Although it can be a struggle weather wise in Melbourne, today is officially the first day of Summer in Australia. I love the exposed skin and minimal clothing that comes with our heatwave. Agreed some do show too much skin but seriously who cares. Wear what you want as long as you are comfortable in it. Just make sure to slap on some of that SPF because our sun is bad ass.
To kick off our summer I wanted to showcase an outfit that set the summer scene. Too much skin? My husband thinks so but what evs. I Love this sexy combination and it happens to be one of my favourite creations since I started blogging almost a year ago. Even better, if you love the necklace I have on, well for once its still available for purchase via Anthropologie.
Im wearing : Lingerie top | High waisted shorts by Valley Girl | Statement necklace by Pam Hiran | Heels by Zara | Microfishnet pantyhose by Rede Classic
The inspiration for my outfit comes from Justine who is the beautiful creator of The Style Bender. She featured a post wearing a lingerie top and I thought I have to get on to that. Once more I’d been yearning for a crop top for months so the top I am posing in just happens to fit in the crop and lingerie category. Sadly these hot diggity shorts are not mine and I’ll be handing them over to my sweet cousin who will look just as good in them.
With a jacket on, I went out in for breakfast and then lunch in this outfit and with the looks I recieved, lets just say it’s more of an after 5pm outfit.
For my international followers, I have styled this outfit a little differently to provide you with an Autumn/Winter look. Post to follow.
Thanks for reading and let the countdown begin. Just 31 days before I can hit the shops guilt free and that feels awesome.
It feels great to be on the warmer side of Winter here in Melbourne. I can now expose some skin without feeling the chill. Awesome!
Some key items I have on today are my black short sleeve blouse and blue lace jacket. Both from Alannah Hill and both years old yet timeless and so very cute. I’ve teamed it with a floral cardigan, red skirt and lime patent pumps for that pop of colour from head to toe.
Hope you love this look and that it’s inspired you experiment with the colours in your wardrobe.
Depending on where you are in the world have a great day/night.
Thanks for reading. Much love xx
The weather has been crazy windy in Melbourne. So during the week I have made sure to avoid wearing skirts and dresses that could potentially blow up and expose my knickers. Sounds insane but imagine this….I work at a University and one lunch time as I’m walking across the grounds to grab a bite to eat the Marilyn Munroe scene happens- to me. Feeling mortified and embarrassed about the bunch of students that saw what they did I knew never to wear a dress on a windy day again.
On Thursday I wore this particular outfit to work. This feminine style incorporates a mix of tasteful clashing patterns and pop of red to brighten up the colour palette.
Take note of the wind proof pencil skirt. The skirt is also elasticated making it very comfortable and versatile enough to wear during and post pregnancy. Since becoming a mum I’ve grown to appreciate all my elasticated trousers and skirts. Even if you don’t have kids I’m certain you can see the value in elasticated items.
The velvet patterned jacket featured is a purchase from Las Vegas back in 2010. I have worn it several times this year however this happens to be the first opportunity I have had to blog it. The jacket is tailored around the waist and has a peplum bottom perfect to give a bit of shape to the outfit.
As for my green and white floral top, this happens to be from my absolute favourite store-Anthropologie. It’s my go to, everyday wear top. Aside from the fact that its quite pretty the top is another item that I had worn all throughout my pregnancy. It isn’t maternity wear but like Seed Heritage, Anthropologies is stocked up with a variety loose fitting items. Unfortunately Anthropologie is not available in Australia but they do ship internationally if you are interested.
Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Top by Anthropologie | Pencil skirt by St John | Jacket by Georgiou | Heels by Zara | Bag by Burberry | Necklace from asos
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for reading.
During my glorious shopping days, I loved purchasing all my work basics at Zara, Anthropologie and Banana Republic. Although Zara finally opened stores in Australia we’re still patiently waiting on the others. Just as well since I have banned myself from buying any new clothing this year but….I am really hoping for Anthropolie to be here some day.
Today’s outfit for work is a neat casual ensemble of overseas purchases. A blazer and bag from London, top and trousers from the States and shoes from Hong Kong. It doesn’t sound healthy for our Australian economy however we unfortunately aren’t as competitive on stock or price.
Next year, whilst I do plan to refresh my wardrobe, I’m thinking I could do more trift (I happen to live in area full of amazing vintage stores) shopping locally. That way I will be throwing money into our economy and still contributing to less consumerism. This plan sounds exciting already doesn’t it?
Outfit breakdown (All items are old)
Peacock top by Anthropologie | Blazer by Zara | Trousers by Banana Republic | Bag by Burberry | Shoes by Milan & Co.
I hope that you have all been well this week. Here in Melbourne it’s fabulous since there’s a slight hint of Spring in the air. Although this now means I’ll soon be packing away those Winter warmers and making more room in my tiny closet (that I share with my husband) for my spring and summer gear. I love this thought but wish I had a massive wardrobe so that I wouldn’t have to pack at all….right?!?!
As featured in this post, I’ve absolutely adored my red faux fur gilet which I’d been so lucky to get a hold of during an asos sale last year. It’s been so good to me and I’ve loved how it’s versatile enough to dress up and down. Before I pack it away for next year I wanted to do another 1 item 4 ways challenge (as seen here, here and here) featuring this gilet. So here it is.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.
My hairstyle has received so much attention in these last few months. It therefore only seemed fair to feature in an exclusive blog post. And after today’s trip to the hairdresser, I thought you would all appreciate a profile of all my sides.
In just under 7 months my hairstyle has gone from asymmetrical pixie to a side shave pixie and now shaving off both sides and the back. Whats in common with all these hairstyles? It’s extremely low maintenance. When it comes to styling, I wet it, comb it down and voila! As a busy mum that’s really something to love.
If you were to look back at all my hairstyles in the last several decades you’d see quite the hair evolution. The changes don’t come from the fact that I’m brave or don’t hair too much for my hair. Quite the opposite in fact. My hairstyles form part of my creative outlet and the confidence comes from knowing that my hair will grow back.
Although I’ve been mistaken for a man amongst other stereotypes, I love short hair and the fact that it doesn’t make me your average looking girl.