My new style obsession: The White Blouse

There's nothing i like more than waking up before the sun and strolling along the beach at low tide, and watching the glorious sunrise blasting through gloomy stormy clouds. 
i know this is something you all know by now but i simply cannot get enough of the seaside. That's why instead of packing up all my belongings and heading to France/England like i have been dreaming of for the past few years i instead headed to the beach to start a new and hopefully relaxing year. Maybe next year i'll find myself in Brighton, England. (We can dream, right?)

Blouses are featuring more and more on but i really cant get enough of this timeless classic. One of every shape, size and colour would be just fine with me.  The beautiful shoulder details in this Petal Shirt from Frank and Louis boutique is a current favourite of mine. In all my messy hectic week this is what's making me still feel foolishly happy. Can you blame me? 

Because i love you all so much i have teamed up with Frank and Louis boutique to give you a 15% discount off their entire store with the code "jess". You're welcome!
But do make sure you make the most of that awesome discount because there is seriously some incredibly gorgeous pieces on their site. To shop the site head

Now.... to kick back and relax. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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How to relax

As i sit here writing this i have Ludovico Einaudi's 'Fairytale' playing in the background and a million voices playing in my head. With so many things going on in my life at the moment i've struggled to make sense of it all.
I've struggled to relax, to find a moment to myself where my mind would stop working enough for me to see clearly.
A trip to the beach was clearly in order. Sunshine, florals and maybe a sneaky ice cream (or two).

Todays blog post features some glorious prints from Quirky Circus, who after revealing their winter collection have gotten me very excited for the cooler months. I mustn't jump the gun here though, it's still summer and i plan to milk it for all the sunshine that its worth. We all know that a printed maxi skirt is a wardrobe essential and trust me girl, if you dont already have one i suggest you treat yo self to one. This little beauty gave me the chance to bare a little skin with the side slit and although i'm now a little sunburnt on only one leg i feel it was completely worth it!
Paired with a gorgeously pale blue top also by Quirky Circus, one might agree that they were made for each other.

The song tempo has just changed to something a little softer and i find myself wanting to sit back and soak it up the tunes. I think i've finally learnt how to relax, and i think it's at the beach... with ice cream.

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Get the look: Country Chic

I've always found dressing for the country to be a little bit tiresome. Too many "I want to wear those but they'll get dirty" and opting for something brown or black. I've just recently gotten to the point where i just dont give a sh*t and wear what i really want to wear, no matter the colour. That's what a washing machine is for, right?
Because most people in the country don't dress to impress i've found that going over the top is a no-no (unless you want everyone looking at you thinking 'what the.....'). Choose the focus piece of your outfit and simplify it with plainer pieces. Look at this outfit that i wore the other day for example, bright pink pants paired with a white tank and white shoes. Finished off with a not-too-loud coat incase the wind picks up which of course it did, i'm in Tasmania duh!

Charlie my new puppy decided that this was the perfect outfit to jump all over (typical) so these pieces are now sitting in my laundry waiting to be washed. I don't mind so much though, i enjoyed wearing it and that's all that matters, right?

Checking in: Life Update

Happy Friday!
As i write this post i sit here, sucking mindlessly on a banana paddlepop (a personal favourite) savouring the few minutes i have to sit down and semi-relax. 
To say that the past few weeks have been busy is a massive understatement. I am currently at a crossroads in my life and trying to work out exactly what or where to take my next step. At the moment i'm trying to start up a family business (Tanda Hill Farm and Bake House- can you imagine me in the kitchen baking fancy pastries?!) with my mother in the hope that the family can run it and have a very happy and successful future career. Let me tell you, trying to start a business is hard work but i'm not complaining. We live, we learn, we make a heck of a lot of mistakes, spend far too much money on coffee to keep ourselves away and at the end of the day we come away from it either very happy and successful or with a few new lessons learnt. 
A few days ago i had a free afternoon so i popped down the road to Lake Barrington- i know, how lucky am i to only live down the road from THIS incredible place. 
Lazy afternoons obviously call for sun tanning, light slip dresses and a dip in the lake. All at once, of course! 

I'm not too sure how this venture will play out but i do know i'm going to give it my best shot. I'm off this weekend to the Evandale Market to try and sell some yummy pieces. If you're around the state then do pop by, but for now i have some cookies in the oven that are beginning to smell a little over-cooked. Oops!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Colder Summers

On those summer days in Australia when your dress stays in the closet and pants are required. On days like this light pants are essential. As they're such a minimal statement piece theres no need to style them too much. Opt for a simple black tank and a blazer. 

Red lips are optional. 

Perfect for an afternoon in the sunshine.

The Statement Piece - New Years

One styling rule that i always try to keep is to have one item as the statement piece and style the rest of the outfit around that one piece. 
This jumpsuit which was  kindly gifted to me as a Chrissy present by the lovely team at Glamorous UK is what i would call a statement piece, and one that i have quite taken to at the moment. 
It may have been in the winter collection from Glamorous as it is, as we all know, winter over there, but i have found that it's a perfect piece for a Tasmanian not-too-hot-not-too-cold Summer. Plus it gives me a chance to grow the collection of freckles that seem to be forming into a one huge freckle on my shoulders. Nice thought huh?
Anyway, yesterday i got the chance to walk off some of that enormous Christmas/boxing day lunch off with  stroll down the road near my families property here in Tasmania and this jumpsuit was the perfect choice. Styled very simply with black hat, sunglasses and heels. Not too much else is needed to create a perfect outfit with this perfect winter jumpsuit.... or summer... depends on how you like to look at it. 

Now i'll just publish this post and go nurse my very sun burnt shoulders. All worth it though, all worth it. 

While i'm here i also just wanted to wish you all a very very happy new year and i'd like to thank each and every one of my readers for supporting me through 2014. It has really meant a lot to me.
Much love xx

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