Monday, June 13, 2011

SHARP WINDS




Wearing: Rayban Clubmasters, Ezzentric Topz Vintage black trimmed blouse, Dotti leather paneled tights, tassel knit cover-up (random store), vintage boots and ethnic bag (Thailand).

Lucky for me, each year my birthday lands on the week of the June long weekend. This year my friends and I had a big day and night out on the town in Sydney. First stop, we headed to Bondi Beach. It's quite amazing how a change in your environment can alter your mood for the day. Being by the beach, it was a great opportunity to clear your mind, reflect on the past year and reassess your goals and dreams for the next. With Sydney's extremely cold and unfriendly weather, I made sure I rugged up and layered like crazy. (Don't get me wrong, I'm wearing at least 3 more additional layers under what you see here!) My new black and cream knit I picked up the other day was perfect in keeping me warm, and I can't help but to applaud the strong winds for emphasizing the tassels and way it drapes almost like a poncho or cape.

One of my favourite vintage items that I've been frequently wearing is this wonderful blouse from Ezzentric Topz Vintage The sharp collar and black trims add instant class to any outfit. Being winter, you can't go wrong with a quality pair of tights. These leather paneled ones are from Dotti and I love how they also look like horse riding pants as well - gotta love a 2-in-1! My Rayban Clubmasters helped continue on with the black and gold details and yes, my ethic bag I bought in Thailand is still glued to my arm!














The day continued on with a delightful lunch at one of the nearby restaurants and afterward we checked into the BLUE Sydney Hotel in Woolloomooloo. If you haven't seen or heard of this iconic and eye-catching hotel down by the pier, well click here for a little sneak peak. It is certainly first class and dam right ah-mazing! Photo diary to come soon!

How was everybody's weekend/long weekend? Get up to anything exciting?... It feels like it flew by so quick!

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34 comments :

  1. Wow, stunning :)))

    LOVE minnja

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  2. happppy birthday again girl! this look is awesome. first off let me say i definitely love the boots - very cool, & i must say i would never think to pair brown boots with such a black based outfit but it really works here! & then i love the tassles but also the geometric type hard black & white features of the blouse & cardigan. cant wait to see your photo diary. & tricky work with the first shot!x



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  3. Gorgeous EVERYTHING! haha, especially the first photo~

    xx

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  4. This post is SOOO amazing!!!
    Love everything about it, your outfit, the beach - ahhh-mazing!

    Glad you had a great birthday weekend, sounds pretty epic.

    Jordan :)

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  5. <3 loveeeee love loveeeee it honey, the mesh of pattern with the black and white is absolutely splendid! x

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  6. I'm looking at this and I can't believe it's Winter in Sydney. Are we living in the same Sydney man, I've been seeing the doom and gloom.

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  7. Your hair (!!!) and the button-up blouse is so nice. Hmm that blouse is indeed making me very jealous.

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  8. one of my fave outfits on you i think! Love the black and white monochromes against the colourful bag! That cape jacket tassel thing is amazing. I want one!

    x

    stephtea.blogspot.com

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  9. really love ur cardi and boots

    greaaaaaaaaat look dear!

    rouli

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  10. Love those boots you have on!
    Looks like you got lucky and caught some sun on the weekend! It has been horrible for most part!

    xx

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  11. weeew, i'm lovin' this black and white ! x

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  12. nice blog!
    Your outfit look gorgeous and the ethic bag just look great on you, making it a total match with your outfit!

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  13. Oh yeah, go the one earring. Love it!
    Also love the fringing on your cardigan. Beautiful photos. Looking forward to catch up no.2!


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  14. wonderful outfit! i love the mixing black and brown


    momentsof-eternity.blogspot.com

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  15. wow i am in love with this outfit! love how you played with black and white. and the boots are fantastic!
    following you now!
    xox
    heatherheartsfashion

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  16. This outfit is AMAZING! Everything is perfect. You look fantastic.

    Miss Bias
    www.missbias.blogspot.com

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  17. love this post you look fabulous, and the pops of color in your purse is just perfect.


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  18. Hey skinny minny (those leggings make your legs look super long) these pictures are stunning! With every post, you bring out better pictures, better outfits and better content. Love it!

    These photos could seriously be editorial worthy- and that haircut makes you look so FASHION! Does that sentence even make sense....you know what I mean!

    Your shirt reminds me of Alexa Chung's style. So nice. I can't wait to see your photo diary :)

    Oohhh Lauren thank you so much for your comments, they really make my day. You are so right, I think my signature look is a jumper over a dress. With clogs. Lol- I just think its the perfect combination so I never change it! I remember the day I wore jeans to uni and everyone was like WHAT?! Since when do you own a pair of pants? Hehe...might broaden my horizons some day.

    I thought of you today actually, because I went to another flea market, this time in Belgium, and it was FULL of crystals and gemstones. I know how much you love them lol so I'm going to post up some pictures...I think you need to get over here because the Europeans are crazy about their semi-precious stones!

    x x x x x

    ashandbelle.blogspot.com

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  19. what a gorgeous bag!! and omg i love your new hair!! xo

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  20. I adore everything about these photos! The outfit is so inspiring and your hair looks gorgeous :) I actually just came home from a trip to the beach and I miss it so much- it really is relaxing!

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  21. what awesome photos! loving the hair it looks great, also love the cardigan!

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  22. happy birthdayyy!!
    It sounds like you and your friends has a really great weekend! you look so great, your pants are rad!

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  23. Great leggings! love the leather and love your blog!

    stylebymj.blogspot.com

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  24. hi darling!!
    super cute pics! it's the first time i see your blog and i love it
    i'm following you hope you'll do the same!
    sweet italian kisses

    Syriously in Fashion
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  25. oh some many amazing things you have on lauren!! love!

    xx
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  26. Going to have to look out for that hotel, sounds amazing! I LOOOOOOOOOVE the boots.

    XX KARTIKA
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  27. You look lovely! I think your new short hair suits you very much dear. I really love your bag too!

    redmeravintage.blogspot.com

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  28. soo perfect! Love the way you styled it!

    pepperandchips.blogspot.com

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  29. that lipstick colour is just gorgeous on you! and loving the boots too, you look amazing :) xx

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  30. HEY!!! Sorry for being such a bad reader lately - your blog is finally in my blogroll :) :)

    I just wanted to say - these are by far, some of my favorite photos on your blog. I LOVE the Thai accessories. You've used them in a modern way!

    Bisous

    DAKOTA
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  31. When I first saw these photos I didn't like buttons on this shirt, but now I think they are very oryginnal.
    This cardigan and shirt look amazing, and this colorful bag make it all look joyfully.

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  32. cool outfit and amazing pictures <3
    your hair looks great on the photos :)

    http://yourstrulysimona.blogspot.com/
    -xoxo

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  33. Wow. At first I was like oh I want those shoes, tights and knit... but then I realised I want it all! Amazing look! Followed :)

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  34. These photos are amazing - especially the first one!!
    <3 Clubmasters ;)

    xx T
    lefanciulle.blogspot.com

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