June 25, 2010

Style inspiration

On my break at Jesselle PR. Have seen tonnes of inspiring fashion today but none such as motivating as the post on FS Style by fellow Brisbane blogger Sara from Harper and Harley (don't worry, she's definitely not the aforementioned horror blogger).

She scored a fantastic gig regularly guest posting for my current blog obsession Frockshop Style. It's the blog behind Australian online store Frock Shop where, by the way, I made my very first ever online purchase. My georgette silk bow covered Zimmermann dress for my semi-formal. Sigh. Let's move on before I get all sentimental on you.

So basically she expresses her love for the current drape trend as seen on Lara Bingle and Alex Spencer.

Anyway, I ventured through Westfield Chermside yesterday in search for a pair of heels for my new dress which my boyfriend bought for me as a surprise! Squeal! As I'm far too picky for my own good and for those of you who have been with me on Fashion Falsehood from the very beginning will know that I'll wear a pair of shoes to death before I get a new pair, so I really, really have to have an extreme love affair with them before I make a purchase.

Ok I'm going really off topic. Sorry, I'm just really excited for cocktails tonight and I can't really concentrate.

Didn't find any shoes that I liked so instead decided to borrow my step mum's pair of Lisa Ho wedges. This gave me more time to freely browse the stores and see how the curren trends have been translated into high-street.

I noticed Bardot has done a fantastic job communicating slouchy khaki with a great selection of teeshirt dresses in cotton jersey and silk, cable knit army green midriff tops, khaki pants, cropped muddy green blazers and silk tunics all at fantastic price points. As someone who isn't a slave to fads, I convinced myself I'd be back to pick up a few pieces to inject some trend into my wardrobe.

Afterwards, I was immediately drawn into Portmans after spending ten minutes marvelling at the images of Jessica Hart in imitation Burberry trenches. I totally melted when I first saw them being sent down the runway, and now I can get my hands on my own unforgiving desiger copy! I went in and tried them on and they're actually fabulous. The draped folds of the knotted shoulders are completely to die for and I'm going in next week to pick one up in purple. Luckily it's a really light trench so I can wear it through winter and well into spring, but I'm going down to Melbourne for my birthday and I'm afraid I may have to leave it at home in lieu of a warmer coat.
Lily Donaldson in khakiBardot Pinhole Knit top $79.95
Burberry S/S10
Portmans Contrast Knot Shoulder Trench $159.95
Burberry S/S10
Portmans Mutton Sleeve Soft Trench $139.95
images: fashionising, portmans, bardot, style.com


rebecca said...

ive been meaning to get some khaki into my wadrobe but i have no outfit ideas. i tried on some khaki combat leggings which were gorgeous but i couldnt think of one outfit to wear with them.
anyway can really relate to what you said about new shoes. i never buy new shoes although saying that i just bought a pair today! but before that i cant really remember the last time i bought a new pair. i also need to totally fall in love with shoes before i buy them. im only like this from bitter experience of thinking that i might like the shoes after a bit and then never wearing them.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog your very interesting and I don't usually read I only look at pics. I love the way you have gone from catwalk to shops I can get to for the same items and with prices! Thanks so much!