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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I GOT A NEW PERFUME, AND I'M PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

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It's a week of newness on The Chronicles of Her. A new Monday Mood inspiration post, this week it's about 'white', which signifies new beginnings, a clean slate and a fresh start. And I've found a new everyday fragrance, Bottega Veneta's KNOT.

When it comes to choosing a new perfume, do you a) choose one because the bottle will make pretty Instagram pictures, b) make your decision based solely on the scent, c) choose whatever you think will make you most appealing to a certain someone or d) all of the above?

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IF YOU ANSWERED A

... you need to add KNOT by Bottega Veneta to your collection. They've nailed it with this super chic bottle (the knot detail is the same as the clasp on their iconic box clutches!). It's the most photogenic fragrance I've seen in a long time. 

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IF YOU ANSWERED B

... and you like roses, peonies, neroli and orange flower, then you will also like it. I'm not usually one for overly floral fragrances. I don't think people will take me seriously. But this one has just the right amount of depth to make it perfect for daytime - whether you're headed to the beach or the boardroom.

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IF YOU ANSWERED C

... the sweetness of the orange citrus notes makes you smell, well, pretty much good enough to eat.

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IF YOU ANSWERED D

... it ticks all the boxes. Get amongst it!


Wearing Jac & Jack knit and Saint Laurent bag.



Monday, September 15, 2014

MONDAY MOOD: WHITE OUT.

First and foremost, sorry I've been M.I.A. I arrived home from London to a new home, a new season and a new desire to make Chronicles of Her better than ever. 

Monday mornings can be rough, so from now on, every Monday morning you'll find a feed of inspiring images right here, to get you up out of bed, put a smile on your dial and (hopefully) inspire you to start wearing the other 80% of your wardrobe. 

This week it's all about white. White spaces, white denim, white nails, white knits and the beauty of a blank white page because there's absolutely nothing on your "to do" list. The first picture is from my new home which I'm slowly decorating... but more on that soon. Enjoy! x















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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EVERYONE NEEDS THIS SWEATER. HERE'S 4 WAYS TO WEAR IT.

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Whether you're seeing out the colder months in Australia, or preparing for a long cold winter in the northern hemisphere, a branded statement sweater is always a good idea. 

This one by Acne Studios is surprisingly versatile, and the classic, cult-worthy design means it'll be one of those pieces you'll hold on to for years to come. 

Here's four ways to wear it, whether you're cruising around on the weekend or heading out after hours. 

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Pair it with chic cropped trousers, brogues and oversized sunglasses for the right amount of dressed-up, but not too much. 


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Wear it with classic white jeans (or a darker shade if you have a tendency towards spilling your soy latte, like me) and trainers.

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Acne sweater Chronicles of Her www.thechroniclesofher.blogspot.com

Wearing Acne Studios sweater, Rag & Bone jeans, Tom Ford sunglasses (similar) and Nike trainers.

BRUNCH:

Since I shot this in London I thought I'd get into the spirit of things with a "brunch"-worthy (aka breakfast, but scheduled a good few hours earlier in Australia) outfit. 

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Wearing Acne Studios sweater, Witchery skirt, Saint Laurent clutch, Le Specs sunglasses and Birkenstocks.

DRINKS WITH THE GIRLS:

You can take or leave this suggestion, but I dress to impress my friends so bodycon and I haven't seen eye to eye since my 18th birthday, hence why I would definitely wear this outfit to drinks with the girls. 

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Pair it with a leather pencil skirt, strappy heels and gold statement earrings in the evening.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW FAVOURITE: THE LIZ JONES ALL-IN-ONE BRONZE FACE COMPACT.

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Make-up artists have a way of working extra magic with a face and making the most of its features.

Nailing a golden sun-kissed make-up look that can take you from day to night is something I hadn't managed to master yet because I could never seem to find the right shade of golden brown shadow, and most of my lip colours seem to take away the "natural" factor when added into the equation. 

A little while ago I met Australian make-up artist Liz Jones on a shoot and she introduced me to her range of make-up kits. 

I've always been a little bit wary of kits because there are always some products in them that I don't like or need, and never enough of the good stuff, but this bronze face compact has quickly become a favourite – particularly while travelling in Positano!

