Woohoo! New stuff!
Some people say that jelly sandals are just for kids, (or for marinières or crazy people on French beaches – allegedly) but I think they’re a vestige of childhood that can be readily taken into adulthood.
Some people also say that printed trousers are awful, or that I have too many pairs. Wrong again. So, so wrong.
Jelly sandals: Jelly Beans – Jeans: Rhys Lee for Gorman
Ah… Yes… It’s that time of year again. Paris Fashion Week is over, and I feel renewed! Not because I went (if I did I’d have died from happiness by now), but because whether you’re lucky enough to wandering about the right bank in designer heels or viewing the spectacle from behind a computer, it provides more inspiration than I could ever hope for in a year of watching pedestrians in Melbourne.
So expect many posts on the subject to come…
Oh, and I wrote an article, a PFW wrap-up if you will, on My French Life: read it here.
And now, some gratuitous street style:
Images via Couturing, Habitually Chic, Finding Noon, Style.com – all on my Pinterest
I found these trousers in Shag – one of those chain-store vintage stores (a paradox, I’m well aware) that sell ugly stuff for a lot of money, and prettier stuff for even more.
When I saw these trousers, I knew I had to have them. They were a little tight around my abnormally large calf muscles, but I loved them to death. I must wear them again soon…
If you’ve read my blog more than once, you’ll know that I really like printed trousers. More than that, I am completely and utterly OBSESSED with printed trousers. Give me a few decades and I’ll be putting my (by then) extensive collection to a museum somewhere.
When I first saw these scarf-print trousers from the new Spring/Summer Country Road collection in the store window, I knew I had to have them. But, as with most things I love and have to have, I spent weeks agonising on the idea of never owning them. Luckily a spend-and-save and a very kind Mother mean that I finally had them in my hot little hands last week.
They turn quite a few heads – I think most people think I woke up and forgot to change out out my pyjama pants. But hey, they aren’t good unless a few people stare.
I SHALL BASK IN MY PYJAMA PANT GLORY.
LOOK AT ME IN MY PYJAMAS.
Does it make you uncomfortable…?
With the release of all the new summer collections store, one would be forgiven for wishing this dreary Melbourne weather would just part for some sunshine!
Pastels, bright colours, loud patterns: everything I love is everywhere. I’m getting wildly excited just thinking about it…
So this week, I’m getting excited about all things bright.
One of my favourite things about colour, and brightness in general is just, well, Gorman. I await their new season unveilings with the excitement of a small puppy, and the foreboding of someone who just broke a mirror and then met a black cat – they make me simultaneously inspired and depressed. Firstly because Gorman constantly pumps out collections that are so wonderful, and secondly because I have to have it, yet can’t afford it.
Next week, I’m super excited at the prospect of heading to Gorman’s SS12/13 runway show at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week! Stay tuned for more…
These trousers… do much more than you think. Watercolour snake print you say? How on earth could that be practical, useful, nice, versatile or all of the above?!
Well, as always, when you say “urgh!” I say “fantastic!”
These trousers were a thrifty (somewhat) Zara purchase after Mum and I went to see Onegin by the Australian Ballet. For quality, excellence and fit, they really were a steal.
I’ve never understood how Zara price things – a chiffon dress might set you back $150 while another only costs $60. I’ve also never understood their sizing, whether people really want that many varieties of puffer coats and what constitutes a Zara ‘basic’.
Well, these trousers are ‘basic’ so that’s that. They must be useful! They must be practical! Matter settled.
And if you need proof, below are the many ways in which you might find yourself styling a pair of watercolour snake print trousers. Just in case you ever need a point of reference…
Trousers – Zara, Nude heels – Siren, Lace-up beige boots – Next (London), Pewter Mary Jane heels – Pierre Fontaine (I’ve had these since I was 16!), Clogs – Funkis, Brothel creepers – Wittner, White shirt – (TOP) Dotti, (BOTTOM) Sportsgirl, Pink jumper – Sportsgirl, Grey/Black Ombre jumper – Glassons, Pendant necklace- Diva.
Fridays are the kind of days when, after a long hard week, you need to sit down and stare at something nice. Something nice like the things below. Like bunnies wearing knitted jumpers, or a fluffy puppy whose fur colour is uncannily similar to your own hair colour…
On top of it being Friday, it’s also raining. And rainy Friday nights mean only one thing: being rugged up at home with a cup of tea and something delicious and baked (Hint: I did bake something scandalously delicious, that I will blog about next week ).
So here’s so rainy Friday nice things, that will make you smile just a little, and perhaps exclaim a small “Oh my!” (When you reach the jumper-clad bunnies, I mean)…
Via Street Peeper
Via FEED ME NANA
Via Emma Dime
Grundtvig’s Church, Denmark via Pinterest
Romance Was Born via Alice Euphemia
Valentino Haute Couture AFP/Reuters
Hubert Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn by the Seine, via Pinterest
Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson at Chanel, via Pinterest
An adorable puppy with the same hair colour as me, via Pinterest
I just love these trousers. They’re one of those excellent chain store buys (like so much of my wardrobe, but no shame in that), from Glassons.
I wore them with my Neon Hart metal-tipped collar shirt… which is sadly fraying a little at the seams. Shall have to see if Mother Duke can help with repairs!
I added my overly furry Quirky Circus jumper, Portmans leather jacket and Sportsgirl tassel earrings and boots. Ideal cold weather outfit with just a touch of bright.