This blog is dedicated to some things which I love most- cats, clothes and colour.
I love shopping for myself and for other people. So I'll be posting up some trends that I'm following and loving.
Thanks for reading!! :-)
Hello!! So one of my amazing friends has recently opened up shop. It's a vintage store in Newtown, Sydney. The opening was last night, it is a wonderful store filled with all things Rachael. There are some beautiful designer pieces too -see Salvatore Ferragamo vintage handbags in picture#2. She has been shopping and collecting since she was a little girl. She is an amazing designer: www.rachaelcassar.com and her pieces have been worn by Christina Ricci, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kristen Stewart and Rhianna. See below some photos that I took last night. If you are in Sydney, it's a must see vintage store- 500a King Street, Newtown.
Greetings and Happy New Year! Don't know how it ended up being such a long break- but when you're moving, taking time off, Christmas-ing and New Year-ing... it happens. I've still been shopping way too much- although I've been getting into the home-wares a little too. Oh so fun. So after a month of settling in and settling in my beautiful boy- Orlando Bloom I'm ready. I've also had a few trends that I think will be leading the way for the New Year- comfort?! Trainers.
1) Nike Blazer Mid Burgundy Trainers- available off asos.com. These are great- wear them with casual pants and jeans. Oxblood and dark shades of red are still prominent so don't hold back on adding colour!
2) Ash Bowie Turquoise Wedge Trainers- available off asos.com. Noticed this trend? I'm not entirely convinced on these wedge sneakers to be completely honest but this colour caught my eye. It seems that we will be seeing a lot more of these light shades of blue and it's great.
3) Adidas Top Ten Hi Sleek Hidden Wedge Gold Trainers off asos.com. Metallic much? Anyone that knows me knows that I don't see a point in subtle. If you're going to do it- enjoy it! And how could you not have fun in these darlings? I'm looking forward to the cooler temperatures just so I can make this change.
Some of my favourite desiginers have also joined the trainers trend with their own pieces:
From left to right: MICHAEL Michael Kors Urban Chain High Top Sneakers (shown in red at macys.com they are now available in black at nordstom.com), MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Sneakers (sold out currently at macys.com) and Marc by Marc Jacobs Wedge Sneakers from Shopbop.com.
I think if you're also going to try this go for a casual outfit (jeans or casual pants and a tee) and wear a great necklace- something chunky and with some bling. I've also got on order a hoodie and a backpack! What I am looking forward to is leaving the ballet flats behind on a cold day when they do very little- I love my mice more than most people but some days you just need to get comfortable.
I know a lot of people have New Years resolutions etc- I'm not a firm believer in this. If you need to make some changes, make them. But as for changing yourself- only if there is a need.
So, being based in Sydney we're nearing the much warmer months of Summer. Unfortunately as we are on different times, I'm seeing these rather glorious winter campaigns and feeling somewhat saddened. There are some amazing new pieces coming out and I'm feeling rather annoyed. I'm missing out on these Peter Pan collared knits and metal toe capped booties!!! Gorgeous Baroque prints and beautiful woolen cardigans- things I was looking for all winter... well, if any of you are readers from across the globe I am glad that these beautiful items are here for you now. On the other hand- kudos to asos.com for always having clothes for all seasons. There are some new summer dresses which we Australians have first access to which are amazing! This post however is based on my sadness of the end of winter- it is always so much more fun to get dressed up in winter so I'm sure that most of you will understand. Or perhaps I can give you something to look forward to! After seeing some amazing pictures of Anne Hathaway which almost changed my mind about her- I did some clicking about looking at the new RED Valentino and Valentino Collections online. Wow, if she is the muse then she has my vote.
RED Valentino Bicolour Patent Bow Oxfords off saksfifthavenue.com- Pretty is not the word and does these shoes no justice. I absolutely adore these. Pastels are great and in pink, well!! If you have a look at any of my other posts- bows are my favourite so these shoes have it all. I've also worn off wearing heels for a while so the prettier you can make a pair of flats- the better. Knitwear:
Komodo 'Crema' Cardigan in Crochet Knit off asos.com -this gorgeous knit has been hand crocheted in the Himalayas from pure new wool. I don't think anymore needs to be said other than I like the colour. The beige squares will be great when matching with your outfits.
Paul by Paul Smith Spotty Cardigan off asos.com- cotton & wool mix. These colours all work so well together. It is a happy cardigan- you would want to wear it every single day!
Vero Moda Cute Collar Knit Jumper off asos.com. I love the collar! It also comes in a redish colour 'Purple Potion'.
ASOS Bow Gloves off asos.com- available in four colours and super cute!
