Today I'm wearing my charcoal gabardine shorts made from Burda 7723, which were my first Wardrobe Refashion project. I love these high-waisted shorts, and I prefer this flared leg silhouette I incorporated into these ones after making up my first version in white linen to the pattern. I've worn these charcoal shorts a few times in these early balmy days of autumn and the heavy fabric is perfect for the ever so slightly cooler days... Paired with a bright raspberry cardigan to cheer them up my husband referred to me this morning as a raspberry chocolate treat ( yes, he is slightly colourblind, but I appreciated the compliment nonetheless!!) Admittedly the shorts do take on a chocolate hue in the shadows, that's the beauty of old fabric in that it fades and wears to a subtly complex and varied patina.
We are beachwalking today, and have a three hour hike planned for this arvo, but took a moment out for me to get my outfit shot, and I have to put here the below photos to show you what a faithful sweet dog we have; even though she is emphatically NOT one of those dogs who bound joyfully into the surf and voluntarily dunk themselves in (she's a bit of a woose, actually), she braved the ocean to swim out to join me on my rock here... she's such a sweetheart...
Shorts; Burda 7723, refashioned from old puff-skirt
Camisole; Country Road
Nail varnish; thongs (flip-flops) Mountain Design