Wearing: H&M playsuit | Zara linen dress | Le Specs Sunglasses
I am currently at home in Australia, laying low while catching up on emails, overdue posts and more importantly, friends! My backlog of unseen posts is quite extensively scattered over the past few months, but I thought putting them out on my blog, is better late than never, right? Because sometimes, life just gets in the way.
I am so lucky to have such a wonderful job that allows me to talk about travel, and experience different destinations like Thailand. I spent an unexpected week in Thailand at the start of November and tried to squeeze in as much I could! We stayed in Phuket and Bangkok, both hotels were in the most perfect location, which I believe is everything when you are travelling. We were lucky enough to be taken around on a speed boat to all the different bays on Phi Phi Island, and fortunately had the most perfect weather, it was absolutely breathtaking and I really fell in love with this part of Thailand. I first visited Phuket in 2011 with a few of my close girlfriends, to be completely honest I experienced no connection with Phuket at the time, and as a result I never planned to go back, this trip sure did change my mind.
For this reason, I’m extremely thankful for Thai Airways and Student Flights, for giving me this incredible experience. If you are thinking about travelling to Phuket, I could not speak more highly of the Andara Hotel. It was one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen, and the restaurant, was second to none. The Andara villas were the perfect access point to Thailand that will make me so happy to go back and visit again! As for Bangkok, I am sucker for a big bustling city! If you are going to Bangkok, do yourself a favour and treat yourself to delicious cocktails on the Red Skybar (pictured above), it has 360 degree views of the city and is truly an experience! Staying near Siam Square in Bangkok is ideal as it it easy access to all the incredible shopping malls, you won't have far to travel to get around. (Intercontinental, Novotel and the Holiday Inn are all in perfect locations).. Thanks for stopping by, until next time! xo
Dress: Realisation Par | Boots: Tony Bianco | Sunglasses: Ray Ban.
Photography: Larissa Drazic
I shot this look right before I headed to New York in July and I have been so lazy with posting new looks on my blog! I actually can't believe how hot it was in New York city, it definitely made it difficult trying to put outfits together and sightsee while we were there. This dress was literally perfect to beat the NYC heat, because ideally you want to be wearing something light and comfortable, especially with all the walking you do there!
I decided to keep this look quite simple, so the dress can do most of the talking. Summer is just around the corner now that I am back in AUS and I am craving for it to be warm enough to wear cute dresses like above, but for now layering with jackets and boots will just have to do!
The two things I struggle with are; overpacking and being on time...The hardest parts of Fashion Week Australia is definitely the packing and the being on time. Most importantly, what to take, what to wear and how much to bring, it sounds silly but sometimes too many choices is not a good option. Then there are all the finer details.. like the sunglasses, watches and jewellery. If you know me, or you follow me on Instagram you'll know my inherent obsession for watches, not a day goes by when I am no wearing one! The decision for which watch to pack for the week was definitely a big one. I didn't want to limit my options by taking a black one, so I decided to take my new CLUSE watch, mainly because I think its definitely the most versatile and haven't had the opportunity to wear it/show it off too much lately. It reall was the perfect choice as it can be easily dressed up or worn with a cute casual outfit.
I recently discovered the Amsterdam based brand CLUSE watches and was blown away with their sophisticated and simple designs. I have already worn my watch to death, and am so impressed with the quality and the detail of it!
Funnily enough, I had been chasing the perfect gold mesh watch for quite some time. But every watch I found was either too big or too expensive. I was over the moon when I found this baby, I love how it has a dark face, I don't have any timepieces like it! (Shop the watch here!). But the best part of this watch by far is the adjustable strap. I don't know about you guys, but the excitement of getting a new watch is all too much for me, I am literally that little girl who waits by the letter box, refreshing the Aus Post tracking number. In my opinion, the only downfall of getting a new watch is when you have to go to the effort of getting links taken out (& money!) or having it made smaller, I was so amazed that my CLUSE watch could be adjusted to any size, (By none other than myself..) no watch repairer needed!!
I have so many other CLUSE watches on my wish list, I cannot wait to be the proud owner of a rose gold one soon! Check out their amazing collection, literally every colour and style you could think of and such great value! Shop the collection here!
I wore this more casual look to the Bianca Spender & Jennifer Kate shows that were later in the afternoon. on the Tuesday. (See my Instagram for the incredible location of the Jennifer Kate show!) I felt slightly underdressed, but I was exhausted and just wanted to be comfortable! I ended up wearing the watch literally the entire time I was at Fashion week, just because it goes with absolutely everything, but I thought I would photograph it with this cute new dress I ordered from Glassons, I just love how well it fits. Its super cute and affordable, it might not be a piece I will have forever but I feel like I'll be able to live in it this Autumn and I think its the perfect dress to take to NYC & LA in July. I added some jewellery and of course some statement flatforms to complete the look.
Big thanks to CLUSE for having me on time and completing my look last week at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Thanks for stopping in guys! Issy xxx