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(Topshop Jumper, DIY shorts, Vintage sunglasses/bracelet, Jeffrey Campbell Boots, Alexander Wang Bag)

I spent the weekend out and about in the city with Luke. We ran a few errands, got lost due to my bad navigational skills, purchased a new bed frame from Ikea, went out for brunch at the coziest and yummiest cafe and even had time to shoot a few photos of my outfit down the side alley too! We've been making a conscious effort to try and remember to take our cameras with us if we ever leave the house, which has resulted in me blogging a lot more. Can you believe I blogged every day last week and even had to stop myself from blogging twice in one day? I received the most exciting email i've ever read since opening the store from Cosmo Magazine two weeks ago which has heavily inspired my influx of posts. Hopefully i can share the news with you all very, very soon!

These shorts were a little DIY project i did over the weekend. I found this amazing mini pleated vintage fabric at an opshop last week and fell in love with how delicate and feminine it looked. I've always wanted a pair of pleated shorts but they seem to be impossible to find so I thought why not just make them myself? At least this way I know they'll be absolutely perfect and exactly how I want them. I finished the shorts off with a sheer black lace trim, which gave the hem a cute little frill and kind of made them borderline lingerie or something. Add my new Topshop jumper and Jeffrey Campbell Lita's and you're looking at the most comfortable outfit i probably own. How perfect for brunch it is!

114 comments:

  1. Your shorts are very pretty, well done!
    And, like most people in Sweden, I love Ikea, I'm sure you had a great trip there=)

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  2. OMG! You look stunning!! The shoes, jumper, everything!

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  3. So pretty. A japanese Pippi Longstocking, for sure!

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  4. this is one of my fave outfits of yours! i adore those shorts xxx

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  5. so pretty, I love this outfit, perfect jumper and shoes.
    You're Japanese right? how are you after the tragedy?

    kisses
    AzaharaJS

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  6. lovelovelove your look! those shorts are amazing, you're amazing! keep bringing your camera ahah

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  7. Those shors are amazing! If you made them for retail I;m sure they will sell out asap! And love this look! <3




    > Join my GIVEAWAY!

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  8. Omg! I'm so in love with this outfit! The jumper is absolute perfection and an Alexander Wang bag is top of my lust list ;) <3

    Love Ellen
    xxx

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  9. WOW!! go you!!! you're on fire aren't you!

    loving your DIY shorts - they're incredible! and the striped knit is really something!

    Happy Monday!


    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

    x Your Only Blackswan

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  10. Beautiful outfit as usual!!
    Kisses;)

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  11. you look so pretty! that knit is wonderful!

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  12. love your outfit...the short is amazing...great job!!!

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  13. I love this outfit! That striped sweater is fabulous. Looking forward to hearing your news re: cosmo!

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  14. I love that you're posting more often ^^

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  15. You look lovely! I really like the way you wear the sweater, and the sunglasses are amazing!! You are so super beautiful!

    xo thefashionguitar

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  16. mmmm not sure if my comment came through, anyways, you look stunning. You are so beautiful!

    xo thefashionguitar

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  17. great diy! could we get a closer look at them :)

    carrying the camera round is such a good idea, mine stays wedged to my tripod!

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  18. AAAAAAAAAAAAA! I L O V E YOUR BLOG. <3

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  19. The shorts are so beautiful I love feminine shorts mixed with a big thick cosy jumper, Ive been reading your blog forever now and I just always love your posts, congratulations on all you success x
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  20. Love the shorts and your overall look-- comfy cute!

    BTW, When you go out and about, do you take a regular petite camera or the more professional ones? Your images are always stunning..

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  21. Thats hot! Good call on shooting by the crates!

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  22. This is so awesome!! Great look!
    Love the jumper!

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  23. such a great outfit! i love your shoes :)

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  24. The outfit is so lovely and the shorts are gorgeous. However did you make them? I admire your sewing skills!!! :))

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  25. u look so cute!
    I love the short, great mix!

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  26. so awesome that you made the shorts theyre cool! love the shirt/glasses, and the shoes are to die for although not sure how you can walk in them!!

