A Canadian Tuxedo in Australia

I've always steered clear of the double denim trend a.k.a the Canadian Suit, because I didn't think I could pull it off without feeling too Aaron-And-Britney-In-2001, but since starting this blog I decided to branch out of my comfort zone. What I've found is that as long as your denims are different tones, then you don't need to worry too much about looking matchy-matchy. Maybe next time I'll give triple denim a go! But we'll just have to see how that turns out.

Have any of you guys tried the double denim trend? I'd love to see other ways people can pull the look together!
Chambray button up: H&M // Shorts: Valleygirl // Boots: Betts For Her
Bag: Michael Kors // Watch: Dnaiel Wellington
Photography by Precious

Sweater Weather

Okay, so we're more than halfway through September and although I didn't have high hopes for it, spring weather still hasn't fully emerged from behind the grey clouds that are still hanging in the sky. However! The bright side (literally) is that there are some days that have been a little warmer than usual and I take full advantage of that by letting my legs see the world for a brief moment. Of course, it wasn't warm enough to forgo a sweater, so I threw on this burgundy sweater begrudgingly and called it a day because after all, it is still sweater weather.

Don't get me wrong, I love sweaters and all things winter, but is it too much to ask for a little sunshine? I'm lacking some vitamin D. Anyone else have a the same sentiments?

Sweater: Malaysia // Shorts: Tobi.com // Boots: Bett For Her
Necklace: Lovisa // Hat: Cotton On
Photography by Monica

A Little Leather Never Hurt

I thought a pretty flowy dress was appropiate attire for frolicking in nature while we visited Araluen Botanical Garden. The only problem was I've always been a bit of a tomboy at heart and never feel entirely comfortable wearing such "girly" clothing such as this cute as a button dress. Whenever I come across this bridge is to pair it with something leather - something a little more edgy and badass. So introducing my beloved leather jacket that I bought last year and have only taken it off when it makes me sweat bullet.

Not only is a leather jacket always a statement piece, it also adds some texture to your outfit making it a little interesting to the eye. And in my case, adds a sense of security where I feel better about wearing such a feminine dress and make me feel more badass!

Jacket: Bardot // Dress: Mythconnection // Sneakers: Converse
Necklace: Lovisa // Watch: Daniel Wellington
Photography by Jeffrey Ong

Araluen Botanical Garden

One of my favourite things to do is to play tourist in my hometown. It started after I took notice of how so many people living in Perth declared how boring this small city is and how it has nothing to offer. Personally, I love my city. I love it's laidback lifestyle and how it is has so many hidden gems scattered around the suburbs and not just condensed into our, admittedly, small central business district. So this brings us to one of my weekend adventures to Araluen Botanical Garden in Roleystone, about a 45 minute drive from Perth. It's a place I've been meaning to visit for the longest time but every time the opportunity arose, it was always winter time - not exactly the ideal season to go flower hunting. Now that spring is slowly breaking through and the weather is starting to warm up, it seems like a good time to finally make the drive.

As you can tell, the tulips were in full bloom when we arrived, and they were absolutely beautiful! I'm definitely less of a rose girl and more into the colourful tulips, and I let my partner know this too. But this should be enough talking from me because a picture is worth a thousand words, does it not? So scroll down at your leisure and enjoy the beauty that Perth can present to you.

All Wrapped Up

I've been on the hunt for the perfect blanket scarf since the beginning of time winter, and it didn't help that I was very specifically after a "giant, red blanket scarf." But now that September is here, that also draws winter to a close, which meant that I had to find a blanket scarf ASAP before the weather got too warm to wear it.

After hunting and trawling through stores before and after work, I finally found one that I fell in love with. It's not the bright red or largeness that I had to mind, but all that went out the window after I wrapped this around myself. I love how it's patterned - something I don't usually go for - and how thick and soft it is, so it's a no-brainer that I've been wearing it almost everyday since I've gotten it.

Scarf: Sportsgirl // Duster Coat: Dotti // Blouse: Romwe.com
Jeans: Levis // Boots: Ninewest // Watch: Daniel Wellington

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

After hearing Estee rave about this mask, I decided to pick up a tube the next time I was at Priceline. Antipodes is a New Zealand based skincare company that prides itself on not testing on animals, no cross-contamination during production, free from GMOs and vegetarian. This particular promises intense hydration to your skin with the antibacterial properties of manuka honey, and an cleansing and antioxidising treatment.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), leptospermum scoparium mel (manuka honey), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, glycerol stearate, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate, vitis vinifera (Vinanza Grape grapeseed) extract, daucus carota sativa (carrot) oil, metrosideros excelsa (pohutukawa) flower extract, tocopherol (Vitamin E), essential oil fragrances of vanilla & mandarin: coumarin*, d-limonene*, linalool*. *Component of essential oil

This mask comes out as a pale yellow cream, similar to a thick moisturiser. However once applied to the skin, it glides very smoothly making it easy to get a nice even layer. The first thing I noticed about this mask was the smell - there was a definite vanilla scent mixed in with the very smallest hint of citrus from the mandarin. I personally found it very pleasant and not too overbearing like some masks can be. Immediately the mask has a cooling effect on the skin and due to the texture of the mask, my skin already felt moisturised. The directions advises for the mask to be used twice a week for 15 minutes, but since it is such a comfortable mask to use I always let it sit on my face for as long as I can, which is usually an hour or so.

After washing the mask off with warm water, my skin already felt smoother and plumper. I even stalled doing the rest of my skincare routine because I didn't have that immediate "I need moisture!" feeling that I usually do after washing my face. Although I didn't notice any difference in the redness of my face, it definitely soothed a pimple I had forming in the morning. My final verdict is that I wouldn't use this mask based on it's "blemish controlling" claims, but if you have dry skin you should pick this up next time you're on the hunt for a new mask.

Price: $48.99
Where: Priceline