Canadian Tuxedo

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LOFT chambray shirt, American Eagle jeans, JORD luxury 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!

Winter In Brisbane

Broken Stiletto, Forever 21 trench and hat, American Eagle jeans, Nine West booties, minimal outfit, minimal style
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Forever 21 trench and hat, Zara top, American Eagle jeans, Nine West booties (similar here).

It’s probably summer where you are, but it’s winter here in Australia. Winter in Brisbane is kind of like spring in Vancouver… in a span of a day the weather can be chilly, windy, rainy, and sunny. Before moving here I assumed that it would be hot all the time but boy was I wrong! I moved here with hardly any warm clothes and I’m regretting that now.

Australia has seasons too and it does get quite chilly here, especially further south where it gets progressively colder. Sydney and Melbourne are a lot colder than Brisbane in the autumn and winter seasons… so cold in fact, that it was just 3 degrees in Melbourne the other day!

If you’re planning on visiting Brisbane in the winter, I recommend bringing jeans with you, long sleeve shirts, a few warm sweaters, pants, a pair of booties/boots, runners, a trench coat, and an umbrella. You don’t need a wool coat or anything but something that blocks the morning and evening chill is essential.

Brrr… I’m counting down to spring!

Classic White Shirt

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UNIQLO button-down shirt, Fidelity jeans, Louis Vuitton Alma BB bag, Enzo Angiolini booties.

A classic white shirt goes everywhere and with everything. Pair it with trousers for a sleek look or with jeans for a more down-to-earth Californian vibe.

Lately I’ve reduced my style down to the bare wardrobe essentials, preferring to wear those key pieces that can you anywhere without much fuss. Not only has this made getting ready in the morning a whole lot easier but it’s also made my style a lot more effortless, which is always a plus. There’s something so beautiful in simplicity and in not trying too hard. Sometimes fashion bloggers get so carried away with wearing such elaborate outfits, and it completely and unnecessarily overcomplicates the entire look. I’ve fallen so in love with minimal and effortless style that I can never see myself doing that again.

Train Ride Home

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Danier leather motorcycle jacket, Boohoo knit sweater, BB Dakota leggings, Forever 21 hat, Louis Vuitton Alma BB purse, Nine West booties. 

All black and lots of leather is the perfect winter look if you ask me. This leather jacket is the only warm jacket I’ve brought to Australia so I’ve been wearing it on the regular lately.

In other news, I had a pretty awesome weekend. Yesterday my boyfriend and I had our first mini roadtrip in Australia! We drove to a nearby town called Toowoomba and saw lots of horses, cows, and sheep on our way there. I don’t know why but I find country life really charming. It probably has something to do with being less busy and crowded compared to the city. I grew up in a small town so I’ve always found small towns really endearing. I was hoping we could spot a kangaroo in the wild but unfortunately we didn’t have any sightings. Oh well, I have my fingers crossed for next time!