latest obsessions

If you’re like me, when you’re browsing in shops or online, your eye is drawn to the same things over and over, especially if you have been obsessing – check that – THINKING about them for a while!  Here’s mine for this month…

Socks/tights with open-toed sandles

open toe tights

bridget fleming / fashion.telegraph.co.uk

tightssandles

forums.soompi.com

I think it’s a much edgier more contemporary way to do the tights/shoe thing, especially if those shoes are statement making.  My advice, don’t do statement tights AND statement shoes unless you have the personality to match!

Mint Green

mint

http://shilupoudel.blogspot.com.au

mint loafers

refinery29.com

mint sweater

http://www.fashion.allwomenstalk.com

Ahh the clean, cool, crisp shade of mint green – doesn’t it just make you feel like your teeth are shinier and your life is that bit better?  Well, its this colour that magically makes people feel all shivery and special whilst skipping down the streets in their minty shades, or maybe that’s just me…

Platform Loafers

jil sander navy mytheresa

Jil Sander Navy platform loafers mytheresa.com

prada platform loafer

Prada platform loafer with cork sole lyst.com

The platform loafer, or ‘Flatform’ as they are often called, is a new kid on the block and for me instantly allows me to wear midi dresses and skirts without feeling like a librarian.  It has also virtually wiped out any interest I have in wearing my ballet flats as they now look ridiculously teeny and girly as though I should give them all to my 5 year old daughter!  These chunky mothers take some beating, are super comfy and make me feel invincible – all that from a shoe you ask? Why yes.. go see for yourselves!!

Enjoy!

 

Colours for Redheads

Colours for Redheads
Here’s the thing about redheads – they are by far the easiest group to work out which colours suit – its much more a matter of tone.  The set I’ve put together above incorporates colours that will suit almost all redheads, with just a tweak of the exact shade of each colour and that can be done very easily by standing in a jewellery shop and holding accessories up to your face, maybe take a quick snap with your phone so you can compare later!  Questions to ask, does this shade of the colour wash me out or make me look vibrant?  You know the answer…
Now go wear some colour – its summer in Australia!
Giuseppe Zanotti suede pumps / Alexander McQueen red clutch, $1,565 / Irene Neuwirth gold jewelry / Pippa Small carnelian ring / Bounkit green onyx earrings / Swarovski ring / Kate Spade locket necklace / Alexis Bittar lucite jewelry / Glass jewelry / ASOS tear drop earrings, $5.65 / Gemstone jewelry / Mint braided chain bracelet, $18 / Wrap bracelet / Nelly Accessories feather earrings, $7.99 / ORLY nail lacquer