Well it's certainly been a while, hasn't it? It seems hard to believe summer is, for all intents and purposes, over. I feel like it flew by before I even really had a chance to think about it. Fragmented by packing, moving, unpacking, and getting settled in to a new place, I almost feel like I missed it. Although, my fading tan lines inform me otherwise...
Moving on, this look was styled around a faux suede fringed bra-top from SheIn. Ordering it on a warm summery day, I hadn't considered how the weather may shift by the time it arrived in the postbox. Picking up the package on one in a string of several cool, rainy days, I realised my minor screw up. I abandoned the summery, slightly beachy look I had in mind to go for something a little more seasonally appropriate.
I wanted to pair the top with high waisted blue jeans, but something about how the bottom of the fringe hit the waist of the jeans created a very unflattering box-like silhouette. 'Low rise jeans, it is then', I thought and grabbed an old pair of black jeans. Not surprisingly, ten pounds gone later, they didn't fit quite how I remembered. For a moment I considered wearing a belt, but quickly decided I didn't need or want to wear one. I tossed on an old jean jacket to keep the look casual, but probably wound up negating the casual vibe by wearing heels, even though they're not particularly nice ones. They're old and battered and gave me four blisters when I (stupidly) wore them to a car show in Sidney late last month. In my defence, I had worn them countless times before without any trouble. Thought I was in the clear, was not, paid the price of only being able to wear thongs for days. Such is life.
So, that's my first little outfit post since moving house done and dusted! It's quite different from the first look I posted after moving last year but it also feels a bit more like 'me', if that makes any sense at all. I've got a few ideas for new posts in mind, so I'm hoping to be a little more consistent when it comes to this blog. I'd really like to be. And I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who keeps coming back and has stuck with me through all my little 'disappearances'. I hope you've all had a lovely long weekend.
I'm not the biggest fan of intentionally deconstructed clothing. Big shocker, there, I know. I don't like purposely frayed knitted cardigans or t-shirts which have pre-torn holes in them, but occasionally something catches my eye and forces me to break my own rule. Case in point, this Choies dress with a cut out back. I generally love open backs, so the appeal of this dress was not lost on me. The only thing I think is a shame is that's still too cold here to wear a dress like this without a cardigan, which covers up the most interesting part of the garment.
I'm crossing my fingers for some warmer weather soon, as I'm getting antsy to break out my summer clothes and start shooting more photos outdoors. I mean, it's not as though I couldn't shoot outside now, it's just that I don't feel like freezing!
The past two NYEs have been, frankly, fashion bummers. 2010 was stylish, but super uncomfortable. A constricting sequinned top and uncomfortable high waist shorts. With tights, of course. You know, for warmth and extra uncomfortablness. Whilst last year was comfortable but so... not stylish. A particularly ugly, unflatteringly oversized cardigan and black jeans. Black jeans, fine, good even. Completely stretched out cardigan with a crew neck? No. This year, I wanted to try to do something that could encompass both factors, fashion and comfort.
I paired my lace shirt from Sirens (contrasting the colour with a black bra) with my new Motel shorts. I bought them in November on sale and they've become a staple in my wardrobe recently, absolutely love them! Super short shorts are my favourite, no matter if it's summer or winter. I may not be the skinniest girl in the land and I don't have perfect legs, but they always make me feel fab.
I added my burgundy cardigan from Suzy Shier to make the outfit a tad more casual (and warm) and wore my Aldo platforms heels to add a bit of height, or rather, almost 6 inches of it. And I can't, for the life of me, remember where my tights are from and they have no tags. Drives me mental as they're the most comfortable black tights I've had since.... ever, really!
I bought this cardigan at a thrift shop over the summer and I absolutely love it. I'm actually wearing it backwards in these photos, which I've been known to do with certain cardigans, such as my plain black one. I wear it unbuttoned, buttoned, and backwards! Understandably, it's getting slightly worn out -- I'll be so sad when it's finally too worn out to wear!
I love slightly sparkly knitted cardigans. I have a few others, all from various thrift shops. And I can wait to bring them and start wearing them again in the coming months!
The jeans are my Forever 21 cropped jeans, which are also getting slightly worn and faded, they're another item I'll be sad to eventually toss out. They're one of my favourite 2012 purchases. The pumps are from Aldo, and the earrings were given to be at Christmas 2010 by my aunt. I forget the shop they're from, but it was a small, independent one downtown.
The lipstick I'm wearing is a bit of Coral Queen blended into Pink Blush, both by Rimmel.
For this summery 1960s inspired look, I paired a vintage floral scarf in vibrant shades of orange and yellow with a pair of DL1961 high waisted blue jeans. I always have a look through the scarves when thrifting, the larger ones can make for lovely sarongs and tops during the warmer months. And the jeans immediately caught my eye, the fit and colour reminding me of a pair I had years ago. Still have, actually, though they've seen better days. For accessories, I opted for gold hoop earrings and an old chain necklace worn as a bracelet. Summer has arrived on the island and not a minute too soon.
When is a blouse not a blouse? When it’s a skimpy dressing gown masquerading as a blouse. Sometimes something comes along that's too good to be kept in the bedroom. This was one of those times. Gorgeous rose print burnout velvet deserves better than to be worn only to laze around in on a Saturday morning.
For a Kate Moss inspired, chic-but-with-a-bit-of-an-edge kind of look, I paired this dressing gown by Only Hearts Lingerie with high waisted black trousers and classic suede heels. And In keeping with the ‘lingerie as outerwear’ theme, I opted to wear a black lace mini slip underneath. After all, Only Hearts Lingerie’s slogan is 'for the shameless romantic to be wornanytime, anywhere'. Not that I really needed any encouragement.
Now, theoretically (yes, 'theoretically'...), you could wear an outfit like this on a night out, get home late, ditch the trousers and pumps, take off your makeup and wash your face (we're not complete savages), and fall into bed. Get up the next day, get yourself sorted out, throw the dressing gown back on with a t-shirt, flares, and flats and go. Wouldn't you wear a velvet dressing gown to a Saturday morning farmer's market? I would. Then again, I can recall wearing these heels to the grocery store one time a few years ago. That, actually, I probably wouldn't do that today. Probably.
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