The city's hard, the city's fair


 Vintage Beret | Dress C/O JollyChic | Belt from Sirens | Vintage Bag | Fishnets | Steve Madden Heels

Little black dresses are, in my opinion, one of fashion's best staples. At first, I'd paired mine with a pair of black tights but opted to change them out for fishnets at the last minute. I understand how much so many people dislike them, but truth be told, they're one of my guilty fashion pleasures! On a whim, I brought them out and layered them over sheer tights for extra warmth -- it is still January, after all. Otherwise, I opted for simple accessories in the form of a vintage beret and bag and my favourite pumps.

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I live for glitter, not you


At Christmas, I was given a little set of MAC pigments and glitter (this one, to be specific) by my lovely mum. And even though Christmas and New Years is long past, I've been indulging a bit in some delightfully over-the-top eye looks. Who made the rule that states you have to pack up the glitter and sequins for another 11 months just because the holiday season is over, anyway?

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Winter - The Rolling Stones


 Coat C/O Persunmall | Top from Sirens | Jeans from Suzy Shier | Purse from Thrift Shop | Steve Madden Heels

From time to time, winter can feel like a real drag on your personal style. It's not necessarily snowy, seeing as I reside in Victoria, but it's still cold, rainy, foggy, and occasionally quite windy. I've been making a concerted effort this winter to not let the dreary weather get to me and have been having a surprising amount of success thus far! I have a few neglected coats from years past which I've brought out and have been trying some different hat/scarf combinations and whatnot. I also recently got this lovely coat from Persunmall, it's quite different to what I'd typically go for -- patterned and leather sleeved -- but every now and then I feel the need to try something a bit different. I styled it with otherwise simple pieces, so as to let it take centre stage, and created a very slightly '90s inspired look!

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Leather & Stripes

Here's a new OOTD video I mentioned a little while ago and have been meaning to post for ages!

  

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Diva


Seeing as it's winter, I thought I'd bring out my darkest lipstick. MAC's Diva is an intensely pigmented matte lipstick, which I wrote a review on last winter. I normally only wear dark lipsticks in the autumn and winter, I've always felt they're more suited to the seasons of cold weather and short days. But maybe I should be more adventurous. 



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Tweedy



Hat: Vintage | Wig: C/O ABHair | Jacket: Thrifted | Skirt: Sirens | Bag: C/O Chicnova | Tights: Secret | Heels: Steve Madden

I decided forgo making any proper 2014 resolutions, but there are a few things that I intend to do! One of these things, one of the more inconsequential but fun ones, is to work more skirts and dresses in my everyday wardrobe.

I hadn't started out with the intention of doing a sort of London streetstyle influenced outfit, but seem to have ended up there anyhow! I opted for a simple top and mini skirt from Sirens, black tights, black pumps, my beloved envelope bag (as written about here), and a neat little tweed jacket from a thrift shop. I popped on this synthetic wig (which I absolutely adore) from ABHair and finished the look with my old woollen beret.

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P.S. The lovely people at ABHair gave me a discount code to share with all of you! It's 'AbbeyJ15' for 15% off site wide.