04.12.14


Trenchcoat C/O Chicwish | Steve Madden Pumps

I've never written a proper winter fashion essentials post. There certainly are particular items that I would alwas associate with winter fashion, but who am I to say what is 'essential'? All I know is that if I was to write that sort of post, a coat like this longline trench from Chicwish would be on it. And probably a pair of black pumps, though I might be tempted to put those on any season's 'essential' list.

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1.12.14


Faux Fur Coat C/O Chicwish | Marilyn Monroe Intimates Bodysuit | Trousers from Urban Behaviour | Matiko Pumps C/O Shopbop

The first bit of snow fell on Friday night. Winter is unofficially here and my space heater has stopped working just in time. Not to worry, however, because fur coats aren't just for nights out. Sometimes they're for just sitting around your bedroom glaring at your dead heater, though that isn't nearly as glamourous. 

For this outfit, I've paired a lovely faux fur coat from Chicwish with all black underneath and black suede pumps for an evening out appropriate look.

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27.11.14


Denim Jacket and Hoodie C/O SheInside | Jeans from Urban Behaviour | Boots from Payless

Keeping with the vibe of Tuesday's outfit post, another casual look. For this outfit, I paired up a denim jacket and hoodie from SheInside with black jeans and a pair of old lace-up boots that I've been hanging onto since I was sixteen. I have a bit of a difficult time letting go of shoes.

I never really thought I'd post a look featuring a hoodie. Then again, stranger things have happened this year.

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Get Ready With Me | Smokey Cat Eye and Nude Lips


Just posted a Get Ready With Me video for a smokey cat eye and nude lip look on my Youtube channel

Have a look, if you like! 

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'My name is Audrey Horne and I get what I want'


A little Audrey Horne hair and makeup tutorial, anyone? X

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A little Halloween makeup...


Here is my first ever Halloween themed makeup tutorial. Hope you guys enjoy!
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23.10.14


Coat C/O SheInside | Libertines Shirt | High Waisted Trousers from Urban Behaviour | Steve Madden Pumps

Just another simple autumnal outfit! For this one, I paired a lovely camel coat from SheInside with a band t-shirt, high waisted black trousers, and my favourite old suede pumps. One of my favourite sorts of looks lately.

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18.10.14


Coat C/O Chicwish | Thrifted Blouse | Thrifted Jeans | Steve Madden Pumps

This look, while in a bit of a stark contrast to a lot of the looks I've posted recently, actually represents the sort of outfit I often wear on a daily basis. I do love dresses and skirts, but I've always felt a bit more comfortable in jeans (or some sort of trousers). Seeing as this woollen coat and these jeans don't lend themselves much to a very feminine look (and I don't like to go completely shapeless or covered up), I decided to contrast them with a lacy black blouse and a pair of classic heels. 

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14.10.14




Trench Coat C/O Chicwish | Top from Stitches | Thrifted Trousers | Matiko Pumps C/O Shopbop

I'm not entirely certain how to describe what sort of look I was going for with this outfit. It ended up a bit of a mish-mash, really. I had originally planned to style this red Chicwish coat with a pair of houndstooth leggings, but changed my mind upon seeing how that actually looked. Funny how sometimes things just look so much better in your head. I switched out the leggings for a pair of old thrifted trousers and opted for a cream sweater. And I wore a pair of suede Matiko pumps from Shopbop* and matched my lipstick to the trench. Not really worried about whether that last bit is a faux pas.

*Shopbop is currently (October 13th to 16th) having a 25% off promotion shop-wide, enter 'FAMILY 25' at the checkout!

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Simple, Sexy, 1960s


Following my Edie Sedgwick tutorial, I thought I'd put together a more wearable 1960s tutorial. 

