Sunday, 21 September 2014


Hi everyone!

I wanted to post something a little different today. More of a lifestyle post really. Lately I've been thinking a lot about my future, as I'm coming up to the end of my second to last year of high school, and its been quite a stressful time as I've been trying to figure out subject choices for next year, what I want to do at university etc. And with speaking to guidance and careers counselors, I have been deciding what path I want to take in life. 

I have always loved fashion, from as young as four or five I have loved putting on fashion shows in my room with my twin sister and myself, dressing up all my stuffed animals and styling outfits. As I got older I would sketch pictures of dresses in my diaries and flip through all my mum's magazines looking at all the clothes celebrities wore. But I never felt like the fashion world would be a career path I'd ever enter into. I guess it had never really crossed my mind back then.

Everyone I'm sure has been asked the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?", as a child I would answer silly things like, "A princess!" or the typical (after I'd started school) "A teacher!". But as I was growing up, and starting to try and think seriously about it, I could never come up with anything. In my head I would always be thinking about becoming a fashion designer, but coming from a small country not very well known in the fashion world, apart from maybe supermodel Rachel Hunter (who was married to Rod Stewart for a short time period), I never thought that as being a "solid career choice"). My siblings were coming up with things like lawyers and doctors, and I didn't feel like I was good enough.

After I got through intermediate school (middle school for all you Americans!) and began high school, that was when I really started thinking about it becoming a possibility. I took up sewing classes in school, began to take art subjects including photography, and started thinking about it in a serious way. As I said in my "The Backstory: Primp and Wanderlust" post, I shared my dreams of becoming a stylist with a teacher, who told me it was not at all an unrealistic dream and that I should write a blog. I then started to look into university options and talked with people about how to make this dream become a reality.
So I still have a way to go, with finishing school and then starting my degree, but now that I feel like I have a real purpose and a goal, I can't wait to see how life pans out. Having dreams are important, and following them through is even more so. Do something you're passionate about, I can promise you'll feel better for it.

Elise xo

Saturday, 20 September 2014

How To Style: White Tops

A gorgeous fresh white is the perfect year round color. It goes with everything and can be worn as in various ways. Pants, shorts, skirts, jackets and of course the classic white tee.
Here I'm going to show you a few ways of wearing this color on top, textured, layered, casual or dressy. The white top is so versatile and easy to wear throughout the seasons. 
Here are a few of my favorite ways of styling white tops:

I love black and white. Such a great statement making color combination without being too overwhelming. I love this textured short sleeve sweater. Adds a lot of depth in such a simple piece. Paired with black skinny jeans, booties and some sunnies, this is a great outfit for everyday wear. Can easily be dressed up with some black pointed toe heels and a statement gold necklace.

Dressy Casual
I love this eyelet white tee shirt. A fun alternative to your classic staple.Tucked into some black short and topped off with a black felt hat, this is a look i would wear out to lunch with friends. Switch out the black shorts for a floral skirt to add some color and mix patterns in a subtle way. Amanda Seyfried wore this gorgeous Valentino dress which emulates this style.

This simple white v-neck tee with ripped skinny jeans is given a masculine look with this oversized striped blazer. Gives your simple "James Dean" classic look a new vibe. Perfect for casual workwear or afternoon coffee runs.

Hope you've enjoyed these few ways of styling a white top.

Elise xo

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A Few Faves

Here are a few of my favorites from this month

This Longline Blazer is a different twist on the classic blazer. Definitely a style I've been loving! Purchase here.

Bliss Balls
I have been obsessed with these little treats recently. So simple to make and so good for you! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, these are good for just about anyone! You can put in so many different ingredients but these Pecan Pie Bliss Balls look like the perfect sweet treat as pie season comes upon my friends in the states (I would enjoy these anytime of year!)

This half bun and beach wave hairstyle is super cute! Especially now with my hair being shorter, and not always able to go up a ponytail without half of it falling out, this half bun is the perfect solution. Not only is it cute, but super practical to keep hair out of my face.

Saw this a little while ago and it really resonated with me. You do you. As long as you like who you are, it doesn't matter if other people do or not. Live your life for you, not anybody else.

Hope you enjoyed checking out a few of my faves. Have a great day!

Elise xo

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

How To Style: Black Leather Jackets

A good leather jacket should be a wardrobe staple. It definitely is in mine! Its the perfect piece to add a little edge to any outfit. Here are a few of my favorite ways of styling them.

The classic stripe. 
I love layering a leather jacket over a good Breton striped t-shirt or sweater. Paired with some jeans and converse, this is one of my go-to casual outfits for a weekend lunch with friends.

Edgy Bohemian.
I love wearing maxi skirts, they are like harem pants, but more free-ing. I especially love making this girly silhouette more tough and by adding a leather jacket, black booties, and a studded handbag, this is a great fall outfit which looks put together, but still comfortable.
Check out my How to Style: Maxi Skirts post here

Black and White Simplicity.
I love Ashley Olsen in this simple white dress, black leather jacket and black peep toes. Great evening outfit with a gold cuff, perfect for a dinner date. Still dressy, but toned down with the pushed-up sleeves on the jacket.

These are just a couple of ways I like to style leather jackets (real or faux) for various occasions ranging from dressy to casual. Hope you've gotten a little inspiration on how to style this must-have wardrobe staple!

Elise xo


Monday, 8 September 2014

Street Style

Hope everyone has been doing well!
I have decided to start a new little feature on the blog, showcasing street styles! These are my favorite types of outfits because it allows you to add a little personal flair to your outfits while still keeping it trendy. Here are my faves from around New York Fashion Week this year. Enjoy!

I have been loving the look of patterned separates lately. Its edgy yet classy all at the same time with that little peek of skin showing around the midriff either with high-waisted shorts, skirt or pants and a cropped top, this is the perfect outfit. I especially love the monochromatic theme of this one, and the little black booties, blue purse and sunglasses add a cool vibe to the overall look.

Shift Dresses
I've always been a big fan of the shift dress, I think its great for so many body types, its easy to dress up or down, and it looks so chic, like you put in a lot of effort. I love the high neck of this one, and the subtle pleating at the bottom along with the touches of color injected in the shoes and lippy. Gorgeously simple.  

Mixing Patterns
Ah Anna Dello Russo... the street style legend. Always a little daring, she manages to pull off very manic outfits, that most of us could only dream of wearing! I love the gentle, girly, floral print dress with the big white collar and black bow detail, paired with red tartan jacket, and tough biker boots. 

These are a couple of my current favorite street style looks, hope it gives you a little inspiration as we go into a new season!

Elise xo