Monday, 8 December 2014

Bonjour Paris!

J'adore Paris! I have always adored everything French. I studied the language at school (oui oui), own too many stripes, and buy anything moderately French related, channeling my inner Parisienne on a daily basis. Even my pillow cases and iPhone case are French! So my first glimpse of the tip of the Eiffel Tower as we drive towards the Champs de Elysee was one of the top ten most surreal moments of my life. And despite many warnings that Paris is overrated, I was far from disappointed. Paris is simply magical and there is no other words that can describe the ambience of the city so perfectly. 

If I was impressed by all the old buildings in London, I was doubly impressed by them in Paris. Everywhere you look there are charming exquisite architecture, which contributes to the city exuding this inexplicable magical vibe. 

One of my favourite moments of Paris was simply wondering around the streets and drinking in the city, watching the sun set on the Eiffel Tower, turning it a golden hue. It was also stunning wondering around the Latin Quarter, trying out pastries at boulangeries and the best dark chocolate ever at a choclateriè.

On my second night in Paris, I enjoyed an amazing meal in a cute little restaurant overlooking the Notre Dame and we marvelled at how beautiful Paris was. After our dinner we had a little picnic and watched the Eiffel Tower light up - again such a surreal and magical moment.

I spent my last day in Paris eating breakfast or petite dejuner - soft boiled eggs with toast soldiers, strong French coffee, orange juice and plenty of pastries (all for 15 euros!). After wandering around the Latin Quarter, we strolled along the River Seine, stopping off at the Musee de Orsay. One of my friends and I found wifi and contacted some others we had lost in the morning- we agreed to meet under the Eiffel Tower. With wifi lost and no map, we strolled through the city towards our destination by looking in the sky and following the landmark of Paris. We got lost and found a side street full of Chanel, YSL, Chloe etc and indulged in some window shopping, before stopping off at a boulangerie to purchase baguettes, croissants and eclairs.

After finding the others we had a little photoshoot (of course) and then escaped the rain with a spot of shopping on the Champs de Elysee, before catching the mètro home to our hotel to get ready for a French dinner and a night our in the Montmarte district.

Overall Paris was indescribable and solidified one of my dreams of spending at least a month in a little apartment in the city some time in the future.



Sunday, 7 December 2014

My Christmas Wishlist

I recently wrote a guest bog post for BONDS- check out the full post here.

My Christmas wishlist is all about making sure I have all my summer essentials sorted! That includes only the most carefree clothes that can be thrown over my bikini – such as this classic Bonds tank and the comfiest grey shorts! 

Also required; salt water hair spray to help create easy beach waves instantly and a fun clutch that screams summer.

Accessories in the form of a cute visor and some bold jewellery finish off the look. I also couldn’t help but add Bonds fruity themed undies into the wish list mix – a girl can’t wear her bikini 24/7 after all!

Bonds Jersey Placement Print Tank – SOLD OUT ONLINE but still available in Bonds stores, Bonds Collectibles Skimpini in Pineapple Party & Watermelon CrushBonds Terry Roll Up Short in New Grey Marle, Bumble & Bumble Beach Spray, Zara Clutch, and Sportsgirl Sun Visor.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Bonds Giveaway Time

It's giveaway time! To celebrate the festive season, I've teamed up with Bonds to giveaway some of my favourite pieces from their new "Shine Bright" range!
Regram this image on instagram and #BondsxEllesechloe plus tag and follow @bondsaus and @ellesechloe for your chance to win one of TEN packs including these star gazer tights and gold muscle tank (valued at $69.90). 
Australian entrants only. 

Good luck! I'll be picking the winners on Dec 2nd Glowing star


Sunday, 2 November 2014


If you follow me on insta you'll probably know, thanks to my abundance of celebratory posts, that my honours thesis is officially submitted (yay!). One of the best lessons I learnt over the year was about time management. There were lots of things I just didn't want to miss out on over the year, so I became obsessed with not wasting time. That meant getting stuff done at any little window of spare time, such as bus rides, work lunch breaks and early mornings (it's amazing how productive you can be between the hour of 6:30am-7:30am).

