It is time to talk fashion ladies! I am such a jeans and t-shirt girl, I know you know this, but I am trying super hard to do two things. The first, is to wear less denim and try different options as bottoms such as skirts and pants, especially because I need new jeans, but until I get back to my exact pre-baby weight, I wont be spending the dollars on jeans until then (skirts and pants are ok as I don’t mind them being loose if I lose the weight and are easily altered- I don’t like altered denim) The second is to make sure that I start to build a wardrobe with things that are quality and can last FOREVER in my wardrobe.
Since I fell pregnant with Freddie, I don’t shop like I used to. Maaaann, I would shop all the time, I mean all the time! Oh, and before kids? Whoah! I had ASOS and Net-a-Porter deliveries every week, but now, I am super strict and unless it a cheap high-street brand (such as ASOS or NA-KD fashion) I wont by ‘trend driven’ prints or colours because, like I said, they wont last, I will be selling them off at the next market.
I decided I needed to write a list of things that I need to buy, that will be my building blocks to a lasting wardrobe and as time goes by, I will slowly collect these pieces. I say slowly, because these items will be quality and usually around the price point of $180-$600.
On my list:
A good quality black blazer (currenly I have a Zara one and a Chanel one, two extremes but I need a good classic every day one)
A white shirt
A variety of mid length or maxi skirts (these can we worn dressed up or down and make me look more age appropriate compared to my wardrobe full of minis)
A black turtle neck
A great coat
Classic black dress that is in between dressy and casual.
If I can work on collecting the above, I will be able to mix and match these pieces and I would simply just purchase some highlight/seasonal items to mix in with them.
In the above images, I wear one of my new favourite Australian designed and made designers, Diida. It was one of those situations, when I walked into their store on Chapel Street, that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t been in there before, because I pretty much wanted every single thing in the shop. It is funny, because across the road from them is one of the well known Australian stores (with a hefty price tag on every item that I refuse to even walk into their stores) and here is Diida, absolute stunning quality and actually designed for real and every women but at a much better price point and exceptional fit, feel, quality and style.
As you can see, I am not wearing jeans in these images and it was intentional, because I could have easily styled the black top or white blouse with denim. I made a conscious effort to pair the tops back with a skirt and a pair of tailed trousers to show that it is achievable to wear something that you can take from day-time and then wear it at night time, by simply changing your shoes!
I mentioned that the tops could go easily with jeans, but the skirt and the trousers could both easily work well with a simple white t-shirt!
I found some more of my favourite Diida items below for you to take a snoop at. This label definitely deserved its own blog post, because when I am passionate about a brand, it is my duty to share it with you and to of course support them!
Enjoy ladies xox
PS- I met the owner/ designer, Dimitria, and she is absolutely amazing! Her vision, her creativity and her passion is so strong, it radiates through the collections!