2012: The End of the World

Here we are at the end of another year. Like sands through the hourglass and so on and so forth. Sydney, the beautiful bitch that she is, has turned on a cracker of a day to farewell 2012: sunny, clear skies, cool breeze. The Boyfriend and I found time for a quick swim at Clovelly (my favourite beach) this morning and are currently prepping for a BBQ at ours tonight.

So this post isn’t a massive text dump, here’s the outfit that features my go-to dress of the summer party season:

Dress: Camilla – one size. Similar styles available.
Bag: Secondhand from Broadway Betty
Bangle: Dinosaur Designs. Similar styles available.
Sandals: Witchery – size 40. Old collection.
Lipstick: MAC Girl About Town

I’ve been waiting to show this dress off for months. I bought it specifically for my aunt’s wedding in Bali; as the sweatiest person alive, I needed something floaty and elegant that was made from natural fibres. Even at almost 50% off, this dress exceeded my budget but as it’s utterly perfect I bought it anyway. I had been coveting a Camilla dress or kaftan since I first saw her designs as a teenager. The vast majority of Camilla’s clothing is one size fits most, and given her kaftans and dresses are so shapeless, they really will fit most of us. The fact that I own a dress by a designer I’ve loved for over a decade, that will always fit AND that I never need to iron? To awesome for words.

But back to the day at hand.

For better or worse, 2012 was massive year for a lot of us. In my close circle of loved ones to my wide circle of internet friends, there have been life-changing events: serious health issues, break ups, moves overseas… Me and mine haven’t been spared. In a twitter conversation with Phebe of Lightning Heart about exactly this, she wondered if this is what the Maya had predicted; not the apocalypse, but great upheaval in our lives. I think she may be onto something. 2012 did not bring about the end of the world, but it was the end of the world as we knew it.

I hope that 2013 is less eventful.

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6 Responses to “2012: The End of the World”


  1. 1 Sonya 31 December, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    oh good god that caftan i need it like water.

    (and i think you guys might be on to something there)

  2. 2 Veronica 31 December, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    You look like summer:=)

  3. 3 K 31 December, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    This rings so true. So many people in my life (including me and hubby) are experiencing a period of great upheaval and volatility right now. Just one thing after another. I’m sure it’s the universe making some corrections along the path to bigger and better things :-) :-/ Happy new year xx

  4. 4 bloomie 1 January, 2013 at 5:23 am

    You look stunning and so happy and I’m with you on 2012. Kick it to the curb, here’s hoping 2013 ain’t quite like it.

  5. 5 p49it 2 January, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Happy new year, Frances. May you experience a wonderful life ahead.

  6. 6 JGRuddock 4 January, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Love your look, as always: Colourful, Stylish, Fabulous … all Lady-eeeeee.
    And may be 2013 be all that you want it to be.
    You’re ace! xo xo


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