Monday, 25 February 2013

Layering, Hats and Black on Black

Apart from a very random heat wave, Brisbane finally saw some cooler weather and a fair amount of rain! Cooler weather means better, more exciting fashion and layering, which also means I get really excited about getting dressed!

So, here goes....last week's outfits!

Kirby xx

So on Monday, I spent the day at home doing some work and I felt this outfit was definitely appropriate for doing research and spending time on my blog.

The Details:

Shirt Dress//Supre
Hi-Low Jumper//Cotton On
Creepers//Verge in Elizabeth Arcade
Rings//Lovisa & Colette

Tuesday I went to the 2nd birthday party of a fashion PR company at the Glass Bar in Fortitude Valley which was a beautiful venue. Their website is or you can find them on Facebook here It was great to catch up with some awesome people in the fashion industry and just have a few quiet beverages (on a school night! So naughty!)

The Details:

Top//White Suede
Skirt//Vintage 80's Leather
Shoes//Gee Wa Wa from
Shorter Silver Necklace//Colette
Longer Gunmetal Necklace//Lovisa

Wednesday was such an awesome day, I went op shopping with my mum and grandma. One rule of my challenge is that I can't buy anything new....which technically means I can buy second hand! I bought a sh*tload of stuff which I will do a haul video on when the weather clears up so I can show you all how I style everything.

The Details:

White T-Shirt//Witchery
Denim Shirt//Valleygirl

It was another cool day Thursday (thank god) so I felt like gettin snug. Moonboots decided to join me in my studio, and who would be able to resist taking a picture with that gorgeous little thing!

The Details:

Dress (underneath jumper)//Supre

On Friday I had work at Bardot and it was really bloody hot! But I was on a roll with my layering, so naturally, I had to try and keep it going. We are babysitting the next door neighbour's dog Star at the moment, and she's a bit of a camera-whore if you ask me.

The Details:

Denim Vest//Bardot
Metal Belt//Bardot
Flower Crown//Hopscotch Boutique in Elizabeth Arcade
Socks//Cotton On

I hope you guys enjoyed my outfits as much I did putting them together! I'm really looking forward to posting a haul video with all the amazing pieces I bought while op shopping, so I'll be sure to let you guys know as soon as I've done it!

In the meantime, please follow me on facebook and on Instagram or @thecandidchameleon.

Have a great week!

Disclaimer//Most of the items I wear are no longer in stores as I have had them for a very long time or they are vintage. I have provided the websites to the brands I am wearing just in case they have something similar.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Say Hello To My Little Friend!

If you read my previous blog post or follow me on Facebook and Instagram, then not only are you obviously very cool, but you would know that there is a very small and cuddly addition to my family. If you don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram, do it. You are seriously missing out.

With that out of the way, I would like you all to meet Moonboots!

She comes from a purebred Ragdoll mummy and an unknown Daddy (seems to be the way these days, especially on MTV shows or Jerry Springer) and she is literally the size of my hand, or a guinea pig.

If you don't think she is cute, there is something seriously wrong with you!

I will keep you guys updated about her adventures, she seems to be quite the explorer!

Until next time....thanks for reading!

Kirby xx

Sunday, 17 February 2013

And Here It Is....My Outfits Of The Week!

And what a week it's been. My business partner and I have had some really exciting things happen (which I am bursting to tell you about but I can't yet), we styled two photoshoots in two days, I've had interviews and got a new kitten!

It was also Valentines Day, which I already posted about, but in this post you will finally get to see not only what I wore, but also my man-candy's outfit too.

So without further ado....let's begin!

Outfit Details:

Lace Top//Temt
Playsuit//Vintage from markets
Necklace//Colette Accessories
Bag & Shoes//Vintage from Salvos

Valentines Date Outfit Details:

Metal Belt//Bardot Australia
Shoes//Rubi Shoes

His Outfit:

Shirt//Cotton On
Jeans//Levi Denim

Outfit Details:

Top//White Suede
Pants//Forever New
Necklace//Colette Accessories
Skull & Arrow Cuffs//Diva

Interview Outfit Details:

Belt//Bardot Australia
Ring & Earrings//Lovisa

Photoshoot Outfit Details:

Top//Bardot Australia
Jeans (DIY Customised)//Supre
Body Chain//Lovisa

Well, there you have it! Another week done and dusted. Hope you enjoyed and keep an eye out as I will be posting about my new kitten in the next few days, and perhaps even a video!

xx Kirby

Disclaimer: A lot of these items I have had for a long time and are no longer available in stores. Links are provided simply so you can see if they have anything similar.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentines Day With My Man

Because we are rather unconventional (and not to mention seriously cool), my partner and I celebrated Valentines Day 2 days earlier than everyone else...hello cheaper meals, and less crowded restaurants!

He surprised me, the cheeky devil, and took me out to dinner on a big paddle boat, to take in the beautiful lights of Brisbane.

Here are some snaps of the night. Hope you all had everything you wanted this Valentines Day (guys included!) Stay tuned for Monday's blog post, so you can see what I wore! x

All pics taken with my iPhone 5

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Lace, Leopard and Leather - Another Week of Outfits

Due to my road trip last week, I only have a few outfits to share with you (trust me, you do NOT want to see what I was wearing). Who actually tries to look good when they're spending 20 hours in a car? Other than those crazy chicks who refuse to leave the house without makeup on.....oh wait, that's me. AWKWARDDDDD....

