normcore

Study The Classics

write1

write2

write3

write4

write5

write6

A while ago, I read somewhere that blogging gives a person a different perspective on things. Everything suddenly has potential to be a flatlay background, to be a prop, to naturally divide your photos into beautiful thirds. Your wardrobe becomes ‘shoppable’ again. I bought this sweater from a Las Vegas outlet back in oh nine. It was a favourite during my Massie Block phase with a plaid skirt but then disappeared for years when I thought sweaters, leggings, CR bags and UGGs were the uniform for non uniform days. Shudder. It makes a return in twenty fifteen with this Alexa Chung inspired coat, joggers and a BIG scarf. Maybe I’ll shudder again in six years at the idea of skinny jeans with trainers but for now I dig it so much.

Coat (c/o) Jolly Chic (runs really small, I got a L) / Sweater Ralph Lauren / Scarf Seed / Jeans Dotti / Sneakers Nike 

Photography: Adela from Styliminal 

Pink Lettering: A Place for Art

P.S: The Giveaway from Tassel Me Softly is still running so keep signing up to Jolly Chic and commenting below with the same email address 🙂

sign off

It’s So Fluffy I’m Going To

fluff1

… self combust with coziness! I wear this when I need to spend a whole day studying in the library but I refuse to turn to fleece and ugg boots. I got this huge coat back in the summer but I’ve been saving it for winter and now that its June and stuvac is right around the corner, I probably won’t be taking it off for a while. I feel like a toddler in my grey leggings and matching jumper but that’s the great thing about this coat, its so distracting that people don’t really notice my lack of face definition amongst other things ….

fluff5 fluff2 fluff4 fluff3

Jacket: Nunui (70% at SurfStitch, similar at Boohoo 60% off and Supre 50% off), Shoes: Nike

sign off

Camo The Colour

cameo3

Camo The Colour like Cameo The Label … I try not to explain my punniness 99% of the time but sometimes I need to toot my own horn because I’m just so dang funny. I also realise now that camo is more of a colour and less of a pattern but let’s not get all nick picky people.

I think Nauen said last week that you learn a lot at university. I certainly did. Lesson Number One: Don’t wear denim cutoffs. Especially if you have to catch the train and then sit for 4 hours straight. After making that mistake about 3 times, I finally decided it was time to start wearing pants even though that would mean succumbing to that autumn weather that is inevitably looming since it looks like the entire easter long weekend will be raining. 

Nonetheless I’m so ecstatic about the easter long weekend … hello cake on a stick, warmed up hot cross buns, bunny onesies and easter eggs!! More on that next week!

cameo2

cameo

cameo7

cameo4

 Pants H&M 50% off in store! // Collared Shirt Similar Here // Brogues Similar Here 

sign off

Uni(form)

uniform1

I never thought I would wear runners with my jeans but then I met these polka dotted Nike Roshes and it was comfort at first wear. I wear them with my oldest pair of skinny jeans (6 years of love and very few washes to my mother’s dismay) and an open back cropped tee. After 13 years of uniform schooling, I still revert to wearing variations of this every day.

uniform5uniform2uniform3uniform4

Top: Lil Muse Clothing Jeans: Old (similar here) Shoes: Nike 

sign off

Palm Springs / Suburbia

palmsprings2

Now that I look at these photos, I realise they are quite leafy. The hedges, the South African lilies, the palm leaves on my skort – so much foliage, so little space. I think cutting is very important. Hedges need to be trimmed  for them to look attractive. Just like clothes have to be cut well in order for them to sit right on the body.

When I used to do textiles in high school, one of my favourite materials to work with was anything that did not fray with an exposed hem. Felt is kind of hard to find in tops so scuba is my next favourite thing because it allows for the most interesting cuts and cut outs like this grey high neck top. Paired with an envelope skort, this is actually a very functional outfit. Perfect for someone who likes to lift in fancy clothes. Jokes. But really, I look so ripped in the first picture that it would almost pass as the truth. :00

Oh and instead of a GIF today, you get two of me in one picture. What a time to be alive!

palmsprings1palmsprings3palmsprings4sign off

FANCY

anthro copy

I’m actually a very lazy person when it comes to dressing. Half of the time I’m in a loose tee and denim cut offs and more recently I’ve also started embracing the normcore that has always been in me by wearing joggers on occasions that don’t involve working up a sweat. The weather has been crazy in Sydney this week – think really hot mornings and spectacular thunderstorms in the afternoon followed by light sun at dusk again.

To combat the heat, my outfit for today is really just a fancied up version of your basic pyjamas. I love this light, chiffon button up because I’ve managed to wear it a million different ways and today I discovered a new way! The sleeves are actually very poofy when buttoned at the wrists but today I buttoned them up and pushed the cuff three quarters of the way down so that the sleeves would flow out in a more boxy manner. Then I’ve actually just got on a pair of monochrome patterned work out shorts and my good old flats as opposed to bedroom slippers because I do have to draw the line somewhere. To carry my stuff, I’ve got a canvas bag because that to me is the lazy bag. Unless, of course you’re carrying groceries in your canvas bags, then you are in fact very hard working and I commend you with many snaps.

If you’re curious, these shots were done at a University campus in front of what my friend and I believe is an anthropology mural with some questionable drawings that we had a good laugh at trying to figure out what exactly they were trying to convey. On an end note, I’d like to say Happy month-versary eve! It has been almost a month since I’ve launched Style Smorgasbord and I just wanted to quickly acknowledge how much your support and love has meant to me! I hope you have enjoyed the few posts that have tricked out of me and I hope to improve my posting schedule over the next month. Until then, have a great weekend – only 19 more sleeps till Christmas which means an ornament DIY coming very soon 🙂

anthro5anthro4 copyanthro3

sign off