Thursday, 28 February 2013

February Favourites + My New LV!

And like always, another month has just magically flown by. The end of February represents 2 things to me: the start of uni and the end of summer. Both equally disappointing initially, but then you get used to it. So to cap of February, here are a couple of things I've been really enjoying recently:

1. Isabel Marant utility jacket 
This jacket is kind of old in terms of collections. I first saw this it at the Spring 2012 RTW show worn by Izabel Goulart who I love (also love her shoes, let's be real):

LOVE IT and love how it plays into the whole sports luxe trend really nicely. Just a perfect piece for uni or anywhere ultra casual. Looks good with either shorts or blue washed denim without even trying, which is something I love. I purchased this piece from Studio MG which is on Toorak Rd for those who live in Melbs. Now that it's coming into the cooler months, I'll definitely be keeping this jacket on hand everywhere.

2. Friendship/Chakra bracelets
How cute are these bracelets? I'm in love!

This neon pink friendship bracelet is by a Perth jewellery label called FMN (Forget Me Not) and is designed by the lovely Sian who also makes other really beautiful handmade and limited edition pieces. These bracelets called the "Befriend Me" bracelets come in an abundance of colours and I'm thrilled I got my hands on the neon pink, it's so me. The silver detailing features the tree of life symbol on one side (or you can get a religious style instead) and on the other side, the words live love life. Love it. Thank you to the lovely Cath at Meg and Wally for all your help!

Shop Meg and Wally here.

Another bracelet I absolutely adore. Loving this Chakra bracelet by Tara Wolf who is quite known for her zodiac and chakra bracelets. They are amazing. I received the "Saturday" or Solar Plexus chakra bracelet in the silver which represents wisdom, clarity and self-esteem. I definitely need to get my hands on the Scorpio zodiac bracelet soon!

Shop Tara Wolf here.

3. Steve Madden Realove 
We all know how much I love these shoes, and now I'm absolutely obsessed with the black versions! If you recall, I featured the neon pink realoves in my previous favourites post and I doubt the ankle strap heel will be going out of style anytime soon. I cant rave about these enough, they go with everything and make any outfit look effortless. Must haves.

Shop Steve Madden here.

4. Smashbox Studio Skin foundation
I'll be doing a separate post sometime soon on my favourite foundations that'll definitely feature this one! So I wont go into too much detail now, but long story short - this is how I expected MAC face and body to be, it's good coverage but still looks like skin. PERFECT!

Shop Mecca Cosmetica here.

5. The Body Shop Vanilla perfume
Everyone who knows me knows I'm absolutely OBSESSED with vanilla. Vanilla anything. Vanilla lattes, vanilla chai lattes, vanilla candles, vanilla shampoo, and of course who can forget vanilla scented fabric softener. So it's only natural for me to want to walk around drenched in vanilla perfume!!! This one by The Body Shop is one of my favourites because it's not sickly sweet, just a nice warm vanilla and definitely not fake vanilla smelling (i.e. smelling like a cake i.e. smelling like Prada Candy). Don't get me started on fake vanilla.

Shop The Body Shop here.

6. Louis Vuitton Speedy 35

My new LV!! Mum and dad were nice enough to surprise me when they got back from their holiday, and it's exactly what I wanted!

I got the Speedy 35 because I thought it would be the perfect size for uni and everyday. The reason I'm in love so much is because of the Damier Ebene canvas. It's what I like to call subtle designer. It's not in your face which I love. I just got it hot stamped at the Chadstone store where it only took about 5 minutes, and now it's perfect.

Winter is by far my favourite style season and I'm beyond excited that it's finally here (in saying that, it probably never left Melbourne in the first place). Can't wait to bring out the greys, navys, and obviously the blacks never went anywhere! Looking forward to seeing all the Melbourne winter street style real soon.