Office Wear Outside the Office

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Boohoo top, Seed Heritage trousers, Chanel Wallet on Chain, Zu heels.

I love to maximize the wearability of each item in my wardrobe and my work clothes are no exception. Take for example these suit pants here. Pair them with a tailored blazer, a white blouse and conservative heels and you have a chic work outfit. Likewise, take them outside the office by switching the conservative heels for something a bit more sexy and fun like these Zu heels here, and add a top with a strappy or backless back. Easy right?

Knit Jumper

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Forever New knit jumper, Country Road trousers, JORD wood watch, Louis Vuitton Alma BB bag, Target heels.

Here’s a classic example of an outfit that I wear to the office that can be easily worn in the evening after the workday is done. I usually wear ballet flats during the day so if I’m going out to dinner after work I just add some heels and I’m good to go.

Those that know me know quite well that I’m the self-proclaimed Queen of Sales. There’s nothing I love more than buying a quality item at a discounted price. I managed to score these classic Country Road trousers for only $45 at their blow out sale a few weeks ago. Keeping an eye out for sales is so important if you want to look chic on a budget. I usually subscribe to newsletters from my favourite brands and sign up for their reward programs to receive members-only perks and discounts. Most brands have at least one big sale at the end of every season and the best reductions always happen in the last few days of the sale.

In other news, my appearance has changed recently. After years of having brunette/ombre hair, I’m finally back to black. What do you think of the new look?

Kangaroo Point

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Puma top, Lululemon pants, and Cotton On runners.

How awesome are these runners from Cotton On? I bought them on sale for $15 (they’re $10 now!) and they’re pretty good quality. I got them for the Colour Run a month ago because I needed dark runners that I wouldn’t care about getting ruined. After the Colour Run they were still in good shape and since they’re so cute and comfy I wear them pretty often now when I go hiking or running outdoors.

My favourite place to work out (besides the gym, of course) is Kangaroo Point. Sometimes working out at the gym gets boring and a change of scenery is needed. I love running on the boardwalk alongside the Brisbane river, with this beautiful view of the city in front of me. There’s many stairs you can run up as well. I always found that doing a few sets of stair runs gets your heart pumping faster than the stairmaster.

I love this location because no other area in Brisbane can match Kangaroo Point for its location and natural beauty. Featuring unmatched river and city views, the stunning Kangaroo Point cliffs and of course Brisbane’s most recognisable icon, the famous Story Bridge. Kangaroo Point is always buzzing with people and there’s plenty of parkland available for outdoor yoga, picnics and relaxing. The cliffs are also well known for climbing and are very popular with rock climbers from all over the country.

What are your favourite places to go for a run?

Canadian Tuxedo

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LOFT chambray shirt, American Eagle jeans, JORD wood watch, Target heels.

Happy belated Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! This was my first time celebrating our nation’s birthday while overseas, so naturally I wore the Canadian Tuxedo to show my pride. The denim-on-denim outfit is probably as Canadian as you can get! I have to admit that although I really like living in Australia, for the past few weeks I’ve missed Canada terribly. Living abroad has made me appreciate Canada and being a Canadian so much more. Understandably, I miss my friends and family, but my heart also longs for our forests, clean water, fresh air, and mountains.

I’m a minimalist at heart and usually don’t wear any jewellery or accessories, but this time I accessorized with a simple wood watch. This one is made by JORD and the one I’m wearing is Ely in Maple. I enjoy wearing it because it reminds me of the Maple forests back home.  Every time I wear it I feel like I’m wearing a little part of home with me.

PS: To our neighbours down south and all my American readers, Happy 4th of July!