leopard fun in the sun

Kirsty

I have been a little quiet on the blog in the last week as I’m on holiday in Queensland. Not because I not taking photos; in fact I’m excited to be showing you these by my very talented friend Kiah! I’m enjoying some R&R, soaking up the vitamin D and seeing lots of family. I love it up here. It’s like a second home and I instantly feel like I can relax.

We are staying in Coolangatta and took these out the front of our accommodation at Greenmount Beach. It was such a sunny afternoon and Kiah grabbed the camera and we scouted a few spots to take some fun shots while I had these leopard shorts on.

I stumbled upon the shorts when I was shopping with my girlfriend Nic and knew I needed to get them for summer. I love animal print and as they are silk I thought they would be a great addition to my summer wardrobe as they can be dressed up or made more casual depending on shoes and tops. They were on the last chance rack at Sportsgirl so I’m guessing they sold very quickly but it’s easy to see why!

I love how much a hat can add to your outfit, so loving this straw hat from Ace of Something! It is perfect for summer days and especially when your hair is not sitting well from a day at the beach. I seem to be growing my hat collection at a fast rate, but one can never have to many hats right?

Sportsgirl Shorts

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Wittner Sandals

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Ace of Something

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no more tights

no more tights

I don’t want to wear tights anymore! I’ve had enough. No more tights for me, hopefully summer is around the corner and I don’t have to worry about them again…until May (or if we move to a tropical island!)

I don’t like my chances, the weather is so unpredictable this time of year but I’m going to try my hardest. I am also one of these people who really feels the cold. Everyone will be saying how warm and I’ll still have my jacket on. Just the way I am I think. I’ll take warm weather any day of the year!

This outfit will hopefully be the last tight post for a while! I wasn’t sure how it would work; the pink skirt with tights but I think it came together well. Normally I wear the skirt alone but after a big wardrobe clean out I thought I’d get the skirt out again to make sure I wanted it to stick around.

I’ve been watching a group of bloggers at the moment only wear 30 items out of their wardrobes for the month of November and it had me thinking… do we really need everything that is in our wardrobes or are we spoilt for choice? I’m not saying get rid of everything or anything for that matter; I know I couldn’t! I do think it’s really important to only have pieces you truly love in your wardrobe and that you are actually going to wear. No point holding on to something that is going to hang and stare at you! I’m dreaming of our next house, where I have requested Andrew build me a giant room for my shoes and clothes, but again I’ll only keep things I want and wear; maybe ;) !

Do you have dreams of a big magical wardrobe?

Geelong Fashion

Pink and black

I was wearing:

  • blazer from Sportsgirl (similar here and here)
  • black and white top from Portmans (similar here)
  • old skirt from Ezibuy (similar here and here)
  • black Country Road tights
  • shoes from Betts Shoes (similar here)

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Life seems to fly by quicker and quicker each day. We are already in November in 2014 and it feels like we were about to start the year.

I have a special birthday coming up and as it approaches (quicker and quicker) I realise how fast this thing we call life goes. I have no regrets and only excitement for what the coming years will bring but still can’t believe how quick this last decade has gone!

As I appreciate and try to embrace this birthday I realise maybe we are all here for different reasons with different purposes. This blog has been by release and has meant more to me than I thought over the last two years I have written it. Geelong Fashionista found its voice this time two years ago and what a journey it has been. I cant wait to continue to grow and hopefully maintain you as wonderful readers to follow my journey into the next tick box of my life!

Happy blogaversay to this blog, Geelong Fashionista of mine and I hope you continue to follow along too.

Aztec Skirt

From my first post!! Nov 2012

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Photos were sourced from Fashiion Gone Rouge, and my own

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Navy and white

This skirt caught my attention when I first saw it, especially because of the unusual hemline and the way it sat and looked on the model.

It was the first time I had looked at The Iconic and I discover two skirts that I really liked and put them into my shopping cart. Although I got these a while ago I haven’t had them on the blog yet! I really need to get more photos!! I haven’t really had any reason to look at the iconic and have realized there is so much on there on offer and perhaps somewhere I should be checking often for good finds. Plus the mixture of brands is quite good and you can find a really good wide price range. Both skirts I brought were great value and I’m really happy with them.

This skirt is comfy and sits really well and I’ve found by wearing a slip underneath I relax a lot more about the split and it really doesn’t move around that much anyway. It really does show every curve, but as I said to Andrew I’m embracing my inner JLO; booty is in!

