It’s been a while since I did a T-Styled Me Styling Session post so seeing as it’s all about the Olympics in London at the moment, I thought this the perfect time to share with you the ‘London Calling’ styling session I had earlier this year with my friend Wins from A pretty picture Blogspot.
Wins and I have known each other since primary school and like many other expats living here, we were enticed by travel opportunities associated with our ‘London calling.’ Wins is super creative when it comes to interior design, wedding styling and fashion – anything she touches, no matter how ordinary, ends up looking like it belongs in the magazine of ‘Home,’ ‘Weddings’ ‘Russh’ or a Jamie Oliver cookbook! Seriously, how awesome does this ordinary peanut butter and jelly toast that she made for her husband look?
As with all my styling sessions, in a bid to get to know her style and personality better:
Wins’ Profile Stats
- Wins’ Height: 5 ft 2” (1.57m)
- Skin tone: Fair – Medium
- Build: Extra petite
- Body shape: Rectangular. Refer to this post if you need a reminder
- General Clothing size: Size Extra Small (XS) i.e UK/AUS 4-6.
- Lifestyle: Social, busy and active – Wins’ loves travelling, going for runs, trying out different eateries and exploring vintage markets
- Shopping pref: Wants more than Needs basis – Shoes & handbags enthusiast
- Shopping frequency: Frequently with purchases on ave monthly.
- Style Preference: Mix of classic, edgy and relaxed
- Personality (in three words): Social, fun and creative (All in my opinion!)
Wins’ Styling criteria
- For this styling session, Wins’ had no criteria – She was merely modelling for me to practice my styling skills so I wanted to have a bit of fun with a graphic tee and some pieces Wins’ might not usually wear but would suit her body shape and that she could consider incorporating into her usual style.
I mostly see graphic tees teamed with jeans or shorts so I wanted to present another fun way to wear a graphic tee that’s slightly more feminine and dressy enough for a casual drink. Tucking in the tee naturally defined Wins’ waist-line and visually elongated her bottom half.
I spotted this tee from ASOS which looked pretty fun so I bought a size UK8 which was quite loose on Wins but happened to suit her style as I remember in the past discussing her preference for knits and tees a size or two larger than usual to achieve that relaxed oversized, comfy look. Continue reading
Hope you guys all had a great weekend! I spent most of my weekend avoiding my friends and spending time with my family. Before you think I’m a horrible person for doing so, I must explain that I am terrible, and I mean terrible at ‘good-byes.’ I’m known to just sneak out of a party or say, the country, without telling many people that I’m going and while it comes across as rude, inside, the thought of saying goodbye makes me tear up and if I start to cry, it gets ugly real fast – so I cowardly avoid it as much as possible.
If you haven’t been following my blog, I’ll have to explain that I visited my hometown Melbourne for a few weeks after being away in London for two years so not being back for such a long time, I basked in family love and took advantage of being spoiled by friends, relaxed with my dogs and had late night chats with my girlfriends – All things I love! To leave again and head back to London was just as hard as it was the first time but I think I’ll just have to make sure that the next time I head back for Melbourne, it will be for good!
To match the mood, I found a grey outfit post that I took in Melbourne …
These photos were taken on a wet and windy Melbourne weekend in Port Melbourne at my friend, Poosilla’s new apartment. You probably can’t tell given the weather, but the view of the beach and city skyline from her place is stunning.
Are you a big fan of pasta? You’re probably thinking to yourself ‘Um … Who isn’t ?!’ Well … I’ll raise my hand and be the first to admit that I don’t like pasta at all. Wait, that’s not entirely true. While I missed out on the ‘I love pasta’ gene, I do have the ‘I only like Spaghetti Bolognese’ variation and despite having travelled Italy many times, I’m yet to connect to other varieties the same way I do with Spaghetti Bolognese. Being part of my DNA, I felt the call to pilgrimage to Bologna, Italy, the birthplace of Bolognese, in hope of tasting the BEST bolognese of my life … Bologna: A university city, famous for gastronomy moreso than historical sites
To set the scene it was 32 degrees Celcius on Saturday in Bologna, 32!! Now if you’ve been in London recently (wet.cold.miserable.typical.London) or you live in my hometown Melbourne, you’ll understand the dazzling effect the mere thought of anything above 15 degrees can have on one’s mood. I, for one, could not stop smiling; I was high on Vitamin D, gelato, granitas and the prospect of wearing a summer dress