But, do I need to do it?

Being a freelancer, a question I often get asked is how I stay motivated to tick off tasks from to-do list, all while working in my Harry Potter pj’s! To be honest, the first few months I was extremely motivated & would smash out tasks in the morning. After a while, I was waking up late, delaying tasks, eating untimely meals and pretty much feeling like a big old sloth.

A big testament to my sloth like behaviour is not being motivated to write a blog post for a few weeks. I’ve had the last two weeks off, every day I wrote a to-do list and when I would open my diary at 5PM, I barely had ticked of anything. I felt shit.

Cut to today, I’ve started a new full-time job and it’s safe to say I have done more after work than on an average day “working’ from home. I realised I was not only lacking motivation but also discipline. I needed a major BPL (Bum pe laath) & thanks to work I’ve finally got around to updating le blog & planning shoots!

Anyway, I was honestly so conscious of wearing the black bodysuit & wasn’t sure how it would translate on camera. Ever since I saw Khloe Kardashian (Yes – I keep up!) wear a black lace bodysuit with denims, I was OBSESSED! Finally, Bardot introduced a few styles & I happened to snap this on sale.

I decided to keep it simple and pair it with black high waited denims, also from Bardot, a black bomber & strappy black heels. I kept it tone on tone, which is perfect for an evening look. If I was to wear the bodysuit in the day, I would opt for high waist blue wash denims, a long cape/kimono, my Vans & hair to one side.

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Bomber & Heels- The Iconic

Jeans & Bodysuit – Bardot

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But, how do you feel?

A few weeks ago a friend/photographer/beautiful soul suggested we do a photoshoot at Carriageworks where they have commissioned a large-scale work by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse. Using over 8,000 square metres of fabric. Grosse draped, knotted, then created a multilayered painting on the surfaces and folds of the fabric, resulting in a out-of-your-mind experience.
After shooting at Carriageworks, my appreciation & curiosity for art has been perpetual. Art has a way of expressing your thoughts onto a blank canvas, just like Fashion, your body is a blank canvas waiting to be covered in beautiful work.
A big part of this expression is colour. Colour stirs up a lot of emotions, sensations, memories and is something we register in our mind & attach to a memory. The decision to wear black was not only to stand out against but to be a juxtaposition against the mixture of colours.
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Dress: Bardot
Shoes: New Balance
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But, can you play in it?

‘Tis the season to wear minimal clothing & have ice cream for dinner.

Christmas is definitely my most favourite time of the year, however, I do sometimes wish I were bundled up in a Christmas sweater, wearing fluffy socks, drinking mint hot chocolate & watching Home Alone 2.

Even though I can’t be wearing sweaters in Sydney Summer, but I can sure wear cute playsuits, that can be worn with a belt, without a belt, layered with a white sheer tee, polo neck crop top, white top sneakers, leather jacket, bomber jacket, boots, turtle neck & maybe even a baseball cap.

It’s all about wearing it on a good & on an even better day!

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Playsuit: General Pants & Co

Belt: Bardot

Shoes: Therapy

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but, will this make me happy?

Grateful

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1. Warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful

2. Practised daily

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It’s time to put some gratitude in your attitude. Spreading a little bit of kindness & love come from within & the first step to radiating positivity into the atmosphere is to be grateful.

Here are a few ways to practise gratitude:

  1. Every morning write down five things your are grateful for & read the list before bed
  2.  Appreciate the small things – the delicious dinner you ate last night or even the relationships you share with family & friends
  3. Say ‘Thank you’ more often
  4. Recognise that there is nothing too small for you to be grateful for
  5. Do something that makes you happy 

 

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Top: Pretty Little Things

Pants: Bardot

Shoes: Micheal Kors

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But are you wearing track pants?

No, it’s called Athleisure.

Where fashion meets comfort.

 

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Jacket: Vintage

Pants: Bardot

Shoes: Vans

Watch: General Pants & Co

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But, how does your mood make your clothes feel?

 

Every morning I wake up with a different mindset & mood to the previous day. Some days I wake up feeling authentic & on better days I wake with a sense of bad-assery. Not only does my mood & mindset affect the flow of things but plays a paramount part in my outfit of the day or better knows as #ootd.

You see, on Monday I could be roaming free in a red babydoll dress with leopard flats & heart – shaped studs & by Thursday you would catch me in denim cut-offs, a white shirt with the first two buttons undone.

Some call it balance.

I call it “My Morning Mètier”

 

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Hat: Sportsgirl

Tee: Bardot

Jeans: h&m

Shoes: Vans

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No bra, no problem?

If you look closely on my last two posts you must have noticed, I am not wearing a bra. No problem right?

Wrong.

I’ve been genetically blessed with small boobs & from a young age it has been ingrained to religiously wear a bra. A quick trip to buy milk requires my wallet, keys, will power not buy ice cream & support.

However, going sans bra has been liberating. I feel comfortable, confident, sexy & say a “hell to the yeah” to some cheeky side boob. Be it a ten minute drive to pick up pizza or a dinner I’m embracing bra-free fashion.

We are definitely more than being shamed or sexualised for our bodies.

 

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Dress + bandana: General Pants & Co

Boots: Spurr Shoes via The Iconic

Jacket: Fila

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Not so Basic

NOT SO BASIC

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Something that is not devoid of badassery

This Bardot shirt is all business at the front & party in the back. The tie up detail adds a visual interest to the basic white shirt into a not so basic must have!

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Shirt + Jeans – Bardot

Bag – Skinnydip

Shoes – Guess

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