.. and a walk in the park avec husband and doggie.
It's funny; I made this blouse following one of those wardrobe advice articles in a fashion magazine, that every woman should have a crisp white blouse in their collection. So I made one. This one. And even though I'm a self-confessed white-top-addict I hardly ever wear it...
Top; Burda 8497 with foldback sleeve cuffs added, white cotton, details here
Skirt; Vogue 7303, printed cotton
Hat; Country Road
Thongs; Mountain Design
Nail varnish; Bright Light, BYS
Out of interest I googled the Collette Dinnigan current collection last night, yes, it was Collette Dinnigan showing at the fashion parade and lunch I referred to last Friday. And was amazed to discover that there were perfectly lovely garments very well suited to the age of the assembled crowd, as well as in a financial position to even consider Collette Dinnigan... For some really bizarre reason, the person in charge of deciding what would be shown to ladies all a little beyond that fresh bloom of the just post-teen years, chose the skimpiest and most youthfully flavoured things to show, you can read about our unimpressed reactions to the same here...
This is a sample of some of the actual garments we were shown...
Gorgeous for pretty young things, no? and below are just some of the slightly more sophisticated of the current collection we did not see. Similar style, I agree but just that little bit longer and that little bit more covered up and a bit more of a grown-up air about them; looks that would have been far more likely to have ladies at the luncheon stampeding over to the boutique, credit cards at the ready... except for me, naturally, who would have stampeded instead right over to the fabric store, or even the op shop looking for old wedding gowns to chop up.
Actually, I'm still a bit tempted to visit the op shop, hehe.
(inspiration photos from Collette Dinnigan Spring/Summer 2011 found here)