7.20.2014

SOMEDAYS LOVIN “OFF DUTY” STYLE CHALLENGE







LA Tee by Somedays Lovin (Shop Here)
Jumper by BWGH thanks to Noir Distribution (Shop Here)
Dress by ASOS(Shop Here)
Eyewear by Karen Walker 
Watch by Larsson & Jennings (Shop Here)

I was recently asked by Someday's Lovin to post my typical 'Off Duty' Outfit and being a quite comfort-dresser this was ideal. Thanks to Somedays Lovin, Arrow Divine & Shambhala Byron Bay I could win a weekend away with the lovely man who has been doing this with me every weekend for the last year and a half! Not going to lie I am desperate for this amazing prize, there is nothing like a weekend by the sea to clear the head and regroup for the next 6 months of craziness. I haven't taken time off since Nov 2013 so this is the perfect excuse!

As you have probably seen on here quite a bit before I normally throw tees over or under dresses. This is normally because I have been on a huge struggle to find a decent skirt lately. What is easier than a simple black dress, throw over a white tee and a sport sweater around the waist for those breezy winter days!?! I think this is done best when you add a graphic tee to the mix, typography is always preferred (obviously) and this bad boy by Somedays Lovin is only $49! 

Again, if you follow me on Insta this won't be the first time you have seen this jumper.. First time I saw this was in Brisbane mens clothing store APTMNT with Michael and I came across this jumper folded on the table and fell instantly in love with the fluffy type treatment. Naturally so did Michael so we decided we would have one and we would have joint custody over. A month or so later there was a sale and we ended up having 4 in our hot little hands, the total has now grown to 6! As much as I love a good couple dressing the same, Michael does insist I tell him when I am wearing mine so we avoid matching. 

Comfort & layering is always the go for my off duty dressing, what is yours? 

jasmine x x

ps. cross your fingers for me :) 

7.12.2014

STARS & STRIPES

Shot by the talented Michael John Hughes

Playsuit by Element (shop brand here)
Coat by Asos (shop similar here)
Sunglasses by Karen Walker (shop here)

Oh I am sorry Brisbane, do you call this winter?! I know so many of you are looking at these last images going either this shoot was from earlier months or I am absolutely freezing my butt off. But no this is our winter. I must admit it has been rather chilly for us and in the shade the coat is a must, but when you can wear bare legs in winter you can't really complain. After 5 minutes in direct sun you can start to shed the layers and return to your 12 month round summer closet items. I got this playsuit from Element earlier in the week and thought surely this won't get worn until maybe september but no this weekend ends weather begged for some star printed playsuit fun. 

Hope some of you also had a breather this weekend & got out to enjoy the winter sun. 

jasmine x 

7.05.2014

WHITE COLLAR


White Shirt by ASOS (shop here)
Skirt by Cue Clothing (shop similar here)
Dainty Drop Necklace by Louise Jean (shop here)
Clutch/Backpack by Death In Paris (shop here)
Super Duper Strength Eyewear by Karen Walker (shop here)

This week I found to be quite a bit of a creative struggle. I found myself trying to organise the next series of prints to send to the printer, create new designs for my next range of homewares, organise new packaging while trying to keep up with commissioned work. It has also probably been one of my most clumsy weeks with slicing a few fingers open while being at the post office and burning myself badly, twice - all on my drawing hand. 

So it got to the weekend and for the first time in a long time I was really relieved to get out of the studio. A day playing a tourist in my own city was just what I needed, and the winning combo is always Michael and good books. So naturally we spent a lot of time and money in Folio Books in Brisbane. I am definitely one to judge a book by its cover, so much so that I would possibly by a blank book for its nice cover and all three books I bought build one of my favourite colour palettes. 

Anyway for the first time in a long time I also wore my hair up, with some of my new favourite classics. This classic crisp white shirt by ASOS is the perfect layering piece for all seasons. The star though is my new clutch/backpack from Death In Paris. You may have seen it featured on my Instagram with the backpack straps attached but they also remove to leave it as a minimal clutch. This brand is definitely one to watch. 

jasmine x