Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Bridport Street

Was another beautiful day in Melbourne so decided to head to Bridport Street for a bit of a wander. Walked into The Avenue book store where I saw the most beautiful coffee table book that I instantly put on my mental wishlist. Found these sandals on sale from Style Tread, such a good find... could definitely do with an extra inch or two on the platform though!

Address South Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Book Fashion Designers Sketch Book

Shirt Sportsgirl
Shoes Soles
Belt Melrose Avenue
Sunglasses Rubi Shoes
Bag Nasty Gal
Ring YSL


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Q&A Time

We've been doing lots of Q&As lately for other websites and magazines, so this week we thought: why not do our own HTL Q&A? If you have a question for us about absolutely anything - our style, our backgrounds, our personal lives, or even something ridiculous, then ask us! We'll post our 5 favourite questions here with our answers this Friday. We'll even name the askers and post your blog/website address if you have one. 

Send us your questions via:
Insta: @howtwolive (comment on our Q&A pic)

Can't wait to hear what you come up with!


Paris Masters Day 1

Being the crazed Tennis fans that we are, we decided to skip school for the week and bought 7-day tickets to the Paris Tennis Masters. Not one to miss an opportunity to dress up, I opted for checks, florals and my two-toned wedges. Thinking I would totally stand out from a crowd full of people in tracksuits and runners, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself blending in with the tennis-goers in their suits and their heels...and then I had to remind myself, this isn't the Aus Open...this is Paris!

Address Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
Packed A picnic lunch from our local bakery which included their ridiculous tuna rice salad

Top Vintage
Blazer Richard Nicoll for Sportsgirl
Pants Something Else
Shoes Sportsgirl
Bumbag ASOS
Sunglasses Vintage


Monday, 29 October 2012

Parrot Twosie

Was sifting through our wardrobe yesterday when I stumbled across this amazing parrot twosie we bought in London together - can't believe I forgot to bring it out for Twosie Week! Spent Sunday afternoon in the sun eating Spud Bar salads at Albert Park. Knew how much you'd die to see Bo in a post so I brought her along. Unfortunately she was far too hyper to sit still for the photo... typical Bobo!

Address Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Ate The usual tuna spinach combo

Top Lalalove 
Pants Lalalove
Shoes Kimchi Blue
Sunglasses House Of Harlow
Bracelet Sportsgirl
Watch Casio
Rings With Love Kirstin, Sportsgirl, Low Luv


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Weekend in Brussels

We decided to spend the weekend in Brussels for some sightseeing and shopping. After stepping out into 5 degree weather our big plans for the day quickly turned into an afternoon spent in a beer bar with a giant food platter and board games. At least the cold meant it was finally time to pull out the winter knits, and of course the incredible bright pink earmuffs...FYI Appel has matching green ones - can you handle!

Address Moeder Lambic, 68 Rue de Savoie, Bruxelles, Belgium
Staying At a really cool hotel called The Dominican

Knit Minkpink
Skirt Sparkle & Fade
Shoes Sixtyseven 
Scarf Urban Outfitters
Earmuffs Essentiel


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Bow Tie is Back

Decided to make the most of my morning before heading to work so met up with Jake for a quick coffee at the cutest little place in Windsor - particularly love the bike and outdoor area! Literally been dying to wear this bow tie ever since we rocked it in Lilyhart at PFW but knew I needed the perfect outfit to do it justice. Unfortunately I only realised I had it on upside down after I took the photo, my bad! PS just noticed our oh so similar blazer-shirt-tie combos... hilarious, love your work!

Address Eugenius, 99 Hornby Street, Windsor, Melbourne, Australia
Drank Skinny latte

Jacket Topshop
Shirt Topshop
Shorts Topshop
Shoes Underground
Socks Sportsgirl
Sunglasses House Of Harlow
Bow tie American Apparel
Clutch Sportsgirl


Friday, 26 October 2012

Grizzli Cafe

Following an exhausting day of errands and French class, headed to our local drink spot for some wine and a cheese platter. Can't decide whether that's extremely Parisian or extremely touristy of us. Before you comment on how I managed to purchase a beautiful new yellow blazer without telling you about it, let me say this: after officially running out of clothing I've now resorted to stealing items from Appel's's a good thing I like to wear things oversized. 

