The city's hard, the city's fair

 Vintage Beret | Dress C/O JollyChic | Belt from Sirens | Vintage Bag | Fishnets | Steve Madden Heels

Little black dresses are, in my opinion, one of fashion's best staples. At first, I'd paired mine with a pair of black tights but opted to change them out for fishnets at the last minute. I understand how much so many people dislike them, but truth be told, they're one of my guilty fashion pleasures! On a whim, I brought them out and layered them over sheer tights for extra warmth -- it is still January, after all. Otherwise, I opted for simple accessories in the form of a vintage beret and bag and my favourite pumps.


I live for glitter, not you

At Christmas, I was given a little set of MAC pigments and glitter (this one, to be specific) by my lovely mum. And even though Christmas and New Years is long past, I've been indulging a bit in some delightfully over-the-top eye looks. Who made the rule that states you have to pack up the glitter and sequins for another 11 months just because the holiday season is over, anyway?


Winter - The Rolling Stones

 Coat C/O Persunmall | Top from Sirens | Jeans from Suzy Shier | Purse from Thrift Shop | Steve Madden Heels

From time to time, winter can feel like a real drag on your personal style. It's not necessarily snowy, seeing as I reside in Victoria, but it's still cold, rainy, foggy, and occasionally quite windy. I've been making a concerted effort this winter to not let the dreary weather get to me and have been having a surprising amount of success thus far! I have a few neglected coats from years past which I've brought out and have been trying some different hat/scarf combinations and whatnot. I also recently got this lovely coat from Persunmall, it's quite different to what I'd typically go for -- patterned and leather sleeved -- but every now and then I feel the need to try something a bit different. I styled it with otherwise simple pieces, so as to let it take centre stage, and created a very slightly '90s inspired look!


Leather & Stripes

Here's a new OOTD video I mentioned a little while ago and have been meaning to post for ages!




Seeing as it's winter, I thought I'd bring out my darkest lipstick. MAC's Diva is an intensely pigmented matte lipstick, which I wrote a review on last winter. I normally only wear dark lipsticks in the autumn and winter, I've always felt they're more suited to the seasons of cold weather and short days. But maybe I should be more adventurous. 



Hat: Vintage | Wig: C/O ABHair | Jacket: Thrifted | Skirt: Sirens | Bag: C/O Chicnova | Tights: Secret | Heels: Steve Madden

I decided forgo making any proper 2014 resolutions, but there are a few things that I intend to do! One of these things, one of the more inconsequential but fun ones, is to work more skirts and dresses in my everyday wardrobe.

I hadn't started out with the intention of doing a sort of London streetstyle influenced outfit, but seem to have ended up there anyhow! I opted for a simple top and mini skirt from Sirens, black tights, black pumps, my beloved envelope bag (as written about here), and a neat little tweed jacket from a thrift shop. I popped on this synthetic wig (which I absolutely adore) from ABHair and finished the look with my old woollen beret.


P.S. The lovely people at ABHair gave me a discount code to share with all of you! It's 'AbbeyJ15' for 15% off site wide.