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Inspired by my new love of monochromatic dressing I’ve also been dreaming of crisp white interiors, made homely by a mix of textures.  Textiles, ceramics, wood and pops of green foliage for a tiny bit of colour.

Just a little inspiration for Friday, but come back next week for the continuation of #liltblogbacktobasics.

x Luciana

Images via Pinterest

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Having watched the documentary “Premiere: Ellery in Paris” just last night, my head is swimming with the dream world of Australian designer, Kym Ellery.

Her new collection which just showed at Paris Fashion Week is no exception to her usually beautiful and enchanting shows.  With a penchant for strong silhouettes, there is no denying that there is something magical in the shapes of an Ellery garment. Somewhat classic, but at the same time very fashion forward, dramatic and demanding of attention.

The documentary itself, with a peek into the world of Kym Ellery and her vivacious and creative character is enough to make you fall in love with her collections over and over again. I now want to wear Ellery everyday of my life!

Images via Style.com

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 On Monday night I was lucky enough to sit front row at the VAMFF runway show presented by Frankie Magazine.

Such a welcome coincidence that many of my favourite Australian Designers were brought together in the one show. Kuwaii, Alpha 60, Kloke, Búl, Limedrop, and Gorman made for an eclectic and incredibly fun showcase!

Below are some of my favourite looks form the night.  You’ll have to excuse my grainy images, as I did not have a professional photographer following me around ( which I was lucky enough to have last year at VAMFF)

None the less the view was spectacular and the collections full of inspiration for the up and coming winter months .

To see all the looks and  shop the runway visit the VAMFF website 


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Last week I wore the A-line skirt  featured in today’s post much more casually, but this week I was wanting to create a dressier outfit that I could wear out during the evening.

Enter the Day-to-Night Top … It’s pretty straight forward, the kind of tops that I put under this category are tops that can be worn during the day, like to a work meeting, but also dressed up for night-time events, such as dinners or parties.

The secret to a good Day-to-Night Top is in the cut and the fabric. The silhouette should be modest but interesting, and the fabric should be dressy enough for night-time but not too glitzy, so it is still suitable for daytime. When picking fabrics think wovens in viscose, silk, or heavier linens, rather than cotton or knits.

The beauty of this style of top is that it is a super versatile item. Team it up with a pencil skirt or trousers for work, or a ball style skirt for an evening event. If you want to make it more casual, jeans and boots will suit perfectly.

So,  I’m still waiting for you guys to play along on Instagram or comment below!!!

I’d love for you to take a quick snap of your favourite “Day-to-Night top” and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #liltblogbacktobasics , that way l can follow along. I’ll be doing the same so make sure you follow me on Instagram HERE for all my back to basics outfits!

And if you don’t have Instagram, why don’t you leave a comment below and let me know, What is your favourite way to style this versatile garment?

x Luciana


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Outfit Details – Top: Scanlan & Theodore (similar here) / Skirt: Gorman / Shoes: Lauren Marinis / Bag: gift (similar here) / Necklace: Lovisa / Bracelet: Rock Finders Keepers

Want to see the full LiLT Blog Dream Wardrobe Checklist? Click HERE 

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Considering that purple is one of my least favourite colours, I’m quite surprised that Bally has turned out to be one of my favourite shows of Milan Fashion Week.

It’s the combination of colours that really makes the purple work for me here. Combinations of forest and violet, mustard and plum, with neutrals thrown in for balance.

It is such an inspiring way to introduce bright bold colours into an autumn palette.  Of course being Bally the accessories are on point, ladylike & chic with a little bit of quirkiness thrown in for good measure. Someone get me  a pair of those shoes stat!

Images via Style.com

 

1425525777155I am so excited to be heading to The Clothing Exchange event tomorrow night!  I was lucky enough to snap up some tickets at the last minute and cannot wait to go and swap some of the garments I no longer plan on wearing as a result of my recent wardrobe detox.

If you have taken it upon yourself to also clear out your closet, you might find this event quite enticing.

As part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program, The Clothing Exchange is hosting a wardrobe workshop and swap event at Fed Square this Wednesday evening.

