I’m back again to share with you a few of my latest finds this transitional season, many of which are beautiful staple pieces that will last me well into the future. I’m very happy to say that the brands featured in this post believe in slow fashion and conscious consumerism, aligning very well with my personal values. What you’ll see here is a mix of new garms and repurchases of clothing items I’d bought a few years back and worn out- the way I see it, that’s how you know you’ve found your perfect fit!
In keeping with my signature style, you’ll be seeing lots of pared back neutrals and the odd floral. Anybody who truly knows me is privy to the fact that I cannot resist a pretty flowery piece here and there!
Enjoy the post and I hope this serves as sufficient style inspiration for you x
First up is the much loved, crowd favourite that is Country Road’s Heritage Sweat! It is proudly made from all verified Australian cotton, meaning it can be scientifically traced back to farms in this country. As I’d expected, the quality is top notch and it is superiorly comfortable. I find the bold logo to be quite cute! I ordered mine in size extra small as this sweater has a loose, relaxed fit and still find it roomy. It runs quite large but I’d say it’s perfectly oversized now. This sweater comes in an array of beautiful, bright colours but I decided on a crisp white that would pair well with any bottom. I do love the colour natural though- it’s this classy nude that would look great with a denim skirt!
Oh my, these jeans. They are my absolute ride or die! They come up to about mid-waist and do a good job of deflecting from any bulges or bloating. Unlike cheaper pairs of jeans I’ve tried, they aren’t itchy, don’t go patchy in the wash and keep their colour well. My pair are the light sky denim but don’t have that unsightly faded, washed out look. Seed Heritage denim has inbuilt stretch fabrication for added comfort and a sleek, flattering cut. I got my first pair a couple of years ago and only recently grew out of them- they had gotten much too short and started to cut in around the waist which is a big no-no!
I was disappointed initially because I didn’t think I would find the same pair shopping again but ended up being pleasantly surprised. I sized up and purchased the ten and now have jeans down to my ankles again, haha. When I was younger I preferred mom jeans over any other style as they were just so cool and casual. Before that, I’d refused to wear jeans as I found them so uncomfortable!
This gorgeous number is my new go-to top for dressier occasions. It’s new season stock but has been reduced in price already! The plunging neckline is quite modern and romantic whilst not being over the top or too low. The rib detailing across the top and the puff balloon sleeves really elevate this silhouette. The top is true to size as I fit into my usual small. It was possible to fit into the extra small but that wouldn’t have been a sustainable choice. Buying poorly fitting clothes, even if they are on sale or fit you exactly in the moment, won’t give you a wardrobe of lasting pieces. Just one of the few things I keep in mind when shopping!
The fabric of this top is quite moisture wicking and doesn’t allow you to overheat. It is made up of a cotton and modal blend. Modal is an environmentally friendly textile option that is found most commonly in activewear and underwear. It’s currently making its sweeps across the fashion world as an eco conscious, durable option. Modal is lightweight, stretchy, breathable and made from naturally occuring beach tree pulp.
These Original High Waisted Track Pants feature the classic bonds logo in big block letters and have a nice thick waistband. They are made entirely of cotton and have decent bulk to them, making this pair perfect for the cold seasons. I don’t know about you, but once I get home from school in the afternoon it’s straight to the shower and into my comfies! Our apartment is usually quite temperate, mild to moderate inside depending on the weather outside. I’ll pop on a graphic tee and shorts or reach for these track pants if I want more coverage.
These Terry Pants are soft as a cloud, don’t leave marks around the waist or ankles and are just too lovely! The little cursive logo is a bit extra and always gets me. Grey is one of my favourite neutrals and on the darker spectrum of what I like to wear. That’s why I love the grey marle print so much. Makes it look just right! The track pants are made from terry fabric and feature an incredibly soft cocoon knit fabric. I am always kept warm in the winter but find they work just fine on cooler days during the rest of the year. For superior comfort, I sized up once from my usual extra small and find the looser fit feels better.
Apart from a Peter Alexander set I own, I shop solely at Papinelle for pyjamas. Chances are, if you’ve been a long time reader of mine, you’ve heard me rave about their absolutely darling range. It’s no exaggeration- they epitomise everyday luxury that is actually accessible to the average person. With boutique brands that can sometimes be too much to ask! I was erring on the side of caution with buying this nightie as, once again, it’s a darker neutral to what I most often wear and I have a similar flannelette set. I’m so glad I brought this home with me though because I’ve worn it plenty since! How well does navy, pink and grey go together? It’s seamless!
The nightie is loose fitting so I got my usual small. There’s nothing worse than feeling constricted and out of breath as you try to do something as simple as sleep! It’s made entirely of a cotton and sateen blend with adjustable straps, silver hardware, roomy side pockets and an a-line fit.
This nightie is yet another Papinelle purchase that I found heavily discounted. It’s a bedtime staple that works across seasons and could double as a casual day dress! Beauty truly can be found in simplicity and more often than not, it is. This nightie is knee length, has those useful side pockets, features fancy front and back pleats and is a blend of modal and spandex. What I enjoy the most about sleepwear the like of this nightie is that with care, it will fit until it becomes worn out. It’s loose and doesn’t cling to the skin but is gently fitted where appropriate.
Be still my heart! It’s fair to say that one of the most important foundations of our everyday life is our feet. Therefore, it is only reasonable that they require adequate care and support to look and feel good. The building blocks of a versatile, multipurpose wardrobe begin with a collection of shoes that cover all the important events of one’s life. Nowadays, footwear is no longer seen as merely a means to protect feet! Today they showcase style, individuality, social class, gender recognition and so much more. While I’d say I previously had a decent variety of shoes, I was lacking a nice pair of sandals that weren’t just simple slip ons. I’ve never quite felt confident in open toed shoes as they make my feet feel naked and I frequently slip out of them. These leather flats caught my eye for their gorgeous Jute Espadrille style, chunky strap and gold metal hardware. They are in my colours and would compliment many of the outfits I put together!
There are too many sneakers trends I won’t get behind but I adore these classy pebble leather shoes! They are also in the Espadrille style and made of vegan friendly leather- I was very pleased to hear this! The sole and embroidery are Jute fabric and the laces high quality and sturdy. As silly as this may sound, I definitely noticed a difference between these shoe laces and what you can find at the dollar store or with most pairs of sneakers! The shoe eyelets are a brushed silver. I’ve always believed it’s in the details. From my experience, these shoes run small and aren’t true to size, meaning you’d have to try them on to be sure of the right fit. I ended up with an Australian women’s eight and am usually a size six. While this had me confused, if the shoe fits, it fits!