Pre-winter inspiration from workwear to weekend and a few beauty and desk inspirations along the way.
My early winter shopping guide for The City of Perth.
FROM WORKWEAR TO WEEKEND: SHOPPING IN THE CITY OF PERTH
At the beginning of each new season I tend to go looking for some fresh new updates for the coming months. As we slowly descend into winter, in Australia, I hit up a few of my favourite spots in the City of Perth to share with you.
I have heard from some of you that you are looking for winter office outfits for work, but I know you also love weekend style. With that in mind, I picked out an off-duty and an at-work look.
While on my shopping afternoon I quickly ducked in to pick up some gifts for friends and a book to add to my desk (you guys know I love a good desk top stocked with inspirational books!). I also could not help but pick up some new natural beauty products which I am very excited to share with you!
WORKWEAR – PERISCOPE
WEARING: CUSTOMMADE CAMI, GINGER AND SMART DEFIANCE JACKET, LACAUSA TROUSERS FROM PERISCOPE
Perhaps it is my love of classic tailoring with a twist and that reveal of lace, but this look was all too easy to put together. Traditional? Not quite. This incredible Ginger and Smart jacket with its oversized rose gold buttons and contrasting stitching detail was a hero piece I could not help but fall for. With the Ginger and Smart runway show at MBFWA programmed today, it seemed fitting to share a piece from the stunning Australian label. Find the entire look at Periscope.
WEEKEND STYLE – H&M
WEARING: V TOP, VINYL MINI SKIRT, RED SHOULDER BAG FROM H&M
I have been trying to track down this vinyl mini for some time now after regretting not buying it the first time I tried it on some months ago. The trend is one that I feel suits the cooler months perfectly as no one wants to be wearing this on a day reaching over 30 degrees! Of course, my love of anything red led this knit to catch my eye quick smart! Though this outfit is the perfect weekend smart casual look, swap out the low heel for white sneakers and it instantly becomes even more laid back. Find the entire look at H&M.
ONE OF A KIND GIFTS – NORTHSIDE BOOKS
WEARING: HELLO PARRY OFF THE SHOULDER TOP AND JEANS FROM GENERICS, NAJO EARRINGS AVAILABLE AT KORO JEWELLERY
Perhaps it is because we just had Mother’s Day, or that today is my Nana’s 88th (how cool is that?) birthday, but I feel like I have been running out to buy a few gifts lately. One of the best gifts I have always gone for are books. There is always something for everyone. Northside Books is one spot that I can duck into quickly on a lunch break and find something just right. Or I can find a little desk top inspiration book for myself! One for me, one for you… That is not a crime is it?
BEAUTY AND SKINCARE – GENERICS
I am all about the natural skincare and beauty products for inner and outer beauty, so Generics (who I have done a haul post from back here) is my favourite City of Perth stop. They currently have both the Northbridge store and another in enex100, both are easy to get to. Heading into winter I like to stock up on inner beauty essentials, bright lip and nail colours and facial oils. We need to protect our skin, do we not?
THE BEAUTY CHEF & CILK
Generics have just started stocking the full range one of my most sworn by beauty secrets, The Beauty Chef! I am SO excited that I can finally pick these up from a store, rather than hunt them down at a spa. I have been using the Glow powder for years (find my The Beauty Chef Glow Powder review here) and am excited to try the vanilla Body powder and Collagen Inner Beauty Boost. They are all natural bio-fermented probiotic based to improve gut health, which in turn improves skin quality. I also picked up the Cilk Rose Extract which I am all to excited too try.
Generics stock Treat who make non toxic nail polishes and lipsticks, in beautiful shades (hello bright red and coral for Winter! They are the best, right?). This nail polish is the best brand I have EVER tried! I want to ditch my collection and switch over to Treat- it is that good! They are all the way from Hamburg, which is one of the best cities in Europe in my opinion, so I am stoked to have found them.
Of course to add to my desk I also could not help but pick up one of the handmade Generics diffuser bottles, in the signature Monet’s Garden. It smells like heaven!
If you are on the hunt for new outfits for work or the weekend, for gifts or natural beauty products, make sure to check out some of these among the other retailers in the City of Perth. I would love to know what you think of my on and off duty looks and if any of you have tried some of my new beauty haul spoils! Got anything you have been shopping for specifically? Please leave me a comment below!