simple tee

Kirsty

I love playing around with pieces from inside my wardrobe especially when you can wear something over and over again with it looking different every time,like this tee.

Mixing and matching a simple tee with anything that happens to be in my wardrobe is such a great way to create a different outfit and look. This is very much along the lines of what Project SoCo is all about, not needing to consume lots and looking good!

It also helps that I am trying to save save save toward a new house…

It’s come to my attention that we are currently outgrowing our house. Don’t get me wrong it still works, but what I would give for just one more room…  This means I need to continue my limited spending so that I can work toward a new place, especially as I not working!

In saying that, it is why I am all for using simple pieces and changing the way they look by adding a pretty skirt, or maybe a necklace, and I do love a good hat as you all know. The cut of this simple black tee is perfect and goes with nearly everything I have in my wardrobe. Plus having a t-shirt that you know is going to a great cause always makes me feel better too!

There is something about a skirt with pockets, I have sad it so often but it makes you feel good and they can be so practical especially as I find I need to carry a bib or her dummy and simply putting in my pocket really helps.

Project Soco
Geelong Fashionista
Project Soco
Simply Tee

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summer days

Summer Days

I love summer! Everything about it. The warm hot days, the warm nights, the outfits! I just love it!

It has been a little different this one as I look after a baby and can’t venture in the sunshine as much as I would normally but I still love it. Even if it means sitting inside feeding looking out at the bright blue skies.

I personally think summer is easier to style. While winter fashion is fun, summer kicks its butt in my book. For starters I love hats and find they change an outfit so easily. You can wear any sort of shoes without worrying about your toes getting cold. You don’t need to wear layer on layer and can show off a little skin, (not that my midriff coming out this summer!) skirts, shorts and flowy pants can all be dressed up from a casual day look to a fun night-time outfit. It makes life simple.

The lighting is great in the afternoon, and daylight savings is the best! I love long summer evenings and able to do much more with your days, like been able to still take photos while baby is sleeping!! 😉

What is your favourite season?

Project Soco
Geelong Fashionista


Ocean Grove

I was wearing:

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tight leather skirt

Project Soco

That feeling when you fit back into your tight leather skirt after having a baby!

I was so excited when I tried this on the other day and it fits again! Don’t get me wrong, I still am not back to where I was and don’t expect to yet either (I only gave birth 9 weeks ago!) But it was a great feeling to know I could put it back on!

I haven’t been doing much exercise at this point; other than walking, since little miss came along but I am starting to get the urge to get out there and get back into it. It got me thinking, what do I want to start doing in terms of exercise… how will it all work in with little miss?

I loved Pilates and yoga in the lead up to her birth as well as boxing before I got to big with her. So what am I going to start doing now?

I’d love to hear you suggestions…

grey tee

Meanwhile I am in LOVE with this tee. The grey colour is so different and really works for dressing up a simple tee and turning it into something to wear out for dinner! Another great one from Project Soco so ethically made and goes with everything!

Geelong Fashionista
Kirsty
Ocean Grove

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project soco

Project Soco

Since having Frankie I have been much more aware of using no chemicals, buying local and knowing where things come from.

By no means am I cutting everything out (it would be very difficult and costly!) but if there is a choice I am choosing chemical free, local and knowing things have been made ethically.

This is where I am excited to know Ainsley, the brains behind Project SoCo; a brilliant concept where all tees created are from organic cotton, ethically produced, environmentally friendly and donate to a not-for-profit, registered organisation from every sale.

I had a play around with a few of her tees the other day and dressed them for my new mum role! Everyone is always looking for the perfect tee (well I think so) and these are fantastic fits.

I love the way they work with a simple pair of shorts and the cut is the perfect tee to go with everyday clothes! They even worked to dress up and I’ll have more coming your way…

On Project Soco website Ainsley talks about her idea behind the tshirts; “Before my trips (traveling overseas), I always struggled to find the perfect tee. I wanted versatility, quality material and to know my money wasn’t supporting the exploitation of others in the sweatshop industry…not an easy find! This is how Project SoCo was born. Our tees are socially and fashionably conscious – we mix classic style with modern thinking to bring you tees that stand above the rest.