These photos were fun to take with the brick wall as the background, making for quite an interesting contrast. I actually took them near work and it was quite funny with the early morning workers walking past having a chuckle as they saw me posing getting the right snap. They started posing back at me and pulling the teapot at me as I like to call it!

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Brick Walls

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November

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black and white spring racing

The girls

I love seeing all the black and white spring racing fashion at Derby Day. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I’m a big believer in sticking to tradition and Derby day is black and white.

I couldn’t get to Derby Day this year but friend did and I made sure they got some of the fashion. Although so simple and only the two colours used, I love how much variety and styles were on show.

Tash and Melissa

Melissa and Nicole

Ami

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The Ladies

The ladies were wearing (from left to right):

Natasha

Melissa

Nicole

Ami

I also loved the below looks by the ever stylish Ashley, Jen, Laura and Charlotte.

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Laura W&W

The winner of fashions on the field, Brodie looked amazing in this Toni Maticevski. I swear that man can do no wrong, his designers are incredible!! One day I will own a Maticevski piece!!

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addicted to shopping

Senso flats

I am addicted to shopping; no surprise there!

I always try and find a good excuse to buy the incredible things I find on Instagram, Facebook or on fellow bloggers sites. I found these Senso sandals just the other day and knew I had to have them (just needed a good excuse to buy them)!

The weather was perfect Saturday and it made me think, “Yes Kirsty, you need a new pair of summer sandals!”  Next thing I know I’m driving into Geelong to Argentina (A shop on Pakington Street)  walk into the shop, try them on and before you can say snap they are in a bag on the way home with me! oops!

What do you think of my new beautiful shoes?

Senso

We took these photos just as a change had come in and boy did the wind pick up!

I was lucky to keep hold of my hat. You can see the wind really moving my top around!

This outfit was so comfy and I really like using grey and white as neutrals to get away from all the black that seems to be worn so often!

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White and grey

I was wearing:

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*the opinions in this post are my own. This was not a paid post. 

whatever is thrown my way

Kirsty

On a warm day I like to feel comfortable, stylish and ready to take on whatever is thrown my way. These photos were taken two weekends ago when we were lucky enough to have beautiful warm weather for this time of year!

I had a lunch date with some girlfriends, an afternoon drink with a friend for her birthday and a simple bbq dinner. Let me tell you this outfit really did work a trick for all occasions!

These shorts I’ve had for a while now and thought I’d give them one more try before I decided on their fate in my wardrobe. I’ve tried to be ruthless of late and only keep pieces I am actually wearing! I mean why clutter the wardrobe with outfits that aren’t going to be coming out! I forgot how comfy these were and how they make a real statement when worn and can easily be dressed up a little! They have been saved to be used some more over summer!  If you don’t see me in them it means I should have thrown!

Are you ruthless with your wardrobes?  Do you try to wear everything you have hanging in there or do you have way too much clutter?

Geelong Fashionista

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Ocean Grove

I was wearing:

  • Bardot black cami (the white version I had on last post)
  • Wittner sandals (Wittner have brought them back this season and I highly recommend, so comfy!!)
  • Shorts I have had for a while (similar here and here)

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the geelong cup

St Frock Skirt

At the last-minute I decided to attend the 2014 Geelong Cup. It is our big local race event but it wasn’t until I got offered a ticket did I think I would go. ;)

Then came the challenge, trying to put together an outfit and of course I needed a matching fascinator to go with the look! I had brought this beautiful skirt from St Frock not that long ago (I feel in love when I saw it) and thought this was the perfect event to debut the stunning skirt. I decided I needed a headpiece needed to match and that’s when the fun began. With one full day before the cup to go I messaged a local Geelong milliner, Lalka who I come across through Instagram. I wrote a plea saying sorry it was last-minute but did she have anything in blue to match my beautiful skirt. Not only did Lisa say she would help, she custom-made me a design one day before the event! And I loved it!! I couldn’t have asked for a more stunning fascinator and I highly recommend having a look at her pieces especially if you are needing something for the big Melbourne events. Find her Facebook page here 

I even had to go buy my top on the day! I have already had several comments on my cami and I knew exactly what I wanted as I already have one in black! It’s from Bardot and is a great shape and fit. Perfect for any age!

The main reason I wanted to go along to the Geelong Cup was to see the fashion. As my local town I wanted to show of some of the incredible pieces to you my readers! I took photos of some of the inspiring outfits on the day, and you’ll find them below.

