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Hi guys!!

I went shoe shopping. I said I wouldn’t but what kinda fashion blogger would I be if I didn’t shop (a shit one. that’s what i’d be). But I don’t want to buy anything else until I’m in Europe (I say that now). Anyways, I first saw these shoes in this color on Gigi Hadid. Technically, I already own a pair but I have them in black. But these babies are the perfect brown beige.

They’re called the ‘Highland’ boots by Stuart Weitzman. I adore Stuart Weitzman!!! I have 4 pairs of Stuarts, three being boots – Highlands and Lowlands. I also have the Nudistsongs. Its an addiction. They’re just so simple and they all look so beautiful and fit so well.

Weitzman’s are also comfy!! Plus they come in these really cool purple boxes. And they make your legs look super nice (Stuart Weitzman should be paying me for this free advertisement – preferably in shoes). I’m slightly annoyed though because its too hot to wear them right now (first world problems)!

At the moment I’m working 6 days a week and I’ll be back at uni in 2 weeks (also 6 day weeks with work). I’m kinda dreading it! But I’m just trying to think of my holiday in June! I’ve started booking plays and restaurants and I’m getting super excited. I might do a blog post of some of my planned shopping destinations!

T x

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little black baby

I’m officially back at work this week so I thought I’d go out on Friday to celebrate my last weekend of freedom… kidding, it was my best friends birthday and I surprised her (I actually like my job). We went to dinner at Spice Temple (so yum, I love spicy food) and then our friend met us to go clubbing. But seriously thank goodness for clubbing otherwise I don’t think I would have ever gotten round to wearing it.

The brand is T by Alexander Wang. I loooovveee T by Alexander Wang. Perhaps its our shared love for the letter T? I love anything Alexander Wang anyways – Alexander and Balenciaga were a match made in heaven. It’s such a shame he’s left the house now.  Anyways, I love the brands simplicity and the subtle details. The inside of this dress is lined with white (which you an just see in the back), so it looks beautiful on a hanger. 

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I call it my 90s supermodel dress. I feel like Cindy Crawford in it (which is always a bonus). I paired it with a leopard print bag from Victoria’s Secret and shoes from Sam Edelman (they are so beyond comfortable that I bought two pairs. Plus I adore ankle straps). The little waist band at the back is great for me because I don’t have much of a waist to begin with, not to mention it’s super comfortable and secure which is very important for clubbing!

Since I’m getting back into uni & work I’ll be posting once a week from now on. But I’ve got some other exciting stuff coming your way!

T x

london calling

Hi guys, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus for the past week enjoying my last bits of holiday. I’ve also been reflecting a bit on the blog and I want to do something new!!! I don’t want this blog to be just about me. Lets be honest, I get most of my inspiration from other people, other places and other things. Not to mention I’m already getting sick of looking at my face and I’m sure you are too! So this post is about where (and who!) I get my inspiration from.

I’m obsessed with both pinterest and instagram, and from both of these apps I’ve found my ultimate style crushes/loves. Now my style changes depending on my mood, but if i’m having one of those days where I can’t find anything to wear I’ll trawl through my recent pinterests posts and replicate a look from there.

Right now I’m obsessed with London street style from the likes of Poppy Delevigne, Alexa Chung and Suki Waterhouse. London street style has this quirky edge to it. They’re not afraid to experiment, and most of all they have fun with fashion! Think of Suki and her cute hats, Alexa’s rain hail or shine denim cut-offs, or Poppy’s  lady-like but edgy style.

I think what I love most is the aura of elegance these women have combined with an adventurous streak. They don’t play by the rules. As Alexa Chung says “never say never in fashion because you’ll be wearing never in two years time” and shes right! I understand wanting to stick to the trends but style is an attitude at the end of the day. You may be wearing a fresh of the runway outfit from Balenciaga, but if you aren’t confident and comfortable in it you’re not going to pull it off. So borrow one from the Brits, be elegant, but maintain that mischievous streak they’re all famous for.

T x

 

the annual new year wardrobe clean out

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all had a fabulous new years eve! I certainly did – I spent it with my family and friends. I’m convinced this year is going to be amazing! I actually saw the most beautiful shooting star new years eve so I’m taking it as a good sign!

But now that day 1 of the new year is over, its time to get back to business! My first item on my agenda was a wardrobe clean out. While I’m still in the process of cleaning, I found this old silk shirt my Dad bought me in Malaysia years ago. Dad always used to travel for business and bring me back little trinkets from all these different countries and cultures. They’ve been hiding at the back of my wardrobe because they were 10 sizes too big, but now they finally fit me! Anyways I think this shirt is great to wear out to dinner casually. I love it because its something a bit different and unusual, plus it has sentimental value.

I paired it with some boyfriend jeans from gap (which are super comfy) and some peep toe Miu Miu mary janes from the Fall 2013 Ready-to-wear collection. These shoes are my most comfortable heels by far! They’re so secure I feel like I could run a mile in them! The bag I’m carrying I’ve also had for years. It used to be filled with my coin collection but I now use it as a handbag. I was considering taking off the stickers I put on there when I was 6 but I kinda like them! Oh and how cool are my nails?!? I got them done in tartan for the new year.

I also had a visitor while trying to shoot this. This is Xuxa, she’s named after the Brazilian singer. She’s a bit of a poser, so you can see where I get it from. Anyways, good luck for 2016 everyone! I’ve got a really good feeling about this year!