Address Grizzli Cafe, 7 Rue Saint-Martin, Paris, France
Discovered Another cooking school right around the corner that I may just have to try out when Jerome's here

Shirt Life With Bird
Blazer Paul & Joe
Leggings Bitching and Junkfood
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses Oliver Peoples
Bolo Tie ASOS
Watch Casio from Ro


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Lunch at St Edmonds

Had a ridiculous lunch at St Edmonds for Elliot's firthday* before going to see Lawless (which was epic). I actually can't get enough of this place and am fairly ashamed to admit that I've now been there three times in the last six days. I may even go as far as to say their mushroom dish is the best I've ever had. Also, thought you'd be happy to hear I finally went to Yo good, can't believe you didn't force me to go there sooner!

Address St Edmonds, Greville Street, Melbourne, Australia
*Firthday faux birthday

Jacket Topshop
Knit Evil Twin
Pants Somedays Lovin 
Shoes Undergrounds
Necklace Sass and Bide
Sunglasses Dansk
Key chain Deadly Ponies
Rings With Love Kirstin


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Coutume Part 1

Headed across the river to check out this cafe we've heard has killer coffee and is meant to be a taste of Melbourne in Paris. We only made it as far as the front door when an Aussie guy came out and informed us that they were closed, as apparently "Monday is Paris' Sunday". Not sure how it's taken us 4 months to figure that out, but stay tuned for Coutume Part 2 as we'll definitely be heading back soon. At least the outfit killed!

Address Rue de Babylone, Paris, France
Wore My new ring - a present from Dean!

Top Lalalove
Skirt Nasty Gal
Socks ASOS
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Bag White Rabbit Gallery
Sunglasses Sportsgirl
Rings Topshop, Nasty Gal


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Thumper II

Was feeling a little nostalgic yesterday so headed to our childhood park to play on the swings and spinning apple with Bobo. Decided to kick it old school in my leopard print bumbag and Doodlebro Converses. Was so excited that Jake finally finished them - he even put a rabbit on one side which I have now named Thumpy II in honor of our furry little friend... wonder where our cute rescue rabbit is now...

Address Toorak Road, Melbourne, Australia

Jacket Sportsgirl
Top Cheap Monday
Pants Topshop
Shoes Doodlebro.
Sunglasses Rubi Shoes
Bumbag Sportsgirl


Monday, 22 October 2012

Le Marais Graffiti

Spent a lazy Sunday wandering around Le Marais, eating Nutella crepes, and attending my weekly conversation class (where I'm by far the worst at speaking French!). Discovered this incredible graffiti wall which happens to be right near we live, not sure how I've managed to walk passed so many times and not notice it. Thought it was seriously worthy of an HTL snap...and could give Jake some inspiration for his Linton graffiti!

Address Le Marais, Paris, France
Had A French teacher who looked exactly like Kris Jenner!

Shirt Minkpink
Pants Kimchi Blue
Shoes Deena & Ozzy
Bolo Tie Sass and Bide
Hat Zadig and Voltaire


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Big congratulations to Charlie Atkin, this amazing Sportsgirl twosie is now officially yours!

Thanks to everyone who supported us and entered, watch this space for more competitions coming soon - and of course lots more of the usual HTL fashioney goodness. 


Twosie Week Day 6

Thought I'd throw on my Sportsgirl best for the final day of Twosie Week. Teamed this twosie with my fave pair of Shakuhachi pink leopard sandals, which I'm so in love with I now officially haven't taken them off in three days. Last chance to win your own Sportsgirl twosie as we're announcing the winner tonight. Get in on the action!

Address Melbourne, Australia
Twosie by Sportsgirl

Shoes Shakuhachi
Clutch Sportsgirl
Sunglasses Karen Walker


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Twosie Week Day 5

Over the last couple of weeks I've been going to baking classes at La Cuisine Paris. Mastering my macarons, eclairs and croissants has been so much fun and I always spend the rest of the day smelling like butter (in a good way). I didn't have room here for food photos by you can check them out on Instagram @HowTwoLive. Decided to take my last Twosie Week snap in this incredible Nasty Gal ensemble. We've followed and shopped with them for years and were SO excited that they've finally come out with their own label.

