I’m very excited that the cooler months have finally arrived Downunder.
This means wearing coats, jumpers, scarves and hats; it means boots and umbrellas and sometimes wellies. It means that boys will be more well-dressed, and that I won’t look like a mess every time I go outside. I don’t do very well with heat – I was definitely made for colder climes.
At the moment I’m pining for a neutral, laid-back vibe for my winter wardrobe, but as with all instances in which I long for minimalism, I’ll probably get it wrong.
But, I’m loving Gorman’s Winter collection (as always), with’s it’s cosy knits, pretty dresses, surprising prints and bursts of colour. I’m also a huge fan of the menswear-for-women feeling that Vanishing Elephant have mastered in their Winter collection – it has seen me wearing my chinos/slacks more often, and searching for more pairs to add to the two I own. I’m also hunting for shirts and brogues…
I’d love to add a touch of forest green to my wardrobe (in the form of these Gorman heels perhaps), and am finding the challenge of finding winter-appropriate dresses to be a challenge.
Either way, I’m excited to get my wardrobe stocked up and in working order!
How are you planning to brave the winter months (if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere)?
Or if you’ve already successfully navigated through winter in the Northern Hemisphere – any tips?
Orange is a fruit. It is a colour. It is a town in NSW; a County in California; the name of a village in France, and many other towns in America. It’s the name of a bicycle-maker and a phone company; two types of software; an American punk rock band and a few songs.
But as Frank Sinatra so wisely said, it is also the happiest colour. Orange can’t be mean, depressing or evil. It can’t be spiteful or jealous – it’s just happy!
It’s the colour of Penguin Classics and French fashion house Hermès; barley sugars, orange cake and small ginger kittens.
I’m really obsessed with it at the moment – and I can’t quite work out why. Maybe I subconsciously feel that I need more happiness in my life?
The other day, a friend texted me a picture of herself in red shoes + black and white stripes. Caption: “I feel like Dorothy. Or the witch!”
I immediately realised that I too was dressed in a very Oz-inspired outfit – a little bit munchkin and large amount technicolour.
No matter what they say, never give up on wearing colour!
I was lucky enough to be treated to a lime-delicious and glittery clutch (courtesy of Mother) from Mimco.
I’m pretty obsessed with it – the combination of a mother of pearl-look finish in a chartreuse/green neon, plus silvery glitter is fantastic.
That’s all I have to say really… but it goes very nicely with my silver glitter shoes from Wittner…