Anyway, now that I finally have some time to breathe, I've realised that what I'm enjoying the most is an absence of guilt. I no longer have this thing constantly occupying some nether region of my brain at all times, and so I thoroughly enjoyed my first free weekend since Europe in July.

These pics are some of my favourite from Sunday; a late leisurely lunch of the vegan breakfast plate and the largest mugs of (extra hot) coffees at kawa Surry Hills with some of my favourite people, followed by a spot of grocery shopping at the new About Life across the road.

I am wearing a new skirt that resulted from a bout of procrasti-shopping a few weeks ago from Misguided Fashion. I'm in love with the pastel pink colour, so I kept it the focus of the skirt by paring it with a staple black H&M tank and my fave Cheap Monday denim jacket.

This weekend reaffirmed my excitement for summer holidays, to be filled with endless cafe dates, plenty of exploring and beach days.

Good luck to all those finishing off final exams and assessments!


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Midweek Musings

Oufit perfection I stumbled across on a standard Wednesday night procrastination session. Since the weather has warmed up a bit, my uniform of choice has become mini skirts and jumpers. The perfect combination- enough coziness provided by the warmth of a fine knit, balanced out with bare legs that evoke the freedom of summer. 

Now back to my thesis.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bonds Flagship Bondi Store Opening

I am one of those people who loves staying up late- which doesn't always sit well when I'm also forced to wake up early (obvs). It's those days when I admit, I usually end up wearing my go-to stripes. Hence, my current room situation, where my chair literally had a whole pile of stripes. My addiction is no joke. 
Even the new friends I made in Europe commented on my love of stripes- but they were necessary in Paris and for channelling gondoliers in Venice... Basically stripes can always be justified.

My fave stripy piece at the moment is definitely my Bonds Bestie tee. On the topic of Bonds (I am one of their style ambassadors - have you read my interview here?), you can pick up plenty of great basics at the grand opening of the Bonds Flagship Store at Bondi on Wednesday 17 October!  See you there!

Monday, 1 September 2014


It's September 1st which means a few things:

1. It's time to bring back out the colours! So excited for warmer weather. Loving my new Bonds running shorts (the cutest mint green!) and these fun socks, reflecting my love for my favourite fruit!

2. New edition of Miss Vogue! Love the dreamy editorials and refreshing features. 'Vantage Points' and 'Emoji Etiquette' are so on point!

3. My honours thesis is officially due NEXT MONTH. Actually have no idea how those 20 000 words are going to be completed by then...

Happy Monday!

Calendar by the ever so talented Jasmine Dowling.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

London Calling Part 2

It's so rainy and cold in Sydney right now that I could easily be in London!
Our final few days were spent trying to tick off as much as possible on our British to-do list! We went for an early morning run in Islington, which is such a great way to explore the city! Brunch at The Breakfast Club was also amazing- such a cute fit out, and one of the best green juices I've tried! We also did quite a bit of shopping- my fave stores being H&M (of course!), &Other Stories, Topshop and Kiko. We also explored Convent Gardens (the cutest little theatre district), ticked Stonehenge off the list, rode around the city on double decker red buses and ate the best 1 Pound berries and amazing salads at EAT and Pret a Manger. 
Basically I had no-where near enough time to explore London (I would need weeks!), but the experience has definitely made London one of my favourite cities! Can't wait to go back!

Next up is my Paris photo diaries- Salut!


Sunday, 3 August 2014

London Calling Part 1

 London was such an amazing first stop on our European adventure. My 10 friends and I stayed in a lovely 3 story Air B&B apartment in the suburb of Islington, which was perfect due to the abundance of cute cafes and little boutiques (plus we were right next door to Aesop- their lip balm saved my dry lips!). We used our apartment as our base to explore London via double decker red buses and the tube. Some highlights from the first few days include seeing all the famous landmarks, fresh berries everywhere and of course shopping at Oxford Circus. There were all sorts of amazing fresh food and green juices via my new loves Pret a Manger- plus they had the best porridge ever (in my opinion anyway. Please open in Sydney!). Another highlight was the huge Topshop where I ate lunch and froyo and shopped up a storm! One thing I did discover was a lack of good coffee- that is until I stumbled across a little Australian cafe where I was majorly excited to order a flat white!