Exciting News & Pictures

Hey everyone!

So for those of you who have been following me for a while, you all know that I entered into the Guess One to Watch competition, which was held by Guess Watches.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, it was a competition which was in search for their next Guess Access blogger. This required all participants to create an account on their One to Watch Facebook app, and gain as many “style points” as possible within a 2 month period. The top 10 from each country would be selected to move onto the next round, which required each person to submit a blog post. From there, 2 people from each participating country would be selected to become the newest bloggers for Guess.

I entered into this competition hoping for the best, but expecting nothing special to happen. I was very surprised when I received an email informing me that I had, in fact, made it through to the next round in which I was required to submit a post.

My excitement quickly turned to nervousness as I realised the easiest part was over, and that I would have to really prove myself to be able to have a shot at this amazing opportunity.

After wasting a precious week deciding what to write on, thinking and rethinking my decision, I finally sat down and began to write, which of course, ended in me reading, and rereading my post to the point where I had corrected every possible flaw I could find myself.

After submission, I had to wait a gruelling month and a half to find out the decision, which I became very apprehensive about after seeing the other contestants amazing work.

Finally, the day came where we would either receive an email informing us we had won, or not. After a whole day without hearing, I had concluded that I had not won.

All of a sudden, when I was least expecting…

There it was

My golden ticket.

I have been absolutely blessed to be selected to become an Australian blogger for Guess Access! My excitement has shot through the roof.

To all of you who voted in the main round- thank you so much for all your amazing support, you are absolute angels!

I believe my blog post will be posted on the Guess Access blog around the 24th- not entirely sure on that one so don’t hold me to it.

But otherwise keep your eyes peeled for me!

Here are some pictures for you guys, shot by my wonderful best friend at Sydney’s Curl Curl board walk, that weren’t included in my Guess blog post- enjoy!

Sammy Jade xx

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A Spring Safari

Image:  Harpers Bazaar.com

No, your eyes don’t need checking, after what feels like (to me) forever, I am back again. Apparently my version of uni holidays is to get as much on my plate as possible, which includes a wonderful internship with the amazing blog Breakfast With Audrey , where not only am I experiencing the behind-the-scenes of the industry, but I have also been given the opportunity to write for them too! My posts go up most Fridays so keep an eye out.

All things aside, this post is a result of the vibrant Safari trend, seen running rife throughout NYFW, with some of the top designers all too keen to show off their fun prints and designs.

Albeit, animal prints when not exercised with caution, can turn out a bit extremely tacky. However, when centred as the focus piece, this print is incredibly quirky.

The idea of this outfit is to maintain the printed pants as centre focus, while alluding to a sort of ‘rawness’ that would otherwise be found within the safari outback (all while, of course, looking good). Getting the right balance can be a challenge, but with the know-how, it’s a piece of cake.

I firstly started off with these Sass and Bide The Late Movie Jeans , which became the staple safari element. I then worked everything else around the texture and colours of these. A simple Black Jersey Tunic Slouched Top is perfect for the Spring, and the drape of it is a flattering contrast to the shapely style of the jeans. Colour blocking is key for statement pieces, we don’t want too much going on at once. These Morea Shoe Boots from Spurr are extremely complementary, bringing out the brown tones from the jeans, as well as the style adding femininity.

Finally, the accessories tie the whole look together. I was instantly drawn to the texture of this Guess Leather Chestnut Handbag, the raw look of it, to me, screams safari, while the texture and colours of this Sheilding Necklace from Forecast is a strong contrast to the simplicity of the black top, something about it reminds me of Indiana Jones.

And last, but certainly not least, I just had to add in the Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch.Not only was Michael Kors one of the first designers to express his love for this trend at Fashion Week, but its current status brings us back to the modernity of the outfit, not to mention I just love it.

I don’t know about you, but this spring I will be kicking it Safari style.

Guess One to Watch!

Hey everyone, I hope everyone is having a great start to the week

I just entered the Guess One to Watch Competition in order to hopefully kickstart my life long dream of fashion journalism! If I win, I will have the opportunity to write for their 1.5 million viewers.

I would absolutely adore everyone if they were able to vote for me, each like is worth 10 style points, and you can vote once every 24 hours. It only takes a minute out of your busy day

If you could help me, it would mean more than I could ever explain.

https://apps.facebook.com/guessonetowatch/?app_data=102

Thank you everyone!

xx Sammy Jade