purple reign

BR top (similar here), J Brand jeans, Ray Ban Aviators, H&M bag, vintage navajo necklace (i love this one and this one too), old Vince Camuto heels

 I never wanted to be your weekend lover…

don’t know why this outfit made me go all Prince ‘Purple Rain’ on you, but it did. bam.

Just a casual weekend look for a Friday evening Tapas dinner on an outdoor patio in too hip Oakland with a girlfriend. The tapas were delicious, as was the wine and company. I clearly need new brown neutral shoes. I’m working on that.

feeling peached

Gap oxford shirt, thrifted polka dot skirt (i love this style too), Ralph Lauren cat eye sunglasses, Kooba ‘Camden’ purse, old Vince Camuto shoes

 It feels like practically everyone I know has bought up this Gap oxford shirt in multiple colors. It’s easy to see why – it’s  just one of those shirts that fits great, comes in the prettiest of spring pastels, is so soft and literally can be worn with everything and anything. I have been wearing it for days in a row, mixing and matching with all sorts of things. Dressing it down and casual with jeans, dressing it up with a black pencil skirt and heels, and going for a little Parisian pattern play in mini polka dots as seen here. You really can’t go wrong with a good button up right? A lesson I have learned just recently in my life.

Fashion Week Australia Street Style

 I realize I am about a week posting this, but while spending some quality time perusing the world wide web with a glass of wine last night, I somehow ended up deep into Australian Fashion Week street style snaps and just couldn’t get enough. I found myself being more inspired by these gals than I have been in a long time. There is something about the relaxed Sydney beach culture mixed with a love of high fashion that makes for my pretty much holy grail of street style. The FWA look is undone (beachy hair!) a little bit sporty, and mismatched, like everyone rifled through their closets to come up with their new favorite combo. And personally, that’s how I like to dress. It all just really did it for me. These are my top inspirational photos and the lessons I learned from these looks.

The one and only, Taylor Tomasi Hill, in a fringe necklace and multicolored reflective sunglasses. Quick, get me some Oakley Frogskins!

cropped tee shirt sweater and a fun/tourist bag

a giant oversized sweater coat + mustard & purple + aviators & beach hair, oh my!

TTH at it again: crochet skirt and those Prada heels with wings!

aqua snakeskin leather mini and the most fun bag ever (more fringe!)

athletic turquoise sweater layered over floral peplum dress + more multicolored reflective glasses

Navy lace “suit” + your favorite worn-in brown leather satchel

leather pencil skirt + cropped grey tee shirt + oversized mint grandpa cardigan. I’ll recreate with this and Madewell’s aqua colorwash cardigan

Did you notice how amazing everyone’s accessories are? And did you notice all of the shades of aqua and turquoise peppered into these photos?! I’m so on that.

oh and if you’d like a glimpse of the best of what came down the runway – check out Moda Operandi’s cheeky little video they did for their first foray into carrying Australian designers here

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photo sources: here and here and here