Monthly Archives: October 2015

Summer Slides.

It is no secret that when summertime comes around, so too does a new trend in summertime footwear! From gladiators to flatforms, from espadrilles to the ever faithful thongs (or flip flops for my American readers!), there really is a sandal to suit your personal taste.

The sandal I am loving at the moment and a trend I see going nowhere fast, is the slide – the perfect balance between classic luxury and comfort, ensuring it will easily tie in with your summer wardrobe.

 Imagine your slides paired with a floaty white summer dress, light wash denim shorts or even worn with some structured cigarette pants on a cooler night out.

These are the 5 slides I’m loving for the Spring/Summer!

Sol Sana ‘Lucy’
$99.95

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If you follow me on Instagram (follow Meika & Me here!) then you’d have already seen these bad boys. Available in 4 colours including black, blush, gold and a black fluffy pair, these are high my current want list. I’ve even asked my boyfriend to think about purchasing these for me as a graduation present. Now I just need to decide which colour I want most!

Birkenstock ‘Arizona’
$116.00

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I actually already own this style in black, but am keen to get my hands on the tan or navy colour! Birkenstocks are much like vegemite, you either love them or you hate them, and I’m definitely the former of the two. The sole actually molds to the shape of your foot, which results in them feeling much like slippers after a few wears!

Senso ‘Eddy’
$259.00

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Senso can do no wrong in my opinion and the ‘Eddy’ is no exception. Available in black and tan, these could be dressed up and worn to casual cocktails on a warm summer night with friends. The studs create a point of difference and add an element of texture to an outfit.

Givenchy ‘Logo Rubber Sandal Slide’
$426.70

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If you’re a fashion lover, I have no doubt you have seen these all over the fashion blogosphere. From blogger Amanda Shadforth at Oracle Fox to YouTube’s Lexi of Fashion Filth, these summer slides are widely admired and seem to have set the precedent for summer footwear. While well out of my budget, a girl can dream right?

Windsor Smith ‘Bicker’
$89.95

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I love the distinction the pairing of a thick and thin strap makes! It makes them feel quite chic and I’m imagining these worn with some structured trousers and a loose white tee. These are available in black, tan and a black and white combo – which I love!

As always, let me know what summer footwear trends you’re loving? Do you love any of the featured styles?

Meika & Me
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Spring Racing. #2

Some of you may have seen my most recent post detailing my Spring Racing ensemble for the RSL Townsville Cup. Well, I’m back with part two!

I’m very lucky to have a gorgeous gal pal who allows me to style her, much like the many store mannequins I dressed during my time working in visual merchandising!

The reason for this part two piece is because style is unique and distinctive between individuals and this will give you two very different looks, both of which you may be able to draw inspiration from for your spring racing get up!

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Top – Bardot
Skirt – Bardot
Clutch – Colette by Colette Hayman
Shoes – MissShop by Myer
Hat – Myer (this ‘Lack of Color‘ one is my pick for a similar option!)

For this look we chose a monochrome palette of black and charcoal grey. We matched this fine knit pencil skirt to a somewhat casual fedora, and let the black leather strap accent this spaghetti strap cropped top. To bring some light to entire outfit, we chose a neutral nude clutch bag and heels, and found this complimented it perfectly.

Renee was a little skeptical about wearing a fedora to the races, fearing that it may be too casual, but as you can see, it’s all about what you pair it with! If this isn’t channeling her inner Lara Bingle-Worthington, then I don’t what is. Sporting a low, messy chic bun also made the look feel more dressed up.

A big thank-you to my bestie Renee for allowing me to feature her on Meika & Me.

What do you think? Is this outfit your style?

Meika & Me
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