easy summer

There is something comforting in this heat in wearing a dress that requires zero effort. And by zero, I mean absolutely zilch. Throw on, and walk out the door kind of dressing. On a recent trip to Byron Bay I was happy to snap up this dress (a proud bargain!) that fit the perfect 'effortless' recipe. Think a simple tie dye print(to satisfy my inner boheme), an easy light weight fabric (perfect for this heat!!) and an extrememly flowy silhouette (to cover all sins). Zero effort dressing. Lets make that a trend x K

Dress Byron Bay Market, Handbag Louis Vuitton
Sandals Chanel, Watch Marc by Marc Jacobs,
Bracelet Tiffany and Co.
Necklace Jennifer Zuener

summer elixir

Hot. Melbourne. Summer. Enough said, especially considering our current sweltering heat!! Finding the perfect summer frock that is casual enough for day but "hot" enough for night is like my quest for finding dairy free chocolate sorbet. Rare, but necessary for life. But when I literally spotted this Zimmermann Elixir dress on a lady in the supermarket, I couldn't help but stalk it for myself. Cue ringing several Zimmermann stores across Australia (plus two David Jones concessions!!) only to be told it was sold out. Luckily for me, I spotted it some weeks later hidden at the back of the rack and it is now my new perfect summer night date dress (or heck I could even try glammed up supermarket shopping, because it really is that versatile!). Gorgeous print, sexy neckline with subtle cut out detail, and sophisticated below the knee length. It's dress perfection. Now for that sunset... x K
Wedges Pedro Garcia, Watch Marc by Marc Jacobs

the moto pant

I'm not sure about anyone else but on these hot summer days I can't think of anything worse than wearing denim. Jeans in particular. But I have a major style crush on these moto inspired Rag and Bone jeans that I'm contemplating sweat and tears (literally) just to buy them and consequently struggle to pull them onto my over heated legs. (And just how amaze do they look with my all time favourite newbury boots that I have lived in since I bought them last winter: seen here and here).
Both tuxedo inspired styling and sports influences are major trends right now, so the classic black and white combo of these are a perfect option. I'm thinking either a classic white shirt, mix and matched with a bold sporty stripe or teamed with the jacket of the season (the bomber!) come winter. Definately on my wish list! x K
 Outfit Images c/o Rag and Bone


Hot and cold. Black and white. Gold and Silver. All opposites. And opposites attract, right? My latest adventures (a combination of "opposites" work vs. play) were no different. Rain in Hawaii. Hot in Miami. Snow in London and Paris. Each place so different to the last. Yet a perfect trip. I always feel lucky that I get the chance to travel for work, but being away from my hubby so frequently sometimes takes its toll (on me, im sure he is content playing golf!!) Luckily for me, this time I got to take him with me and that meant a little bit of relaxing time too. So hello 2013. Hopefully you will stay tuned for some exciting new things happening this year on fabulousforthefabulous x K

1) Romantic Paris in the snow  2) Wishing I could surf in Waikiki  3) My new favourite breakfast treat: Acai berry bowls while shopping in Waikiki  4) Snowy London Rooftops down Oxford St  5) The most amazing sunsets at the Southern most point of the USA  6) Palm Trees and Thatch roof views whilst sun baking  7) All things French: Isabel Marant, Chanel and Taittinger in Paris  8) Spring 13 trends black and white in Miami  9) Chasing the sun in Hawaii in Carmen Marc Valvo and Marc by Marc Jacobs  10) Early morning views through our Paris window  11) Retro pit stops to find delish North Shore tacos  12) Romantic views from our terrace on the North Shore   13) Old and new favourites from Paris  14) Catching some sun at the southern most point of the USA  15) I heart Waikiki and sunsets 

wayfarer magic

I am going to admit that I don't normally buy anything from Zimmermann. Don't normally as in never have before. I know, I know, its a cult Australian label with a huge fan base, but I have always found myself reluctant to hand over so much for a dress (when I know how much it costs to make it!) Yet for some reason this season I have found myself drawn to their gorgeous prints, and feminine yet stylish shapes. One of my favourite purchases is this black maxi dress. Called the Wayfarer Lattice Sundress, I absolutely love the cut away neckline, the timeless flowy skirt and the gorgeous sheer lace trim that means I can wear it both casual and more dressy with heels. And while it also comes in white, and a classic Zimmerman floral print, I just had to have it in black. (I'm thinking chunky wedges and a statement necklace for Christmas Day dressing!!) And teamed here with my equally classic wayfarer raybans (did you know they now come foldable?! AMAZE!!) and flats, it was the perfect dress for some dock side cocktails. After all it is the festive season x K

Dress Zimmermann, Bag Chanel
Sunglasses Rayban, Flats Zomp