The tees are designed to make you look great, feel amazing and above all, be inspired to make a positive change in the world.”

I did feel great in them! Go check out her website and buy a tee to make a difference projectsoco.com.au


White tee
leopard shorts
ethical
Ocean Grove

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what a year

PicMonkey Collage
What a year… To say I had an eventful 2015 is an understatement. It was a huge year! I became pregnant, got engaged (not that anyone knew), had a surprise wedding and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! Although Geelong Fashionista did get a little neglected there at the end, however I am looking forward to an exciting 2016 and this wonderful blog of mine to continue to grow!

As 2015 comes to an end I thought I would share with you my favourite 5 posts of 2016.

  1. last weekend – part one
    This post was all about my surprise wedding. What a day it was, I loved it so much and was everything I could have ever hoped for and more.
    Wedding Day
  2. Spring Racing Lookbooks – 1, 2 & 3
    (ok I have included three here but I couldn’t just have one!)
    It was so much fun to get my friends together and create a lookbook for the spring racing carnival. Giving inspiration and having a really good fun day creating some wonderful outfits. I hope they inspired you!
    Paige, Nic and Ami
  3. And then there were three
    My beautiful announcement to the world of the birth of my little girl, Frankie.
    Plus some fun photos of my belly right before she came into the world!
    growing belly
  4. Denim, black and white
    My favourite styling post of the year was this denim, black and white outfit. Such a fun look and trying something different. It was also a lot of fun to shoot!
    There were lots to choose from and I may need to recap. 😉
    Rustic
  5. Dressing for a wedding
    I really enjoyed been pregnant. I know I am very lucky about this as some people hate it. But I loved it and had a lot of fun working out a style and making life comfortable! Kookai was my savior for when I had special occasion and I loved this outfit here. Mim and Bas was my other never-fail with so many pieces that have lasted not only through my pregnancy but while breast feeding too! I think I’ll need a whole post on my pregnancy looks!
    Full length
    I’d love to hear what your favourite post of 2015 was and why you love following along…Thanks for stopping by
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5 weeks in

Darecember

It’s been 5 weeks since an added addition came into my life. I am loving this new adventure but have learnt time does change and things don’t always go according to plan.

I had all these plans for blogging and getting Geelong Fashionista exactly where I wanted it to go but I think I am going to have to give myself some more time. It’s an adjusting process and still trying to get into the groove of life with a beautiful little girl.

Frankie

I have been staying up to date on instagram and if you don’t already you can come follow along and see what I have been up to at @gfashionista.

I have been playing along with Fox in Flats for her annual #DAREcemeber, a style challenge which is a lot of fun. Each day trying a new style and I personally think is great to help me choose what to wear each day. Speaking of what to wear, now that i have a baby the problem has got worse as I have to now decide what not only I am wearing but what she will wear for the day. She has great clothes as she has been so spoilt and had beautiful hand-me-downs too which are so much fun to get her all dressed up in.

Below are some of the dares we have had this month so far, and it’s not to late to join in!

Style dare – Stripes

Stripes
Style dare – Buns Hun
bun

Style dare – Tuck ‘n’ Roll
Tuck 'n' Roll
Style dare – Arm Candy
Arm Candy
Style Dare – Brights
Bright

 

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and then there were three

39 weeks

You may have noticed that I have meaning missing of late.. it’s because our two has become three!

That is right… I’ve just had a baby! Well she is nearly three weeks old now but it has meant life has changed forever and I am still getting use to this new role of mine!

It all kind of happened rather quickly. I had a day planned to get the blog ready while I took some downtime for motherhood and next minute I was in hospital having a baby just a little earlier than expected. Not quite how I thought it would happen so very thrilled to have a healthy happy baby!

I am over the moon and so happy and loving this new adventure but Geelong Fashionista has been neglected with every ambition to come back and write as soon as I can.

