the rachel bilson.

Sass & Bide top | Forever New denim | Zara heels | Saba leather jacket | Rayban Wayfarers | YSL ring
Photos by Aprilia Love

When Aprilia told me I reminded her of Rachel Bilson after seeing these shots, it was as if all my Christmases had come at once. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I am utterly in love with Rachel Bilson - she's my style icon, spirit animal and just all round awesome, so a compliment like that pretty flattering. I've come to realise just how much RB has influenced this particular look - it was actually after seeing some candid shots of her rocking boyfriend jeans, heeled boots and a feminine blazer that I went on a search for my own pair of loose denim. And it was Rachel that convinced me ombre hair was still cool three years later. 

I finally got to pull out the Sass & Bide which has been waiting patiently in my wardrobe to be worn for about 8 months. The top was a bit of a splurge ($370 to be exact), much to the disapproval of my boyfriend and my other fashion uneducated friends. Of course I was drawn to the asymmetrical hem and the one sleeve. It makes a statement without being too over the top - just the way I like it. The reason it's taken me so long to wear this is because, being one of the most expensive pieces in my wardrobe, I felt like I'd be insulting it if I paired it with cheap jeans or pants. Does anyone else get like that?

This is probably my favourite look to date and a huge part of that had to do with Aprilia's brilliant photography and direction. I'm not going to lie, I spent a large portion of my savings in Japan, so I've come back with a handful of new pieces I'd love to share with you. More frequent outfit posts to come! x


  1. Woot wooh!
    Love these shots, and I love taking shots of you!
    Happy to play photographer any time!

    x Aprilia

  2. You look amazing! Love the relaxed fit of the jeans with those amazing shoes! Love x

  3. Oh my God so true! - love the boyfriend jeans and heels, only 2 people in the world can pull off.. you and Rachel Bilson <3 xx


  4. You're a babe and I miss you like cray cray. Coffee ASAP!

    PS I'm in love with your YSL

  5. Love this. Very RB. Love the asymmetrical Sass and Bide goodness. Great shots by Aprilia.

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

  6. GREAT SHOTS! Love every piece of clothing you are wearing Mel!
    Love love love.


  7. Ahhhh pricey but worth it. Sass and bide is bliss. you look amazing in this post btw!!

  8. What a gorgeous top! Love this outfit, it is truly very Rachel Bilson-esque! x

  9. definitely worth waiting to wear- you look gorgeous! x

  10. you look effortlessly cool as always - those shoes are amazing


  11. Girl! You look gorgeous! I truly love the simplicity of the look underlined by beautiful accessories! The shoes...well to say FABULOUS is not to say anything!:)



  12. Amazing outfit and photos! I love it :)

  13. Looking so gorgeous!! Love this look! xoxo

  14. Love this look! Love the leather jacket and the shoes!
    I'm now following your blog. I would love it if you can check out my blog and follow me back. :)

    xo Vivian
    Flightgirl Fashion

  15. It's true, this is totally her style. You look great, btw :)

  16. Gorgeous look dear :') kisses, KATEFP