Sneaker Inspiration

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love,

F.A.N.D. x

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OTK.

Image(‘Harlei’ by Tony Bianco)

Over the knee boots are the must have winter essential. It is essential that you find a pair that meets your needs. Consider the length, the finish (leather vs. suede), the heel height, etc. Good luck finding “the one“!

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From left to right: “Dane” by Tony Bianco ($319.95) buy me ; “Harlei” by Tony Bianco ($349.95) buy me;  “Alicia” by Tony Bianco ($399.95) buy me; “Jada” by Tony Bianco ($319.95) buy me

Love,

F.A.N.D. x

(@fashionaddictnextdoor)

 

I ♡ Birks

I have definitely got my money’s worth when it comes to my Birkenstocks. I thought I’d share a little collage of my styling of my Birks. They are even more versatile than I imagined and I really love them. It’s funny looking back how hesitant I was at first, because of how different they are from anything I’ve owned before. I thought to myself “am I really going to wear these?”. I’m so glad I took the plunge because they have been an absolute essential. 

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love,

F.A.N.D. x

(@fashionaddictnextdoor)

OOTD: Floral Black & White.

 

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I found this gorgeous black & white floral dress in Glassons and fell in love immediately. I love the print, the length is great, and it’s a dressy material too so very versatile. I threw on my denim jacket and trusty “Chunk” sandals from Windsor Smith for a casual look.

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This denim jacket is one my favourite things. I bought it from Urban Outfitters in the UK in September. It’s vintage Levis. I love the colour and the oversized fit.. it goes with everything.

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Now, the accessories. I’m a silver girl, apart from my gorgeous rose gold Michael Kors oversized watch. So whenever I find pretty silver things, I just can’t help myself. I’m loving quartz pieces at the moment. The necklace is definitely luxe for less, only costing $16.95 from Sportsgirl. My Krystle Knight ‘Balancing Ring’ is luxe for a little more, setting me back a reasonable $99.00. 

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My ‘Chunk’ Windsor Smith sandals get a good workout. They’re supremely comfortable and they go with so much.

The Details:
Glassons “Printed Racer Front Dress” ($49.95) buy me
Levis @ Urban Outfitters Denim Jacket
Windsor Smith “Chunk” Sandals ($89.95) buy me
Sportsgirl “Crystal 2 Drop Necklace” ($16.95) buy me
Krystle Knight “Balancing Ring” ($99.00) buy me
Sportsgirl Pout About It in “Violet Crumble” ($9.95)

Love,

F.A.N.D. x

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Photos courtesy of Mitchell Baird Photography

My latest purchase: Cut out boots.

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So you should know that I first saw these boots on Boxing Day or the day after and Windsor Smith in Parramatta had sold out of my size. At this point I should have put my detective shoes on and got a-searchin’, but I didn’t. I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Eventually I pulled my finger out and started searching. Every Windsor Smith store was out, including the online store. I was devastated; especially because Windsor Smith had 40% off everything in store, and 30% off online. Pretty much as big a discount as you could ever hope for on a current, trendy item. Completely by chance, I discovered Windsor Smith at DFO Homebush. I hadn’t found it earlier, because for some reason DFO isn’t listed on the stockist. DFO had a full size range and still had the 40% off. It was one of the best days of 2013 so far! Naturally I begged them to take my money. So now, I have these pretties on my feet. 😀 So far they’re a tough mistress, but no doubt once worn in, they will be super comfy and will be the prefect trans-seasonal shoe. 🙂

The ‘Envy’ shoe is $179.95 full price…

Stalk ‘Envy’ here.

It you’re looking for something even tougher, check out ‘Envious’ here.

Sorry about the essay – I just had to share my story with you.

Love always,

F.A.N.D. x

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Formal Fashion.

Are you attending a formal sometime soon? How about a wedding? Or maybe some other kind of formal occasion?

Looking for some outfit inspiration? Look no further than right here…

Look 1: Mint & Sparkle

Under $300

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Dress: ‘Milky Sequin Tank Dress’ @ FOREVER NEW ($129.99) Buy me

Clutch: ‘Lovin’ Clutch @ BETTS SHOES ($59.99) Buy me

Shoes: ‘Hysteria’ Heels @ BETTS SHOES ($99.99) Buy me

Earrings: ‘Rounded Square Crystal Earring’ @ COLETTE ($7.95) Buy me

Look 2: Pastel Princess

Under $260

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Dress: ‘Madeline Mesh Embellished Dress’ @ FOREVER NEW ($99.99) Buy me

Clutch: ‘Spain’ Clutch in ballet @ WITTNER ($59.95) Buy me

Shoes: ‘Catherine’ Heels @ BETTS SHOES ($89.99) Buy me

Earrings: ‘Metal Earring’ @ COLETTE ($7.95) Buy me

Look 3: Neon Yellow & Nude

Under $310

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Dress: ‘Maya Mesh Embellished Dress’ @ FOREVER NEW ($99.99) Buy me

Clutch: ‘Neon Patent Hardcase’ @ COLETTE ($29.95) Buy me

Earrings: ‘Frontier Jewel Drop’ @ MIMCO ($89.95) Buy me

Shoes: ‘Token’ Heels @ BETTS SHOES ($89.99) Buy me

Look 4: Pretty in Peach

Under $400

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Dress: ‘Ellie Bow Prom Dress’ @ FOREVER NEW ($119.99) Buy me

Clutch: ‘Festival Clutch’ @ FOREVER NEW ($49.99) Buy me

Necklace: ‘Nebula Chain Choker’ @ MIMCO ($149.00) Buy me

Shoes: ‘Lola2’ in Rose Gold @ BETTS SHOES ($79.99) Buy me

Look 5: Black & Yellow Lace

Under $330

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Dress: ‘Chloe Drape Dress’ @ FOREVER NEW ($119.95) Buy me

Clutch: ‘Aurelia Lace Clutch’ @ FOREVER NEW ($39.99) Buy me

Earrings: ‘Treasure Chest Stud’ @ SPORTSGIRL ($14.95) Buy me

Heels: ‘Halt’ heels @ WITTNER ($149.95) Buy me

Clutch Essentials: What necessities to take in your tiny little bag

  • Band aids (in case your new shoes are not so kind to your feet)
  • Lip gloss/lip stick
  • Feminine products
  • Camera
  • Phone

Important things to consider:

  • Not spending too much – it is only one night
  • Trying to buy pieces you can wear again
  • Show off your legs OR your chest – not both!
  • Keep it classy; avoid looking like a tart
  • Less is more

Which look do you like the best?

F.A.N.D. x

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