July 06, 2015

BLACK & WHITE COMBO

WEARING: DIY Skirt, Nike Free 5.0 Trainers, Ray Ban Sunnies, Gap Bucket Bag and THP Shop Rings.

I am back wearing my usual duo - black and white. It is pretty clear I am a sucker for basics and minimal clothes, I also like my hair and accessories to be understated. I had meetings to attend in different parts of the city and to be practical I added some sporty vibes with my Nike Free 5.0 trainers. I always feel my best in sneakers.

I could have easily paired this boxy high neck top with skinny jeans but I wanted to try my latest DIY. I bought this pencil skirt one size up and then cut asymmetrical lines on the sides to make it a little more interesting than the usual classic cut. I have to say I love the result; it is still sophisticated but with an edge, as the top was boxy and conservative I thought the slits of the skirt balanced the look.

Photo by Mackenzie Walker

June 28, 2015

BUCKLE UP


WEARING: Oak and Fort Duster, DIY Crop Top, Cmeo Collective Shorts, Zara Sandals and H&M Bag.

Buckle up Summer has arrived! This past week was beautiful outside, just how I like it +30 C; and all the good stuff that comes with that... Beaching, pool parties, patio drinking, and plainly hanging out outside without being cold. Summer is my favourite season and no I don't believe that you need to stop wearing black when it gets warm outside. I have this duster for a few years now, I got it for a job interview and continue to wear it, here for a casual get together for drinks while catching up with my girlfriends.

Photo by Carmin Edwards

June 21, 2015

CASUAL WEAR

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Iris Slit Top, Zara Denim, Malibu Cali Sandals, Breda Watch and 8 Other Reasons Rings.

What do you wear, when you are on the run, busy trying to get things done? This is my go to outfit for those running errands type of days. This Zara ripped jeans is my latest addition to my closet and I like to wear them when I am busy getting things done or lounging (because they are super comfortable). Wear your ripped jeans with a boyfriend shirt, denim on denim or go casual like I did with a black little top, this one is from our latest collection BASICS. I also loved how Joyce from MY DUBIO styled our MA Iris top HERE, she is killing it.  I have to say I am obsessed with all slit design clothes, what about you? Side, front, or back slit? I am in for all.

Photo by Mackenzie Walker

June 15, 2015

MINIMAL REVOLUTION

WEARING: Zara LS Crop Top, Cmeo Collective Skirt, Andi Malibu Cali Slides & 8 Other Reasons Rings.

Giving continuation to last week's Lighten Up post, I opted for another monotone off-white outfit. The conclusion is that a singular tone look is my favourite way to dress in any season. My everyday style consists of simple looks that focus on quality, shape, fabric, and minimal accessories. I believe this combination creates striking looks and gives any girl a certain individuality in the most under stated way. We have seen minimal and clean looks rising to the trend radar, great brands pushing geometric, angular shapes together; making the minimal design even more interesting through fabric and textures. If you are in to this type of style make sure to check our site Melissa Araujo (we have you covered) also check brands like Cmeo Collective, Calvin Klein, J.W.Anderson, Celine, The Row and Camilla & Marc (and so many more). Let me know what your favourite minimal labels are, I would love to learn a few more to add to my wishing list!

Photography by Mackenzie Walker

June 08, 2015

LIGHTEN UP

WEARING: Front Row Duster Coat, Tibi Mules, Galisfly Nose Ring, THPShop Rings & Ceramic by Ava Ring.

This past weekend was fun, number one reason was the beautiful warm weather. I enjoy life so much more when it's hot out! I took a break from my normal black ensembles to lighten up with this loose off white fitting duster, I decided to wear it as a dress, not as a coat. I wanted to explore my closet and continue to make sure that I am wearing pieces that are versatile; this type of coat is the perfect transitional piece to add to your wardrobe. I am still obsessing over these Tibi mules, I think they tied my outfit together nicely, and they are comfortable. How do you lighten up during Spring and Summer? Let me know your tricks!

Photos by Mackenzie Walker

May 31, 2015

BLACK & WHITE CONTRAST

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Asymmetrical Top (COMING SOON!), Club Monaco Trousers, Adidas SuperStars, Breda Watch and 8 Other Reasons Rings.

I love wearing black and white, never get bored of this colour duo. It usually looks classic, sharp and put together. I try to design and buy versatile pieces, items you can wear many times and mix with the rest of your wardrobe. The subtlety of the asymmetric cut in our new top (coming soon!) is just enough to make it a lil different than a basic tank. If white tops aren't your thing don't worry, it will come in black and dark grey as well which are great options. I chose the white version here to keep it fresh on this warm day. This look is easy for everyday life but you can always dress it up with a pair of heels and be ready for a night out. You can PRE-ORDER our asymmetrical top now, just email me here!

Photo by Mackenzie Walker

May 25, 2015

THAT LITTLE BLACK DRESS (Coming Soon!)

WEARING: Melissa Araujo Slit Dress (Coming Soon), Malibu Cali Sliders, Rachael Ruddick Bag, RayBan Sunnies, Galisfly Nose Ring, THPShop Rings and Breda Watch.

The quote "Women who wear black lead colourful lives" speaks to me; the colour black is such a strong part of my identity. It can sometimes represent rebel-ness, or be the perfect harmony. Black, as Coco Chanel once said, has it all. It is the perfect contradiction. It make us feel sophisticated, cultured and confident, it simultaneously gives a nod to style and the finger to being in fashion. Black is both a uniform and an individual statement. Fuss-free accessories are important in my minimal wardrobe, to accentuate the strong lines, the result is a refined look with a hint of attitude.
Any season is perfect for investing in those dark timeless items. Pieces that will see you through this Summer. and the next. Check out my designs here, we offer classic black with minimal and modern silhouettes. This dress is called the Slit Dress it will be coming out soon! You can pre order now (leave a comment below if you want one). Also super stoked that my friends at Malibu Cali, who have launched their shoe line, I am in love with the Andi sandals!

Photo by Mackenzie Walker