Monthly Archives: July 2015

Get to know Meika & Me.

20 facts

 

I’ve recently surpassed a blog milestone for me and now have well over 1000 individuals following my shared passions. First of all, let me say thank-you! The fact that so many of you are even somewhat interested in the rambling mind of a fashion lover and dream chaser still blows my mind! Second of all, I thought you might like to get to know me a little better.

Besides, you’re not a real blogger unless you do a tag every once in a while, right?

My name is Ehlana. I am the author and mind behind Meika & Me.

I was born in Mullumbimby and grew up in Melbourne. I am the oldest of 4 siblings and feel very protective over each of them. Our Dad called us ‘the tribe’ and I feel very fortunate for the relationship and close bond we have. I am lucky to call my siblings my best friends.

I am currently completing my last semester in a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management. It is my dream to work as an internal recruiter for a major fashion label.

I love winter more than summer. I hate the hot weather and think winter fashion is dreamy.

I am a self confessed Candy Crush addict. And Facebook. And Instagram. In fact, lets just say I can’t go for very long periods without using my phone for something or another!

I have never travelled overseas. But, that is all about to change, as in a few weeks time I will be travelling to Bali with a group of my nearest and dearest.

I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian and have been my entire life. My parents raised my siblings and I this way, but always offered us the choice to eat meat if we desired.

I would describe my style as very basic and mostly monochromatic. I love wearing classic pieces with clean, simple structure.

I do love to accessorise. My go to staple accessory is a felt fedora hat. I also love jewellery, as it really can make a great outfit greater.

My favourite brand is Witchery. See my previous post  ‘Animal Instinct’ to find out why.

I also love Topshop, Zara and H&M.

I absolutely love make-up and only wish I had the skills to match my passion. I’ve watched many a YouTube tutorial, but struggle to replicate technique. My attempts at winged liner are almost laughable!

My day-to-day make-up is a mix of high and low end products. I believe there are some fantastic drug store brands that don’t hurt the hip pocket.

My music taste is vast. I love everything from indie folk to pop ballads to country.

My favourite television show is Wentworth. If you love Orange is the New Black, you’ll love this even more. (There I said it, it’s better than OITNB!)

My favourite drink is water. My favourite alcoholic drink is a piña colada, a strawberry daiquiri or a really nice glass of champagne!

I love relaxing in a hot bath, but don’t take the time to do so regularly enough. I love using Lush products; the sweeter scents preferably. My absolute favourite Lush product is the ‘Candy Mountain Bubble Bar’, which actually smells good enough to eat.

My favourite cuisine is Thai food. I could eat a green curry on a daily basis. I also love Japanese and Indian.

I absolutely love meeting new people. So, I encourage you to chat to me on any of my social media platforms, follow my blog or comment on any of my posts. The blog community is full of so many lovely individuals from across the globe and that’s exciting!

Lastly, I am a long-time fashion lover and dream chaser. Just a simple Melbourne girl wanting to share her passions with the world.

Meika & Me
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Weddington Way.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of my favourite things about fashion is that it is open to interpretation and personal expression.

So, when the lovely folk at Weddington Way; a San Francisco based online retailer specialising in bridal party fashion, set me the challenge of creating a fun, summer date outfit styled around a dress from their bridesmaid dresses collection, I jumped on the opportunity!

With Weddington Way, gone are the days of the ‘bad bridesmaid dress’. They offer hundreds of styles in different fabrics and colours, making it possible to find the perfect dress for your best ladies standing by your side on your perfect day!

Upon browsing their site for a dress to feature in this blog post, I stumbled upon what I consider to be the perfect dress for this challenge. It is wearable, stylish and a classic shape that won’t go in and out of style. The ‘Kirribilla Fiore’ dress is a structured skater dress style, made of rayon and lace. The skater dress style suits pretty much all body shapes as it accentuates the body’s features in all the right places.

To complete this challenge, I’ve created 3 outfit flat lays for 3 different summer dates:

By the Seaside

One of my favourite Melbourne bars is Republica Bar on the St Kilda beach shoreline. Inspired by the many Sunday afternoons spent here in the sunshine, this outfit is fun and flirty and perfect for a summer date by the seaside.

For this look, I decided to keep the accessories quite neutral to keep the look feeling fresh and summery. A boater hat oozes ‘cute’ and paired back with these funky Quay Australia sunnies, this look is very wearable. Also, these Witchery espadrille slides are just lush! (I will definitely be adding these to my next lust list)

By the Seaside

Picnic in the Park

What is more romantic than a summer picnic? Lying on a picnic rug with your new (or soon to be) beau, eating yummy cheese, crackers and dips and sharing stories of your lives as you get to know each other.

This look is definitely more casual than the other two looks, but still has a fun and carefree feel about it. Pairing a light wash denim jacket with low top converse chucks is an old-time favourite that has been around for decades. The fringed bucket bag can also be worn as a backpack (hello versatile!), meaning you can pack all your picnic goodies into your bag. Don’t forget your Fuji Instax Mini polaroid camera to take happy snaps to look back on!  Picnic in the Park.

Monochrome Nights

This look is Meika & Me to a T.
I’ve made it no secret that I am a monochrome lover that will always veer towards a black, white or grey ensemble. I’m also a big believer that a monochrome look can be worn all year round and doesn’t need to be kept locked away until the colder Winter months.

This look would be perfect for a Summer date night out on the town exploring your city’s bars and hotspots with your man! It is a little edgier thanks to the leather biker vest, but play around with fine, delicate jewellery like this triple-chain necklace and a red lipstick like this one by Rimmel London to give the look a more feminine touch.

Monochrome Nights.

For links and further details on the items featured in this blog post, follow Meika & Me on Pinterest or Polyvore.

Which summer date look do you love?

Meika & Me
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Winter Hues.

Winter Hues.

 

Witchery green top
witchery.com.au

L Agence skirt
500 AUD – avenue32.com

Cut-out shoes
sportsgirl.com.au

Rag bone hat
360 AUD – farfetch.com

Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses
365 AUD – nelly.com