Back to Basics

I am not sure about you, but finding the perfect tee is tough. You would think for something so basic it would be easy, especially given the volume of t-shirts on offer. However, getting a cut that is flattering, affordable, doesn’t stretch after the first wash and isn’t see through is not an easy feat.

A couple of years ago I found my perfect match and it ticks all the boxes except one, the price! So following a conversation with a friend recently, about this exact thing, I decided to go on the hunt for the basic tee.

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On a mission, Glassons and Moochi did not disappoint. Glassons tees, (bottom right), are a bargain at two for $30, the cut just a little too boxy for my frame.

Moochi always delivers and the ‘Gift’ tee, (top right), looked great tucked in. A favourite in store this year is the dressier Circ tee.

However, a variety of stores and piles of grey, white and black tee’s later it really came down to two…….

Back to Basics

Despite the cut and very tempting price of the Cotton On tee’s, my overall pick……the Bassike Scoop V Neck from Superette. A splurge at $119, I can’t go past the flattering cut, (top left), and how comfortable the 100% organic cotton jersey feels.
Now ladies, tell me, where do you go to find your perfect tee?!
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Favourites of the Week

Along with the Winter Solstice, this weekend brought some cool temperatures and weather that did not make me feel guilty at all about laying low and relaxing inside. I was quietly excited as it was the perfect opportunity to burn my new Coconut with Fig candle from Blanc & Co.

Created by Auckland duo Lucy White & Cam Burns, Blanc & Co have three scents available, Coconut with Fig, Vanilla with Cinnamon and Pomegranate with Rose. I love candles and how they easily uplift your home, and with them being locally made, I couldn’t resist ordering.

With vino poured and my favourite mag’s within arms reach, there is not a better way to share some of my favourites things of the week with you. If only I could capture the beautiful scent!

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With the days getting shorter and the weather a little dull it was a perfect time to visit the beautiful Jade at Buoy to brighten up my look. A little more blonde, a little less length, some beach waves and voila…I left happy.

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One of my favourite weekend get ups at the moment are my Bassike lo slung jeans and Juliet Hogan Derek Sweater. This pairing is both comfortable and stylish, and I throw on my heels for a little glam.

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Lastly, a finishing touch, Blue Satin by Chanel. I love a dark polish and winter is the perfect time to give this look a try. This silky polish is navy in colour and the more you layer the darker it is. Nothing like a Sunday DIY mani to perk up your style after the shortest day of the year……

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The days only get longer from here! Enjoy xo

Winter Style Inspiration

Despite the thermometer dipping, with the cooler air comes the excitement of mixing layers and fabrics for some chic winter looks. Leather and denim are favourites of mine this season as well as a feminine flared skirt. Pair these with a cosy woollen jumper, simple white shirt, grey t or check. Lastly, you can’t beat a stylish winter coat.

Check out some of the looks on those who inspire me.

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Jessie Bush from blog ‘We the People’ gets it right every time. Leather gives this ‘pretty’ style a harder edge, love it.

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Stick with reliable black or add a pop of colour like this coral ‘Texture Gathered Knee Midi Skirt’ from Top Shop.

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Kate Bosworth, always one worth watching for style inspiration, works the 90’s come back kid the check shirt. Below I add my touch.

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Glassons Check Shirt worn over Bassike Grey T, G-Star Raw denim and Beau Coops. When it’s cold out I throw my leather biker jacket over the top.

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The stunning Jules Sarinana from blog Sincerely, Jules wears a white shirt with style. Wearing here ‘Silence + Noise Tuckered & Shirred Button Down Shirt’ from Urban Outfitters. Great look for summer.

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Layering a white shirt for winter, wear it under a woollen jumper or, like Jessie above, team with a leather jacket, tuxedo pant and heels.

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Maiden Sydney blogger Brooke Cullen shows us how to wear leather, with a pair of kick a** heels and a cosy knit.

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The pair I am coveting this winter is the Camilla and Marc Wireless Legging

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You will likely always see Elle Ferguson from ‘They All Hate Us’ wearing denim. Whether it be a worn pair of jeans or cut-offs, this is one of the reasons why I follow her and best friend Tash Sefton sharing their style on Instagram. Below are two favourites of mine. Contrasting, yet comfortable and stylish, they look great with trainers or heels

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One Teaspoon Freebird Skinny jean                        Bassike Low Slung White jean

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Finally, our ‘Damsel in Dior’ Jacey Duprie wears Sass & Bide Snowbird Capelet. This capelet is gorgeous and certainly inspires the trend for capes this season.

I hope you can seek some inspiration for winter from this post. Check out what the other bloggers are posting about to see who is inspiring me.

Enjoy xo

Photo Credit: vogue.com, We the People, Sincerely Jules, Damsel in Dior, Superette, Elle Ferguson Instagram, Urban Outfitters, Top Shop, Glassons, Bassike, Maiden Sydney