Address Quai de l'Hotel de Ville, Paris, France
Twosie by Nasty Gal

Shirt Minkpink
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Clutch Topshop
Rings Nasty Gal, Alexander Wang


Friday, 19 October 2012

Twosie Week Day 4

Was craving tacos and margaritas all day so decided to head to Fonda for what was a very happy hour. Although I am and will forever be Radio Mexico's number 1 fan, my grilled chicken and quinoa burrito really did hit the spot. This twosie has definitely got to be one of my all time favourite HTL outfits... I'm guessing the guy who yelled 'nice pajamas' out of his car window would argue differently though.

Address Fonda Mexican, Swan Street, Melbourne, Australia
Twosie by Topshop

Shoes Shakuhachi
Sunglasses Ray-Ban 
Clutch Sportsgirl
Cuff H&M


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Twosie Week Day 3

I didn't have school today but couldn't resist accompanying Appel just to stop by Bagels and Brownies for lunch. Just as good as it's tasted in my dreams for the past year! Seeing as my cameraman was with me in the photo today, this is officially the first HTL I've taken on self-timer...rather happy with how it turned out, although we had to endure many a stare and giggle from passers-by to get it to this point. The things we do for a good style snap.

Address 12 Rue Notre-Dame des Champs, Paris, France
Twosies by KIDDA Christopher Shannon, Topshop

Shoes Y-3, Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses Yves Saint Laurent, Le Specs 
Bracelet Disney Couture


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Win Your Own Twosie!

We've had so much fun sharing our lives and wardrobes with not only each other but also our readers over the last few months, and now we're so excited that we finally have the chance to give something to YOU! We've teamed up with Sportsgirl to organise this amazing giveaway for one lucky reader. And yep, you guessed's a Twosie!

If you love twosies as much as we do (which as we all know is a lot) then all you have to do is help us get the HTL word out by doing one of the following:

  • Like our post about the competition on Facebook and you'll get one entry
  • Share our post about the competition on Facebook and you'll get one entry
  • Like our post on Instagram @HowTwoLive and you'll get one entry
  • Share this blog post on facebook and you'll get one entry (be sure to tag us!)
  • Share this blog post on twitter @How_Two_Live and you'll get one entry (be sure to take us!)

You can do one, a couple, or all of the above things, and every time you do one share or like you'll get an extra entry into the comp, which means you up your chances of winning!

Thanks so much for your support and happy sharing!


Terms and Conditions: Competition is open to entrants worldwide. Winner will be chosen at random. Winner will be drawn Sunday 21st October 2012 at 8pm, and will be contacted via the social media that he/she uses to enter the competition, ie. facebook, twitter, instagram. Winner will have 48 hours to get in contact with organisers or another winner will be drawn. Item will be shipped to winner with freight costs covered by HTL. This cannot be used in conjunction with any offer. Organisers reserve the right to change the competition terms and conditions at any time.

Twosie Week Day 2

Had cousin circle dinner at Jerome's which was lots of fun as always. While the spread he put on was particularly impressive (homemade falafel, dips and tabbouleh), the ridiculous sunset seemed to steal his thunder. So happy I held off on wearing this adorable Shakuhachi ensemble..couldn't think of a better time for it to make its HTL debut than twosie week! P.S keep your eyes open for an extra post later today...we have a surprise coming!

Address St Kilda road, Melbourne, Australia
Twosie by Shakuhachi

Shoes Miista
Arm Bling Topshop
Sunglasses MinkPink


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Twosie Week Day 1

Kicking off twosie week with an outfit I've been dying to wear since our London spree! I'm quite sure I was mistaken for some sort of street performer more than once today as I walked past the darkly dressed people of Paris in my crazy colours. Had a rare few hours of sunshine so decided to head to our local park for some lunch, although struggled to get my baguette down with the couple making out next to me...I get it people it's the City of Love, but give me a break while I'm eating!

Address Parc de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris, France
Twosie by Topshop


Shirt Nastygal
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Clutch Zara
Rings Vintage
Sunglasses Sportsgirl


Monday, 15 October 2012

Studley Park

Was so happy the sun came out for my day off yesterday. Knew it wouldn't last so obviously had to take full advantage. Did my folio outside for a couple of hours followed by an afternoon of scones, jam and cream on the Yarra at Studley Park. That place is so adorable, can't believe Deb never took us there when we were little! PS. Found these sandals under a pile in your shoe cupboard..serious blast from the past!

Address Studley Park, Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Ate Delicious scones

Top The Kooples
Cape Sportsgirl
Shorts Shakuhachi
Shoes Rosemin
Sunglasses Ray-Ban
Necklace Nastygal
Cuff House of Harlow


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Eggs & Co.

