TRAVEL DIARY | Lake Tyrrell

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 Given my predilection to anything pastel, a not-so-quick road trip to one of Victoria's most isolated towns, Sea Lake, was the perfect choice for my Anzac long weekend activity. The only attraction I was interested in was Lake Tyrrell, a shallow salt-crusted lake, covering more than 20,000 hectares making it Victoria's largest salt lake. Located approximately 314 km North-West of Melbourne, it took us 4.5 hours in the white van we rented to finally reach the destination. It was long and tiring, but everything was worth it in the end when you get to share breath-taking views and phenomenal experiences with amazing friends. 


Three Ways to Style Bell Sleeves Tops

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We have all heard bell bottoms, especially you fellow 90s kids, but it is time to graduate and consider bell-sleeves instead. Take one look at a bell-sleeve and you shall be whisked straight back to the 70s. The dreamy 70s era has come an abundance of voluminous shapes whether it is your hair, bottoms or tops. This trend is characterised by a fitted top with a distinct ethereal volume starting below the elbow or wrist, the perfect way to add a slight drama to any ensemble. The catch about a trend making a comeback is all about interpretation and recreate a modern look with it so you can avoid looking like you're going to a fancy dress party, and here's 3 different ways to style bell-sleeve tops. 

wearing: SHOWPO top | LOFT flared jeans | RUBI wedges | MULBERRY bag

1. Double Bells: Bell sleeves and bell bottoms. you cannot get anymore 70s than this double combo. Ever since the skinnies trend, I always thought that the bell bottom jeans will never ever make a comeback whatsoever. But obviously I thought wrong. Somehow wearing bell bottoms create a slimmer and elongating effect which is always a plus point in my book. Perhaps its the mystery of your calf size. I decided to add another classic style in the mix of denim and whites, and complete the look with a pair of wedges for extra height. 

wearing: BEGINNING bOUTIQUE top | H&M dungaree | GIVENCHY antigona bag | STACCATO heels 
2. Bells and Dungarees: Although at first Overalls, or also known as Dungarees, may seemingly be challenging to style, it can actually be a quick and easy outfit as they can be paired with literally any top from your wardrobe. The crucial trick is to style them without looking like an overgrown toddler, unless you are Kendall Jenner, most people cannot get away with it. Mixing something a little flirty and feminine with these lace bell-sleeves top. And not forgetting to smarten up and elongate the legs with a pair of black pointy heels. 

wearing: POMELO FASHION top | A BRAND white jeans | COACH bag | ADIDAS superstar shoes

3. Gothic bells: the first rule I learnt when styling a look from one of my favourite fashion guru, Chriselle Lim, is "opposites attract". Pair your voluminous top with a fitted bottom or vice versa to avoid losing your shape. So in this case I chose to pair my black bell-sleeve top from Pomelo Fashion with white skinnies for a casual street look. This is my way of being lazy but trying to be stylish at the same time, because you can never go wrong with an all black outfit. 

Three Ways to Style Adidas Sneakers

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There are certain trends that are destined to make a comeback and perhaps will stay around for long. Never thought in a million years that I would be into sneakers, Adidas specifically. Nike has always been my sneakers preference but only to the extent of sporting activities purposes. Fast forward to 2016, I am starting a collection of all brands and I will choose sneakers over heels or any other footwear whenever possible and appropriate.
As much as I love heels, as soon as the lustful feeling fades, the reality that those shoes are most likely painful, hard to walk in and will probably cause bone deformity in the near future kicks in. Nothing beats the comfort of sneakers, they are especially great for travelling. 

wearing: BEC & BRIDGE top | skirt from sister's old wardrobe | QUAY sunglasses | ADIDAS superstar sneakers | LACK OF COLOUR hat

One of my favourite combinations as of now would be wearing them with skirts, a cross between fancy and simple. Athletic footwear adds the perfect balance of sporty and instantly make the look more downtown cool instead of the usual uptown elegant. The unexpected combination not only look great but also demonstrates how the "rules" of what is "right" can sometimes be bent. Surprise surprise, I chose another white on white outfit. If you have not figured it out yet, yes I am obsessed with anything white. 

wearing: BOOHOO dress | ADIDAS cap | YEEZY boost 350 sneakers | GIVENCHY antigona bag

For those who are not too comfortable with mixing a feminine skirt with sneakers, this is an alternative: a slightly sporty and simple dress. The great thing about this dress is that it can go both ways depending how you accessorise; either a fancy night-out dress when paired with heels and a clutch or a more active when paired with a sports cap and sneakers. 

wearing: BOOHOO striped over-the-shoulders top | TOPSHOP white jeans | ADIDAS superstar 80s rose gold sneakers  and cap
Lastly, when you can't think of anything to wear for a quick lunch, pair you favourite sneakers with any skinnies. You are guaranteed a great looking effortless outfit. To spice things up, I added this striped over-the-shoulders top for a feminine touch yet also athletic look.

XOXO, ET


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