This simple but sexy 1960s look was inspired by Italian actress Virna Lisi! X

An Evening in Autumn


Bodysuit C/O Shopbop | Belt from Sirens | Skirt from Forever 21 | Matiko Pumps C/O Shopbop

When putting together this look, I had those Sex and the City cast photos in mind, where the ladies are wearing simple little black dresses and had decided to put together my interpretation of that sort of look! I paired a sleeveless bodysuit from Shopbop* with a bodycon skirt from Urban Behaviour. On their own, I felt the two pieces looked a bit unfinished so I popped on a skinny belt which I think tied them together a bit more nicely. I opted for a pair of vampy Matiko pumps and forewent any accessories to keep in line with my inspiration for this look. X

*Shopbop is having a promotion for 25% off all Calvin Klein intimate apparel until 13 October! I may finally have to go for one of these lovely bodysuits to add to my collection, love the lacey bits!

Edie and Marilyn


I thought Saturday morning would be a decent time to share my latest little project. This makeup tutorial is my interpretation of Edie Sedgwick's trademark makeup look! I do love how Edie dressed and did her makeup.

And due to an issue with the backing track in the original, I had to reupload my Marilyn Monroe tutorial from July. Like Edie, Marilyn is one of my biggest style inspirations!



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You're still no better than before


Vintage Suede Jacket | Request Mock Neck Sweater | Bodycon Skirt from Sirens | Secret Tights | Commando Thigh Highs C/O Shopbop | Steve Madden Pumps

I love thigh highs but often find them a bit difficult to style without feeling that I look either too much like a schoolgirl or too trashy (a little trashy is fine, but I've always found there to be a line). Putting this look together, I was going for a bit of a retro rock n' roll vibe, however I think I might have ended up bordering on a Pretty Woman vibe instead...

I layered the thigh highs over sheer black tights and paired them with a loose-fitting mock neck sweater, bodycon skirt, and vintage suede jacket. In order to feel less drowned by my hair and the loose fitting sweater/jacket combination, I put it in a messy updo and, for shoes, I opted for classic black pumps. 

I also did a little OOTD video for this look that I posted earlier this week to my Youtube channel!

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See her with the green dress, she talked to me at the bar


Lace Evening Gown C/O SheInside | Vintage Pumps

I've been doing a little series of evening wear looks in the past few months and my latest one is featuring a lovely green lace dress from SheInside. I own very few green pieces of clothing, it's just one of those colours that I don't bother with much, along with yellow, orange, purple, etc. I just don't often come across things in those colours that I really like, but occasionally something will catch my eye, such as this dress!

I had originally planned to style it with my hair down and a nude lip, but felt my hair was looking a bit too cape-like and my face too washed out. I put my hair up and switched out the peachy nude lipstick for red and felt significantly less washed out and drowned by my hair. I thought about putting a fake flower in my hair, but decided against it for the sake of simplicity. And for shoes, I opted for a pair of little vintage heels that belonged to my mum years ago. 

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She don’t make me nervous, she don’t talk too much


  Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses C/O Shopbop | Splendid Turtleneck Sweater C/O Shopbop | High Waisted Trousers from Urban Behaviour | Steve Madden Pumps

For me, when it comes to personal style, I've always taken inspiration from both women and men. Even when I first began blogging in 2009, I liked to occasionally incorporate pieces that looked inspired by menswear into my outfits. Nowadays, I particularly love 1960s men's fashion, which may, at least partly, have to do with my love of music from that era. For this outfit, I had Bob Dylan's style in the 60s in mind.

Now that it's nearly autumn, I've taken full advantage being able to wear all black without that uneasy feeling that your look might be bordering on looking like you're going through a belated goth phase in the middle of summer. So, without that on my mind, I paired a lovely black turtleneck by Splendid with a pair of black high waist trousers from Urban Behaviour. For accessories, I wore a pair of black Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses, classic black pumps, and my beloved Russian Red lipstick.



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August Fashion and Beauty Favourites


I’m a tad late with this, but I tried my hand at making a fashion and beauty favourites video for August. Might have to do one for September and see if I can’t get it uploaded by an appropriate date!

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"What kind of girl are you?!"


My newest video is a tutorial for a Barbarella inspired hair and makeup look. This is one of my favourite makeup looks of the 1960s, because while I've always liked the liner-centric looks of that era, I just love a classic 60s bombshell look!

