In true Melbourne fashion, we got a serious cold spell in late April. Not only were the temperatures low, there was intermittent rain and strong winds. Luckily the sun poked it’s head out long enough for my housemate Steve to take these shots.
This black turtleneck has been one of my top op-shop finds. I bought it for $1 about 10 years ago. Someone has shrunk in the washing machine which is great for me in two ways. 1. I can now put it through the washing machine with no worries. 2. The sleeves are extra long so I can pull them into make-shift mittens.
The skirt is slightly too big around the waist but I love the colour so much I couldn’t pass up buying it (especially when it was marked down to $8). I usually wear a thick elastic belt to hide the extra fabric, but I really like the paper-bag look a thinner belt creates. I also love that this look could easily been worn in the office as is or with the addition of a blazer and black pumps for a really corporate look.
I have already have a few comments on my outfit today.
I’ve gotten a few I-love-your-skirt’s and some cute-top’s, but in fact it’s a dress.
This is yet another great purchase from Ozsale.
I think it was about $15. It’s a little bit girlier than a lot of my other clothes, but it’s really comfy and perfect for when the weather gets warm (It’s a lovely 28 degrees in Melbourne today!)
I chucked on my black Dotti cardi just because the aircon is always on in my office, and I’m also wearing beige tights, not for warmth, but because I got the stupidest tan line yesterday and need to try cover it up!
Decided to keep my hair down to make the most of the curls remaining from Sunday.
No, it’s not my wedding.
It’s actually my best friend Lindsay’s big day.
Unfortunately I didn’t make the cut for the bridesmaids, but I am performing a song during the ceremony.
The wedding is out doors, so I thought I should wear something bright!
I bought the dress first from MissGuided for $16. The moment I got it in my hot little hands I decided this was the dress I was going to wear to the wedding.
It was a serious mission to find shoes to match the dress. I tried almost every shoe store in the CBD, eventually I found these awesome multicoloured heels on Brands Exclusive for only $18!
After the shoe debacle, I didn’t even bother trying to find a headpiece to match, instead I headed to Clegs and bought ribbon to match my shoes and put together this cute hairclip.
The necklace was one I already owned, left over from when my mum had her jewellery making phase.
And finally, I’ll let you in on a little secret; the lace section of this dress is see-through (gasp!) so I’m just wearing a beige bra underneath.
Fingers crossed noone looks too close!
As the weather gets warmer and the sun starts to come out, clothes get lighter (both in colour and weight)
Today I dressed for spring.
Yes I know it’s been spring for a month now, but we haven’t experienced too much spring weather yet.
This cute green top is from Jay Jays. I got it for $5 when I was about 15.
I love that I can wear it to work, and also dress it down with some jeans for the weekend.
Despite staying true with my black tights and cardigan (I did put my pointy black heels on before I left the house), I lifted the whole outfit by mixing it up with my grey pencil skirt (another great OpShop find).
Topped off with a high bun, I’m ready to enjoy spring 🙂
Firstly, ignore my awful face in this picture.
Secondly, I need a mirror this big at my house!
Thirdly, look at that view! 26th floor!
Finally, lets talk about the outfit.
I love love love this black and red Review skirt.
It is an incredible fit, it feels amazing and its got that little quirk I’m always rattling on about.
Today I have paired it with all black, including my black satin and lace top which keeps the look very soft and feminine.
This outfit is surprisingly comfortable for work clothes, which makes this face even more confusing…..
Today I have reminded myself that this bright blue jacket from Valley Girl was a great buy.
It was only $20, and even though I wouldn’t consider it an everyday jacket, it has been very useful for those days when I want to brighten up a monochromatic outfit.
Todays base is made up of my regular black tights and pointy heels, my short back pencil skirt and this cute black and white stripped top.
Now, I’m not 100% sure on this, but I think my mum bought it for me from an OpShop.
This is the first time I’ve worn it, and it is incredibly comfortable.
OK, so I swear I had more to say, but I half way through writing this a new pair of boots arrived, so I’ve completely forgotten…
Today is all about the shirt.
Proof that even the most classic combination, black pants, black blazer, white shirt, can still be tweaked to make a stand out outfit.
The fantastic lace trimmed shirt was $5 from a vintage sale (Bargain!) and my manager can’t stop saying how much she loves it.
You have to be careful with clothes that have this much volume.
I’m pretty small, so I can do with a little extra volume.
Frills, flounces, ruffles, cowell necks and the like are great for giving the illusion of a bigger bust for us girls who are slightly lacking in the chestle region.
The contrast of the slim fitting trousers and blazer makes sure all the bits you wanna be lacking in (your legs and your waist) are still on show.