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Hi, Im Johanna. A digital designer & artist located on the South Coast of NSW in Australia. This is the home base for my internet wanderings - its a visual diary of all things art // design // photography // fashion // summer.

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Fashion Blog

On the Cusp

It’s not quite summer, but its definitely not winter. Its the time of year where you need two different styles to match in the one outfit. Covered top, legs out and proud and feet in shoes.

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Pretty sporty

If pretty and sporty spice were to get married, this outfit would be their love child. #matchmadeinheaven

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Casual hangs

Seriously this outfit looks so comfy! I think I’d wear this every day if I could.

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Super Stylin’

I’m continuing my love affair with all things velvet.. Seriously, I need to stop! haha

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Elizabeth Taylor // Style Inspiration

She’s the ultimate sassy lady! Seriously love her. Cant imagine bringing the fierce channeling of Lizzie without a classic red lipstick in your back pocket.

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Natalie Wood x Prada

It’s a match made in fashion heaven.

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Rose Quartz

So you might be aware that this year Pantone decided not to have a colour of the year instead they decided that a blending of two colours would add a softer take on a “colour of the year”. The chosen swatches are Rose Quartz (a rose hue) and Serenity (a cooler tranquil blue). They have claimed that these colours “psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security” and “reflect connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”.  For me personally, I didn’t quite get it. In past years the Pantone colour has definitely had an impact or a stronger grab of my aesthetic. When I first reviewed these colours I was underwhelmed. Maybe because I couldn’t place them in my everyday life – I’m not a light, pastel colour girl… tending more towards the darker, stronger tones. Give me black, navy, grey and white anyday.

So physical challenge set! Find an outfit that I would wear using these colours. First up we have Rose Quartz… probably the one that I struggled with the hardest as rose-pink really isn’t on my radar for a colour to wear at all! Ive teamed each outfit with a muse for inspiration… Links below to each piece. What do you think? Would you wear this colour palette?

Look 1

Pantone-Goldie

 

Look 2

Pantone-Kelly


 

Pool Party Luxe

Zimmermann are always a favourite of mine for beautiful prints in swimwear. There’s a certain luxe in a pretty print against a ocean backdrop. After perusing the Zimmermann website for the latest styles – I stumbled across this beautiful one-piece swimsuit. It immediately conjured up images of luxurious pool side lounging – with a cocktail in hand (and preferably no kids around!). So this outfit is an ode to a grown up pool party where fashion meets sun-lounging.

Shop the look: Zimmermann: Anais Floral 1 PieceMaurie & Eve: Josee SkirtSamantha Wills: Primrose Gold Blush Glitter Sunglasses

 

 

Kids: Bargain shop

Shop the Look: Top: Target, Pants: Target, Shoes: Target

As much as i’d love to always dress my girls in the best of the best – sometimes a little bargain shopping is all we can afford. I had a really quick wander through Target this morning and rather than sticking with the girls aisle, I had a peek into what fashions the boys had on offer. I found this really cute Chambray top, that would look great on my little girl. I’ve never been adverse to swapping up the genders when shopping – some really funky stuff can be found in the boys department which can take the edge of the pink overload you tend to find in the girls section. The top was $15 and when paired with a pair of white tights ($5), yellow sandals ($25) and my favourite top knot hairstyle… its a lovely fresh look for summer that won’t break the bank.