be cos

The street where I work has the cutest little houses. Weatherboard. Picked fences. Bikes that are ridden in the cute little streets. Que me standing randomly in front of one such house and begging my hubby to take a picture on his iPhone (still no camera for me!) On my latest overseas work trip I made my first purchase from COS. Not sure exactly how it's pronounced. The aussie in me says 'cos', my friends in New York call it C O S. Either way it's the big sister of H&M, yep that fast fashion European chain that will soon be on our Australian shores. Cos is simpler. More streamlined. More classic. A perenial blogger favourite that takes the latest catwalk looks and makes them effortless. So needless to say I couldn't say no to this textured shift dress with it's amazing leather patch pockets. Comfy yet glam (and mixing leather and texture means it's so HOT right now) it will no doubt continue to be a wardrobe staple come spring (good bye fur, and hello bare pale winter legs!!!). So the only question remains, will COS grace our shores soon? x K

Shift dress COS, Leggings TopShop, Boots Rag and Bone
Sunglasses Tom Ford, Faux Fur Gilet Zara
Watch Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ball Bracelet Tiffany & Co.

new season texture

Fashion is funny. As we head into Spring here in Melbourne and attempt to ditch jackets and knitwear to catch a glimpse of sunshine on our skin, the Northern Hemisphere starts shopping for their winter wardrobes. And all the while, the latest catwalks in New York, London and Paris, start showing the trends for next summer. Confused? Yep. Um. Agree! So right now, I'm just focusing on what I am loving, regardless of where it has come from! I am already happy to say good bye to this summers pastels, and instead I seek a wardrobe full of khaki, navy and black. Sounds boring I know, but it won't be! Fabric is key to making this all work well so I am on a desperate hunt for a perfect leather jacket (the biker will be huge!) And I am stocking up on anything with texture. Think embellishment, tweed knits or sigh embossed denim (the update on the print!). So here it is, anything baroque is in! And I for one can't wait to let me inner rock chic be a part of it. Yep, fashion is funny. x K  

spring time love

My life since New York has been up and down. And consequently I have not had the passion and energy to keep blogging about fashion and a life that was at times so tough for me. But this weekend I watched my beautiful sister marry the man of her dreams. A perfect spring day in the country side sun. And I couldn't be happier for her. So here I am. Back for a little while longer. Hope you enjoy this gorgeous picture x K