Style vs. Comfort


I love clothes. I love style. I love spending hours scrolling through pages and pages of products online and adding my favourites to the shopping cart (even if I’m not going to go through with the purchase). However, I’ve noticed lately that I am becoming more and more enamoured with being comfy, rather than giving in to being stylish 24/7.

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Online Store of the Week: The Iconic

If you live in Australia and love online shopping, chances are that you have heard of or purchased from The Iconic. The Iconic is similar to ASOS, based on the sheer amount of products listed on its site, but has an aura of sophistication which I think ASOS lacks. Not only can you find great deals (the Final Winter Clearance Sale is on now) but also more expensive items from the likes of White Suede, Sass and Bide and Calvin Klein.

Fotor0808223246I bought my Year 12 formal from The Iconic (“To Be Free” by Keepsake the Label) and I was far from disappointed. I bought it nine months before the event, so I would have had more than enough time to return it if I didn’t like it or it didn’t fit. Luckily, it was perfect and I fell in love with it the moment I tried it on. It looked even better in real life than it did in the photos – with online shopping it’s usually the other way around!

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DISCUSS: Is drug addiction a disease?

Peaches-GeldofTo judge another person’s decision is easy if you have never been in their place. A few days ago I read an article in the Herald Sun about the death of Peaches Geldof, written by Tom Elliot, who firmly believes that Geldof’s ongoing addiction to heroin was a choice.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I believe the first encounter with anything is a choice (if the person is informed and in control). If at this very moment someone appeared and offered me drugs, I would say no – because I know the ill-effects and dangers of taking them. If I said yes, it would be a conscious decision which I would be prepared to take the blame for. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as simply saying yes or no. In his article, Elliot says drug addiction “is not a disease from which personal responsibility can be conveniently removed” and I agree. If a person takes a drug for the first time, whilst aware of the risks, they should be blamed. It is a stupid decision to make. However, drug addiction is not the black and white issue Elliot believes it be, no matter how much I wish this were the case.

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August Wish List

August. In Australia, it’s the last month of Winter. Shopping wise, this means I’m looking for the last few warm items of the season and starting to admire some summery attire. So before I get carried away with bikinis (it’s inevitable) here are the last few items on my Winter wish list.

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Blogging 101: How to get noticed

On my most recentΒ Blogging 101 postΒ I received a comment from someone wondering how to get his blog noticed. Now, as most people will tell you, blogging shouldn’t be about gaining attention and popularity UNLESS it is designed to promote your own business or product. Your focus should be on blogging because you enjoy and love it, not because of the potential for more followers or monetary gain. However, because we all love people to appreciate, enjoy and discuss what we write, here are some basic tips on getting your blog noticed.

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Online Store of the Week: Beginning Boutique

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 1.18.46 pmTime to discuss another online store, and this week I’m #TeamBB all the way! Beginning Boutique is an online fashion boutique based in Australia which stocks amazing brands all at very reasonable prices. You may remember BB from my previous feature pieceΒ on PR Manager/Stylist Chloe Clark! Since I spoke with Chloe only a few months ago, the store has continued to grow, develop and establish itself as one of the leading Australian online retailers for young women.

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