Lifeastyled Two Ways Thursdays..

Hi everyone!

It’s that time of the week again, so off to another post for #lifeastyledtwowaysthursdays

Today I am sporting a beautiful cotton dress from a very lovely store in Melbourne, Jfahri. Bought this on sale at their recent Spend and Save promotion.

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dress: Jfahri (Melbourne)

As I picked up this piece a couple of weeks ago, we were already into autumn and here in Melbourne, autumn can be very tricky to dress. The cooler days are cold, and the not so cold days are still cool with a hint of sun. So there you go, confused yet? Yes, it is a little bit odd like that. But what I loved about it was the fact that this dress screamed versatile right from the start! And the price was too good to give it a miss. And I am glad I brought it home, because it has been out and about a few times already in a very short few days.

Style 1: A day out with family and friends.

Comfort is key for me when I am out with family. And this dress has just that. The stretch in this dress is great, and its fit perfect. It’s slightly snug around the bodice, but nice and flowy from waist below. The stripes also gives a beautiful illusion as the lower half have diagonal stripes leading inwards to the centre meeting in the middle, which has a thinning effect. So there you go, not all stripes are bad 🙂 I’ve paired it with a fur vest, a bold matte gold block coloured necklace and a pair of tan boots, to break up the monochrome. Also perfect for an outing with friends, to the movies, coffee, playdates.

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Wearing: black and white stripe dress @Jfahri, fur vest @Crossroads, full length black tights @Target, tan ankle boots @Nine West, necklace (previous season, but you can find something similar) @Lovisa

Style 2: Off to work I go.

Because it is such a versatile piece, I decided to take it to work with me. Layered it with a black blazer, and added a statement necklace with a little hint of peach and grey, again to break the ‘too much of black and white’ look. This time, I went with a metallic silver pair of heels. These shoes are so comfortable thanks to the inverted pyramid heel, which means more stability and added thickness for support, making it a suitable pair for work.

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Wearing: black and white stripe dress @Jfahri, black blazer @Portmans, metallic silver pumps @Nine West, ring & statement necklace (previous season, but you might be able to find something similar) @Lovisa, personal organiser @Kikki-K, black pencil pouch, Molli & Mimi @Target

As you can see, the black and whites are making its way into my wardrobe, and am now consciously adding colour to make sure I don’t do too much of the darker colours all at once.

Do you like mixing your colours in winter? Or do you prefer the darker winter colours for this season. Leave me your thoughts below! And thanks for stopping by.

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lifeastyled Stylefile: when the sun shines!

Melbourne has been wet and gloomy for the last five days and today the sun decided to come out! Woopa! So it was time to bring out the colours. It is a very interesting phenomena that when the sun comes out, we find it easy to choose colours, and when it’s gloomy, the brain decides greys, navy’s and blacks are the go to’s! Well my brain at least. What I wore? Given that it was a rather warm day, there was really no need to rug up. Despite my child being in sleeveless, mummy still needed a little more than that thanks to very poor tolerance to cold, so it was a day for my all time fav kimono to come out.

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IMG_3449Here I am wearing:

Printed kimono, Mika&Gala – bought from Dishh – last season, but there are some cape’s that are lovely, which  you can view here, black singlet from Zara @$14.95, skinny jeans Dotti (core ankle zip mid blue, @$69.95), earrings from a market in Gold Coast, recent investment ankle boots bonbons @$80.00

Do you get excited when the sun comes out to play? Do you tend to bring out the summery outfits? Or have they all been packed away? MIne is still at the front of the cupboard, given Melbourne’s very temperamental trans-seasonal tendency. What’s your trans-seasonal favourite wear?

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Would love to hear from you! 🙂