Flashback to 1 year, 1 month and 1 day at 2:24pm : Girl starts blog about fashion and food and spends some time writing posts that no one will ever read.
Flash forward to present day : Girl has blog about fashion and food with over 10,000 followers and wants to pull a Sally Fields Oscar moment and yell ” You like me, you really like me!!!!”
When I started my blog a little over a year ago I didn’t think anyone would be even remotely interested in reading my random, ramblings apart from my friends and family who it would be repeatedly forced upon through annoying Facebook updates.
Instead I’ve somehow ended up with willing followers, who I can harass with my thoughts as much as I want. Rookie mistake people.
But for reals, blogging has become an amazing outlet for me and knowing you guys are actually reading what I’m writing and responding to it, makes it super rewarding and fulfilling.
In other words…
Winter white is my new favourite colour. Granted I’m being liberal by labeling it a colour, but when I spend most of my days head to toe in black, it’s almost like stepping out in hot pink. Get it in perspective people. So anyway, as I was saying, Winter White is my new favourite colour.
As the days get colder, the meals get warmer, bigger and decidedly more unhealthy. This results in clothes getting baggier, layering and best of all OUTERWEAR. The best thing about Winter, apart from eating what you want and knowing you won’t be in a bikini for at least 6 months (can I hear an amen), is getting re-acquainted with your Winter wardrobe and best of all, buying a new coat.
When I think about purchasing outerwear, I want it to last. I want to be able to pull out that coat that used to be a ball of crisp hundred dollar bills or lets face it, probably a small chunk of credit on a Visa and wear it season after season. Who doesn’t want to get their moneys worth these days? Petrol ain’t getting any cheaper and my Shellac mani/pedi isn’t going to pay for itself.
White is a “colour” that will never go out of season, similarly to Black or Camel. It’s a non offensive shade of nothing that will live out its days happily in your outerwear cycle. Pick a style that has a good silhouette and simple clean lines that you won’t get sick of. This little number that I designed for work has just gone into store and is a sturdy shorter length coat, slightly over sized and made out of a heavy off white, boiled wool.
So say it with me, I love Winter weight! I mean white… Well at least there’s room for both of you in this coat.
Get the look
Copenhagen Oversized Jacket Jigsaw
White Linen Tee A.P.C
Jeans – On Sale!
Ecru Boyfriend Jeans Marcs
Shoes – On Sale!
Elly Banded Pump Seed
Wednesday, otherwise known as hump day. The day that to some signifies the last half of the week and to others solidifies the fact that IT’S ONLY WEDNESDAY?!
For me, it’s a slow steady process before I truly cross the hump.
When I woke up today I was tired, grumpy and wanted nothing more than to pull my track pants on. As I stared blankly at my wardrobe, my eyes on my clothes but my mind firmly still on my sweats, I settled on the next best thing. My baggiest of baggy boyfriend jeans. There’s something amazingly comforting about being able to pull a pair of jeans on without undoing the fly. As I settled into baggy, unrestricted, denimy glory, I immediately began to see the glimmer of Friday afternoon in the distance, through my sleepy eyes.
There’s not many items of clothing that can be as comfortable as your pjs but still completely socially acceptable office attire. I threw on a loose t-shirt, an oversized long blazer and my most comfortable heels and I was out the door, ready and invigorated to take on the day.
And then I remember, It’s only WEDNESDAY…
As a little treat for all my readers, consider this Long Line Blazer your extreme, exclusive, way ahead of time preview of what is to come next AW15 from Jigsaw Australia.
It’s good, trust me.