november flashback

Summer is here! and I’m excited… It’s also my birthday month which I love and a time for celebration!

I’m really excited to see how much Geelong Fashionista is growing and developing, and hence not as many outfit posts as normal.

Which one was your favourite?

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black and green

Zu Boots

Today was such a beautiful day, and summer looks like it may be coming (Well it is next week!)

Christmas parties have started and tonight I attended my first one. I was hoping to wear heels but did a killer workout last night and heels were not an option! ha ha

What do you think?

Forever New skirt

Kirsty

Unique on pakington blouse

 

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bright in the sunshine

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For the last week I’ve been enjoying Sunny Queensland while visiting my grandparents. I didn’t want to leave as the weather has been amazing,  not so much back home!

I picked this dress up at a little boutique in Geelong and I think I’ll be living in it over summer (if it comes to Victoria!)

I hope everyone has had a great and fun weekend! I know we did.

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my boutique meets footique

Last Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of My Boutique (currently an online store) being stocked at the very popular shoe store in Pakington Street, Footique.

I love supporting local businesses and have been following My Boutique for a while so I was thrilled to be invited.

Dani and Bridget were super lovely and it was a really fun night filled with champagne, cupcakes, shoes and shopping! What more could a girl want!!

Go check them out, both are online stores as well!

My Boutique

Cupcakes

My Boutique

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Dani and I

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eureka skydeck

Eureka

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Over the long weekend, we headed to Melbourne for a day of exploring. We did have to spend sometime (3 hours!) at Ikea as we are about to renovate our kitchen; but decided to do something fun first.

I was very lucky in getting tickets to go and explore Eureka Skydeck! What a view is all I can say… Travelling up 88 floors in the matter of seconds, you really can tell why Melbourne is one of the most beautiful cities! The views are spectacular and really show off the ever changing skyline.

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We also got to go out of the “edge” which is a glass cube which pops out from the building – with you in it. Such a great thrill but not for those afraid of heights! You cant take photos inside, but it was great fun.

After taking these photos I’m wishing I didn’t have leggings on under my skirt as it would have looked much better however it wasn’t warm enough for bare legs!

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crafty bundle

When I came across Crafty Bundle I loved the concept and idea. You can order yourself a limited edition box of stunning jewellery delivered to your door, which includes pieces from local talented designers and sure to make any outfit pop!

The first and current bundle is called ‘Citrus Spring’ and inside you’ll find a bright pair of stud earrings, a wooden pendant and an embroidered brooch. Not only is this a great idea to spoil yourself, they are also an excellent gift idea! Plus if you see below a great offer to Geelong Fashionista readers!!

Crafty Bundle

I was fascinated by the idea so asked Claire the creator of Crafty Bundle a few questions to find out more…

What was the motivation for starting Crafty Bundle?
I love local designers, with a special soft-spot for handmade jewellery, accessories and wearables.
I always wanted to open a little shop, but in this day-and-age I think we can go beyond that. My husband (who is a web developer) and I came up with the idea of the Crafty Bundle – a limited edition “showbag” of sorts that promotes independent artists.
If the current bundle isn’t your style – then maybe the next one will be. Or you have a friend who you never know what to buy, then the Crafty Bundle is perfect!

I love that you have local designers as part of the collection. How do you find these designers?
There are so many talented designers around, especially producing handmade products it’s very inspiring. I wanted this first bundle to represent Melbourne and the suburbs surrounding me.
I already knew Victoria Mason, and loved her Polkadot earrings, and really wanted them in this first bundle, and kind of shaped the rest around them. We decided the first bundle would be called “Citrus Spring” – and showcase bright colourful pieces for the season it was to be released. I created a list of local Melbourne artists and looked at their products to see what would suit this bundle. I approached  Esther from Togetherness and Joe from Treehorn and after a few meetings we agreed on the pieces and colours they would bring to this bundle – inspired by “Citrus Spring”.

Earrings

When it comes to fashion what is your style?
At the moment I’m really into skinny jeans, a plain white or dark t-shirt, a blazer and a statement piece of jewellery like a necklace, brooch or a large pair of earrings. I also can’t live without my pair of wooden clogs, I live in them throughout Summer.

What is your go-to, fail-safe piece of jewellery?
I can’t go past a bright feature necklace, they go with everything. Some of my favourite labels at the moment are:
Emily from Mornington Peninsula based label Emeldo creates really fun, bright necklaces. They are rope based with added bursts of colour. I have one and people comment on it whenever I wear it.
Courtney from Things of Thread Etal or TOTE has a very keen eye for colour and her pebble necklaces are ace. She knows exactly which colours work well together.
I have just discovered this lovely local Melbourne jeweller Samah Designs and her Zanzibar Sun Necklace is on my wish list. Samantha makes unique handmade laser cut pieces inspired by global cultures.

Brooch

You love jewellery and have a key eye for great designs; what is your current favourite piece?
I would have to say my Pencil Sharpening necklace by Victoria Mason, it’s so unique, special and goes with everything. I always feel very happy wearing this one.

Who are your style influences and why?
I’m a big fan of English actress Carey Mulligan’s fashion sense. Whether dressed up for an event or casual she always looks effortless, but cool and chic. And I do love her great short hair do!

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You must have been excited to be in Frankie magazine! What are your future plans and goals for Crafty Bundle?
Excited is an understatement, being featured in Frankie was amazing. It’s such a fabulous magazine and website, and perfect for the Crafty Bundle. Future plans are more bundles, a whole new set of Australian designers and different themes. I’m really looking forward to finding and promoting awesome local designers and what they create.

Now for some VERY exciting news… Claire has kindly given all of Geelong Fashionista readers 10% their first bundle! Simply enter GEELONGFASHION10 in step two at the checkout!

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Crafty Bundle can be found at this link, or go to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

What are you waiting for… go and get your hands on a bundle!

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white, black and a touch of orange

Sportsgirl Cardi

On a bright sunny day what better place to take some photos then Barwon Heads. We are so lucky in the fact that this is home.

I am loving this skirt and as mentioned before it really is going to be a big staple in my summer wardrobe.

I felt like wearing flats instead of heels today but I think they work.

What do you think?

ValleyGirl flats

Witchery skirt

Dotti shirt

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October Flashback

November… really? Maybe it doesn’t feel like November as our weather isn’t improving! Fingers crossed the sunshine comes for good this month!

I have been living in a black hole with the internet and it’s driving me mad! I think it’s time for an upgrade!

Here are my October looks…

Which was your favourite?

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pink and white

Kirsty

With a bit of sunshine in the air (and no wind or rain) I decided to bring back out the shorts over the weekend. I wanted a casual easy look as we were having a quiet day and visiting some friends. I had forgotten I had this pink top and thought it was just the right amount of warmth I needed, so popped it on with my skort.

I have seen skorts everywhere and now I realise why! Not only do they look great and make you feel good but they are so comfortable to wear! No wonder bloggers have embraced with open arms. I love all the different colours and patterns that are around but stoked I stayed with the white when I brought these a few months ago. Now I need to be daring enough to pull off the all white look!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

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skort

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its all about the details

Kirsty

Melbourne turned on the weather over the weekend, with two beautiful days. However that all changed this week, and it’s been horrible. I hope our rain reaches NSW to help with the bushfires happening up there.

I’ve been on the hunt for a black maxi as I figure it goes with everything and suits any occasion. When I found this one I got very excited as I loved the shape (and the fact it fits in length!) and the back was what won it over for me. It was so different to any I had seen and would do the job of suiting any occasion. I’ve discovered a shop in my favourite Geelong strip Pakington Street, called Unique. They stock a variety of brands for all ages but have the eye for finding great pieces.

What do you think of the maxi?

back of dress

Wittner sandals

Witchery Sunnies

Maxi dress

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