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No good, can't speak, wound up, no sleep


 
Crop Top C/O YesFor | Trousers from Urban Behaviour | Steve Madden Pumps | Sunglasses C/O YesFor

I'm very picky when it comes to crop tops and how to style them. In my personal experience, they have the ability to look cute as often as they look terribly unflattering. Seeing as this black turtleneck crop top is a really versatile little piece, I decided to pair it with black trousers, pumps, and cat-eye sunglasses.

Was feeling very creative that day, obviously.

I was going for a bit of a nineties inspired look which got me thinking a bit about how nineties fashion and beauty trends have made a comeback in the past few years and I've got a little theory on why I think this might be: 

Girls around my age are old enough to remember some of the popular trends of the nineties but were, for the most part, too young to try them out ourselves. Stuck in brightly coloured jumpers, baggy denim, and odd looking dresses made of questionably bad fabrics by our mums, we pined for the trendier things our old sisters and their girlfriends wore. Flash forward a decade or two and we're indulging in the trends that we missed out on by a few years the first time around. And the girls a bit older than myself get the chance to revisit some of the fashion and beauty trends that were their favourites several years ago, except this time the really awful stuff has been weeded out or toned down to acceptable levels. Think of Kylie Jenner's nineties influenced lipstick/liner combinations vs the original

Just a theory, though. 

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You look better now than last time, but you still look better from afar




Thrifted Sweater | Skirt from Forever 21 | Secret Tights | Material Girl Pumps | Watch C/O Daniel Wellington

Autumn is nearly upon us and I, for one, am ready to welcome it with open arms. I have never been a summer girl. I find the sun and hot weather enjoyable for about a week before getting tired of sleeping with my duvet half fallen on the floor and sweating whilst doing the most minuscule of things. I hum and haw about getting a suntan until it's too late in the summer to even bother. And I always seem to begin the summer with plans to do this and that and end it having done about a quarter of the things I had planned to do. That, though, I think mostly boils down to the plans sounding better at the end of May than when faced with the reality of the blistering sun of July.

On the other hand, I've always loved autumn. Colourful fallen leaves, shorter days, cooler weather, nicer clothes, Hallowe'en and all that it encompasses, upcoming Christmas holidays.

Now, to write a bit about what I had sat down to write about to begin with -- my first proper autumn outfit post of the year. Sometime near the end of spring I bought a huge chunky knit sweater at one of my favourite thrift shops with the cooler months in mind. I'd had it sitting at the back of my closet and thought it would be perfect for the type of outfit I had in mind. I paired it with a skin tight black skirt and black tights to create a nice bit of contrast. For shoes, I opted for a pair of chunky heels I bought last autumn. And since I was going for a little bit of a 1960s vibe with this look, I backcombed my hair a bit more excessively and went with a heavier eye makeup look and lighter lip than I typically do.

And for accessories, I wore the Classic Bristol watch by Daniel Wellington. I absolutely adore the dark brown strap and rose gold face. Such a dream. I was contacted recently by the shop regarding a collaboration and so I also have a discount code to share! The code 'lifeinredlipstick' provides a 15% discount shopwide on www.danielwellington.com and is good through 15 September.

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Flowers and Dots


Skirt and Blouse Set C/O YesFor | Steve Madden Pumps

I don't usually mix patterns and prints, but when I saw this skirt and blouse set I thought I just might have to make an exception. Every so often you have to try something new or revisit something old, I figure. I love the cut of this skirt and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of both pieces. For shoes, I chose to wear simple black pumps so they wouldn't take away from an outfit that was already a bit more attention grabbing than what I'm used to. And I opted for a much lighter lip colour than usual to compliment the pretty summery colours of the blouse.

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Tippi Hedren Makeup Tutorial


Just posted a new tutorial — this one is inspired by Tippi Hedren’s makeup in The Birds! I was a bit uncertain about how I’d feel about the blue eyeshadow, but I actually love how this look turned out! I always forget how much I like 1960s makeup. 

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Give her just about a month or two



Thrifted Dress | Belt from Sirens | Bag C/O Chicwish | Steve Madden Pumps

I've not usually one for jumper style dresses, but I absolutely love this one that I found at a thrift shop in Sidney. It has a tiny all-over paisley print, pockets (!), and was an utter bargain. I paired it with black pumps, a skinny belt, and a lovely fringed bag from Chicwish.