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  27. i love your outfit. so inspiring. i cant wait until summer comes in the uk xx

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  28. looking gorgeous! ah i so want that aw bucket bag.
    love your DIY shorts! such a great idea. hmm, maybe i'll try it myself.
    that sweater does look comfy.
    xx

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  29. your entire outfit is amazing! I have a Lita's currently on their way to me, I can't wait until they're mine!

    you're extremely inspirational.

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  30. Omg ! Amazing look, I'm in love with your glasses, and you shoes ! You look so gorgeous !

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  31. great diy! :) love your look.

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  32. You look amazing, as usual. What lipstick are you wearing? I've had trouble finding the right shade of red, but your looks perfect.

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  33. You look AMAZING in these pics! Love your outfit and everything!!!!xx

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  34. Good grief, you're so gorgeous. I love the texture play and proportions in this look - everything is just so perfectly spot on.

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  35. LOVE this look, especially the shorts! I too have been searching (thus far in vain) for the perfect pair of flowy pleated shorts, so bravo for making them yourself :)

    x K
    http://modernlegacy.blogspot.com
    -An Aussie girl's fashion musings.

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  36. omg! I love everything. Such a great outfit + your beauty. Definitely love it!

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  37. I absolutely loveee that sweater! <3
    Such a cute little blog. :)

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  38. you look amazing! Every and each of your posts leave me speechless!

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  39. Those boots are amazing!!

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  40. Amazing Nicole! I absolutely love the combo of the rough knit jumper with the delicate shorts & you did a great job on the DIYing!
    I wish I could wear Litas but Chase is only slightly taller than me and it would look very strange seeing as us together I think. Was Luke at the Bondi surf comp on the weekend by any chance? xx

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  41. Awesome pictures - the shorts are amazing :-) Can't wait to hear what your Cosmo news is!

    xx
    myheartbeats84.blogspot.com

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  42. omg seriously love this outfit,everything about it! those shorts are amazing, you are so talented! and yay for all the cool posts lately :)

    Fashion Bag 411

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  43. Lookin absolutely gorgeous girl!!! So happy for all the outfit posts! :) This is definitely one of my favorite ones from you ever! ;D
    xxx

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  44. such a great outfit!! Your clothes post give me so much shopping inspiration :)

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  45. Loving the shorts...do share the DIY project, i wanna see :)

    Xisses, Onyxsta

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  46. This is quite possibly my favourite outfit you have posted to date. I adore the shorts and overall combination. Can't wait to hear about this amazing news!

    x

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  47. i love this look its gorgeous !

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  48. This look is so inspiring. Not too overboard for brunch but still so stylish! Love it!

    XOXO,
    bloggingbeforebreakfast.blogspot.com

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  49. Wonderful outfits! Your nails are such an awesome color!!

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  50. I love this and I love how the pictures look! I like that you took pictures in the city and infront of people this time. It's so much more reality feeling! Nice. x

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  51. Va va voom! You look so gorgeous. I really like how you added the frill detail to those pleated shorts, they look so charming! Those shorts were definitely a lovely vintage find.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  52. This has to be one of my favorite outfits from you so far! : ) Can't wait to hear the exciting news!

    Have a Good Day!

    David

    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

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  53. Happy to see you are blogging even more now Nicole.
    I really enjoy the more 'relaxed' blog posts of your every day life like this one <3

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  54. By far my favourite outfit this year.
    I love the matching lips and sweater... and those shorts are insane.
    What I would give to be able to whip up a cute pair of shorts for a bit of brunch with the boy ♥

    Love,
    I'm Just a Gal

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  55. The shorts are my favourite part. I wish I could sew. I definitely should learn. Nice job :)

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  56. yeah, stunning as always ;)
    loove it.
    & yeah, blog more!

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  57. i love how you made what would be a preppy sweater edgier with the black shorts and accessories!

    thestyle-child.blogspot.com

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  58. This is such a cute outfit, i definatley would wear it. You should look at my site unique28.com and see some of the stuff because i think it would definatly fit your style

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  59. cute sweater!

    http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/jackets-required.html

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  60. I love the look of a baggy, chunky sweater over the girly frilly skirt. I have probably mentioned this before but I really do love the combination haha.

