To be free...

Waves of Chic - Nelson Mandela

Yesterday, the earth lost one of it's greatest. We can all learn from Mandela's life journey and wisdom. May he rest in peace.
Waves of Chic - For to be free...
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. - Nelson Mandela


The Trend ~ Odd Colour Combinations

Navy + Tan
{beautiful classic colour combination ~ tan scarf and navy hat}

I'm generally a big fan of classic colour combinations like tan + navy, black + white or olive green + grey. However, sometimes I'll see someone walking down the street, a store window or some pretty flower arrangement in such perfectly disjointed colours, it takes me by surprise how they just work together. Sort of like pattern mixing, colour mixing is often regarded as a tricky styling task. So here are some one my favourite "unexpected" colour combinations that sort of work in an effortlessly odd way.

Pink + Red

Pink and red colour combination

Pink + Red

Many people may think this is too "Valentine's Day" for a colour combo. However, I think that these complimentary colours work well together by creating a bright, almost monochromatic look.

Olive + Maroon

Olive and maroon colour combination

Olive + Maroon

Olive green and maroon are probably my favourite Fall colours and together, they make for a really effortlessly chic look.

Orange + Navy

Navy and orange colour combination

Orange + Navy

I find that when orange and navy are paired together, they ooze this very luxurious mood, like an Herm├Ęs box wrapped in a navy velvet ribbon. Orange is probably one of my least favourite colours, but when accompanied with navy, it somehow makes me want to wear it.

What are your favourite odd colour combinations that work?



We all start as strangers.

Good words to remember for someone who prefers old friends.


The Trend ~ The Camel Coat

There is something very classic and very chic about a camel coloured coat. Maybe it's the light brown colour in contrast to the more popular darker winter jacket tones, or maybe it's the usually classic slightly masculine cut of the coat. Whatever it is, I always notice this great winter outerwear option. 

So I've rounded up three camel coats for every budget, so we can all be a little more stylish (see noticed) this winter! Also, I've included three fantastic scarf options that go perfectly with the hushed camel tones. 

Firstly a thick knitted red scarf which is the perfect contrast colour and is sure to keep us warm. Second, a luxurious faux fur collar which gives this coat (or any coat really) a much more expensive feel and lastly, a great trendy patterned scarf in a classic red and navy tartan - two colours that give the coat a slight nautical feel (and you know I cannot resist anything with a nautical feel).

What are your favourite coat colours to wear in the Wintertime?


High:  Rag & Bone Roseburg Camel Hair Coat - $ 1,121
Medium: Whistles Isla Minimal Overcoat - $ 470
Low: Zara Coat with Large Lapel - $ 80


1. Topshop Sno Chunky Cable Knit Snood in Red
2. Madewell Tartan Blanket Scarf
3. Monsoon Marjorie Faux Fur Stole


If We Wait...

If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting our whole lives. ~ Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator