Archive for October, 2011

OoTD No. 23 – YAY, IT’S WARM AGAIN

THE SUN AND I ARE BACK.

I know heaps of you get excited about autumn/winter fashion, and occasionally I also get suckered in by the coats and the scarves and the tights. But my flirtation with textures and layers never lasts; by the time the end of winter rolls around, I am pining for summer dresses and sandals and my tan.

Last weekend brought the first properly spring days I’ve had since I got home. I celebrated by having a barbecue brunch on the rooftop of the Glenmore Hotel, catching a ferry across the harbour to Watsons Bay and getting sunburnt on my shoulders. It was glorious.

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The hat was an unexpected purchase. While I was overseas, my family (sister, brother-in-law and niece) and I had a week long holiday in a small Portuguese town called Quarteira. Despite us being there in the latter half of September, the sun was still seriously intense. I bought this hat from a little stall on the way to the local food market for the grand total of €10. Barry bargain.

I’d previously shied away from wide brim hats, which I now see was folly. This hat makes me feel very 70s glam, which I tried to enhance with my shapeless coral maxi and chunky (albeit ridiculous) wooden necklace.

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Dress: Witchery - size L. Old collection.
Hat: A stall in Portugal
Necklace: Vintage from SHAG
Thongs: Havaianas. Currently available.

I am 1.72m/5’8″, 95kg/209lbs and I normally wear an Australian size 16/UK size 18/US size 14-16. My measurements are 107-99-120cm/42-39-47 inches.

I’ll be adding my height, weight and size info on all OoTD posts from now on. We have so little understanding of what sizes and weights actually look like, so this is me neutralising every aspect of my body.


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