The concept is simple, you can bring up to 6 garments or fashion accessories that you no longer wear, and these are exchanged for buttons which in turn becomes the “currency” you can use to purchase items brought in by other participants.

Special guests will include fashion blogger Cheryl Lin (Business Chic), consultant and campaigner Fabia Pryor, slow fashion retailer Mats Ekström (Swensk) and Violette Snow and Sigrid McCarthy (HESSIAN magazine).

So if you’re in need of some new attire, and want to be part of a great sustainable fashion event, make sure you snap up some tickets HERE. Who knows you might end up finding the perfect items from the dream wardrobe checklist…. I know I’ll be aiming to find some new buddies for my closet!

x Luciana


Where : Deakin Edge Federation Square / When : Wednesday 11 March, from 6.00pm / Ticket Price : $20.00 entry. Swap up to 6 items / Buy tickets ONLINE HERE to save your spot, tickets at the door according to availability

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Last week we talked about the humble basic t-shirtToday I introduced a simple but gorgeous a-line skirt into my wardrobe.

One of the items in my dream wardrobe checklistthe a-line skirt is the perfect garment to dress up a t-shirt like I have done here.

For this shape, I prefer to keep things no shorter than above the knee, This beautiful Gorman skirt has such a flattering silhouette. It is made of a heavy cotton which means it is perfect for day wear (say to the office for example), but also lends itself to be teamed up with more dressier tops if you prefer to style it for an evening event (more on this next week)

When picking an a-line skirt I think the more volume the better. Think 50’s silhouettes, cropped at the shin.  Perfectly classic, chic and versatile.

Do you own an a-line skirt? I would absolutely love to see your take on this flattering shape.

  If you want to play along, I’d love for you to take a quick snap of your “a-line skirt outfit” and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #liltblogbacktobasics , that way l can follow along. I’ll be doing the same so make sure you follow me on Instagram HERE for all my back to basics outfits!

And if you don’t have Instagram, why don’t you leave a comment below and let me know, How are you planning to style your a-line skirt?

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Outfit details –  Skirt: Groman / Top: Marcs / Shoes: Groman / Bag: The Bag Department / Necklace: GMS Silver / Bracelet: Georg Jensen

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And so the journey begins…

Today is day #1 of the #liltblogbacktobasics series and we’re going to talk about the classic, simple, and trusty t-shirt.

This unassuming wardrobe basic, can easily be mistaken as merely something to wear with trackies whilst watching movie marathons on a Sunday afternoon, but really it is so much more than this.

Worn with rolled up boyfriend jeans and comfy espadrilles or loafers, the basic t-shirt completes the perfect weekend or “running errands” outfit.

Need a quick “smart casual” transformation? Throw on a blazer and swap the loafers for heels…. Ta Da!

You can even turn it up a notch and match a grey marle tee with your favourite black pencil skirt and pumps, for a polished, chic look. And for a bit of bling you could pop on a statement necklace to finish the outfit…..See!!! So much more than daggy loungewear!

This time I chose to keep it a tad casual, and wore my new Breton stripe tee with slouchy black pants. However, to keep it away from “sitting on the sofa” territory I’ve teamed my staple pieces with some comfy stacked heels and fun pearl costume jewellery to dress it up a little.

Now! I want you to have a think about that lonely t-shirt sitting in your wardrobe…is there a new way that you could be wearing it?

I would absolutely love to see your take on the basic t-shirt. Maybe you’ll even push the boundaries and try a new way of styling this common staple piece?  If you want to play along, I’d love for you to take a quick snap of your “basic t-shirt outfit” and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #liltblogbacktobasics , that way l can follow along. I’ll be doing the same so make sure you follow me on Instagram HERE for all my back to basics outfits!

And if you don’t have Instagram, why don’t you leave a comment below and let me know, What is your favourite way to wear the basic t-shirt?

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Outfit details:

T-Shirt: Marcs / Pants: Leonard St / Shoes: Gorman (similar here) / Bag: The Bag Department / Necklace: Lovisa / Bracelet: Jolie & Deen / Sunglasses: Bailey Nelson