I don’t plan on changing the blog into a baby blog by any means… that is not why you follow; but things will change around here in terms of lifestyle and no doubt I’ll be mentioning her in my writing but still with the focus on my everyday fashion, lifestyle and hometown of Geelong.

Before little miss was born I was thrilled that I got to get some amazing images of my belly. Andrew and I borrowed our friends beautiful house and took some to remember the time. I loved been pregnant; it was a wonderful time and I am so lucky that I had such a great pregnancy and enjoyed my changing body. I’m thrilled I captured it right before Frankie was born.



growing belly
home

Black and white 39 weeks

Kirsty
Baby bump

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derby day 2015

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I couldn’t get to Derby Day this year but I did have my friends go as well as watched on TV to see the fashions that were about!

There is something about black and white that I love and the way people interpret their designs on the day. Its classic, sophisticated and elegant and I think that is what was seen yesterday track-side. I loved so much and was blown away by all the different looks.

Hopefully next year I’ll get there and will take my own images of the styles I love but for now here are some of my favourites as well as my friends that I have come across or been sent. (credits below!) Beside the images I have  below; I love the recap Jess from What would Karl Do writes each year with amazing images by Karen Woo and I highly recommend going and having a look at her posts!

Ashley Hart
Kate Waterhouse
Lindy Klim
Jen Hawkins
Kate Richie Emma Freeman Kate Peck Rachel FinchThe girls
Nicole
Ami

I loved that the winner of Fashions on the Field was from Geelong! Her mum is an incredible milliner (Moore Millinery Designs)  and I was lucky enough to see Courtney and her sisters at the Geelong Cup last year and capture some images. It was only a matter of time before these ladies would take out the ultimate prize and I do love the use of material that has been used.

Courtney Moore

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Images taken from Honey, The Daily Mail, Sydney Morning Herald  and What would Karl Do 2014

navy

38 week bump

There is something about navy that gets me excited! For a while now I have had an obsession with the colour navy and when I came across this beautiful navy stripe dress I knew I needed it!

Not only will this dress be good for the next two weeks (nearly there, come on baby we want to meet you!!!) it will also work really well for feeding as it turns into a nursing dress by lifting the front section of the dress. Something that is going to be very handy for me this summer!

I am not one to waste money and having versatile pieces that work for both maternity and post birth are exactly what I and no doubt anyone that is pregnant require! I keep hearing people saying they don’t want to waste money and I can strongly recommend taking a look at Mim and Bas‘ collection for pieces that work for a good 12 months in your wardrobe. Something that is very handy to me and can easily be styled to suit any occasion!

The weather has really picked up of late which is so exciting. I am thrilled to be having a spring baby and hope that I can get out and about to enjoy the sunshine! This particular day was quite windy, hence the crazy hair, but it was still fun to capture some fun shots as I get closer to the end!

What do you think of the dress and are you someone who loves versatile pieces?

Spring
Close UP
Kirsty
Navy Stripes
Sunshine
love at 38 weeks

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spring racing lookbook #3

Paige, Nic and Ami

This is my last post giving inspiration for the spring racing carnival this season. It really was so much fun putting together outfits and getting the girls to try some different styles.

Stakes day to me is the racing day in which you can take risks and be a bit different in your looks! With culottes been a huge trend, clashing prints and colours and trying something different is what inspired these outfits .

I love showing people something different and to have a rethink about what they have in their wardrobes! Again I’m all about buying the odd thing here or there but great if you can use outfits you already own in different ways, then reuse and save for other fun purchases! I also believe you don’t have to spend a fortune on looks that you can mix cheaper things with more expensive or make sure again you have the confidence to pull off the outfit you have on.

Nicole is a great example of pulling off this fun look. We experimented a lot with the outfit and I love how it all came together. Not something I would think normally but it worked and I must say it’s one of my favourites throughout these  spring racing looks.

Fun outfits
Paige
Ami
 Nicole
Roses
Paige wore:

Ami wore:

Nicole wore:

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