Polar Opposites

Recently, I've been all about adding clothes to my wardrobe which are super comfortable, stylish and good quality. This season, I'm very drawn to longer skirts (of the wrap and pencil varieties) and matching top and trousers sets.

I bought this Dion Lee wrap skirt as a present to myself after being offered my dream job with my dream company. I also have my eye on a number of pieces from the new ASOS White collection - I think this is their very best collection ever!

I'm wearing: ASOS White top // Dion Lee wrap skirt // Shubar boots // Chanel sunglasses

Chasing the Sun

Late Spring, early Summer is one of my favourite times of year. Most of the pollen has passed (with the hay fever that it brings) and days are warm and pleasant.

This season, I'm really breaking out the pastel colours which I feel match the season so well. Warm enough to wear a light dress, but not so hot that jackets and coats are forgotten.

Topshop Unique (FW13) dress // H&M coat // Zara boots // Tony Bianco sunglasses

Photos by Tsega Assefa

Aesop's Fables

Aesop has been a long standing favourite of mine when it comes to non-greasy but super moisturising creams that leave you smelling as like far away places.

There has been a great deal of intrigue surrounding the opening of their Rundle Street store since it's location was announced months ago, and I was lucky enough to attend their VIP launch party with my friend Crystal from Denchibitionist.

Every Aesop store is uniquely designed, and this one touches home with the use of Blonde Tasmanian Oak and green antique marble. It has a distinctly modern, yet Victorian feel and is complete with a serene lounge suite for relaxing while trying their beautiful products.

Their very friendly and knowledgeable staff helped us to drinks and product trials throughout the evening, and it was interesting to learn more about the brand and their vision for the Rundle Street store.

Find the store and experience Aesop yourself at:

232 Rundle Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

Balenciaga Blues

Sooo, those Baleciaga Cut-Out boots. You know the ones I mean. Sold out faster than the plane trip from Australia to Europe (and cost about the same amount as well).

I got my hands on them about a year ago, after selling my second kidney for needed funds (hah) and placing a very quick order with Perth boutique, Cult Status.

After much anticipation, they finally arrived and thus began our complicated relationship. While being extremely beautiful and well made, they are the most uncomfortable shoe I've ever worn. After wearing these for no more than 10 minutes, I literally could not feel my feet. I know fashion is meant to equal pain and all that - but seriously - there is no other shoe that I would have put up this level of discomfort for.

Fast forward to the present day, and the boots and I are still together and in a happy relationship. It took no less than 3 or 4 months of wear to break them in, but now they are one of my most comfortable partners in crime. Definitely worth it, since wearing them is like adding rocket fuel to any outfit.

I'm wearing: Rag & Bone leather jacker // ASOS top // Helmut Lang skirt // Balenciaga boots // Chanel sunglasses // Mimco necklace

A Lofty Affair

The Loft Oyster and Wine Bar is one of my favourite spots to chill with friends and a cocktail or two, so I was really excited when I discovered that they were launching a dinner menu. I mean their cocktails and wine selection are already pretty great, but pairing them with delicious food just took everything to the next level.

I was super lucky to be invited to try the new menu, and already I can't wait to go back. The match between the meals and their respective wine and cocktail has been well chosen by The Loft's resident sommelière. The stand outs for me were the Sous Vide Duck Breast with Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts and Calve Nero paired with the Mosquito Hill Pinot Noir, and the Beef Sirloin with Mushrooms and Chorizo paired with the Garfield  & Thomas Cabernet Merlot.

The cocktails at The Loft are really some of the best in Adelaide, with my picks being the 20th Century Cocktail (gin, lemon, Kina Lillet & cacao) and the White Rabbit Cocktail (Brown Butter Run, smoked maple, fresh lemon and orange juice).

I should also add that the grand and sophisticated, yet relaxed and welcoming ambiance at The Loft definitely adds a lot to the dining experience, and I would highly recommend coming for a dinner with a bunch of friends - after all what fun is dinner without good company?

 I'm wearing: Rag and Bone leather jacket // ASOS top // Mimco necklace
 Left: Sherry Cobbler (pimms, curacao, fino sherry and cucumber); Right: East 8 Hold Up (vodka, aperol, pineapple, lime and passionfruit)
 Pulutan (whole prawns, baby squid, pork belly). This was paired with the East 8 Hold Up Cocktail, Sherry Cobbler Cocktail and the Mosquito Hill Pino Blanc.
 Chicken (poached with ginger broth and wild rice). This was paired with the 20th Century Cocktail and the Mosquito Hill Sauvignon Blanc.
 20th Century Cocktail (gin, lemon, kina lillet and cacao)
 Duck (sous vide duck breast with beetroot, brussels sprouts and calve nero). This was paired with the White Rabbit Cocktail and the Mosquito Hill Pinot Noir).
 Beef Sirloin (with mushrooms and chorizo). This was paired with the Garfield & Thomas Cabernet Merlot.
The ingenious Picasso cocktail. It was served with a mix of vodka and sparkling water, along with a palette of flavoured 'mixers'. One for the artists or control freaks.
Turon (filipino banana and cinnamon sugar pastry with chocolate sauce). This was paired with the Kooinda Milk Porter and El Maestro Pedro Ximenez.