Today I’ve decided to bite the bullet and do my first fashion blog post. This is the one area on my blog that has been totally neglected as I’ve been worried that I’m not the biggest fashionista to walk the planet. But alas, I do have a ‘small’ (pun intended) niche for all my little shortie girls out there who are also facing the day-to-day struggles of short legs and a small waist! For all of you out there wondering I’m only 160 cm tall 🙂 So I decided why not! Let’s just go for it! Live a little! Go crazy! Ok, I think you get it.

First up let’s just take a minute to appreciate this bloody view shall we!? No, not me you silly billy’s, the view I am partially blocking. Last Saturday the fam bam and I ventured out to our favourite place, Millbrook Winery. This littlespot of heaven boasts the most amazing views (as you can see) but what’s even better is the food and wine that goes with it at the Restaurant. The food has always been absolutely amazing (this was my 4th visit) as it’s all local produce with some things grown on location. They even went to the trouble of preparing a separate Vegan menu for Steve and I… what Sweethearts! So, if you live in Perth or are visiting Western Australia then you should treat yo’self and hit this place up! You will not regret it 🙂 Oh and maybe buy a few cheeky bottles of their wine while you’re there, the dessert wine is TO DIE FOR!

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Wine? Check!

Spring over here in Western Australia for the past week has been less than average I have to say. Usually at this time of the year you can really feel that Summer is a comin’ but this was not the case this time. The temperature was hitting 18 degrees celsius when I rocked this little number, so this could easily pass as an Autumnal look also. The wind felt like it was blowing from Antarctica all week, so a jacket was necessary but I’d love to rock this outfit sans jacket to better show off the details in the leotard.

I got the lace-up black leotard from missguided.com and boy, did I get it at a steal! The awesome thing about Missguided is that they always have items on sale, so I think I only paid $17AUD for this double lined leo! Missguided always knows what’s up on the fashion front and it’s usually at a small percentage of the price you would pay at the shops. I’m a big fan of leotards as I like to double up and wear them to dancing as well because there’s nothing more annoying than a top riding up out of my pants! So yes, when I bought this one I also bought a couple of others too.. #whoops! I would definitely recommend Missguided for petite types like myself as they have a specific Petite category where all the clothes are made to fit us little-ens! But on the other hand they also have Tall category too for those of you out there with legs to die for hehe! Also, once you know your size on Missguided (small warning that sometimes the fit runs slightly smaller than normal) it makes it so much easier/cheaper to just buy clothes online and have them delivered to your door! I’m not a massive clothes shopper but I do enjoy perusing online 🙂 Here I’m wearing the size 0 which is generally the size I opt for in their tops.

These pants are a new find and I bought them whilst I was home in Mandurah town. The soft cargo pants are from the brand Mela Purdie and I snagged these at a bargain 50% off! Any pants that hide my dancer’s thighs are a winner in my books and these are made from such a beautiful silky material that I was sold the minute I slipped them on. They are super light as well which I thought was perfect for travelling and also a great option heading into the warmer months. I paid $150 for them down at Beez Neez south of Perth but if your interested in them have a sneaky peek online at melapurdie.com. The lady in the store also told me that they don’t need ironing.. you simply chuck them in your washing machine, hang them out to dry and Bob’s your uncle! #DOUBLESOLD! They came in a huge range of colours but these one’s were my size and on the discount rack so y’know, beggars can’t be choosers. Ha ha I kid, I actually really enjoyed the unique burnt orange colour 🙂

I decided to pair the look with some nude flats from Nine West which I bought two summers ago but I haven’t really worn because they have always felt on the smaller side. Strange, I think my feet must have lost weight.. is that even possible?! The leather jacket and bag were both gifts from a student of mine in Hong Kong (I know, student of the year award!) so unfortunately I don’t have much info on their where abouts and what not, sorry guys! All I can say is that I love this jacket like a first-born and I have worn it almost every day since I received it. It’s so versatile being 3/4 sleeved and I just feel like such a badass with the studded detailing. Every woman should have a cool leather jacket, do you agree? Funny story as to how I came to acquire this jacket actually.. I was the proud owner of a pleather jacket before I had this one which unfortunately got stolen earlier this year at a dance competition. I know, who steals a jacket..? I mean especially when it’s pleather?! But anyway, I was in Hong Kong at the time and was a bit gutted as I didn’t have a back up jacket with me and after telling the story to my student she was so lovely to give me this one. I think it was definitely an upgrade!! This bad boy is my new go-to.

My watch is Coach for all of you out there scoping it out.. I put it on the outside of my clothing because I’m a rebel without a cause 😉 And finally my sunnies are from a really cool Vintage shop in Newtown, Sydney called Retrospec’d. I absolutely LOVE cat eye sunnies.. I have a bit of a collection of them at home. These ones are a perfect fit for my face and being black they go with everything.

So I think that’s it dudes! Overall I feel that whilst it is Spring here in Oz, this outfit could definitely be worn on the other side of the equator where Summer is coming to an end. Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this fashion post and I will maybe share more of my wardrobe with you! I guess there are a few little beauties in there 🙂

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