Lalka Fascinator

Kirsty

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Fashions on the Field

The Moore Sisters

These four sisters were so lovely and I loved their outfits. Their head wear is what caught my attention and I asked where they found such incredible pieces. Turns our their mum is an incredible Geelong milliner and made them all. Find Moore Millinery Designs on facebook here. Bronwyn, Andrea, Courtney and Shandell all look amazing! Two of them (Andrea and Courtney ) won places (1st and 3rd) in Fashions on the Field.

Moore Sisters

Moore Millinery

Bree Laughlin

Bree was from Country Racing and was doing  fashion blogger commentary for Country Racing Fashion Blogger. Her dress is from Cue, shoes from Witchery and her headwear which caught my attention was Jack and Jill Millinery.

Bree Laughlin

Dearne Bell

Dearne was in the marquee that I was in and what caught my attention was her incredible fascniator made from feathers. I should have taken the photo outside the marquee to capture the real beauty of the feathers but she looked fantastic! I asked her about her outfit and she was a great example of finding great products at chain stores and putting them all together to look fab!

Dearne Bell

Karen Mason

Karen is from BayFM (Geelong Local Radio) and was dressed by one of the fashion students from The Gordon. She looked wonderful and again made it to the final of Fashions on the Field in this beautiful dress. Karen and Hayden both looked great. Hayden too made it through to the men’s final of fashions on the field!

Karen M

Karen and Hayden

Kimberley Riddett

It was Kimberley’s fascinator that caught my attention. A beautiful piece with great colours and so well constructed!

Kimberley Riddett

Jessie McInnes 

I had meet Jessie before as she has just finished as a fashion student at The Gordon. She designed and created her outfit and even made it through to the final in Fashions on the Field!

Jessie McInnes

Although only a few beautiful ladies above there was some class this year about the races which is great to see as Geelong can cop a lot of slack about our fashion!

I am really looking forward to bringing you more of what Geelong is all about in upcoming posts!

Geelong Addy

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white out

bring on summer

As the weather warms I love seeing all the white around… I think I’ll be wearing a lot this summer as it’s so fresh and fun!

From wearing as the statement piece to making other pieces pop, it’s the perfect neutral. Not only for personal style but it works so well in the home as well. I use a lot of white as a base colour.

I’m still am looking for the perfect white shirt (I’m so fussy!) but have realise I do have a lot of white pieces to get me through the spring/summer season. I also debating a pair of cons after seeing this top image, and how cute my cousin looked when we did our fun shoot. (here)

Although white can be a colour that gets dirty so very easily its one look I think makes everyone look fresh and fun ready for the sunshine; especially with a tan! ;)

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Photos sourced from Fashiion Gone Rouge and my own

racing season

Racing Season

Racing season is here! I love this time of year as there are so many incredible beautiful dresses, skirts and tops around.

Racing Victoria has just come out and said they will be strict this year on their dress-code. This means no midriffs, no playsuits/jumpsuits and especially no denim. As much as I love the midriff look I think it’s good they have come out and said ‘NO’ they wont be allowing guests (especially in the birdcage, nursery and members sections) entry if they disobey dress regulations.  This applies to males as well; no crazy colour suits and again no denim. You can read more about the regulations here if you want detail.

While every designer around is probably pulling their hair out having to adjust cut out dresses and no more midriff tops I think it will bring racing season back to the elegance and sophistication it has held in the past.

Caulfield Cup is this Saturday and here in Geelong we have Geelong Cup on Wednesday. It is a public holiday here in Geelong instead of getting Melbourne Cup; for most Geelong businesses. My work gets Melbourne Cup which means I may not be able to get to the Geelong Cup again this year. :( I’ll see how I go, it could be last minute!

I had  look back at some of the beautiful outfits Melbourne Bloggers have worn and thought I would share some favourites. I love these Melbourne Bloggers (only a few of my favs, I do have a lot!) hopefully giving some inspiration to you.

I am hoping to get to Derby Day this year. It’s all about Black and white so looking forward to monochrome!!

Winston and Willow

Lady Melbourne

Lady Melb

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What would Karl do

Are you heading to the races this season? What’s your take on the dress regulations been enforced?

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 Photos sourced from Winston and Willow, Lady Melbourne and What Would Karl Do (Some of my favourite Melbourne Bloggers!!!)