Today's guest poster is none other than Gina from On The Daily Express. I only follow about 5 fashion bloggers and Gina is obviously one of them. Everything I own from Express has been bought by her recommendations and I just love her style and personality. You definitely need to be reading her blog if you aren't already.
If my name or my blog rings a bell, it might because I've influenced a few of Kristen's purchases since we "met" through blogging over a year ago. In going through a few of her posts (and especially her European packing plan), I saw my fingerprints on a few her outfits
For example, I'm willing to accept some responsibility for introducing her to the striped sweater, beige cardigan, cami, chevron fringe necklace, mixed metal necklace and striped tee she's wearing below:
But I'm not actually here to talk about my shopping influences. In case you haven't heard, Kristen is an Australian living in America. As her guest it seemed appropriate for me to fuse our two favorite things to blog about: Australia and Fashion.
I went through dozens of pictures of famous Aussie women and while a lot of them look glamorous on the red carpet (like Isla Fisher and Naomi Watts), their everyday looks weren't always so put together. But two ladies rarely had a fashion misstep: Miranda Kerr and Elle MacPherson. I pulled together some images of their cute, casual outfits for your viewing pleasure:
I noticed that there were two specific outfit formulas each of these ladies seem to have on repeat:
Denim on Denim:
Basic Black on Denim:
One thing I frequently do on my blog is share outfit inspiration from a wide range of sources. It could be anything from music to movies to cake to Barbie! So true to form, I used the top two Australian outfits for inspiration to see if they could also work on non-supermodel Americans:
Express / Lightwash Jeans: Nordstrom / Necklace: Express / Shoes: Sole Society
Blue Top: Express / Darkwash Jeans: Express / Yellow Bag and Pink Shoes: Jessica Simpson
I'm giving both of these outfits the Unofficial American Seal of Style Approval, and I'd love to see Kristen re-create one or both of them herself when she gets home! Thanks for checking out my Aussie Style overview today and I hope you'll stop by my blog sometime and say "Cheerio!" so I'll know you found me through Kristen!