While I have an undeniable affinity towards biker jackets, lately I've come to embrace and covet a different kind of sartorial style. And that is duster slash robe type coats fused with silken fabrics. Slinky in nature with an unassailable effervescence and a gracefully hypnotic ebb and flow as only such a lustrous fabric knows how.

It is indisputably as resplendent as it is flattering too, a firm and tangible sense of opulence, as if one were of royal Medici blood.


 WEARING 
Fields optical wayfarer glasses c/o Glasseslit
Missguided duster coat (similar here and here)
Cotton On tank (similar here and here)
ASOS Ridley jeans
ASOS lace bralette (similar here and here)
Senso Jescinta boots
Larsson & Jennings watch
Bag c/o Zaful

Opulence and extravagance aren't necessarily meant to be taken to heart nor need they yield exorbitant results. Because I've always found such sartorial splendours more polished and enigmatic when kept to bare minimums; instinctually basic with an energetic emphasis on such details. Like this shoulder bag from Zaful. A beautiful contradiction in terms of minimalism and statement gold studding for a touch of luxe (and if you hadn't noted a Marni dupe at that). Classically transcendent and a piece that perhaps a modern day Marie Antoinette would embrace with fervor.

Ultimately such pieces can give surge to powerful influences and alter ego personas through a sense of strength in fortitude and stance. For me, perhaps such poise could also be attributed with my new stylish glasses from Glasseslit. Equally as captivating and as luxurious as my sartorial counterpart with their a faux wooden finish, textured and iridescent with tones of crimson coalescing with obsidian. They've truly made the uneasy transition of utilising optics effortless. Something which has taken me many years to embrace, despite a drastic need for improved vision. With an impressive collection of both optical frames and sunglasses, 1000+ styles starting at $9.90 and a 100% satisfaction with excellent customer service Glasseslit need to be on your radar.
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Photos by Elizabeth Oro 


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Event styling has certainly progressed over time. From outrages exclusivity and humbly demure beginnings to the lavish and immaculate soirees of our modern day 21st century. Such celebrations and events are no longer privy simply to the affluent few but now widely notable and acclaimed by the masses. From Instagram worthy backdrops to opulent colour coordinated table settings, sizeable barnyard gatherings to intimate bohemian carouses at the beach, contact Archive Rentals for their speciality service and knowledge. Because when it comes to event styling Archive Rentals are the destination for any cosmopolitan gathering. With an award winning team and an extensive and stylish selection of picture perfect pieces like wedding tables for rent to speciality items like backdrops and lounges and complete styling services serving all of California and Riviera Maya, Mexico.

While they offer styling and rental pieces, their website also holds a wondrous curation of modern wedding rental ideas. An immaculate selection of inspiration and pin-worthy photography and imagery set to ignite creativity and thought within. Perfect for perusal to garner ideas for upcoming festivities, like parties or your wedding day. And with a vast selection of inspiration from vibrant spring tablescapes in pastel hues to Moroccan or old world themes, you need not look any further for your celebratory needs.
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[ This has been a sponsored post for Archive Rentals. Opinions and words expressed have been written by myself and are my own ]


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"the spring rains woke the dormant tillers, and bright green shoots sprang from the moist earth and rose like sleepers stretching after a long nap. as spring gave way to summer, the bright green stalks darkened, became tan, turned golden brown. the days grew long and hot. thick towers of swirling black clouds brought rain, and the brown stems glistened in the perpetual twilight that dwelled beneath the canopy. the wheat rose and the ripening heads bent in the prairie wind, a rippling curtain, an endless, undulating sea that stretched to the horizon. 

// the infinite sea by rick yancey




 WEARING 
ASOS top
Target shorts (similar here and here)
Missguided sunglasses (similar here and here)
SPURR sandals 
Cotton On Fedora (similar here and here)
ASOS rings (similar)

Few things remained consistent over this Australian summer, even if (thankfully) it was anything but. Exposed shoulders and bold, heavy hardware adorning ones feet were some of them. These babies by SPURR have made quite the impression; making their mark on several posts now (see here and here) as well as numerous outings. Withstanding scorching heat and deliquescing tans while basking in flattery from copious passersby. I don't think I've become quite so enamoured with a pair of summer sandals.
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Photos by Elizabeth Oro 


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There's something charmingly nostalgic and whimsical surrounding popcorn. It's that airy delight that is awfully difficult to resist and restrain yourself when in confronted with its presence. Loved by all kinds of kids and those at heart; never discriminating and always comforting. And all from humble kernels of corn. Petite and adamantine in form and when submitted to extreme torridity, completely transforms into fluffy perfection. 

Wondrously doubling in volume; in every sense of the word. 


Popcorn has always been perpetually within reach, easily on hand for Netflix binges or sporadic moments of indulgence; be it alone or with company. And until recently I felt that I was quite informed when it came to all things popcorn. That was until a quick search on Pinterest awakened my mind to a marvellous novel world of flavour sensations and combinations. 

Who actually knew that popcorn could be flavoured in profuse medleys? 

You know, aside from the usual butter, salt or sugared varieties that is. From chilli versions to ranch flavours to dappled with chocolate and caramel versions. Pages upon pages of delicious combinations, the possibilities are endless.  So while debating over chocolate or caramel choices I decided to simply combine them both. And with that an image of molten caramel sprinkled with lashings of dark chocolate immediately fills the mind and overpowers the senses. 

A delectable temptress, if ever there was.

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 INGREDIENTS:  
Popcorn, popped and unseasoned.
Dark chocolate
Salted caramel sauce (I used up some leftovers but almost always use this recipe from Live Well Bake Often)

Lay and seperate popcorn on a large baking tray lined with baking paper and pour salted caramel over the top. Use a spoon to thoroughly coat each popcorn piece. (You can either set aside to absorb further or quickly proceed to the next step for a more "molten" and "oozy" finish.)
Melt the chocolate and drizzle atop the popcorn then leave aside to set.

Et voila
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via harpers bazaar, tfs, the cut + elle

Snowstorm be damned, the (fashion) show must go on.

New Yorkers and alike persisted with a resistance and rebellion against the weather. Through seventies flare (and flares) dabbling with leather eccentricities, black making its stylish statement and a sea of denim blues with exposed, naked limbs, the insubordination was triumphant. And amongst such insurgency several themes reigned supreme, illustrating such trends and accessories that are bound to be coveted by the masses. From bold primary colours and print to the throngs of (hopefully faux) fur coats and down jackets. Like this pink Gucci shearling button up as seen on Ms Zhang, an effeminate dream of opulence and warmth, a piece one yearns to embrace on such dreary, rainy days.

And while the desirable Chanel boy arm candy continued to slay, this time round the street style limelight shone directly in favour for J.W. Anderson's pierce bag; soon to be the newest craze and coveted "IT" bag for the year ahead. Drawing strength in its structure and a rebellious nature with its daring golden piercing, analogous to the very attitude on those New York streets.
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