spring is in the air

Spring is in the air
Khaki

The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming… YES!! spring is in the air.

I love spring as the surrounds start to change; flowers are blooming, days get warmer and longer and summer is that much closer.

It means you can use much more of your wardrobe. Jackets are needed but they are taken off during the day! Boots can be worn but so to can open toe shoes. So much choice and variety, a fun change up from the cold rugged up weather. I love getting more wear out of my clothes and its when I start to see the gaps in my wardrobe as well as what I need to start saving for!

These khaki pants are going to become one of my basics for my work wardrobe (work time is getting closer for me to go back). They are so comfy and feel like I’m in pajamas! I was kindly gifted them by Surafina and was happy to receive as I am loving khaki. I paired with stripes and my updated essential blazer to create this look.

White and black work so well with khaki and really do allow for so many different options to change up the look. It’s so important to me to have pieces that can be so versatile but still worn like a uniform.

What is you favourite work essential?

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Colette
Surafina
Kirsty
Gold Buttons

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work life is looming

Work life is looming 
Back to work
Ok don’t panic! Going back to work after maternity leave is getting closer.
One second ago I was saying goodbye to my work, about to head off on my biggest adventure. Here I am about to return twelve months later.

Am I ready? Is this what I want to be doing?
Adult conversation is going to be great and I love using my brain for ideas, but I am really ready to get back to work life?

My days with little Miss are incredible and I love them! She has so much personality and is so much fun to be around but there are days when I would love some me time.

It really has been an adventure for me and all expectations changed very quickly about what the year would be like. I’m happy I took a year and lucky to have had the support from Andrew to do so but it’s also left me with wonder about where I see myself in five years time for my career.

I have wanted Geelong Fashionista to grow and flourish and lucky for me in the last two months it has! The opportunities it has allowed me to achieve have been amazing, but I think I need to really focus on what and where I see it going… I keep bringing this up. It comes down to how am I going to bring in a wage? I write because of the love of sharing my thoughts and style, and to be a career I would need to bring income. Don’t get me wrong the perks are great and I am so lucky at the opportunities but that doesn’t pay the mortgage!

At least I get to bring back out my work wardrobe and get to wear heels again! Take this incredible white blouse I was gifted from Surafina. It’s going to be a perfect staple for work. I love pieces that will match so much of my wardrobe plus looks great on. I love the cut and really can wear it any season.

What are your go to essentials for work?

Close Up
Surafina Shirt
Outfit
Kirsty
Walking

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autumn is upon us

Geelong FAshionista

Autumn is upon us, summer has passed for another few months and boy am I going to miss it!
Hopefully the weather still stays alright for a little while so I can still head out for walks with little miss. But the cold is now in the air.
Days usually can stay ok but nights are chilly and noticing even more having to get up to feed!

Two of my favourite colours right now are  grey and white. It feels so fresh and takes away from a gloomy days, (I hate saying bye to summer so this keeps me happy with cold weather looming.)
I am loving putting together basics for my mummy days, especially when I’m not sure what I’m doing and that is exactly what this look was about. Comfortable pants and a warm jumper that can be dressed up if needed, or just simple for a quick coffee too.

The jumper was a great find from Witchery. It’s warm, perfect for winter and has the fun pirate detail at the front. I loved the colour and know it’s going to become a staple in my wardrobe!

Mummy style
Pirate top
Witchery Jumper
Weekend Attire
White pants

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brodie loves fashion

Brodie

My cousin Brodie has come down to Geelong for the school holidays and like me, Brodie loves fashion and showing off pretty clothes.

I decided rather than seeing me all the time to take some photos of her. Not only did Brodie enjoy getting her photo taken but it was really nice to be behind the camera. By no means do I want to get into photography as a career but I do enjoy capturing the moment and having fun taking photos to remember time and places. In fact in my younger years I was always known as the one that would have the camera in my hand capturing the memories.

It made me realize how much I want and would love to show more people and their style on my blog. I always created Geelong Fashionista with the intention to show street style and others creative flare but have never gone out and taken photos, although maybe unlike me most of my friends don’t want to be all over the bloggersphere! I am going to find the time to take photos of others and show you how much incredible style is around.

We went down to a spot I always enjoy going to get photos but once there we found we drove around a corner and found a new location I had never seen before; although a truck got in the way, we  turned another corner and found a great spot to take some fun photos. Brodie I think enjoyed showing off these beautiful Elm Knitwear designs and having fun in the beautiful spring sunshine.

