Some of you may/may not have already noticed, over the past few months What She Said has been working closely with the lovely team at Splendid.  We're super excited to share our first blog post, featuring one of our favourite pieces from their Spring collection. After a few months of not having the time to style and shoot new content, it was great to get back into a creative environment and work with Ana Suñtay-Tanedo in the studio. 

Our collaboration stems from a shared love of understated basics, and a love of striped tee's. Two things Splendid do very, very well. Because of how much we rely on stripes and classics in our everyday style, we appreciate pieces from Splendid like this 'vintage whisper tee', 'slub 1x1 long sleeve tee', and 'french stripe long sleeve top'.

One of our favourite pieces the brand is launching this Spring, is their Slip Dress. Again, you may or may not have noticed, but you'll usually find us in some sort of jean/trouser/tee combination. So this classic and simple dress is about as fancy as we're willing to go. It's a versatile basic, comes in selection of colour ways and is great for dressing up or down. Joanna has styled her dress over a thin black sweater and a pair of leather mules. Sarah chose to style hers with a linen shirt and simple black slides.



We are lucky enough to know a couple of Australian locals... Very handy when in search/need of coffee shops and secluded beaches. And to top it off, this particular local is not half bad behind a camera lens.

During our first week together in Sydney, we caught up with Andrew James and road-tripped down to one of his favourite beaches. The car journey there may have only taken an hour or so, but in true Halpin style, we had to make a couple of pit-stops (toilet breaks) at the local children's cricket club.

True to his word, Andy's beach was beautiful and almost completely empty. We got to practise both our rock-climbing/sun-lounging skills, and only lost one memory card along the way.

This was in-fact our second shoot with Andy. And after a (not so) hard day's work, we got to catch up over lunch with the added company of his wife Leah, and new daughter Aubrey. Congratulations you guys, she's lovely.