Anyway, onto my outfits! Enjoy xx

Bustier//Ally Fashion
Pants//Vintage 70's
Studded Bracelet//Diva
Retarded Face//you are welcome!

Jumpsuit//Vintage, Camberwell Markets Melbourne
Headband//Forever New

Blazer//Ally Fashion

Lace Top//Vintage
Leopard Print Cape//Gift from a friend
Silver Chain Necklace//Diva
Turquoise Necklace & Silver Bangles//Lovisa

And that's it for last week's outfits! Make sure you head to and click like for live updates on what's happening and what I'm wearing, and also on Instagram @thecandidchameleon.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

10 Pairs of Shoes I Need In My Life. Right. Now.

Anybody who knows me (or even if you don't know me you still are most likely aware of this) knows that I am a crazy shoe lady. You know those old ladies you see with hundreds of cats? Well that's me, but with shoes, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Due to the very sad fact that I am unable to buy anything new (thanks project wardrobe.....nahhhhht) I have compiled a list of 10 pairs of shoes that I would buy right now if I could, but I can't. So, in a round-about way, I hope my pain brings you some pleasure, and I hope you find some inspiration from this list. I'm living vicariously through you.

In no particular order......

1. Zora Boots by Jeffrey Campbell $199.95 from

There's just something about the simplicity of these perfectly made boots that really speaks to me. With a perfectly pointed toe, very slight platform and a heel that's not too high, these boots would be a staple for my everyday wear during winter. Pair them with a pretty dress and tights, or toughen them up with jeans and a sweater...the possibilities are endless!

2. Don't Even by Jeffrey Campbell $154.95 from

I don't even know where to begin with these architectural beauties. Pointed toes are seriously hot right now, not to mention the metal cap adds interest and a sense of sleekness. I would wear these bad boys with a pair of printed cigarette pants and a button up for a polished and put together look.

 3. About Platform Ankle Boot by Asos $83.23 from

I LOVE fashion from the 60's. These boots are the ultimate combination of 60's mod and today's graphic trends. Worn with a miniskirt, tights and a classic trench all in black and white and you have an effortlessly cool modern meets retro vibe (not to mention the heel is very wearable and would be extremely comfortable).

4. Zealot Knee High Boot from Nasty Gal $178.25 from

If these don't say rock chick, I don't know what does. At the perfect high of just over the knee cap at the front, and just under at the back, these wedge boots are definitely made for walkin'. With the boot extended to the bottom of the wedge at the back, these are a sure-fire way to elongate your legs while looking like you're not trying too hard. Wear with an overall mini dress and striped tee for an easy-going rocker look.

5. All The Way by Jeffrey Campbell $174.95 from

Platform, ankle strap and a touch of metal, these gorgeous open toe shoes are a girls night out staple. With a platform thick enough to dance in all night and not get sore feet, plus the height to make you look like your legs go for days, I can't fault these. Wear with a white shift dress and gold accessories for a night out, or bring it back a notch with jeans, a band tee and a blazer for a more casual look.

6. Buckled Ankle Boots by Forever21 $39.98 from

I had to put a pair of flat shoes in here somewhere (and they're not the only ones I found!) even though I am known to have a pair of shoes with height attached to my feet at all times. I loved these from the moment I laid eyes on them. Red is an unexpected neutral in my opinion as you can wear it with almost any colour and it works. The buckles on the side and studding at the back give these cowgirl booties a sexy, dressed up kick. Wear these with almost anything for effortless cool and compliments galore.

7. Lisa-Marie by Jeffrey Campbell $379.95 from

If you can't tell, I love boots, studs and metal accents, so instantly these beauties caught my eye. Made in a sumptuous tan leather, these on-trend boots automatically move into the 'classics I'd wear forever' pile. Wear with a tight, white midi dress and blazer for a sleek, sexy feel or with a structured skater dress for a cowgirl meets citygirl look.

8. Colourblocked Hologram Sandals by Forever 21 $16.80 from

Hologram (as an exciting extension of metallics) is a huge trend at the moment, especially in accessories. These gorgeous sandals are the perfect day to night flat, and can be worn with tights in the colder weather without looking like a crazy bag lady. Best worn with an LBD for high impact.

9. Milou by Jeffrey Campbell $174.95 from

It's fair to say, I'M IN LOOOOOOOVE! All the things I love in one, perfect shoe-boot. Pointed toe, metal accents, monochrome, thick heel. These speak for themselves, and are probably very predictable for me! Absolute modern yet classic perfection.
Last but not least....10. Arrow by DV8 Dolce Vita $144.95 from

Brighten up a dreary winter day with these bright, fun, floral, heels higher than the trees platforms. Citrus green is a colour I've always been automatically drawn to, and the floral heel not only tones it down but compliments it beautifully to create a gorgeous, feminine vibe. Wear with a maxi dress or anything floaty for feminine, flirty goodness.

So there you have it! My 10 must-have shoes right now that I'd buy if I could but I can't (stupid Project Wardrobe.....). Although my bank account is thanking me, it's still one of the most difficult things I've done in a long time so thank you all so much for your support.

Let me know in the comments which ones are your favourites, I'd love to hear which ones you guys like and if you end up buying any of them!

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Lots of love xxx