    Great outfit and great time (this is referring to brunch...I love brunch haha) =)

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  61. love this!!! chic!!!

    http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)

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  62. Aren't you gorgeous!? The shorts look great, well done! The jumper reminds me of one I own but haven't worn in a while, you've inspired me to wear it out again!

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  63. Beautiful sweater! You look fabulous!

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  64. So pretty! <3 Love how these photos were taken.

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  65. Your style is so effortless!! I love this!

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  66. I really love the shorts, definitely my favorite part of the outfit. Disappointed you made them so I can buy them haha.

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  67. You look absolutely amazing. The candy stripe jumper is beautiful.

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  68. I love the bright red lips that match the bold red stripes on that jumper! You look so adorable! It looks so comfortable and chic at the same time. Those shorts are great! I might have to try making shorts myself! I never like how any fit when I try them on.

    - Meanz (Koi Story)

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  69. you're outfit is so sick! Love the JC shoes and knitted sweater!

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  70. so cute! did you use a pattern to make your shorts?

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  71. i am so in love with this outfit!
    soooo in love.
    you look amazingly stunning.
    love that jumper and what cute shorts!
    alexander wang diego bag is insane!

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  72. your sweater is so beautiful

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  73. I'm in love with your sweater! So lovely outfit!

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  74. I think Im obsessed with this whole outfit.. its soooooo awesome. love the sweater and your glasses and those shoes just are the topping on the cake
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  75. this is fucking hideous. and for the record- get a real model

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  76. This is by far the most amazing outfit I've seen today. I love it!! The DIY shorts are true perfection, and your jumper is beautiful!!
    Oh and I love your bag as well. Obsessed!

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  77. you look perfect in everything. srsly! tempted to give that sweater a try, it looks cosy.

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  78. amazing outfit!

    PS. I really love your blog, i'm following from now on!
    <3

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  79. I LOVE your sweater.
    And I completely ADORE you!

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  80. Oh i love everything about this outfit, looking great Nichole!
    xox

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  81. Dead set stunning.

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  82. Oh my so stylish...I love you bag and JC..you are awesome

    maja-vonava.blogspot.com

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  83. You look super cute! I absolutely love your shoes and the gold bracelet!

    Fox Whiskers

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  84. You look amazing, as always. I love your blog. the pictures are so beautiful as well.. xoxo

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  85. Ahhhh! You look divine!

    meowcake.blogspot.com

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  86. wow I love your style, you look fantastic:)

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  87. I love your shoes!!! :)





    VISIT:
    http://thefashionwords.blogspot.com/

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  88. Well i'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying the more street style photos! i didn't expect such a reaction so thank you :)

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  89. I don't know if anybody ever told you this but you look like Maggie Q, just gorgeous.

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  90. Love your blog and your outfit, absolutely gorgeous! The red is so refreshing! And I agree, you do look a bit like Maggie Q! xoxo

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  91. amazing combination :) the sweater is love
    xx
    the cookies
    www.samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  92. Beautiful cherry red lips. The color compliments your face so well! Love the blog :)

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  93. You are absolutely stunning! I love this look...the sweater and shorts are fabulous together, and I love the sweater off-the-shoulder...looks casual but so put together. Love the JC boots too! Great shots
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

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  94. Gorgeous outfit, love the stripes and of course the JCs!

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  95. You look fabulous!! I've fallen in love with your blog. I followed you with bloglovin. :)

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.com

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  96. I saw that jumper in topshop and almost bought it!
    REGRET

    I love the torquoise ring, is it YSL?

    xox

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  97. darling! your style is so gorgeous! and you're such a pretty girl :)

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  98. Those are the cutest shorts I've ever seen! I'm not usually a big fan of pleat shorts but I think these are just perfect. You've got me wanting one of those.

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  99. Love the outfit especially the lipstick and the cute DIY shorts! Just wondering what lipstick you are wearing?

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  100. oh my jesuscryst :O
    love that jumper!
    you're a model right?

    www.fashionislikeagum.blogspot.com

    XO

    -JUST L

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  101. Love your outfit! So fabulous! You are a knock-out.

    XO, Katie
    Running on Happiness

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