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3 Colourful Ways To Update A Plain Straw Hat

The straw hat is a staple in any summer wardrobe. Not only is it sun smart, but it's also pretty stylish to boot. Most incarnations of the straw hat involve the classic combination of natural straw and a black ribbon band, either in a fedora or boater style. While you can't beat a classic, sometimes you've just got to inject a bit of colour into your life. Luckily, you can easily give your tired straw hat a complete makeover in just a few short steps. From switching out the ribbon band to the addition of a raffia trim, these are just three colourful ways to update a plain straw hat.

I Have This Thing With Glitter Earrings

At the beginning of the year I joked that my new year's resolution was simply going to be "more glitter". This was partially the result of the consecutive purchase of glitter earrings from Each to Own (the black teardrops and silver studs above) and Yippy Whippy (the pink squiggle ones) but I think it's a pretty solid resolution/life motto nonetheless. Because I just can't seem to shake off my attachment to glitter earrings, here are a few more I'd happily add to my collection.

Yippy Whippy Heart Earrings
Kenzie Collective 'Arrow Colour Pop' Earrings
Kate Spade New York Small Square Studs
Wolf & Moon Shard Studs

My 5 Everyday Makeup Essentials

When it comes to makeup I'm always trying out different brands in search of ~the best~ products. As such, I haven't always had a set beauty routine or holy grail products that I'd happily rave about. Until now. I love having a sticky beak into other people's beauty kits and makeup routines so I thought it was only right that I offer up the same opportunity. I don't like my makeup to feel too heavy so some of the main criteria products have to pass is that they're lightweight and easy to use. A few of these products I've only started using in the past couple of months but I've already decided that they're here to stay. These are the products that I find myself using on the daily.

I Spy: Wide Leg Crop Pants

We're one day into Autumn and, despite the fact that summer doesn't seem to be leaving us anytime soon, I'm already trying to piece together my Autumn wardrobe. While I've pretty much got my capsule wardrobe sorted, one thing I am keen to acquire is a pair of wide leg crop pants (I'm loathe to call them culottes because to me culottes are pants that look like skirts). These style of pants have been around for a while but I'm only just coming around to them now, mainly thanks to the appeal of those Jesse Kamm pants. I currently own a pair of silky wide leg crops that I love sick so am keen to make the transition to a more structured style. While pants are probably best tried on in person, I haven't been able to find a similar style around these parts so will probably have to risk it and order some online.

Images, clockwise from top left: 'Legion Pant' by Rachel Comey and 'Stewart' Pant by Caron Callahan via Lisa Says Gah; Sailor Pant by Jesse Kamm via MNZ Store; 'Lucie' Cotton Pants by Caves Collect.


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Books About Plants

As far as interior decorating trends go, indoor plants are back in a big way. While I love the look of lush indoor greenery, I'm not the biggest green thumb so I've found myself looking at plant books for guidance and inspiration. My most current acquisitions include Indoor Green: Living With Plants by Bree Claffey and an old beat-up copy of The Complete Book of Houseplants & Indoor Gardening. Luckily there's no shortage of books about plants out at the moment and these are a few others that I have my eye on.
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