Spring

September

Geelong

Brodie Loves Fashion

Ace of Something

Outdoors

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bright, sunshine, flowers and smiles

Sunshine

Bright, sunshine, flowers and smiles; that  was what my weekend was about! I had such an incredible weekend, and the best part is I had an extra day with taking Monday off work!

On Friday I was spoilt with flowers sent to me at work by my beautiful friend, with the note “fresh flowers to brighten your day!” and that they did! It made the weekend feel like it was going to be wonderful.

I was in such a great mood from my surprise I grabbed Andrew and called my girlfriend and headed off to Union Street Wine Bar for a cheeky red straight after work. It was so nice to just unwind before launching into the weekend.  As we sat enjoying a glass of red I noticed I had an instagram message and I was very excited to see I had won some beautiful flowers from She’s a Wildflower thanks to King of the Castle’s first birthday! Aren’t they amazing?

Winning

Saturday saw us head of to watch the AFL prelim final with some mates which was great to catch up and with our team out it didn’t matter who won; although I was going for Port!!  Followed by a yummy dinner in Melbourne.

Sunday the sun was shinning, the Fox in Flats style challenge was bright and it just made it a beautiful day. I headed off to King of the Castle to pick up my beautiful flowers and enjoy  the glorious sunshine and really enjoyed the day!

Flowers

Geelong

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Shes a Wildflower

Fresh flowers

 

 

lazy chic

Relax

When given the prompt ‘lazy chic’ I had a really big think about how I would interrupt the look. The more I thought about it the more I went with my usual Sunday attire… Comfort! I was at home and ready to do the fruit and veggie shopping when I asked Andrew to take a couple of snaps.

This look is something I do wear a lot on weekends and seem to gravitate back to it time and time again. I wanted to think of something really different and fun. However the more I started thinking about my blog and what it stands for, (which is about my style) I decided to stick with something real and what I do wear every day. It’s not about coming up with magic shoots but I genuinely wear every day so stuck with the familiar.

Back to basics, back to what I do know and that’s my own style!

Simple

help from my friends

lazy chic

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Geelong Fashionista

exploring bali

BIKE BLURRED

Bali is an incredible place with so much beauty and unique qualities. Andrew surfs so it gives me a chance to go and explore places you wouldn’t normally see (If you didn’t need to find the best wave!)

I went out with Andrew and we found some incredible places to take photos. I love the way these photos have turned out and show off different areas of such an incredible place.

What do you think of these photos?

concrete wall

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bali

Rice Paddy

CONCRETE WALL

Kirsty

Beach

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Cheeky

i love hats

H&M Jumper

I love hats!!! So it’s no surprise that I keep adding to my collection.

When I came across Ace of Something I got quite excited as they are a local Melbourne designer. This gave me more reason to buy one from them!

I couldn’t decide between colours but ended up going with dove grey. I figured at this stage it will go with more of my outfits. However I am still dreaming about the pink one too!

I added my hat to my simple weekend outfit as I had to try it out; I cant help myself when I get something new! I’m sure you’ll see it lots more in posts to come!

Ace of Something

leopard

Geelong

Kirsty

lipstik shoes

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footy time

 footy night

I went to my first match of footy (AFL – Australian Rules) for the season on the weekend. It was a beautiful Autumn day but I knew it would get cold as the night went on.

I like wearing something that is comfortable to watch the football but also something that I can still wear out for dinner beforehand. I think this worked perfectly!

These pants are my answer to everything! Heaven forbid if anything happened to them! So comfy, so stylish and they match everything!

 Wittner boots

Shoes

Zara Top

Take 2 Markets

Kirsty

Ocean Grove

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farewell daylight savings

 Weekend comfort

Daylight savings has ended in Australia  for now…  and I not sure how I feel about this.

1. I love summer, so now it feels over offically.
2. It means the cold is coming. This is something I not to keen on, BUT I do love the winter fashion around!
3. I did get an extra hour sleep in this morning which was something I REALLY needed this week.

The weather has still been pretty good though of late, which is a real positive. Last year it didn’t get really cold here until late June, so I hoping its the same this year!

I am in love with this Elm Cape, I just can’t get enough.
Do you have pieces of clothing like that?

 Bardot jenas

Geelong

Kirsty

Elm Knitwear

Bardot Jeans

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Kirsty