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Sunday, September 21, 2014

MONDAY MOOD: MONOCHROME.

This week's theme is a personal favourite of mine. 

I'd have an entirely monochrome wardrobe if I could actually be so disciplined to edit it down to that. There's just something so special about crisp white and the blackest of blacks, and when done right, the two mixed together or colour blocked head-to-toe can have more impact than the brightest of colours. 

Don't just stop at the wardrobe. Monochrome looks awesome everywhere - from beauty products to the bathroom. 








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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WHAT TO WEAR IN THE IN-BETWEEN SEASONS.


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Whether you're saying hello to spring or feeling the cool change of fall, it's this time of year that you hit the panic button. All of a sudden, you have nothing to wear. Well, nothing that you actually want to wear because it's all like, so last year.

But with a bit of strategic styling you can stretch your winter wardrobe a little further, and vice versa. 

Here's an option for both seasons, worn by my friend Ava and I while hanging out at one of my favourite coffee spots in Bondi, Will & Co.

SPRING:

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The weather's trying to be warm in Sydney, but it's not quite there. You might not be able to lighten-up the layers yet, but you can lighten your colour palette. Try mixing white, cream, lighter denims and other neutrals. Needing inspiration? Here's some I prepared earlier.

FALL:

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Layer a leather jacket over your summer dresses to continue wearing them until bare legs are out of the question. This also toughens a dress up a bit, which I like.

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THE SHOES:

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Mix it up. Wear trainers with your dresses, and slides with jeans and knits. 

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White jeans white knit on Chronicles of Her

I'm wearing Bassike knit, Rag & Bone jeans, Epokhe sunglasses and Birkenstocks. Ava is wearing a leather jacket, Opening Ceremony dress and Nike trainers (similar here and here).


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I GOT A NEW PERFUME, AND I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

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It's a week of newness on The Chronicles of Her. A new Monday Mood inspiration post, this week it's about 'white', which signifies new beginnings, a clean slate and a fresh start. And I've found a new everyday fragrance, Bottega Veneta's KNOT.

When it comes to choosing a new perfume, do you a) choose one because the bottle will make pretty Instagram pictures, b) make your decision based solely on the scent, c) choose whatever you think will make you most appealing to a certain someone or d) all of the above?

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IF YOU ANSWERED A

... you need to add KNOT by Bottega Veneta to your collection. They've nailed it with this super chic bottle (the knot detail is the same as the clasp on their iconic box clutches!). It's the most photogenic fragrance I've seen in a long time. 

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IF YOU ANSWERED B

... and you like roses, peonies, neroli and orange flower, then you will also like it. I'm not usually one for overly floral fragrances. I don't think people will take me seriously. But this one has just the right amount of depth to make it perfect for daytime - whether you're headed to the beach or the boardroom.

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IF YOU ANSWERED C

... the sweetness of the orange citrus notes makes you smell, well, pretty much good enough to eat.

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IF YOU ANSWERED D

... it ticks all the boxes. Get amongst it!


Wearing Jac & Jack knit and Saint Laurent bag.



Monday, September 15, 2014

MONDAY MOOD: WHITE OUT.

First and foremost, sorry I've been M.I.A. I arrived home from London to a new home, a new season and a new desire to make Chronicles of Her better than ever. 

Monday mornings can be rough, so from now on, every Monday morning you'll find a feed of inspiring images right here, to get you up out of bed, put a smile on your dial and (hopefully) inspire you to start wearing the other 80% of your wardrobe. 

This week it's all about white. White spaces, white denim, white nails, white knits and the beauty of a blank white page because there's absolutely nothing on your "to do" list. The first picture is from my new home which I'm slowly decorating... but more on that soon. Enjoy! x














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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EVERYONE NEEDS THIS SWEATER. HERE'S 4 WAYS TO WEAR IT.

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Whether you're seeing out the colder months in Australia, or preparing for a long cold winter in the northern hemisphere, a branded statement sweater is always a good idea. 

This one by Acne Studios is surprisingly versatile, and the classic, cult-worthy design means it'll be one of those pieces you'll hold on to for years to come. 

Here's four ways to wear it, whether you're cruising around on the weekend or heading out after hours. 

HITTING THE SHOPS:

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Pair it with chic cropped trousers, brogues and oversized sunglasses for the right amount of dressed-up, but not too much. 


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Wear it with classic white jeans (or a darker shade if you have a tendency towards spilling your soy latte, like me) and trainers.

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Wearing Acne Studios sweater, Rag & Bone jeans, Tom Ford sunglasses (similar) and Nike trainers.

BRUNCH:

Since I shot this in London I thought I'd get into the spirit of things with a "brunch"-worthy (aka breakfast, but scheduled a good few hours earlier in Australia) outfit. 

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Wearing Acne Studios sweater, Witchery skirt, Saint Laurent clutch, Le Specs sunglasses and Birkenstocks.

DRINKS WITH THE GIRLS:

You can take or leave this suggestion, but I dress to impress my friends so bodycon and I haven't seen eye to eye since my 18th birthday, hence why I would definitely wear this outfit to drinks with the girls. 

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Pair it with a leather pencil skirt, strappy heels and gold statement earrings in the evening.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW FAVOURITE: THE LIZ JONES ALL-IN-ONE BRONZE FACE COMPACT.

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Make-up artists have a way of working extra magic with a face and making the most of its features.

Nailing a golden sun-kissed make-up look that can take you from day to night is something I hadn't managed to master yet because I could never seem to find the right shade of golden brown shadow, and most of my lip colours seem to take away the "natural" factor when added into the equation. 

A little while ago I met Australian make-up artist Liz Jones on a shoot and she introduced me to her range of make-up kits. 

I've always been a little bit wary of kits because there are always some products in them that I don't like or need, and never enough of the good stuff, but this bronze face compact has quickly become a favourite – particularly while travelling in Positano!

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The key is to keep it natural, using the concealer to touch-up blemishes, a bit of bronzer on the cheeks, copper bronze shadow to subtly contour the eye area and a white eye pencil to open-up the eyes and make them pop. 

Top it off with a few coats of mascara on the top lashes and a slick of the perfectly peachy and glossy, but not-too-glossy lip colour and you're good to go!

I love how all of the colours seem to compliment each other, and the white eye pencil is an essential little extra that makes a huge difference. 

Yep. You can thank me later.

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Bronze summer makeup Chronicles of Her www.thechroniclesofher.blogspot.com

Wearing Liz Jones Bronze Face make-up kit, J Brand camisole and hat from Strand Hatters. 

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