If there’s one accessory that I can’t *live without* it’s a watch. I wear them on a daily basis and I have a few that I keep on rotation. Now I’ve added one of these beautiful wood watches into the mix courtesy of JORD. I’m a big fan of natural timber finishes (mostly on furniture but I guess I can add accessories to that list now too) and I couldn’t go past this maple timepiece. I was a bit worried about a wood watch being on the clunky side but the Ely design is quite classic and understated. It’s perfect for adding a touch of warmth to an outfit and I’m loving teaming it with chunky knit sweaters for winter. I’ve paired it here with some other handy (boom-tish) favourites including Kester Black nude nail polish and Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique hand balm. The eye clutch is by Falconwright, who I was sad to find out had shut up shop earlier this year.
Stripes are a staple in my wardrobe but they’re mostly limited to t-shirts and jumpers. However, I’ve finally added a striped dress into the mix, care of boohoo.com, and it’s already on high rotation in my wardrobe. I’ve teamed it here with a super soft suedette jacket which I think is a neat alternative to the ubiquitous denim jacket. A slouchy grey backpack (my backpack collection is steadily growing), wide-brimmed straw hat and my ever faithful Roshe Runs make for a casual weekend-ready look.
– Lack of Color straw hat
– Striped dress, suedette jacket, and backpack c/o boohoo.com
– Nike Roshe Run trainers
These crescent moon earrings from Molten Store have to be my new favourite accessories. I have a soft spot for celestial-inspired jewellery and as soon as I saw these earrings at Molten Store, I had to have them (although they’re only at the James St store in Brisbane and they don’t seem to be stocked online). I like the look of earrings and cuffs that travel up the ear lobe because they can give off the effect of multiple piercings, which I always thought would be cool to have. These ones don’t quite have that effect but I think they’re pretty sweet nonetheless. Although when I first put them in they sat awkwardly so I thought that they might have been drop earrings after all, but I got there in the end. They could probably work as both. You can kind of see how they sit, below.
This grainy image courtesy of my iPhone 6 front camera yeyyy
If you like your things to be colour coordinated then you’re really going to like the autumn/winter collection from Aussie label Kuwaii. The Re-Mix AW15 collection is a mix of fluid lines and boxy silhouettes with accent shades of coral and royal blue set alongside understated navy and grey hues. Every look in the lookbook is eye-pleasingly monochrome, which helps to highlight certain textural and tailored elements. You can see and shop the collection on the Kuwaii website.
Australia is often referred to as multicultural but I’m the first to admit that as someone who is Eurasian, I had a fairly Anglo upbringing. Despite being born in Indonesia and having a large Indonesian family, I’m fairly out of the loop when it comes to modern Indonesian culture. While I’ve always identified as being Australian, cultural identity is such a multifaceted topic and one that I could only begin to scratch the surface of in a brief blog post. And since I’m here mainly to talk #fashun, I’ll leave the thoughts on self-identity and culture for another day. On my last trip to Indonesia I not only had to navigate the massive changes in both infrastructure and culture but also this new Indonesia I was experiencing as an adult, not a child. Luckily I had my ever helpful cousins to guide me (turns out hipster culture has permeated most corners of the globe). Since then I’ve been taking note of any interesting Indonesian brands, stores, and places to check out on my next visit. One such brand is COTTON INK, which I came across on Instagram. I was instantly drawn to their aesthetic – casual tailored pieces mixed with geometric patterns and traditional batik fabrics. I’ve been eyeing off their blue batik tops but unluckily for me, they’re all sold out online.
Images: COTTON INK