T x

whats in her bag? NYE edition

Its the last day of the year and everyone is frantically preparing for NYE. I’ve personally never been a fan of New Years. I’m not exactly sure why but I think it’s because I’m sad to leave the year behind (pathetic, I know). This year I’m spending New Years with some of my best friends and family (including the dogs) at my house so I’m super excited for my low key New Years. However I know all of you aren’t spending the night in! So here’s my first what’s in her bag: New Year 2015 Edition

For the girl who’s staying out the whole night (and morning)

This is the girl who likes a bit of sparkle on NYE, who’s wearing a killer pair of heels and potentially has a bottle of champagne in one hand. Black is always a safe bet since it goes with everything (plus she loves black).  She’s wearing metallic Chanel Les Vernis Nail Colour in #531 Peridot on her hands and blood red Rouge D’Armani on her lips. Wrapped around her wrist is a Swarowski bracelet covered in rose gold, silver and gold crystals. On her fingers are several jeweled rings from Lovisa and a gunmetal ear cuff from Urban Outfitters is perched on her ear. She’ll be the one still dancing at 3am.

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For the girl who’s hosting the party

This girl is famous for her parties which are meticulously planned and organized. She loves classic elegance and admires both Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly (the were both stars for a reason!). She’s wearing a Thomas Sabo pearl bracelet teamed with pearl earrings à la Dior. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt is spritzed on her wrists with Lancome Rouge in Love #379N Berry in Love topped with Lancome Lip Lover in #357 Boquet Final. She’ll be the one holding the toast come midnight.

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For the girl who’s having a low-key party with close friends

This girl prefers bars to clubs. She’d rather sit and chat than dance the night away. She’s calm and reflective and loves to travel. She doesn’t have a lot in her bag, other than prized possessions and favorites. On her hands and feet she has Le Vernis Nail Colour in #589 Elixir by Chanel. She smells of Miss Dior, and wears Dior Addict Lipstick in #976 Be Dior. She’s into soft colors and meaningful jewelry. Around her neck is a Thomas Sabo necklace with a globe charm. On her wrist is a Miranda Kerr Swarowski bracelet. She’ll be the one who quietly has a moment to herself come midnight.

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I hope you all have a magical new year. Can’t wait to post more next year.

T x

 

the shoes of 2015

The year is coming to a close, and its time to reflect. For me this reflection includes queries like “What did I enjoy most this year?” and more importantly “Which new shoes did I welcome to the BLACK T family this year?”

So here’s a post dedicated to some of my new family members. May the family keep growing in 2016.

First lets start with some practical ones. I bought these Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty Flats’ mid year at the David Jones sale. While I am normally a dog person I was happy to make an exception. But I have to say these aren’t as comfortable as I hoped they’d be! They’re super cute and super versatile but they aren’t walking shoes! They’re perfect for traveling in though!

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My next purchase was the most recent (they aren’t even a month old yet). I actually wanted to buy them for my birthday last year but I ended up buying a pair of Choo’s (which I’d show you but they’re in London being repaired). These Stuart Weitzman are the ‘Nudistsong’ ones which are different to the Nudist’s as they’re a little shorter (which makes my feet so happy). The color literally goes with everything since its a mixture of gold, silver and brass. Anyways I love them, they’re great.

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So now for my new Louboutin’s. Louboutin’s are what I buy the most of. I think I bought 4 pairs this year (kinda scary…) The two photographed here are probably the funkier ones. The lace up gold glitter ones are the ‘Neotrente’ – surprisingly comfortable and very secure (that’s the ankle strap for you), and the black platform booties are the ‘Altarakna’ 150mm. I’m actually a giant in them. What I realized when shooting this is that all of my Louboutin’s are black. All 5 pairs of them (to be fair there is some gold). Also I tend to keep them all in their bags still (I think I’m subconsciously preparing for a house fire). The other ones I bought this year were the ‘So Kate’ in Black patent as well as the ‘Vicky Bass’ in black suede.

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While there are more new shoes, I want to surprise you guys with more later! So I’m going to finish off with my first ever designer pair purchase. I bought these Guiseppe Zanotti’s when I was still at school. I found them hiding in a sale rack for about 350 dollars. They were the last pair in my size (hallelujah)! They’re a midnight blue with a subtle silver sparkle through them (Yes I am also a giant in these). I don’t wear them very often but I’ve got a soft spot for them because they were my first. Anyways, I hoped you liked seeing a bit of my closet! Over and out! T x

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the modern mini

I love the 60s, the clothes, the shoes, Sean Connery as James Bond… While unfortunately these things are apart of the past, we can still take a queue from Ursula Andres and embrace the era.

After recently seeing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I had a craving to find a white dress. The next day I walked past Zara and there were white dresses everywhere (thanks Zara). Anyways I found this dress, a white mini with an open back and bell sleeves.

IMG_0124.jpgI paired this dress with some kitten heels I found at a shop called Genkek. Normally I’m not into kitten heels but these shoes remind me of Miu Miu’s and I’m a sucker for a pair of Miu Miu’s (as you’ll soon find out).

IMG_0148However, the most important thing about the 60s (for me) are the accessories. In particular, the sunglasses. This pair is from Sportsgirl. They have great sunglasses for reasonable prices (these ones were $35), and they last (I’ve sat on them before and they survived). The good thing about 60s sunglasses is that they’re massive and they kinda say ‘Don’t talk to me’ so they’re great if you’re in the mood for being anti-social.

Lastly jewelry. While I only wore earrings in this post I found heaps of necklaces and brooches in my mum/grandma’s old jewelry box. So many things work for a 60s inspired look. If its big and bold, its 60s.

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Dress: Zara ($60-$70) – Sorry I can’t remember the exact price

Shoes: Genkek kitten heels ($60)

Sunglasses: Sportsgirl ($35)

Lips: Dior Contour Lipliner in Greje 169

Dior Rouge Baume in Star 128

(both available at David Jones/Myer)

Fragrance: Mini Lancome Poeme