1.24.2015

BRAND TO WATCH



Wearing:
B Goods Label Culottes (shop here)
Zulu & Zephyr Tank (to be released in April)
Levis Denim Jacket

I would have to say my favourite thing about creating this blog is finding out about new brands (bigger bonus when they are local) who are doing their 'thang' and doing it ethically. So today I wanted to introduce B Goods Label to you all . If you love simple, easy clothing that works wonder in the heat that is our Australian summer you should take a look.

I kinda just wanted to give you some background on this brand because there is so much more than what meets the eye that I think is so important.

1. They have an open studio in Adelaide that they use as a retail & gallery space to celebrate local like-minded creatives
2.  A percentage of all profits go to supplying food, shelter, education and medical aid in Bali
3. For every online sale they will plant a tree in there plant a tree program
4. A lot of this collection is made from Hemp which is a natural fibre so it keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter (no poly blend here!!)

And because that may not convince you that this is a brand to watch, their aesthetic is so on point for versatile dressing. I thought I would do my own little edit of what I got from their collection. 

The Hemp V Crop (Shop here
Because a boxy shape crop should always be included in your staples 

The Hemp Short Slip In Burgundy (Shop Here)
Been wearing this already to death on steamy days.. but secretly waiting for it to be cold enough to layer this under chunky knits

The Hemp Short Culottes photographed above (Shop Here)
Shorts that look like skirts are always a win in my books

For 20% off your first order with B Goods Label use the code GOODVIP at the checkout :)

jasmine x 

Also let me know if you have any brands that you think I would love :) 




1.20.2015

WHO KILLED THE SUN FLOWER?


As you may have noticed I missed posting a outfit post this weekend - You can blame the dead sun flowers. Ever since finding out this field of amazing-ness was in the same state to me I have been wanting to go explore it. 

So on Sunday morning Michael and I set off for the 2 and a bit hour drive out to find these. Not going to lie I had got myself pretty damn excited to see an ocean of huge flowers, facing up to the sun to welcome me. With google's instructions that it is somewhere between Warwrick & Allora we finally hit a sign for Warwick & my eyes hardly blinked as I turned my head from side to side checking both sides of the road for a sea of yellow. Then Michael says " oh no.. they're all dead " naturally I thought he was teasing.. but no ... We found them.. A sea of brown dead sun flowers. We then spent a good five minutes laughing.. with breaks of just saying 'nooooo'

Thinking there would be more fields we then drove around half an hour in each direction on the search for more then later retreating back to the dead patch and exploring in there. 

Good news from the exploration:

Even if the sunflowers are dead, there are so many painted sunflowers around the town for you to take pictures with.

The farms out in this area are really truly beautiful

They have a Zaraffas drive thru (How does everywhere I go exploring have one yet Brisbane doesn't?)

If anyone has a location (address if possible) for an alive field of sunflowers please comment below. 

Jasmine x 

1.10.2015

ENLISTED



Enlisted shot by the talented Michael John Hughes 

Silk Tee in Cactus by Marina London
Skirt by Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shop At Matches Fashion)
Watch by Larsson & Jennings 
Eyewear by Karen Walker 

It was only a matter of time before khaki appeared on here. I have been on the hunt for khaki items to add to my wardrobe for about 4 months now and after searching online stores from all over all I could find was Balmain, and as beautiful as it is I couldn't justify the price tags. So about a month or so ago I was searching Matches Fashion and found Marc by Marc Jacobs released some items in khaki, in a canvas/denim like fabric. At that point I didn't care what the price was because this skirt was what I was dreaming of. Then it was like that opened up the khaki flood gates and now I see it everywhere. Naturally this silk tee from Marina London was my next khaki buy and I have been wearing them both on repeat since. 

I am not sure what it is about this skirt, but it definitely commands attention - like an army skirt should. 

On life news... I am inspecting my first apartment with the mr hughes this week, fingers crossed! I am also getting my first hair cut in over a year and a half so that should be interesting. Oh and please excuse my burns on my arm from the new years party sparklers :( 

jasmine x