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The key is to keep it natural, using the concealer to touch-up blemishes, a bit of bronzer on the cheeks, copper bronze shadow to subtly contour the eye area and a white eye pencil to open-up the eyes and make them pop. 

Top it off with a few coats of mascara on the top lashes and a slick of the perfectly peachy and glossy, but not-too-glossy lip colour and you're good to go!

I love how all of the colours seem to compliment each other, and the white eye pencil is an essential little extra that makes a huge difference. 

Yep. You can thank me later.

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Bronze summer makeup Chronicles of Her www.thechroniclesofher.blogspot.com

Wearing Liz Jones Bronze Face make-up kit, J Brand camisole and hat from Strand Hatters. 

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

WORKWEAR WORTH WAKING UP FOR.

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I know workwear is probably the last thing I should be thinking about on holiday, but I've made many new additions to my wardrobe in London and I was too excited not to share them. 

Workwear is something I haven't given much thought to for a while because I'm now working from home full time, but we all know I have a tendency towards tailoring, so I've been missing my structured tops and pencil skirts.

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If getting dressed for work doesn't really excite you, and it's becoming a bit monotonous, it's time to think of subtle ways to inject some life back into your working wardrobe. 

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I make sure I can wear my working wardrobe on the weekend, and vice versa.

It's all about finding pieces with some sort of original detailing that makes them just that little bit more special, like the gold button on this skirt. Obsessed!

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I'm still going through my flats-only stage, and I'm all about brogues and oxfords at the moment. 

They're classic, clean and still dressy enough to wear to work. Oh, and they make coffee runs and staircases so. much. easier. 

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Workwear with a twist Chronicles of Her www.thechroniclesofher.blogspot.com


In other VERY exciting news, because of you all being so epic, I've made it to the finals of the Bloglovin' Awards in the 'newcomer' category (i.e. new kid on the block) and it would mean the world to me if you'd take a second to help a sister out and vote for me HERE

I'll repay you in love and more blog posts (insert praying hands Emoji). x


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FOUND: THE ULTIMATE CREAM SWEATER.

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I arrived in London late last week to visit my sister. 

We decided to make the most of the European summer and spend some quality time together (i.e. soaking up some rays and sipping cocktails) in Positano next week. 

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Sydney was (by Australian standards) freezing when I left, so I was pretty excited to escape, and while the weather in London has been pretty amazing since I landed, I've been trying to find any excuse to wear my new knit from And Other Stories – and the slightly cold change in the air this morning was good enough. 

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What's so good about it?

The high neck, square shoulders and textured detail is everything. It's special enough to wear dressed up, and understated enough to wear when you're just hanging.

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This morning's coffee run to Ottolenghi called for my favourite Nobody skinnies (ultra-black, high-waisted and the perfect length) and Nikes.

By the way, if you're a London local and you feel like giving-up your locals only cafe and restaurant tips, I'd love to hear them!

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Cream sweater and black jeans Chronicles of Her www.thechroniclesofher.blogspot.com

Wearing And Other Stories sweater, Nobody jeans, Nike trainers (similar), Dylan Kain bag and Sass & Bide sunglasses. 


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Monday, August 11, 2014

THE CLASSICS: TALKING DEFAULT OUTFITS.

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They say 'when all else fails, wear black'. But what if a) it's the middle of summer, b) you're by the beach and c) you just don't feel like wearing black? 

We all know I rarely stray from black, but for those 'nothing to wear' days, I say it's important to have default outfits for every scenario, or default pieces at least. 

What am I talking about? 

Chronicles of Her Pandora Symbols collection

Classic, oversize button-up shirts. Denim shorts. The perfect-fitting pair of jeans. An awesome black blazer...

Chronicles of Her Pandora Symbols collection

And beautiful fine jewellery pieces you never have to take off because they're subtle enough to wear with everything. 

Chronicles of Her Pandora Symbols collection

When I'm stuck with 'nothing to wear', I always go back to these classics. You could say it's a little unadventurous, but I always think less is more. 

Chronicles of Her Pandora Symbols collection


What is your default outfit? What pieces in your wardrobe save you from nothing to wear days? 


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