Saturday, 30 September 2017

Autumn Chic with Choies

Fall is a fantastic season. The leaves dropping on the ground forming carpets of beauty are memorable and incredibly beautiful.

To celebrate this season, I found some items in Choies that I thought it would suit Autumn very well.

I would like to start with the classic black and white dress. However, the details in this dress make all the difference. The black contrast frill trim and the statement flare sleeves are absolutely stunning. It is the trend of Fall. With the weather getting a little colder it is the right time to wear more fabric and eyes are all on sleeves and details. This dress is perfect for the season and so beautiful.
Dress HERE

Pink Perfection! The glamour that this colour adds to any outfit is clear. This polka dot pink dress is light yet oversized. The flowy outfit will bring comfort and freedom.
Dress HERE

Classic with a twist! This slim jacket screams details all over it. No need to accessorize too much here as the whole look is so eye catching due to the cut and design. Look lovely in this black lapel plunge cut out long sleeve slim blazer.  It is definitely a feminine and elegant look.
Blazer HERE

I love this dress and again all eyes are on the sleeves. So classic and so chic at the same time. Lovely light colour. The V neck is in perfect harmony with the sleeves. So pretty!
                                                                                                                         Dress HERE

Asymmetric, light material, gorgeous yellow floral all in a black Maxi Dress. What a dream! All the colours in this dress are Fall sensational colours. The design brings so much fun and movement to this item. 
                                                                                                                     Dress HERE

Let's complete the look above with these stunning pair of boots. It is that time of the year where we get to wear boots again and this year the boots are so regal. Details, colours, embroidering, you name it and you will see on boots. These ones are black with embroidery all over it including the heels. Yes, heel statements are here, so let's embrace them as they make so much difference to a pair of boots. I absolutely love them!

Boots HERE

Nothing like a blazer that speaks a million words. Raffles Hem, notch lapel button sleeve in a nude pink blazer. The sophisticate look transforms this blazer in a must have this fall.
                                                                                                                      Blazer HERE

I hope you have a lovely day. Enjoy the beautiful Autumn Season with elegance this year. 

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Let's Hike!

Hiking is one of my passions. Exploring new paths and feeling the power of nature all around makes me feel alive. That is why I would like to take you to a few places where I have been. Let's start with the Currumbin Rock Pools. Where the water flows through a green path, running over rocks while birds sing a beautiful and relaxing melody. I feel protect in here by giant forest guardians.

While travelling in Far North Queensland I came across this waterfall running fast over a rocky mountain and forming a perfect lagoon. There was no wind. The trees were still and noiseless. Only the sound of the water could be heard there.

Back to Currumbin Rock Pools where I walked up a stream of water I was able to watch small fish swimming and curiously coming to check on me. The day was perfect where the sun was less hot and the breeze brought sweet smells of rain forest. 

Mangroves on the beach - a perfect shelter for crabs in Far North Queensland. The beautiful coloured leaves were floating above the shallow water while perfection surrounded the area. Just don't be fooled by the beauty of such location as it can be dangerous here too. Big crocodiles live in this area. Always, follow the signs, respect nature and you will experience it at its best.

I am always searching for amazing locations, filled with excitement and beauty. And I have found so many times places that make me feel alive and happy like this one in Currumbin Rock Pools. Love the peace and the magic. 

 I know that hiking can be tiring, so make sure to grab a good pair of trekking poles like these ones. I am using Ultra Strong Trekking Poles from Montem. I walked over rocks and wet areas. I must say that these poles gave me so much stability that I could not believe how much easier was to walk everywhere. With them there were no limitations!  Get 10% off Use code LNT10.

Beautiful paths did take me to beautiful destinations. 

While living in Laos, I had the pleasure to visit The Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang. A stunning location where the colour of  blue water contrast with the green jungle bringing perfect harmony to the location. An unforgettable experience. 

Let's end this amazing journey with a well and deserved rest. I could not have chosen a better way to chill out. Sitting in my HAMMOCK from Madera Outdoors while observing the surroundings. This hammock is also a life changing item. Madera Outdoor plants 2 trees for every hammock sold. Their mission is changing people's lives as it is creating jobs and keeping our planet healthy so we can keep enjoy this amazing beautiful world through conservation. Get 40% off your hammock Just use code CRS40.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed hiking with me. What is your dream hiking destination?

Have a lovely day! xoxo Cris

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Spring Inspiration

It is spring in Australia. However, I know that many of you are celebrating the arrival of Autumn. So I decided to prepare a post on Transition Season with amazing pieces that can be used in Spring and in Autumn. Independently of the season, you can wear items that will have that Spring feeling. 

The dress I am wearing above under this gigantic gorgeous Jacaranda tree is sold out, however I found this Pink Belted Bell Sleeve Lace Dress below which is perfect for cooler days and it is pink!

While in New York last year I managed to photograph Spring St, I was there in Spring and it was so beautiful to watch trees like this one decorate the streets with pink flowers. 

Nothing like an A-Line Dress for the warmer days, this one has a Rainbow Lorikeet; a gorgeous colourful  Australian bird that I love. You can find it HERE.

You see these trees everywhere on the Gold Coast and Brisbane the capital of Queensland during October, however some start to blossom as early as September. 

The one above was so fascinating that I decided to photograph it and design a scarf with this image. Cashmere Modal Scarf HERE.

This one is at its full bloom. The city I live is beautiful, but I have to say the Jacaranda trees add a pop of colour to the Gold Coast. And the city becomes more stylish and feminine.

