Sunday, 26 January 2014

By The Beach

Happy Australia Day!

On a day usually characterised by sun, pool parties, BBQs, punch, and Triple J's Hottest 100, I thought it would be fitting to share some pics from another beautiful day in the Australian sun down at Melbourne's St Kilda Beach.

Jacob and I went for a stroll along the boardwalk just as the sun was starting to make its way down through the clouds for the day and the light was too beautiful not to take some pictures!

I happened to be wearing one of my absolute favourite outfits which I hadn't yet shared. I bought this adorable printed octopus dress from ASOS forever ago and it's the perfect summer dress. It's super light and breezy, and who doesn't love a cute print! Even better when I can pair it with my other favourite printed treasure - my Kenzo platforms!

Outfit Details:

Silk Octopus shift dress by The Rodnik Band from ASOS (old season)
Kenzo platform sandals (similar available from Solestruck)
Navy felt hat thrifted from Vinnies
Graz x Ellery Quixote catseye sunglasses (similar available from Eye Goodies)

Photos by Jacob Clarke 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Denim Decisions

I never thought I'd fall for a set of full-length denim overalls - as a certified shorty, It just wasn't on the cards (or so it seemed). 

On my recent trip to Melbourne I paid a visit to one of my favourite vintage shops - Retrostar Vintage. They have such a huge range of hand picked secondhand treasures, it's a bit ridiculous. 

As I was browsing I came across the dungarees section and thought I'd try out some of the high-waisted short variety, but many before me had undoubtably had the same idea so there was really only large or ill-fitting ones left. I thought I'd try my luck in the full-length section and search for a pair I could cut short - and I struck gold.  I happily purchased the perfect candidate for the chop but when I got back to the apartment and tried them on again I wasn't so sure. I couldn't do it. I felt about 99% dork while wearing them in all their full-length glory, but I kind of liked it. So full-length they've stayed (for now). 
Should I make the chop?

My Dorky Denim Getup:

Vintage denim overalls from Retrostar Vintage
DIY marabou feather earrings (made with marabou puffs from MarabouBoa)
Contrast collar shirt from Dangerfield (old season)
Witu pink neoprene clutch from Alice Euphemia (available in-store)
Vagabond chunky black sandals available from Solestruck

Photos by Jacob Clarke

Tuesday, 14 January 2014


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Happy 2014!

I know I'm a little late on the new year's greetings but I've been off on a little holiday to Melbourne!
These shots were taken on a perfect, sunny afternoon outing to the Melbourne Museum and the gorgeous adjoining Carlton Gardens.

For my first post of the year I thought it would be fitting to show off a little post-christmas/new year present I treated myself to, one that I'd been longing after for much of 2013 - this AMAZING orca snow globe tee by Emma Mulholland

How could I ever resist a sequinned killer whale?

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As for my metallic headwear, I'd been meaning to buy an Oliver visor for ages and then Sharee had a crazy 50% off sale online around christmas so this rad silver one became another christmas treat to-me-from-me!

The final freshly purchased item is my super cool fuchsia neoprene clutch by Witu, which I fell for instantly when I popped into Alice Euphemia - one of my favourite Melbourne boutiques.

I couldn't resist wearing all of my super fun newbies at once - no regrets!

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My Killer OOTD:

Emma Mulholland orca snow globe tee from Pet Shop Girls
White net pencil skirt from Pixie Market (similar available from Evan Evina)
Metallic silver visor from Oliver
Witu pink neoprene clutch from Alice Euphemia (available in-store)
Vagabond chunky black sandals (similar available from Market HQ)

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Check out my instagram (@outsideiscolours) for more pics of my Melbourne adventure and a peek at some of my other holiday purchases!

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Photos by Jacob Clarke