SheIn -Your Online Fashion Black&White Dress

THE Black Dress

• Edit: the dress below has been HUGELY popular and is now sold out in size Small. It is, however, still available in sizes M (10-12), L (14-16) and XL. You can order this dress from me (with a 5% discount!) but only if you’re quick! • And now, back to regular programming… I’m having a mid-term slump. You know how I can tell? Not only am I tired and a bit (OK, a lot) grumpy, but I’m getting lazy with my dressing. At the moment I don’t have the patience for fluffing around with separate pieces, layering, accessorising etc etc. Don’t worry, it’s a passing phase that I come in and out of fairly regularly with the busyness of life. The answer? Simple dressing. Because I still want (and need) to look polished for work, and let’s face it – we all feel better when we look better. The one piece I always fall back on when I don’t want to think about what to wear? The black dress of course! But there’s an exciting new player in the black dress game – The Convertible Dress from Intimo! The convertible nature of this dress means you can wear it in heaps of different ways: Off the shoulders (as pictured above) One shouldered (think toga style) Strapless and tied at the waist (perfect for showing off or creating a waist) Strapless with the sleeves tucked in (creating faux pockets; perfect for disguising ample thighs) Halter style by tying the sleeves behind the neck (this shortens the length of the dress; perfect for showing off those pins) But the best part...

Adding another string to my bow…

Here’s my wardrobe philosophy: start with your basics, then add, add, add. Spend as much as you can afford to get the best quality basics you can and they’ll last for years. Then add, add, add seasonal, less expensive pieces to have a look that is always on trend. Ok, so let’s talk about these basics. How to get them right and where to get them from. I’ve fallen. Fallen hard. For a brand you’ve probably heard me mention before, but perhaps not one you’re likely to immediately associate with basics like tops, pants and dresses. It’s Intimo, and I’ve just registered as an Intimo stylist! Meaning you can now contact me (lily.thestylishteacher@gmail.com) for all things Intimo! If you’ve already experienced Intimo, you won’t need me to tell you all about the quality and the altogether amazing-ness that is finding your feel good fit (but I will if you want me to – that’s why I signed up!). However, you may be unaware (as I was) of the different ways to get your hands on Intimo pieces. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A PARTY! Is that music to your ears? Does it take the pressure off? As a personal stylist, I’m used to working one on one with a client. As an Intimo stylist I’m excited about continuing to work one on one with clients to provide a really personal experience. YOU CAN HAVE A PARTY! Want to invite the girls over for bubbles and fashion? Bring it! KNOW YOUR SIZE ALREADY? You can email or call me with your order. So, so easy. But, back to these basics....

#wishlistwednesday – Looks for Less

Gosh, the days and weeks are just flying by and we are well and truly in the midst of AW16 fashion. There is so much gorgeousness on offer right now that if you’re like me, and find it hard to resist, you’re going to need to shop smart. Enter: SheIn. Have you shopped online with SheIn before? They have a HUGE range of clothing and accessories including all your basics and the latest trends – at very affordable prices. I’ve put together four SheIn looks for four different occasions below, all under $60!   The School Run SheIn Striped Dress (exact match; $15.78). SheIn Hat (similar style; $14.34). SheIn Scarf (similar style; $13.58).   Date Night SheIn Grey Skirt (exact match; $26.03). SheIn Shirt (similar style; $15.78).   Casual Catch up with Friends SheIn Red Maxi Skirt (exact match; $20.09). SheIn Striped Top (exact match; $20.88)   The Office SheIn Plaid Shirt (exact match; $18.94). SheIn Floral Midi Skirt (exact match; $38.51).   Have you shopped at SheIn before? Tell me your experience in the comments. Lily...

The Classic Wrap Shirt – Three Ways

What do you look for in a wardrobe investment piece? Quality? Versatility? Wow factor? Timelessness? A garment that fits and flatters so well that you can’t bear to leave the boutique without it? The Classic Wrap Shirt ($279.00) from Living Silk has all of that in spades. Let’s talk quality – it’s 100% silk – which means if you look after it you’ll be wearing it for the next 20 years or more! As for versatility, I’ve styled and tied this shirt three different ways for three very different looks – (the ever elusive) smart casual, corporate and evening. Smart Casual I’ve worn the classic wrap shirt here over ripped white jeans with heels. I’ve also tied this shirt at the front. Now, of course you could also wear flats with this look too. Corporate To take this shirt to work, I’ve worn it tied at the back over a black pencil skirt with simple black heels. You could also wear it over some tailored pants if pencil skirts are not your thing. Evening This look is perfect for special events. You’ll notice I’ve tucked the shirt in this time and added some sparkly earrings and heels (and champagne!). Now, the fit. This shirt is true to size. I usually wear a 10-12/M in tops and in the images above I’m wearing a medium. The wonderful thing about this wrap style is that you can tie it as tightly or loosely as you’re comfortable with, so you know you’re going to find your perfect fit. This shirt is well worth popping into Living Silk’s Brisbane boutique (La Trobe Tce, Paddington) for. Do yourself...