I want this more than I want to be locked in a room with a dozen puppies!
I recently got together with photographer friend Sammy to take some fun snaps around town. She's currently on a mission to capture modern women in their element, which gave me the chance to dress up in va va voom skirts, cozy up to one happy pooch & of course, share some of my favorite looks for summer. These are my picks that start from morning strolls to late lunches, errands around town then late night soirées...All of which are not guaranteed to help you beat this humid heat because sitting naked in front of the air con is the only viable option! Can we have some uninterrupted dry heat please?!
On a side note, excited to be graduating from uni in three weeks time which explains sporadic postings and constant panda eyes...wish me luck!
A big thank you to Sammy for braving the rain with me and capturing these fab photos, you can check out more of her work here!
My feet have been living in these bad boys since I got them, the laser cut motif and metallic shine make them the perfect statement piece, and add a good rough edge to an otherwise elegant jumpsuit. Each element of this outfit speaks for itself which means I can throw my hair into a bun, slap on some lipstick and face the night.
A testament to how the simplest details can transform something, the other day I complimented a friend on her skirt, after a bit of twirling she revealed that the skirt in fact had pockets. At this point a “Sh*t, you have pockets?!” and a “OMG..no..where!” was dropped from surrounding girls, which then led to lengthy discussion about how flippin’ fantastic it is when a dress or jumpsuit you own has some mother trucking pockets. That is one of the many things I adore about this A Day with Fé Maxi, not to mention the material and cut make you feel good about your body.
This is exactly what Fé Valvekens has made her brand all about; comfortable, practicality and simplicity! Being a mummy of three, she found herself in need of a wardrobe that would allow her to a yogi and supermom without looking like a hot mess. With yoga being such an intricate part of her life, she’s created a brand that reflects some of the mindfulness you experience in a yoga practice. I was actually lucky enough to attend one of her classes, where I essentially gawked at her pretzel poses and wished my flexibility went beyond being able to bend my knees. My favorite part was of course at the end where you get to lie down and essentially have a 3 minute nap, I felt the full effect of yoga bliss in that moment!
If you yourself are a fitness fanatic, this one is for you! Fé takes the needs of an active lifestyle and the everyday to create her garments, which means keeping it stylish all day with minimal effort. A dream for a city girl with little time to change in-between appointments. She makes it personal by building her brand to fit your day to day journeys, she even has little mantras in each of the garments to inspire you, its always sweet to have something private underneath your clothes that only you know about.
To feel the full effects of a mindful journey just follow her guide. Fé is actually hosting a styling day this week, a great way to really get to know what the brands about and who doesn't love a bit of dress up? All the details here.
Holy ****! One sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Okay, ready. The only way to describe what I feel for this collection is massive ladyboner! Its like Shanghai got a whole new dose of POW in them. On top of their sophisticated elements they keep it current using sheen textures, bold contours and lush tropic prints. Made to flatter, made for eyes to follow comes to mind. I am smitten, I am going shopping!
It's no secret that I am a Club Monaco addict! Those who say brand loyalty is on the decline just need to sift through my closet to see a good brand can keep a girl hooked. One thing I love about it is that my sister, mum and I can all walk into their store and find something on the racks that speak each of our personal styles! They are the masters of making stylish simplicity that you can pad out to make your own.
Like any other season they've got goodies galore! Spring / Summer is all about powdery pastels, a touch of floral and angelic whites. Its got that fresh country feel, alongside light leather to keep it being prissy perfect. The jackets they have this season are at the top of my want list, they take inspiration from high school varsity jackets and transform it into a sleek number. This collection has me craving white shorts and dresses, all I need is some of that NeverWet stuff to keep me from all the spillage damage I do.