COLOUR!! Get out your sunnies! This saturation of colour I'm wearing today was a vaguely imagined "hope for" when I made this skirt. I've really progressed in my fashion choices since I started writing this blog. I'm challenging myself to wear all of my clothes I make, to stretch my imagination as far as colour goes and to let go of my beloved neutrals. Not that I'm ever going to stop wearing my neutrals, mind, but six months ago I wouldn't have dreamed of wearing this particular colour combination. This would have been completely out of my comfort zone. So I've grown, fashion-wise. I'm not trying to be the most noticeable or the most avant-garde person around, but I like to look nice and it's easy to get stuck in a rut with one's wardrobe. Time after time, I'm reaching for the same old same old. Not this time!
And I bought some new shoes! I haven't bought any new clothes in over six months, apart from a few Country Road camisoles. I consider these camisoles a wardrobe essential, I wear them such a lot during summer, and daily all through winter as an extra layer under everything else, for warmth. So I felt OK about buying these new sandals! I bought two pairs of summer sandals, actually, both half price. The best time to buy summer shoes is now, just as the best time to buy winter shoes is in October. Which is when I bought two pairs of winter boots, so I'm all set for winter!
Looking forward to a nice birthday morning tea for my friend L today. So since it's such a beautiful day I'm popping these shoes in my bag and walking to the cafe in my thongs (flipflops); these beauties are sadly not made for walking!!
Skirt; Vogue 1023 view C, turquoise polycotton
Camisole; Country Road
Sandals; Pedro Miralles, from Soletta shoes