I wanted to share with you my latest shopping precinct discovery in Sydney, Barangaroo. Some familiar faces as well as some new fashionistas make up the offering on The Streets Of Barangaroo.
Surry Hills locals The Standard Store have opened here as have Paddington lads Belance, then there is Collector, Optique, Shirt Bar and The Waiting Room all offering a nicely curated boutique collections. David Jones has a small two level space. However, the casual dining options should not be overlooked. You'd be hard pressed to get in to most of the venues at lunchtime given their popularity. I loved the food at Devon Café and the coffee at Shirt Bar. The Streets of Barangaroo are right on the water and feels super clean, friendly and chic. Do yourself a favour and head down on the weekend when its not so busy, do some shopping and have a bite.
The Streets of Barangaroo, discover a new side of Sydney - go on, I dare you.
Hands down my favourite time of day, the golden hour. Having this view at the end of my street, I will never take for granted. This is a time for me to slow down, relax and appreciate this one life we live.
On the weekends I tend to leave tailoring in the closet and go for comfort over anything else. The hero in this casual and comfortable ensemble is the Topman satin bomber jacket. A difficult colour to describe a little like champagne I suppose, not gold, not green but certainly has a sheen. When the colour is difficult like this one, try neutrals like - black, grey, olive green and navy. I have it paired back with A Brand skinny black jeans and an AS Colour white t-shirt finishing off the look with white Aquila sneakers.
Wear this look anywhere in the daytime over the weekend. The park, your local cafe or even a gallery visit. Simple elegant combinations will give casual ensembles a chic edge. White sneakers will always complete smart casual combination, so keep them clean.
I have a whole lot of fun in the sun. This day was no exception however, it feels like a lifetime ago after we spend a few days/ weeks of rain. Has Sydney become London? I am not concerned by weather, in fact I relish change..it keeps things interesting. This is the boat ramp at North Bondi, one of my favourite places for some sun and dip in the ocean. This dog friendly area is always buzzing with life, in the water and on the ramp. Given my penchant for regular swims, I have quite a few pairs of swimming trunks. These Academy Brand have been my favourite this season. I love how the white gives you more contrast on your skin. The pockets mean they can go from beach to bar. The variety of colours in the print gives you plenty of options in teaming t-shirts and woven shirts like this pale blue linen number together. I cant tell you how easy it is to wear this shirt, it just goes with so many looks. My shades are from the latest Baliey Nelson range and the hat is a handmade Panama courtesy of the gentlemen at Strand Hatters. Bondi locals Commune, carry a vast range of quality Turkish towels like this gem. Like the need for many pairs of swimming trunks, towels are equally important.
I really do enjoy sipping on a fine Japanese whiskey. If I am wearing a black monochromatic ensemble, its highly likely my mates are close by or on their way. This is a Summer/ Autumn evening look, that suits a casual coastal suburb like the one I live in. Black monochrome is best for evening in my mind. There is so much time through the day and special occasions for colour. If the weather is cooler, try a biker jacket for casual to smart casual or a black blazer for a dressy look.
By the way- these Belstaff boots have travelled to New York to Iceland to LA to Sydney, I can't tell you how comfortable they are. I firmly believe in the mantra- 'buy once buy right'. if it costs a little more than you usually budget for, look at the cost per wear equation. These boots have been comfortable, straight off the bat. The Baleciaga wax finish jeans give the leather look to great effect and the Isaac Selam t-shirt ties in nicely with the leather inserts.
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