DENIM X FLORAL

Nicole was spotted at the mussen VIP night held at their super-cute boutique in Braddon last Friday night.


​​The balmy evening set the perfect scene for Nicole’s style. She t​eamed her favourite pair of jeans with a pretty floral top - instantly providing a dressed-up touch, and just the right amount of glam for the night.


Nicole's choice of tough accessories meant her look was perfect for a night out on the town with cocktails following the event.


Nicole wears: ZARA top, Bardot jeans, Therapy heels and Colette by Colette Hayman clutch.


Carly's 7 Tips For Flawless Summer Skin

OMG... There are only three sleeps until the calendar flips over to 1 November, which means.... IT'S ONLY ONE MONTH UNTIL SUMMER!


And we all know what that means: shorter sleeves, higher hemlines and (gasp!) swimsuits. Before you freak out and start running around the office, here are a few tips to get your skin ready for another relaxing and unforgettable Aussie Summer!


1. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate.

This is one of the most important things to add to your beauty and skin routine. It minimises the appearance of cellulite and gives your body an overall soft and dewy complexion - plus removes dead skin and makes way for a streak-less fake tan. Use a different exfoliating gel for your face, it should be softer and can be found in most cleansers.


2. Sort out a hair removal routine.

Waxing and Laser hair removal are the most effective, quick and the results last the longest (up to four weeks). Schedule your appointments around your social life, of course, so you never get caught out in any 'hairy' situations.


3. Slip. Slop. Slap!

Sunscreen is VITAL - especially as Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Protect yourself from the damaging UV rays by wearing sunscreen on your entire body every day. You can also pick up tinted moisturisers containing a high SPF, which is great for if you feel you need more coverage on your face.


4. Drink more water!

Staying hydrated throughout the warmer months is vital for the appearance of your skin, especially your face. It also helps to reduce the tiredness and headaches that spending hours in the sun can cause.


5. Moisturise.

Moisturising is almost as important as drinking water. Your insides need water to stay hydrated and your skin needs moisture so that it doesn't get too dry and cause any flaky spots or cracking! This goes for your feet, knees and elbows which tend to show those yucky signs first.


6. Make a DIY Face Mask.

It's fun to pamper yourself after a day out in the sun, being active or just as a mini relaxation ritual. Here is a recipe for an avocado home-made face mask:


You will need:

-½ ripe avocado

-1 tbsp of honey

-1 tsp of apple cider vinegar


Instructions:

-Blend the ingredients together or mash in a bowl.

-Apply to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Focus on your breathing and relax while letting it set.

-Rinse off with cool water and a damp cloth.


7. Get Active.

Going for walks, doing some skipping and a few squats/lunges and arm exercises are going to make you feel more confident when it's time to jump into your Summer wardrobes. We know that 30 minutes a day is all you need to get your blood pumping. You'll feel much better in that Summer dress for doing it!


Flower Bomb Dreaming On Cloud Nine

Alana Villata caught my eye in this absolutely stunning look at the Students Race Day at Thoroughbred Park. Being at the races and watching is one thing, but having to judge the fashions on the field is a whole other league!


While scanning the crowds for Westfield fashions on the field entrants, I spotted Alana Villata wearing this totally gorgeous spring look. To me it was perfect because of the length of the dress, over the knee - in fact midi. I liked that Alana's nails were sky blue but in a different shade to the dress. And as for that flower bomb head piece, it was just the icing on the cake really. Sometimes keeping it simple is better. Not, many bells and whistles are needed.


This week try a new colour, you'll be surprised. Just step out of your comfort zone, try something new. Remember a huge part of fashion is experimenting and evolving your look. I think this week we will try lime green!


By Janette Lenk from The Fashion Vault


How to wear your coat the wrong way...

The first question that comes to mind when you see this trend on streets is, "How is that coat staying over her shoulders?"...


Well.. surprisingly, the only art to this 'coat worn wrong' trend is good posture and a slight shoulder 'lift'. Many a blogger, fashion editor and fashion designer spotted on the streets manages to answer numerous phone calls, hail cabs, run across to the said cabs and hug people hello/goodbye.


So why are we scared to try this trend?


Some say, "It looks like I have no arms" or "Does she have arms?". The answer is YES, and even though it looks a little weird to begin with (and these questions flutter around in your head) the trend is cool. It's effortless high fashion, and it keeps you warm during the cooler months and on those windy days.


We dare you to try it!


Image via fashion156.com


Stylish In Co-Ords

Clash it up with other prints and patterns or wear it together – let two become one in super cute co-ords this season!


It’s the newest trend to hit the streets and a fabulous fashion-cheat that’s taking the fuss out of looking stylish. Co-ords come in statement suits, matchy-matchy shorts and blazers, printed crop top and skirt/short combos - even 'peddle pushers' are making a come-back.


Whether it’s colour-blocked or an all-over pattern, a sharply tailored look or a loose jersey style, this season’s all about matching seperates and getting your Co-Ord on!


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