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My Favourite Way To Dress

28 Oct

My favourite way to dress is to combine pieces that are high/low, from near and far and old and new. .

For me it feels more creative than wearing head-to-toe current season (which I do do occasionally – but it doesn’t seem as interesting).

For this reason I think about building a wardrobe, rather than just having clothes in my wardrobe for a season. .

Here I’m wearing a vintage embroidered blouse, which I found in a local opshop (about 8 yrs ago) for $5. With it I’m wearing, my favourite Levi’s, (bought in Melbourne), a pair of Scanlan Theodore shoes, a Maje necklace I bought in Paris and a Clare Vivier bag my sisters gave me for my birthday (which they had shipped from either New York).

SIDE NOTE
While this top only cost me $5, I liked it so much I thought it was worth spending the money to have it altered. When I bought it the sleeves were too long. I wanted them to sit above my wrist bone – so I took it to my tailor and he removed the embroidered strip, shortened them, and then replaced the embroidery. Much better!

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My Favourite Piece Of Clothing

10 Jul

 

This is my favourite piece of clothing (and one of my most treasured things) that I own.

My Nan made this jumper for me when I was 19. (I’m turning 51 in a couple of months)

It’s so special because it was a project her and I worked on together. (I saw a picture in a Vogue, took it to her to see if she thought she could recreate it and then between us we had to find a pattern and then the right type of wool so that it looked just like the one in the magazine.

When it was finished we were both thrilled with the result. It was just like the one in the photo.

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My Favourite Undies

26 Sep

These are my current favourite everyday undies.

They’re not very fancy or sexy – very no frills – but super comfortable (the most comfy I own) and completely seamless.

Something I see quite regularly is underpants with a seam that is too firm on the leg – causing an indent which can be seen through the clothes.  I particularly notice it if someone is wearing a slim pair of jeans or pants.

I bought a nude pair of these to sample (to also make sure I get the sizing right) and I plan on going back for more and experimenting with a few other styles.

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Weekend Wardrobe Challenge

4 Apr

Cowboy boots

 

I bought these fabulous cowboy boots in LA in 1996.

To be honest I’m not really sure they were ever my style. But my sister had a pair and I just loved how they looked on her (Sound familiar??), so when I made plans to go to the States, way back then, the first thing on my shopping list was a pair of cowboy boots.

I never say never when it comes to fashion (other than mini skirts, midriff tops and three quarter length pants of course) but I really can’t imagine I will ever wear them again.  I can’t for the life of me think of a way to make them work.  (Back when I bought them I was wearing boot cut styles so I’d wear them under my jeans) Perhaps if I see Ines or Emmanuelle wearing a pair one day, I’ll be inspired and tempted.

But I’ll never get rid of them.

To this day I remember exactly where I bought them, who I was with, the discussion I had with the sales person about how to break them in and the joy I felt when I found them.

The boots always bring back special memories and represent a wonderful holiday I had with my mum and dad. They’re a sentimental piece that will always be with me.

If you have a cardigan that was your nans, a windcheater you wore to uni, a pair of jeans you wore on your first date with your husband or your wedding shoes sitting in your wardrobe because you can’t bear to part with them, pull them out and put them in a storage tub or a drawer and keep them safe there.  Get them out of your wardrobe and archive them.  (Particularly if your wardrobe is busting at the seams and you’re having difficulty being able to see everything you have to work with)  Only hang the things you can and will wear today.

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