Saturday, 28 December 2013

2014 New Year's Resolution

I achieved exactly zero on my 2013 “New Year’s Resolutions” list. I was too busy, too ambitious, too pre-occupied, if you ask me, there are just too many excuses. So this year, in the attempt of creating some accountability, I am posting my 2014 list for the world (wide web) to see:

1.      Eat healthier/exercise more – My NY resolutions always have some liking to eating healthy and exercising. Although I have every intention of living a “healthy” lifestyle, this resolution is to serve my vanity – to have a banging bod.

2.      Save and pay off debts

3.      Start a company

4.      Take more photos – Somewhere along the way (between the ages 21-22) I stopped taking as many photos, so I am committing to buying a fancy camera and taking at least one photo a day.

5.      Donate blood

6.      Do a good deed a day

7.      Be decisive – I am one of those annoying fence sitters, “I don’t mind”, wishy washy people. In 2014 I’m hoping off the fence and choosing a side

So there is my 2014 resolution list, a good mix of fun and responsible. I’m sure you’ll read of my failures and triumphs throughout our blog. What’s on your list?


Ivy xx

Photo Cred:
1. Kayla Itsines – Instagram
2. Australian Red Cross
3. Lorna Jane – Instagram
4 & 5. Google Images


Thursday, 26 December 2013

Good things come in small packages – Crop Tops

Fashion come back, there is something about crop tops! Crop tops first came into fashion in the mid 1980’s. We have seen many variations of the crop tops on Madonna, the spice girls, to fashion runways. So what makes half a shirt so popular? Well these little fashion items can be played with in many ways. They can be really cute daywear to sexy fun going out wear.

Everyone comes in all beautiful shapes and sizes, like any fashion trend it is about finding what suits and feels comfortable for you. One of the most flattering and easiest ways you can wear crop tops is teeing it with any thing which is high waisted, either it being a skirt, shorts or pants. High waisted pieces balance crop tops and can be flattering showing off beautiful womanly curves. It just comes down to your comfort zone and the look you are going for.

See below how Ivy and I rock some day and going out outfits with the crop tops. 


Loan xx
Casual looks

Loan                                                      Ivy
Floral Crop Top: Lookbook Store     Black Lace Bralette: Kayser
Skirt : Topshop                                    Overalls: Bardot
Shoes: Novo                                         Shoes: Wittner

Loan                                                       Ivy
Crop Top: Ally                                      BeyoncĂ© Top: Mrs Carter Tour
Shorts: Saboskirt                                 Shorts: Minkpink
                                                               Headband: Collette
                                                               Bracelet: Diva

Dressed up Looks
Loan                                         Ivy
Crop Top: Saboskirt               Crop Top: Topshop
Short: Forever21                    Shorts: Topshop
Boots: Betts                            Shoes: Mollini
Necklace: Collette                  
Loan                                        Ivy
Crop top: Ally                        Crop top: Saboskirt  
Skirt: Guess                            Skirt:Portmans
Shoes: Novo                          Shoes: Siren 
Necklace: ebay                      Accessories: Collette

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Festive Season

Christmas time also equals crazy time as people are running around buying gifts, car parks are busy, and waiting lines are longer. Put aside the craziness it’s time for giving and love with family and friends.

We love the saying “I’ll be home for Christmas”, this doesn’t just mean getting on plane or taking a road trip to go home for Christmas. Home is anywhere with love ones. Everyone takes a moment from their busy lives to enjoy good conversation, yummy food and music with family and friends. It is the perfect time to be grateful for your love ones near or far and the beautiful memories you have which no amount money can ever buy.

Have a very Merry Christmas from us!!


Ivy & Loan xx  


We are Loan and Ivy, two besties from Perth Western Australia, who have a passion for all things travel, fashion and beauty. We thought blogging would be a fun project to start together and share our amazing lifestyle, interests and lessons we have learnt with our online friends and hopefully learn something from you all in return. 

Meeting in college 8 years ago, we immediately gravitated towards each other and have been soul sisters ever since. It's true when they say like attracts like because we have so many things in common. From how we were raised, two girls with ethnic backgrounds growing up in rural West Australia and moving to the big city of Perth to make their mark on the world - ok it's a little Sex And The City, but we have a flair for the dramatics. To being each other's go to shopping buddy, travel companion and advice guru. All of which, we've found, is hard to find.

Despite our similarities, our styles are quite different. Loan's style is  chic and classic, her look has an effortless beauty to it. She credits her style inspiration from fashion forward family and friends. Loan loves mixing what’s on trend with her classic pieces. Ivy on the other hand is street inspired, sometimes pretty and flirty but always rocks it up, she's more willing to take fashion risks. Ivy says her style inspiration is her mum "Mum taught me that fashion comes and goes, but good style is timeless". Our other style influences come to us daily from running errands to traveling the world, from high fashion magazines to Instagram, from shopping to fashion week.

In the coming weeks we hope you enjoy learning more about us and our experiences, style and beauty secrets that we can't wait to share with you. Until next time lovers


Ivy & Loan xx 

Casual Wear
Loan wears                                        Ivy wears
Orange Top: Supre                             White Top: Sportsgirl
Denim Shorts: Saboskirt                     Black Short: Forever new
Shoes:Shoe Show                              Boots: Wittner
                                                         Watch: Michael Kors

Night wear
Loan wears                                         Ivy wears
Cop Top: Saboskirt                             Dress: Melbourne Markets
Skirt: Topshop                                    Shoes:Charles and Keith 
Shoes:Novo                                        Necklace: Collette