Monday, August 8, 2016

TRAVEL DIARY: MORNINGTON PENINSULA


Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs | Polperro Wines Villa

There's nothing better than a little mid week getaway, last week I headed down to the Mornington Peninsula for a relaxing two days. 

Looking back on it now I wished that we stayed for two weeks but with the boring things like work and uni taking up most of our lives, we found two days to be the perfect amount of time to wind down and take time to just relax and de-stress. Our first stop was at the beautiful Peninsula Hot Springs, I'd never been before but always heard great things. We had the most amazing time enjoying the many different spas and pools that were on offer, I literally turned into a prune. 

From there we headed to Polperro Wines to spend the night in one of the villas. I can't express in words just how freaking amazing this room was, I literally screamed when we opened the door. A huge bed, amazing decor, open fire place and best of all a massive hot tub equipped with a fountain that ran down the wall, I was literally in heaven. 

Seriously a 10/10 experience, I can't wait to go back!

Friday, July 15, 2016

GOLD PLEATS.


Hello Parry skirt | Kit & Ace top | Forever New bomber | Adidas sneakers 

From the moment I laid eyes on this gold pleated skirt I knew I needed it in my life. It's so different from what I would normally gravitate too but I think thats why I love it so much. 

I've been wearing it with simple black tees tied at the front to show of the shape of the skirt then pairing it back with a pair of sneakers to dress it down and make it more wearable for everyday. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SLIP DRESSING.


Fame & Partners dresses | Tiger Mist bomber | Nike sneakers | Saucony Sneakers | Rag & Bone bag

Slip dresses have made a huge comeback this season, they're no longer only to be worn as undergarments but are now the main focus on many runways. Personally, I love dressing them down, wearing them with t-shirts underneath to give them a casual edge and to make them wearable for everyday. 

Here are my two favourites by Fame & Partners. The black mid length silk dress is a wardrobe staple, I love wearing mine with a printed tee underneath and a bomber jacket over the top with sneakers for everyday. If I wanted to wear it out I would loose the tee and throw on a choker and a dark lip to make it that little bit more dressy, but still wear it with sneakers for comfort. I didn't know I would fall in love with the two toned pink and grey dress but it is perfect in every way. Again, I love wearing a baggy tee underneath and pairing it with sneakers to play down the girly vibes.


Monday, June 20, 2016

BACK TO BASICS.


Grana basics | Maurie & Eve skirt | Puma creepers

If you're going to fill your closet with something, make it basics. I seriously can't get enough of those black white and grey pieces that make up the perfect base for any outfit. Grana is my one stop shop for all my basic needs (yes I'm basic).

I have been loving linen lately, on my bed sheets and on my body. I find that its just such a wearable material that doesn't seem to age after each wash (a big plus in my books), its extremely light but in a strange way also warm. I love pairing my linen tee with a silk skirt, some overalls or literally anything because its the most wearable piece ever. Some of my other favourite pieces from Grana include these Chinese silk pants they are seriously comfortable and sit at the perfect spot on your waist, great to wear with cropped tops or just a simple tee as I have done here. 

If you want to have a look at all the other amazing things Grana has to offer, head over to their website here and if you see something you just gotta get your hands on use my code 'JACQUIExGRANA' for 10% off at the checkout.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ALL ABOUT THAT TEXTURE | AG HAIR


| AG Hair Texture Collection |

I'm always searching for those products that make caring for your hair and styling it super easy and quick. I'm not the kind of person who likes to spend hours on my hair. Blowdrying, straightening, the works have just never been for me - I am way too impatient and I get bored quicker than a 5 year old. AG Hair have recently released their texture collection and I am all about it. 


As I said, I love being able to skip a few steps while getting ready to speed things up a bit. My favourite way to wear my hair recently (while my broken ends grow out) has been the top knot. I find this style works best when your hair is maybe one or two days after wash, I take my curling wand through a few pieces here and there and then reach for the AG Hair Sea Spray and go to town spraying it all over my hair. From the ends of my hair I then scrunch them up giving me that beachy effortlessly messy look. If I need a little more texture, I'll add in the Texture Gloss to help me make the bun a little more tussled. 



Of course, for those lazy days (or the days you haven't been bothered to wash your hair) I usually just throw my hair up into a bun. I go over it first with the Dry Wax just to give it a little more volume and to help keep the bun in place once its up. I usually throw my head down, grab everything then flip it back up and pull it up, but not too tightly giving you again an effortless look. If I want it looking even more casual, I'll pull out a few of the loose hairs around my face or at the back to make it seem more natural.


Monday, May 30, 2016

LEATHER FOR WINTER.


Viparo leather jacket | The Lair pants | ASOS knit | Adidas sneakers | Nars lip pencil

If theres one jacket that goes with literally anything, its your classic black leather jacket. Seriously, they are worth the investment because of how versatile they are. This one by Vaparo ticks all the boxes (in my books), it's the perfect length and it doesn't swallow you up.  

I often find myself wearing the jacket just over my shoulders, I love how it allows you to have your arms to your sides inside the jacket so you're still super warm but it shows off what you're wearing underneath.  Leather jackets are a wardrobe staple, you can wear them over a cocktail outfit or simple with jeans and sneakers for everyday. Side note - I am obsessed with these cropped flares from The Lair, I always felt a little silly wearing full length flares around during the day but these are the perfect compromise and they look awesome with sneakers. 


Thursday, May 19, 2016

ONE DRESS FOR EVERY OCCASION.




Intimo dress | Forever New coat | Topshop bomber | Scanlan Theodore leather jacket 

I often find myself buying dresses I only wear once. If I have an event or special occasion coming up I'll go shopping find a perfect dress wear it to the event and then put it into my cupboard never to be seen again. This dress by Intimo can be worn in many different ways, eliminating the dreaded 'one wear' and allowing you to change it up each time you wear it. 

I am obsessed with how comfortable this dress is, by now we all know I am seriously comforts number one fan. So naturally my favourite way to wear it is just as a basic long sleeve dress then I throw on a big coat and some sneakers to dress it down.