Friday, 4 April 2014

H&M Australian Launch

Hi everyone! Some of you may have seen on Dusty Petals Facebook and Intsagram that I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch of the first Australian H&M store on Thursday night. I love that Melbourne was the first Australian state to welcome H&M.  6 more stores will follow in Australia, so don't despair non Melburnians. 

 I had the opportunity to navigate through the historical GPO building with 5,000 square metres dedicated entirely to three levels of men, women, children's clothing and also a 'homes' section. I was like a kid in a candy store. The night included celebrity spotting, an incredible bar menu including my favourite Mojito drink, delicious and modern canapes and of course the opportunity to be the first to purchase in this flagship Melbourne store. However I was disappointed that my girl crush Miranda Kerr wasn't there. 

H&M have taken over the iconic, stunning GPO building respectfully by maintaing and blending in with its luxurious, clean white walls and blonde wooden accents. 
I encourage you to visit H&M today! The store opens to the public at 10am. No more waiting for your next overseas trip to shop at H&M! 
Check out some pics from the opening launch party below.
Take care lovely people.




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Monday, 17 March 2014


Hi lovely people! I was so excited to be invited to collaborate with Wish. I jumped at the opportunity to share with you some of my favourite pieces from their range.  Below I am wearing my new favourite piece; the Boulevard Blouse, thank you so much Wish. I am infatuated with this piece because of its beautiful detailed lace panels. I know it will be worn excessively. 

Wish perfectly describe their Winter 2014 Collection as having "clean, modern silhouettes which are adorned with baroque inspired embroidery as fresh fuses elegantly with traditional." 
I personally love how each individual product has an element of surprise, either through its combinations of fabrics, bold prints or sleek silhouettes. Wish always present a modern and sexy collection whilst maintaining femininity. 
I have selected some of my favourite pieces from Wish below.  
Thank you so much Wish for your generosity! I can't wait for  my next purchase!

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014


Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week. Melbourne, being typically unpredictable with its weather threw in a cool day in summer and all of a sudden I had to dress for an autumn day. I was actually quite excited as I'm sure I've mentioned before, I'd much rather dress for winter than summer as I adore winter fashion! 
I found this red leopard print dress in my wardrobe with the tag still and 5 inches too long for me.  I quickly got our the sewing machine to shorten the hem and threw it on, eager to style.  Animal prints  always seem to make a comeback, however designers surprise us with variations of fabric, texture and print combinations. I think every woman should own at least one animal print piece and the safest bet would be leopard printed flats. 

I have put together some looks based around animal printed dresses below. I hope they inspire you a little.

Love this combination of floral and leopard print!!

Thursday, 20 February 2014


Hi everyone! I hope you've had a great week. 
After sorting through some boxes I had under the house, I rediscovered my old denim jacket. I was so excited to be reunited with it and eager to style it with some new pieces. I love how current denim jackets remain. Even though the more fashionable option today is the boyfriend fit I still feel confident wearing mine.
There are so many denim jacket styles to be found today, from ridiculously damaged, studded, patched with Mickey Mouse or other cartoon characters and combinations with other fabric types. 

Below I have styled my denim jacket with a lace dress. I liked the idea of toning the dress down with the jacket. I have put together some looks combining different style denim jackets for you to reference as well as some inspirational street style pics. 
Have a wonderful weekend. 
See you soon! 

Above street style pics courtesy of Google Images