Leather & Stripes.

T-shirt: Zimmermann / Leather Skirt: Zara / Fedora: Forever 21 / Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylors (low-cut) / Watch: Michael Kors / Pearl Ring: Forever 21 / Lipstick: Sportsgirl 

If I had to wear one outfit everyday for the rest of my life, it would probably be this one (or a very similar variation). It takes a fair amount of will-power for me to not wear stripes everyday, and at the moment these sneakers too. Since I made the decision to purchase a pair of Chuck Taylors again (a shoe I haven't owned since high school), they have hardly left my feet. They are so easy to wear and fit in perfectly with my somewhat monochrome wardrobe. This Zara leather skirt is a piece that phases in and out of my 'staples' selection. It may not be the most comfortable thing to wear, but I have a soft spot for quilted leather and since I have been pairing it with these sneakers, it is safe to say I have (temporarily) rekindled my love for it.

Kate x

October Favourites.

T-shirt: Zimmermann / Boyfriend Jeans: J Brand / Sneakers: Converse / Handbag: Alexander Wang / Sunglasses: Celine / Midi Rings: Forever 21 / Cleanser: Mary Kay Time Wise 3-in-1 Cleanser / Moisturiser: Mary Kay Botanicals 'Hydrate Formula 3'

It seems as though our wardrobes are slowly (but surely) condensing to contain mostly black, white and grey- but we aren't complaining. This look is a combination of a few items we have worn on high rotation this month, as well as items that are at the top of our want/need list (we are particularly looking at you Alexander Wang Marion). 

With Olivia moving into summer in Australia and I (Kate) heading towards winter in America, it is important for us to keep our skin hydrated. From experimenting with many different beauty brands and products, we have found Mary Kay's cleansers and moisturisers suit our skin best. Our skin has a tendency to get very oily and these products are best at combating this, whilst at the same time ensuring our skin doesn't get too dry during the colder months.

What are some of your must-have items this month?


Leather Jacket: Zara (similar here) / Ripped Jeans: Zara (similar here) / High-neck Knit: Forever 21 (different option here) / Runners: Nike Free Runs (similar here)

Never (ever) did I think I would find myself owning a turtle-neck knit, let alone publicising it on my blog for everyone to see, but this is fast becoming my favourite knit in my collection. It is safe to say this won't be the only turtle-neck I will own. Considering this will be my second time braving winter in the Mid-west of America, I came to the realisation that I was in need of more knits. Olivia and I find the perfect knit (loose fitting, but not too baggy and in the right colour) extremely hard to find, so we always feel a sense of accomplishment whenever we stumble accross one.  I love the fit of this one and the fact that I don't have to worry about a scarf when I wear it. 

Another item on repeat at the moment are my Nikes. They have fast-become my go-to shoe not only for when I workout, but I find myself incoropating them into casual, everyday outfits more often than not (even with dresses). 

Kate x

Little Black Bag Guide.

These bags are our picks for the perfect 'no-fuss' everyday handbags. As you may have noticed from our outfit posts, we always opt for smaller handbags, rather than larger duffle sized bags. This may be because we are petite and feel as though if we use a bag much bigger than these we would look like a businesswoman carrying her briefcase to work. When buying any leather goods you have the option to blow all your savings or to opt for something more cost-effective. None of these options are going to save you many pennies, but we can guarantee they will last and stick with you season upon season. 

On a side note, we have come to the conclusion black is the only way to go when purchasing an everyday handbag. We've made the mistake in the past of buying brown handbags and even 'sea-mist' and although we may have loved them at first, that love soon turned into frustration at the fact that they didn't look right with many of our outfits. So we say - always opt for black!

Which is your favourite? 

Kate & Liv x

Floral Bomber.

Floral Bomber Jacket: Zara (other options here and here) / T-shirt: COS / Denim shorts: Brandy Melville / Belt: H&M / Fedora: Urban Outfitters (similar here) / Lattice Booties: Zimmermann / Midi Rings: Forever 21 (similar here)

Considering this is my first fall season in America, I have been experimenting with fall wardrobe staples. I have owned this floral bomber jacket for quite some time, but for some reason beyond my knowledge it has never appeared on the blog until now. Bomber jackets are such a great transeasonal piece that you can wear during fall (or Spring in Australia) tied around your waist as a safety net or they can also be worn in winter for an extra layer. At the moment I am making the most of wearing some of my favourite summer pieces like these Zimmermann lattice booties and COS tee, as I know it is only a short matter of time before they will be packed away until next summer when the snow hits...

Kate x 

Slide Guide.

Rose Gold: Seed Heritage / Black Leather: Wittner / Dark leopard (if you want to splurge): Givenchy / Lighter leopard: Windsor Smith / Black: Topshop / Black pony hair: Ancient Greek.

Considering we are confessed slide addicts, we thought we'd put together a guide of our top picks for anyone who's contemplating jumping on the bandwagon. There are hundreds of options out there, but these ones are our favourites because they're all simple, affordable (besides the leopard Givenchy beauties) and very versatile, which means they can blend into just about any wardrobe. We love the cross over style as they're generally more petite, which looks better on smaller feet, so we would suggest these to anyone who has hobbit sized feet like us. Any pony hair and animal print slides are also a favourite of ours because we love the texture and you can never go wrong with leopard print. Just like any other trend, you definitely have the option to splurge or to save some pennies, as designers like Isabel Marant have released amazing, butter soft slides for around the $500 mark, but you can also opt for more affordable options from brands such as Wittner for under $200.

Happy shopping x 

Sweater Weather.

Knit: Brandy Melville / Shorts: Brandy Melville / Slides: Seed Heritage / Love Necklace: Nicole Fendel / Fine rings: London Manori

This is the ideal Spring outfit for me at the moment. I am in love with this speckled knit from Brandy Melville, it has the perfect, relaxed fit and I actually really like the subtle v-neck (which I thought I'd never say). I usually wear it with a light, silky singlet underneath and it looks great paired with boyfriend jeans or shorts, especially these little printed ones, which are ridiculously comfortable and easy to wear. 

Our obsession with slides isn't going away anytime soon. These rose gold beauties from Seed are my latest find and they have hardly left my feet since I bought them. Slides are definitely my go-to shoe for Spring as they can be paired with anything from a dress, to shorts. I'm looking forward to incorporating them into my summer wardrobe as well because until now basic sandals were pretty much the only option for the hot climate in Australia and I have pretty much worn all of my ones from last season to death! Stay tuned for our 'Slide Guide' coming soon!

Get the look- The perfect Spring & Fall knit

1. H&M
2. Topshop
3. Rag & Bone
4. Proenza Schouler 
5. Acne

Liv x

Little Striped Dress.

Dress/singlet: Bassike / Denim shirt: Zara (similar here) / Espadrilles: Windsor Smith / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

They say that every girl needs a little black dress, but a little striped dress is even more appealing to us. We find ourselves wanting to wear stripes far too often, so we had to flesh out our options, we couldn't just rely on striped t-shirts and singlets to get us by anymore and both of our wardrobes are in major need of more dresses for warmer weather. Believe it or not, this is my first Bassike piece, which would come as a shock to our Aussie readers. I've always loved their fabrics and relaxed cuts so I decided to cheat and purchase this singlet two sizes bigger than I usually buy. Voila! I now have a striped dress. 

Get the look: Striped singlet/t-shirt dress

Liv x