ASOS ALLURE Ankle Boots off asos.com. They're so awesome. Their only downfall (for me) is that they're not leather. If that doesn't bother you, you have to admit- they have something about them!
F-Troupe Flat Bow Ankle Boots off asos.com. Because I love a good bow and since I bought a tan handbag, I realised how well it matches everything. My poor tan Mouse Ballet flats I can imagine would like a replacement to give them a rest!
Rain, hail or shine- the basics to get through winter are the gumboots. From left to right: RED Valentino Gum Boots, MICHAEL Michael Kors Gumboots, kate spade new york gumboots in orange and on far right in polka dot print all available off saksfifthavenue.com.
Hey all! So, anyone who knows me would be thinking you, a t-shirt? Really? But, hey! It's Friday and it's Marc by Marc Jacobs so it's totally acceptable- oh and I work for a website so we're pretty relaxed! But as per usual, with an a-line skirt and rose gold MMJ ballerina flats.
Marc by Marc Jacobs- Batty Tee from ShopBop.com. Looks white here it's a little more of a cream colour and it's awesome. Love the bat! And it's a great soft cotton too.
Twenty8Twelve Hutton Bow Tee from ShopBop.com. I know what you're thinking, I've always got to add a bow here or there and you're right. I do love a bow. The green in the background is good too, especially if you need a bit of colour.
Madewell- Chloe Textured Pullover off ShopBop.com. Polka dots are great. And if you're not into wearing too much colour or want something that will match almost anything- even more polka dots this is your tee.
Something I like and came across- Simeon Farrar (London based designer) has created some exclusive to ASOS printed tees... here are some of my favourite.
Oh and if you can wear jeans, I had to include these two because they're fabulous!!!!
Left: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania For Lee Monroe Jegging Jeans In Hippy Pink Print (off asos.com) & on the right: Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply Lou Skinny Corduroy Pants (off ShopBop.com)
I love jewellery I have bits and pieces all over the place- at the moment I am going through a stage of pearls though. I find it hard not to wear them- they just make every outfit look so much better! What one must always have is a good watch. I bought a turnlock Marc by Marc Jacobs watch in New York which is the main one I wear at the moment- and it's a great watch. I still love my Michael Kors watches though too- he does make an amazing watch. So recently I thought I'd post up some watches that I'm favouriting at the moment- I have to say I do prefer a leather strap at present... they all look quite similar, but it really depends if you're a gold- or a silver gal. Me, I like to have the option of both. Mainly- it's gold all the way and here is the evidence.
Nixon The Kensington Leather Watch off ShopBop.com. This to me is a great everyday watch. Simple & it won't conflict with many outfits. My favourite watch at the moment is also black and gold :-)
Michael Kors Peyton Round Two-Tone Leather Strap Watch off Saksfifthavenue.com. So I've finally embraced tan. After buying a tan Ralph Lauren handbag in NYC last year- it has changed everything. I bought tan patent Marc by Marc Jacobs ballet flats and I am so surprised how well they go with everything.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Goldtone Stainless Steel Watch/Navy off saksfifthavenue.com. I have a bit of a thing for the M's. Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs- I'm sure it's noticeable! Very similar to the one I have at the moment except mine opens up so I can't go scratching the glass- I'm a little clumsy..
kate spade 'cooper' leather strap watch off nordstrom.com. This is so sweet and so elegant. I really like that it's quite delicate and not over-bearing. Perfect for those of you who have nice delicate wrists.
kate spade 'metro' patterned dial watch off nordstrom.com. I love kate spade- and this watch gets my attention it's so shiny! If you're looking for fun, look at the range of kate spade watches. It comes in a few different colours- see below.
On that note, I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and enjoy your time ;-) hopefully looking at one of these!
Hello all! So here we are- another Friday- yay! First things first- if you're not following me on instagram I had to share this photo of Orlando- he likes to keep an eye on my while I get ready in the morning!
from instagram :) bianca_catsclothescolour
Secondly, I saw this article- and I had to share!
http://www.news.com.au/technology/online-cat-videos-get-time-to-shine/story-e6frfro0-1226461249897 I could look at cats all day long- but if I'm not with Orlando I can get a bit sad. Finally, yesterday I had a couple of deliveries and (if you see my images on Instagram you would know) I didn't have time to go through everything just yet. I'm thinking I might start taking photos of my outfits. I feel I need to share them with people who will appreciate. For now, the Whistles floral skirt is amazing. I love the jersey asos dress- the most amazingly comfortable dress ever! The cat cardigan is purrfect and I'll come back to you on the rest! :-) Have a beautiful weekend!