Brighten up your autumn days wearing red. This Charming Fold-Over Collar Double Breasted Swing COAT and Satin Floral Bead Handle Clutch are from Fashion Mia. 

What do you think of Autumn fashion inspired by Spring? Have a lovely week. xoxo Cris

Locations: Gold Coast and New York City
Photography: @photosbycris and @tc_visualart 

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Back to School with Style

Back to school is a time of wonderful new experiences! So to celebrate it I put together a list of must have items from SheIn. Wearing items that make you feel beautiful can only boost your confidence and self-esteem. 

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The pieces you will find here are easy to style so you don't have to spend hours in the morning trying to get ready and running out of the door so you do not get late. In addition, they are great for transition seasons.

This Aztec Print V Back Shift Dress is fun, colourful and super cute. It is also comfortable! Get back to school with the vacation look. 

Floral prints and embroidery are so trendy and so beautiful. Don't be scared to wear floral on floral. This outfit says it all. It is feminine and the embroidery on the jacket makes it a statement piece. You will not have to add too much to it. You can find this stunning Floral Embroidered Denim Jacket HERE.

Lace Up Plunge Neck Kimono Sleeve Botanical Smock Dress Add some colour and flowers to your day! The floral print on yellow makes it so special. The details of this outfit transforms this A-line dress into an easy to style outfit, plus you just have to put it on and you are ready to shine.  

 Who does not love a Maxi Dress? Well, I cannot live without them. They are chic and so flattering. I love the fresh look and this Jungle Print Maxi Dress  just caught my eye.

The classic pieces will be always essential items, a gorgeous pair of denim, white or black top, and you are dressed to shine. This all time favourites are never going to let you down. It is a casual look that is stylish, comfortable and beautiful. Get this Black And White 2PCS Ribbed Knit T-shirt Set HERE and the beautiful distressed boyfriend jeans HERE

These are some ideas for you to get back to school looking and feeling your best. Always add your touch to personalize outfits and make them your own. Get these outfits HERE!

Have a lovely day! xoxo Cris

Monday, 11 September 2017

Fashion in the Forest

Nothing like the smell of forest and the sound of a waterfall. This waterfall is called The Natural Bridge and is located in the Gold Coast hinterland Springbrook National Park. 

Springbrook Natural Bridge Waterfall is more than meet the eyes. You should try to visit during the day and at night. In day light you will find a waterfall with sunlight reflecting the water falling in a lake under the rocks. At night you will hear the water falling under the stars but not the stars in the sky. This environment is a perfect shelter for tiny creatures during the day, but at night they shine and this cave transforms into a ceiling of light by the Glowing Worms. A natural show not to be missed. 

Afternoon in #Springbrook is not only breathtaking but is is also a way to unwind and really let the sounds of the forest and the smell of nature invade your soul. I love to just stare at the natural beauty and forget all the worries

                                                                              So grateful for the beautiful planet we live in. 

If you enjoy horse riding like I do, Springbrook is a great location for this activity.

I totally advise you to bring a hat when visiting Queensland as the weather can get hot and humid, you really need to protect yourself from the sun. So why not do this in style, I chose this Wide Brim Felt Fedora Hat with Faux Pearl Chain - Black  from Rosegal. Another must have is a good pair of sunglasses. I am wearing Thea Sunglasses from Poppy Apparel. Get 10% off Use code PoppyPhotosbyCris. 

I also chose to wear a super comfortable yet stylish Jumpsuit with Raffle Sleeve from Fashion Mia. 

I will end this article with the gorgeous view of Moogerah. An amazing location in Queensland that offers water sports as well as bush walking and climbing. After a busy day, sit down, relax and enjoy the view. I am doing exactly that while sitting comfortably in my Hammock. I absolutely love these Hammocks because they mean better future for impoverished farmers. Every time someone buys a hammock from Madera Outdoor 2 trees are planted in Africa and in that way improving so many lives. To celebrate this wonderful mission you can get 40% off when purchasing one of these amazing hammocks, simply use code CRS40. This stunning Straw Boater Hat is from SheIn.

What is your favourite activity while in a forest? 

Have a lovely week. 

xoxo Cris

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Rosegal Wishlist


It is not a secret that I love shopping gorgeous items at Rosegal online store, however what you may not know is that I adore Retro Dresses.  

As I was looking through their items I could not resist the temptation of putting together some of my favorite pieces and I would like to share them with you.

I am crazy about day to night dresses and this one is gorgeous. The blue floral print with the black top makes it a must have. This A-Line dress with skew neck detail is very sophisticated - every girl dream.

A Line skew neck Floral Print Dress HERE

You will look amazing in this red and black floral vintage dress. This knee length. sleeveless dress is a stylish hot item. I am in love with the flattering design and the halter neckline.  

Vintage Halter Floral Print Dress HERE

Every girl should have at least one floral item in their wardrobe and if you already have one well this beautiful dress is definitely a good excuse to buy another one. It is elegant and the sky blue floral print makes it a wish list item.
Vintage Floral Sleeveless A Line Dress HERE

The colour and the details of this dress are to die for. The lace trim, spaghetti strap and short sleeves add so much to it. 
High Waist Lace Trim Vintage Dress HERE

The knee length and the short sleeves are perfect for any season. You can't go wrong with a wrap dress and it is so easy to style it. The green colour is stunning and the design is very feminine. Adorable!
Vintage Plunge Work Wrap Swing A Line Dress HERE

You want some new clothes, why not taking a look over HERE?

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Time for a new outfit!