I wore a navy dress on Monday with peachy pink shoes and a peach and navy fabric flower brooch. I bought the dress from Modcloth
and hadn’t worn it yet as I just didn’t love it. I sized up, but the dress came with plenty of stretch so I could have probably gone a size down. It also was quite big around the shoulder and chest area (a common problem for me; seeing as if I order size 16/18 or 2XX I am supposed to have a large rack…uh, no).
I finally decided I wanted to wear it to work as I was looking for something to wear with the bird print fabric brooch. I sighed as I got up and looked at the brooch, if only I had a plain navy dress to wear this with… hang on I do! (Occupational hazard of a female with over 80 dresses, you forget what you have!)
The dress looked cute with the brooch and shoes, as well as a peach bird print necklace – see below. But I was still not sure I loved my figure in the dress. Running out of time, I decided to go with it, it was only work anyway.
The dress was certainly comfy, a nice knee length and had pockets! So that made me feel better. Amazingly, I had 5 people compliment me on how I looked. It’s funny when you aren’t necessarily ‘feeling’ it but others ‘see’ it. And by ‘it’ – I mean that age old argument of look good, feel good, or is it feel good, look good? I certainly felt better about the dress after 5 compliments. I mean who wouldn’t?
Inspired by that look, I planned another outfit with the Modcloth dress, maybe this time with baby pink?
And cat accessories. Because cats always make things better.
I have been eyeing off cat themed shoes for a while now, seeing as I have an unhealthy obsession for all things cat related. My friends encourage this obsession, every time they see something cat related it gets purchased for me, jewellery, wall art, book ends, make up purses.
Obviously I don’t mind! Here’s to getting some kitty flats to honour my gorgeous cats, Stormy and Jezebel.
Sydney has been very wet lately. ‘Storms, hail, floods, monotonous drizzle, puddles, things being cancelled’ wet. It’s pretty usual this time of year, but the last fortnight has been pretty crazy.
I love the rain, for about one day. Especially when it’s a weekend and you have no plans. Like today. I hate the rain when I have outdoor things planned…
But what I discovered (after 3 trips to eternally sunny Southern California) is that I like the contrast.
Having wet, rainy, stormy days makes you yearn for sunny, hot stinkers. After 4 weeks of it in SoCal, I would have loved to had broken up the ‘eternal sunshine’ with a good solid downpour. I love the changing of seasons, the bitter winter chills and then the pool days in 30 degrees. I guess you always want what you haven’t got. It would seem I am even like that with the weather.
You can’t deny that Sydney weather is anything but dramatic. No mucking around; we do crazy storms, bushfires, heat waves, wild winds with the drama of Miley Cyrus. And I love it.
Call it what you will – oxblood, wine, maroon, plum, burgundy… this deep red colour has been a fashion winner for a long time. I am currently using it as one of my ‘travel colours’ on my 4 week sojourn in California (where the weather is cool so maroon works nicely).
Paired with black, denim, navy, white, cream, blush, maroon looks rich and warm. Can’t quite pull of a deep lippie though, end up blotting it in like a stain on my lips (which despite being referred to as ‘stain’ seemingly is gone with 2 hours!)
Sunny yellow brightens any day. Goes perfectly with navy, a sunny sailor approach. With black it can look classy, or it can look bumble bee. If bumble bee is the look you were going for, knock your socks off.
How cute would bees look in socks?