wardrobe rut

In the past week I have gone to my wardrobe and decided I don’t like 75% of it anymore….

Leather jacket

Have I changed my tastes?
Is it because I’m sick of everything?
Could it be that I’m back at work?
Could it be this awful weather we having that hasn’t allowed me to get into my favourite season dressing (I LOVE summer!)?
Or if I think about it I haven’t bought much and worn the same things over and over> First pregnant, then breastfeeding and home with baby girl.

I’m in a wardrobe rut!

How do I get out…
I don’t have money to be buying a whole new wardrobe! Plus I hate getting rid of mine when I know there are some great pieces in there that still could get lots of wear.. but I’ve just had enough of it all.

No wonder so many people have giant wardrobes! I would love to keep everything but I don’t have the space either.
Plus I try to live within my means, not buying excessive and you do need somewhere to put it all!

I’m back at work, working part-time; this means I get a part-time wage (gasp!) plus I need to clothe my little girl too! Which again means I can’t just go spend all my money!

Over the past 12 months I have done a really good job of only buying pieces that work with a large percentage of my wardrobe.  I’ve also culled soooo much of it and have sitting in bags… I think someone would still get so much wear out of what I have… I really need to get them moving!

A big part of it has to do with the weather too. It has been awful! This time last year spring was here and we were having beautiful days. This year I can’t seem to put winter away and I don’t think that helping my issues either!

So the question is how do I get out of this wardrobe rut?
How do I breathe life back into what I have as really there are some amazing pieces in there that are still perfect for day-to-day living!

grey tee
Winter Sun
Close Up
Luullah Belle
Project Soco
Stripes

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stylish wedding

gingham print

I love going to weddings. Feeling the love that is in the air; the happiness on both the couples faces and the amount of fun to be had celebrating the beautiful couple.

The wedding I went to last weekend was no exception! It was beautiful, every detail had been thought of and it was one of the most stylish weddings I have been too!

Fiona and Jonny were so happy and they radiated the love they had for each other.

Fiona and Jonny

The ceremony was held on the beach and as you walked down to the sand you were able to take your shoes off and grab a pair of thongs to put on. On the way off the sand there was even brushes provided to wipe your sandy toes! So thoughtful and brilliant details.

Inside was no exception with creative name tags, little bags for the cutlery and stunning flowers down the middle of the tables provided by a beautiful Geelong Florist Smellies.

I choose to wear a gingham dress that I found on ASOS and even scored it on sale. I am loving this cut at the moment and seem to be wearing it a lot. It is so flattering and shows off my frame.

I am a big believer in not wearing white to a wedding. I find it rude, however I was assured this dress was not white and that it was perfect for a wedding. I felt great and loved popping the dress with these beautiful watermelon strappy heels. They gave just the right tough!

The weather was perfect and we all had so much fun and partied into the night.

Show Rack

Back of my ASOS dress

black clutch

ASOS dress

I am incredibly lucky to know a fantastic photographer who took all the photos for the wedding as well. I highly recommend you go have a look at her page! Katie Wheeler Photography is a local Geelong women and does an incredible job of capturing the moment. As a dear friend of mine Katie took some beautiful shots of my outfit and I am sooo happy with how they have come up! So you will notice there is an overload of photos today!

his and hers

Kirsty

barwon heads

styling

shoes

Geelong Fashionista

The bride and groom

Fashion Blogger

Johnny Rollins

Fiona and Jon are lucky enough to have Johnny Rollins as a very close friend and he sang as they walked down the aisle.

I was wearing;

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culottes

Nicole in Pool

My beautiful model Nicole is having a birthday today! So I wish her the happiest of birthdays. I hope it brings a day of laughter and happiness.

Last weekend while we were in Sydney I asked her if I could take some photos of her outfit as I loved her style!

Culottes have been popping up everywhere of late and I thought why not capture this incredible print Nicole had on. Culottes are a great way to feel comfortable while adding something to your outfit. I love this print, you can never have too much leopard!!

We were enjoying the view drinks and fun at the Ivy Pool Bar and after a drink or two Nic let me capture her look.

There were people everywhere… It was packed as there was a charity event on where everyone had to wear budgie smugglers! It was very funny and a great cause. The photos still worked well and I think set the scene.

I really enjoy taking photos of other people. I still have a long way to go in learning techniques but I am happy with how my progress is coming along… Hopefully I’ll get a new camera for my birthday and this will make me a pro! ha ha

What do you think of  the culottes trend?

Bardot Culottes

Drinking at Ivy Poll Bar Sydney

Barot Top

Ivy Pool Bar

Culottes

Ivy Pool Bar

Black and white

Nicole was wearing:

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The Girls

when old becomes new

sport luxe

I have had this skirt for 10 years! A long time… I remember buying it to wear to a formal function and have somehow kept hold of it in my wardrobe for the last ten years! It has come back in vogue and I never thought I’d get to the age when I could say “I use to have that”. It’s amazing when old becomes new again.

It’s been happening a lot of late! My cousin pulled out a choker the other day and it reminded me of my spice girl days. A great article about them is by Daring Coco, go check her out!

This skirt makes me want to spin around all day. In fact when I had it on yesterday I found every reason to do a big twirl and dance around in this flowy skirt! The material is so lovely and I just love how comfy it is..  After ten years I do have to admit  the skirt has got tighter as things have got a little bigger 😉 but it still works and can make me feel like dancing the night away.

Have you got any items in your wardrobes that you have had for over a decade?

Kirsty

Geelong

Betts Shoes

10 years

I was wearing:

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i’m not a shirt person

Good Morning

I’m not a shirt person (normally!) There is something about collars that annoy me. I don’t know what it is but I prefer either collarless or just skip the shirt altogether. Same goes for turtle necks. I don’t do these at all and don’t own any. They make me feel trapped or something, yet I love a good scarf.

I do own a chambray shirt and on this particular day decided to wear it and try out preppy style. I’ve seen a few people out and about of late with variations of this style and thought I’d put my own stamp and twist on the style, making it more “Kirsty”.

I love the way this outfit worked out and think maybe I should be a shirt person. Perhaps I should consider buying more and working them in with my outfits, this worked well and the collar didn’t feel like it was suffocating me. I even added a scarf for some warmth in the morning.

I had fun taking these photos and started dancing around which Andrew captured well! The sun was rising over beautiful Geelong and makes you smile at how lucky we are to live in this place!

What do you think of my style?

Geelong

Kirsty

Leopard shoes

Geelong Fashionista

Good Morning

Shirts 

blue scarf

Danicing

Black

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kirsty-signoff