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Style Journey: My current love for Jeanne Damas

“Parisian never gives too much away. When it comes to herself, she follows one golden rule: less is definitely more,” – Caroline de Maigret

I love how Caroline de Maigret describes Parisian women, but my love for her will need a seperate post altogether. Let’s focus on my current style inspiration, Jeanne Damas. Something about Jeanne that is just so captivating in all her feminine glory. Something about her is so Parisian, her style is timeless, effortless and relevant to so many.

Here are Jeanne Damas’s style DNA break downs, in my opinion,

  • Vintage or Vintage Inspired Dresses, preferably with delicate floral and soft, light colour ways, made out of silk, satin or cotton. Jeanne loves her vintage or vintage-inspired silk dresses, which I must say seems to be a staple in many Parisian ladies’ wardrobes. Even in her own clothing line, Rouje, Damas included pieces that is vintage-inspired, which are absolutely beautiful
  • Delicate Floral Print Pencil Skirt, most of her seems to be cotton or silk base. Pencil skirt is always flattering for most body types and what I love, the skirt can be paired up with sandals or sneakers for a more comfort look
  • Good Fitting Denim Jeans, nobody will be disadvantaged from owning a pair of good fitting denim jeans. Jeanne’s preference seems to be high waist, straight legs or slightly flare at the bottom 70s style. Good fitting denim jeans definitely can give the illusion of beautiful ample bum bum, and I love high waisted, especially if you are 155cm or under, higher waist helped to give the illusion of longer set of pins
  • Cozy Cardigans, Jeanne seems to gravitate towards fluffy, slightly cropped type with round neckline to be worn over her many beautiful dresses. She also have plenty of V-neck lines thinner cardigan which she pairs with her beautiful skirts or tucked into her denim
  • That Jane Birkin Rattan Bucket Bag, single handedly causing me to browse Etsy to find one for myself. Summer is coming to Melbourne and I can not wait to find one for myself 🙂

Who are your style inspirations?


Style Journey: Wardrobe Edit, a shopaholic way to fulfil her impulses without spending the money

“Why Grey? Cause my ideas are colourful…” – Unknown via Pinterest

I believe that it is in the make-up of my being that I am in love with the grey, navy and black. Possibly caused by growing in a city like Melbourne, who is so devoted to black, grey and navy are where I feel safe to express colour. However, once in a while, I will add a pop of other colour to my outfits to brighten my cloudy winter’s days.

Images via Pinterest, Death by Elocution

Ever since I have simplified my wardrobe and sticking to the minimalist approach, I get inspired to spice up my outfit through the varying shades of block colours. Whenever I need to update or hit refresh on my wardrobe, I always get plenty of inspirations from the world of street style photographies and do a quick edit of what I have. I find that doing a regular style edit of my own wardrobe, satisfied my inner shopaholic self. I managed to trick myself into thinking that I am shopping but I am not spending the money.

Images via Death by Elocution, Pinterest

Here are few simple steps I usually followed when I do my wardrobe edit,

  • Get Inspired
    • Using Pinterest or Instagram, I would give myself time to search specific trends I want to look up. My most look up search on Pinterest are, street style, minimalist style, minimal fashion and I would do a seasonal search of, winter or summer style
  • Pick 5-days worth of looks you want to emulate
    • From my Pinterest/Instagram search, I would pick up to five looks that I am inspired and loved the most, so much that I can see myself wearing the outfit combinations
  • Break down the outfit, go to your wardrobe and “shop” what you have
    • This the most fun part of the whole wardrobe edit for me. From the outfits photographs that I chose, I would break down each pieces and see what items I already have in my wardrobe
  • Take photos of your outfits with your phone, I use Polaroids cause I feel like my own magazine fashion editor 🙂
    • Using pieces from my wardrobe, I would do an outfit flatly on my bed and take photos of these outfits. I make this a fun and creative activity for me. Having these records on my phone or polaroids, helps shortened my time of picking what outfit to wear in the morning
  • Complete your look
    • In the occasion that you do not have certain piece in your wardrobe to complete your looks, I would make a purchase to complete my outfit. Here’s the important part, if it is a “trend” piece which will only be an IN look for this season, I would not invest too much of my money and would look into places like, ASOS or Uniqlo is one of my favourite

Images via Pinterest

I do my wardrobe edit twice a year, only when the season changes. I only do summer and winter wardrobe edit, our spring and autumn never last for very long here in Melbourne, hence I feel like I just extend my summer into spring and so on. Being in winter right now, I did my most recent wardrobe edit at the start of country-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 Corona Virus. This time, I added lilac jumper, burnt red oversized hoodie both from Stylenanda and an oatmeal coloured puffer jacket from Uniqlo. What style inspired you most lately?


Style Journey: A Call To Minimalism…

“Minimalism isn’t about removing the things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love,” – Joshua Becker

I love that quote. It gives me a clearer perspective on why I need to declutter my life. including my wardrobe. Ever since I was allowed to work part-time, I always chose to work in fashion retail. The love for both fashion and shopping are probably the biggest propeller of this career choice I have made for myself. For the best eight years of my working life, I have dedicated it to fashion retail and I have enjoyed most things about that experience, however I have also accumulated an insane amount of clothing items that I absolutely do not need. Here is the turning point…

Images via Pinterest

Over the years, my knowledge of who I am as a person have matured along with time. I have been quite comfortable with my being, body shape and all, for quiet sometimes now and clothes I wear have always been a my way of portraying who I am to the outside world. I am more drawn to simplicity, I am drawn to the quality of things rather than the quantity I own. My sense of style evolved and I am more drawn towards comfortable yet stylish outfits.

Images via Pinterest, Death by Elocution

Gathering my inspirations and thought on amazing platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, I slowly begin my style overhaul, so to speak. Finding items in my existing wardrobe, shopping from my own closet, curating items I love and wear often while donating items that no longer serve a purpose in my wardrobe. I began to notice my most loved and most worn clothing pieces are in grey, navy or black, how very Melbournian of me. The two pattern I seemed to love are stripes and polka dots, and clothing items within these two pattern qualifier I have managed to reduce in quantity to the bare necessities. I am glad that I go on this style journey towards Minimalism, because I now open my wardrobe everyday, with a huge sigh of pleasure. I am enjoying the moment of being with my clothing pieces and plan my outfit for the day. Most items are so easy to mix and match, and because I do not have unnecessary clutter covering clothing pieces I love, I have since stop saying to myself, I have NOTHING to wear…, which is a nice problem to not have. My current style obsession is matching hoodie/tracksuit pants with cool camel coat/jacket over the top, so effortlessly cool and comfortably chic on a different level.

What’s your current style obsession?