How To Style The D-Ring Belt

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Truth to be told Phoebe was the first to launch the D-ring belt as the new trend in accessorizing. Now, the double ring buckle is also used by Bassike to give an extra edge to the oversized trousers, skirts and tops from their Spring 14 collection. Although their leather belt is amazing, I went on the hunt for an affordable classic canvas. I couldn’t find one in my man’s closet, the highstreet or the military dump shop, until I got my lightbulb moment in yoga class and bought a yoga belt instead. It’s not only cheap, but has an extra long strap to create some similar edgy looks.

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Hello Summer; 12 Piece Travel Packing List

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I’ve been using the Travel Fashion Girl packing lists all the times when packing for my adventures and whether I escaped for either one week or three months, trust me 12 wardrobe pieces is really all you need on vacation.

The magic formula?
5 tops + 5 bottoms + 2 dresses = the perfect 12 piece packing list

1 According to your style, destination and plans you can choose what individual pieces to pack as long as you stick to the total of 12. For example, you can bring 2 more dresses but then you have to leave 1 top and 1 bottom.
2 Stick to one color scheme like black, white and (denim) blue, so everything mixes and matches. But if you’re depending on backpacker’s washers, I’ve learned the hard way that bringing whites or delicates is not a good idea.
3 Outer- under- and sportswear doesn’t count, which doesn’t mean bringing five extra shorts ofcourse.
4 Shoes are down to two pairs, three if you include a pair of going out heels. But lets be realistic here, if you’re having a beach getaway, you will never ever wear that killer heel, same goes for cobblestone streets in let’s say Barcelona. The only killing part is your feet hurting, so bring a chic leather flat sandal instead.

Thanks to my fave Aussie bloggers Kaitlyn and Sara, I’ve put together an inspirational 12 piece travel wardrobe of dresses, shorts and shirts which I would love to bring on my travels. What 12 pieces are on your packing list?

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Borrowed from Modern Legacy, @kaity_modern , Harper & Harley, @harperandharley

TBT; Le Corbusier’s Influence On Chloé Resort 15

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For the Chloé Resort 15 collection designer Claire Waight Keller was inspired by a visit to the modernist Villa Savoye by architect Le Corbusier“It was about these architectural girls who love clean lines and silhouettes” she told during her runway presentation.

Build in the 1930′s, the villa represents the five points of modern architecture, and is one of the most easily recognizable;
Support of ground-level pilotis, elevating the building from the earth.
Functional roof, serving as a garden and terrace.
Free floor plan, allowing walls to be placed freely and only where aesthetically needed.
Long horizontal windows, providing illumination and ventilation.
Freely-designed facades, serving only as a skin of the wall and windows.

Now we know the “rules”, we can look into the designer’s mind by translating these rules to long skirt lines that seems like the person wearing it is lifted from the earth, horizontal stripes to create a graphic effect, architectural sweater prints and an overall functional and clean tailoring. Don’t we all love to be that girl – wearing those clothes and living in that house - Claire was referring to?

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Images borrowed from style.com

Hello Summer; Strap Detail Leather Sandals

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If the ugly shoe trend is not your thing, these timeless chic leather sandals by & Other Stories are a good alternative. I love that strap detail, which prevents you from toe cramps trying to keep your feet in the shoe instead of flipflopping allover the place. And most important, they will survive more fashion seasons than just the Summer of 14.

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