Ventured across the river to try this cafe that serves nothing but (you guessed it) eggs. A half hour wait seems to be customary in Paris, but once we made it past that it was a seriously delicious meal. Afterwards we wandered over to Le Bon Marche where I made my very first purchase for my new place back home - a Missoni blanket! It's so beautiful and I swear it could double as a wrap, so it may just be making an HTL appearance sometime soon...

Address Eggs & Co, Rue Bernard Palissy, Paris, France
Ate Eggs Norwegian, pancakes, fruit salad (don't judge they all came as a set!)

Knit Mossman
Pants Topshop
Shoes Sixtyseven
Bag Uchi
Sunglasses Sportsgirl
Rings House of Harlow


Saturday, 13 October 2012

New Job

All decked out in Topshop for my first day as the new Topman personal shopping assistant. The day began with an epic shopping spree followed by a three hour styling appointment and delicious salted caramels from Box Brownies. What more could I ask for out of a job? Weather is back to terrible so whipped out your umbrella which reminded me so much of PFW..take me back!!

Address Topshop, Chapel street, Melbourne, Australia
Heard Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are together. How did I not know that?

Top Topshop
Pants Topshop
Shoes Gidget
Bag Sportsgirl
Glasses Dita
Rings YSL, Topshop


Friday, 12 October 2012

Hanging Out in Paris

So I'm finally getting back into regular life in Paris. Today consisted of getting abused by a mean manicurist, consuming two mocha Frappuccinos, walking around in the rain after forgetting my umbrella at home, learning how to make eclairs (and then of course devouring them), and some solid HTL brainstorming. Now that I've written it down it sounds kind of depressing, but it was actually a great day!

Address Les Halles, Paris, France
Came up With an awesome idea for next week's HTL, can't wait to tell you about it!

Dress Sportsgirl
Coat Sportsgirl Recycle It
Turban Sportsgirl
Shoes Office
Necklace Addicted


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Triple Print

Had an hour to kill between uni and work so decided to stop by Nana's to say hello. May have gone a little crazy with the outfit today... rocking what I'm pretty sure is the first triple print in HTL history. The pattern overload, together with the love heart sunnies scored me lots of judgemental looks... mission accomplished!

Address Melbourne, Australia
Favourite piece Lilyhart pants 

Knit Sportsgirl
Shirt Sportsgirl
Pants Lilyhart
Shoes Kimchi Blue
Sunglasses Costume shop
Belt Melrose Avenue
Rings Zadig and Voltaire, With Love Kirsten


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

French Class

Day 1 of French class at the Alliance Francaise. So weird to be back here after a year! And particularly strange not to be taking extra long lunch breaks with you in the cafeteria. Seriously happy to have found my trusty red floral 'school bag' that also happened to have my old school books in it manages to make me look a little less scary when I'm covered in leather, skulls and spikes.

Address Alliance Francaise, 101 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, France
Met Appel's school buddy Bethenny he told us about!

Jumper The Ragged Priest
Leggings Melrose Ave
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses Henry Holland for Le Specs


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Back Home

First day back in Melbourne was hectic to say the least! Spent it running around meeting with designers for PFW wrap up, meaning I was surrounded by beautiful clothing all day. It took a lot of self control but after the damage we did in London, I knew I had to resist my urges to purchase! Stopped by Grape Seed to pick up our favourite chicken sanga... I had to do something to make you jealous now that I'm home!

Address Grape Seed, High Street, Melbourne, Australia
Ate Chicken, lettuce and avocado sandwich

Jacket Vintage
Top Sportsgirl
Pants Dont Ask Amanda
Shoes Shakuhachi
Sunglasses Minkpink
Feathers Sportsgirl


Monday, 8 October 2012

Nuit Blanche

Headed out for Nuit Blanche, where the city hosts hundreds of free events and museums are open all night. Made it 20 steps from our front door when we stumbled upon a live percussion/electro concert at the Pompidou Centre, staged on the 3rd floor balcony with the audience watching from the street below. So awesome! Luckily I'd happened to be wearing my festival bumbag and Lilyhart print leggings...serious concert-appropriate attire.

Address Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Saw Performance by Pascal Battus and Jean-Luc Guionnet 

Top Minkpink
Pants Lilyhart
Blazer Nasty Gal
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Bumbag Ecote
Sunglasses Sportsgirl