The Model and Me: eb&ive

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 11 Comments

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE wearing black. It’s my go-to colour no matter what the time of year.

Come winter, I favour it even more.

I poo-poo those who say you can’t wear black because it makes you look older. Because, no it doesn’t. It may not be YOUR colour but please don’t put an age-y thing on it.

Anyway, as is my wont, while black will always be my winter wardrobe bestie, I do like to mix it up a bit.

And that’s were this Model and Me post comes in. Australian lifestyle label eb&ive understand an Aussie girl and her short-term love affair with winter and they design pieces for our everyday style that just work.

{They also do fabulous homewares but click on over there with your credit card out of reach … don’t say you haven’t been warned!}

The pieces I’m featuring are available online but do check for stockists near you via this page. I’ve featured quite a few pieces from Botanical Grace through my work with Toowong Village. One particular poncho from my February workshop was snapped up super quickly afterwards. So quickly, I missed out on the snapping.

The below outfit is the type of outfit that I’d happily put on any day to feel comfortable AND put together.

The Model


Eb&Ive Haveli top | Rouge pant | Chez scarf

Eb&Ive Haveli top $79.95 | Rouge pant $79.95 | Chez scarf $89.95

and me

Eb&Ive Haveli top | Rouge pant | Chez scarf | FRANKiE4 Footwear KELLiE boots

Eb&Ive Haveli top* $79.95 (one size) | Rouge pant * $79.95 (I’m wearing M/L) | Chez scarf $89.95 | FRANKiE4 Footwear KELLiE boots $289.95

The key to an over-sized top working for you is to work it back with a streamlined pant. Balancing out these proportions helps you look balanced.

I’m a big fan of this combination as it skims and hides the bits I’d like skimmed over and hidden while letting me get my legs out on show, albeit in a covered, wintery kind of way.

The gorgeous almond colour of the top would suit brunettes as well. I love the side panels for adding shape and dimension to the design. The three-quarter sleeves are ideal for autumn.

The pants fit me – and I’m usually a 16 in a jean – because of the stretch. So, if you’re a size 12 and down, opt for the S/M. As for the colour … go forth and be brave, Stylers. That’s why the laundry gods invented Napisan.

I cannot leave this post without talking about my new favourite scarf. It’s cotton. TICK. And it has leather tassels. BIG TICK. I also love the length for some double looping action.

So tell me, do you deviate from black in winter. Is this a style of outfit I’d see you wearing?

The Model and Me: Eb&Ive AW16

* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.

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Each day that you incorporate that theme, simply upload your photo as you normally would, using the #everydaystyle hashtag. To be in the running for the prize, you just need to add the specific hashtag for each month’s theme. You can enter as many times as you like.

This month’s theme is: Scarf Style. Show us your favourite way to style a scarf and inspire us through the month of May.

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Comments 11

  1. Totally agree with you on black – my mother in law looks stunning in black and she is 85. I’ve loved black since persuading my mother to buy me a black dress when I was 4 – giving my grandmother conniptions as she thought black was for funerals and certainly not for children.

    So yes, I will be wearing a lot of black but I am also determined to continue wearing my white jeans- with tan or grey ankle boots. Sadly I can’t wear caramel tones next to my face ( as lovely as I think they are) but I am very attracted to grey and white together, and this year I am having a thing for navy and white too.

  2. Hi Nikki, I love white’s on you, you look amazing once again, should I just say always. you also seem to be getting younger (not fair) hehe!

  3. ab/fab! … I love this outfit nikki!
    love look and colour combo too!
    I love black too!:)X … universal and no age limit there!
    have a good one hun! love m:)X

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