Working that Kimmy K pose

Aaaaand one with my kitten Sebastian, because he matches.

But then again, too much silver is never really enough.

Jacket: Zara

Dress: Bardot

Shoes: Topshop

Cat: Rescue centre, yay!

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Beanie Bling

We are having a ridiculously cold winter here in Melbourne, and there are no signs of improvements in the near future. It has come to the point where beanies are not just a cute accessory but are an utter necessity if you don’t want your head to freeze up and lose brain function upon stepping outside. Many people vehemently refuse to wear beanies on the basis of not knowing how, or they question whether the slouched piece of material suits their facial shape, which is why there are endless tutorials and how-to guides on styling a beanie. This seems a bit excessive as clearly it works like any other accessory; it simply needs to match something else incorporated into your outfit. And, like Doc Martens, there is a time and place for the beanie.

I naturally gravitate towards black accessories to make it easier on my wardrobe, and in this case I have matched it with black ankle boots, and complimented my oxblood red satchel with dark red lipstick. It’s easy to only stick with darker shades in winter, but I always aim to integrate a little colour to avoid fading into the sky’s backdrop.

Check out that beanie bling.

Dress: Witchery

Shoes: Diana Ferrari

Bag: Leather Satchel Co.

Beanie: Witchery

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Accessory of the Season: Crutches

Get excited ladies and gentlemen, the must-have trend of the season has arrived at your nearest department store and is here to stay: the crutches. Not only are they a complete necessity for some and have a certain aesthetic appeal that you cannot deny, but they also come in the exclusive colour of silver.

This winter, compliment your crutches with grey/silver tones and silver jewellery as exemplified by my new scarf from Witchery and marvellous patent silver loafers from Aldo. Ensure that your outfit revolves around your statement-making crutches and don’t be afraid to wear them with anything and everything.

Like me, you may not have any choice in the matter; but it doesn’t stop you from being as fabulous as possible.

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Coatigan:Witchery

Shoes: Aldo

Skirt: Witchery

Scarf: Witchery

Top: Cotton OnĀ 

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