I think this may be one of my favourite outfits of the summer -- it felt very 'me', y' know what I mean?

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Summertime Rose


Shirt C/O SheInside | Shorts C/O Chicwish | Material Girl Pumps

Since these rose print shorts from Chicwish are one of the most girly pieces I own, I decided to pair them with a classic button down shirt, intending to contrast the two somewhat. I never feel quite right if I dress too overly girly. For me, frills, pinks, florals, ruffles, and such need to be balanced out accordingly. Otherwise, I eschewed accessories, as I often do, and opted for a pair of simple black heels bought last autumn.

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Jangling down the street, making bloodshot eyes at every woman that you meet


Top from Suzy Shier | Skirt C/O Chicwish | Earrings from Suzy Shier | Vintage Bag | Vintage Heels

 For another simple and sort of summery outfit, I paired a plain black top with a skirt from Chicwish. I just love this skirt and the weight of it is wonderful. It could easily be paired with tights and worn into the cooler months, but still isn't too heavy for the warmer weather. As for accessories, I opted for two pieces that used to be my mother's and a pair of junk jewellery gold earrings.

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All That Glitters



Evening Gown C/O TBDress

In the past, the outfit posts on this blog were heavily focused on casual looks, but earlier this year I decided to branch out a bit and include some evening wear, as well. This is the third look in a little series I've been putting together, the two previous looks can be found here and here.
For this look, I styled a sequinned evening gown from TBDress. I arranged the straps across my chest, preferring this to the intended halter-strap style of the dress. And due to the length of the dress which, on someone of my height, drags on the floor a bit excessively without heels, I chose one of my higher pairs of heels (though they aren't visible in these photos). I decided to forgo accessories due to the attention grabbing nature of the sequins that cover the dress and opted for a classic red lip and nails.
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I bet you say that to all of the girls

 

Top C/O SheInside | Vintage Handmade Skirt | Vintage Bag | Steve Madden Pumps

Another all black evening out look. For this one, I thought I'd go for something a little more feminine and so opted for a skirt rather than trousers. I paired a low-cut top from SheInside with a satin skirt that my mum made in the 1980s and a vintage bag.

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Brigitte Bardot Hair & Makeup Tutorial



This Brigitte Bardot inspired hair and makeup tutorial was one of my most highly requested videos, so I hope you all like the completed look! As Brigitte has been, style-wise, a huge inspiration to me, I loved putting this one together.
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Paint It Black


Top from Urban Behaviour | Trousers from Urban Behaviour | Vintage Clutch | Heels C/O Mart of China

All black in the summertime? Why not.

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Summer Thrift Haul


I haven't done one of these in ages but I always tend to thrift a bit more in the warmer months, so I thought I'd try filming a new thrift haul! I might do one more before the summer is over as this one went better than I'd anticipated. X

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There She Goes



Top from Sirens | Thrifted Jeans | Heels C/O Mart of China

This outfit is a little different from anything I've posted lately, but I always feel keen to experiment a bit during the warmer months. For this outfit, I paired a little black crop top from Sirens with a pair of thrifted light blue jeans and some studded fabulous heels for a slightly nineties inspired look!

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'Known as 'Pat Bay' to locals'



Not sure if you could really call this a ‘vlog’, but why don't we anyway. It’s really just a little video comprised of clips from a recent evening down at the beach. X

Pin me up or put me down


Shirt C/O SheInside | Thrifted Shorts | Steve Madden Pumps

I don't have many 'rules' in regards to fashion. The one I do tend to stick to, however, is to dress for the weather. In the summer, that means not wearing overtly summery clothes on cold days (lest I spend the day feeling half-frozen) and trying to take advantage of the rare warm, summery days by wearing summery clothes (or at least things that can't be worn on those cool days).

For this outfit, I paired a black button down shirt from SheInside with a pair of denim shorts that I've had since I was in high school (though I styled them a bit differently back then!). I decided to forgo accessories and opted for simple black pumps to achieve the minimalistic that I was going for.

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