Outfit 1: Jigsaw Cropped Wide Leg Pants / H&M Jumper
Outfit 2: Jigsaw Wide Leg Culotte
Both pants available at selected Jigsaw Stores and now available online.
If you haven’t jumped on this train yet, I suggest you get on it fast. The Culotte or Cropped Pant trend, whatever the length, has been around long enough now for you to love it, hate it or be too scared to try it.
I love the feeling of wearing floaty skirts, but with this love, comes the very real fear of the dreaded ‘gust of wind undie flash’. All too often I’ve been stuck with a coffee in one hand, clutch in the other and no hand to shield my laundry day knickers from onlooking pedestrians, traffic and tradies, when I’m caught off guard by that windy jerk.
Culottes and Cropped Pants are like the airy, loose, floaty friend that I’ve been looking for. The friend that will shield me from all probing eyes, even on the most gusty of days.
If you love the look but are struggling to figure out what to wear with them, strap on a pair heels and this strange, alien pant turns into your best, most comfortable friend.
Culottes and Cropped Pants, because sometimes you need a little room to breathe.
BOOM. There’s your slogan.
What do you wear when you’re going to eat 1.5KG of BBQ meat along with sides like Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Bacon Beans, Slaw, Brioche, topped off with healthy serving of Cronuts and coffee?
Some adjectives that popped into my head while I was getting dressed were baggy, stretchy, elasticised, comfortable, did I mention baggy and stretchy? So that’s exactly what I did. I pulled on my elasticised waist jersey skirt, baggiest black tank and even my most comfortable bra and I was ready for any food that was coming my way.
My Sunday was looking up. The sun was shining, the day was getting warmer, I couldn’t see a cardigan, jacket or hoodie in sight AND i stumbled across this awesome graffiti of jousting knights riding prawns on the way to lunch.
KNIGHTS. RIDING. PRAWNS.
If you want to see what I pigged out on, click here.
Cotton On Tank / Grey Jersey Skirt (thrown together by yours truly) / Country Road Jelly Sandals
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There is no better feeling than pulling on your most favourite, oversized sweatshirt. It’s like wearing a hug.
It’s one of my favourite thing to wear in the colder months.
To compensate for my top half, well let’s face it, I’m wearing leggings and I have no make up on, so let me rephrase that. To compensate for the rest of my sloppy appearance, I throw on my strappy heels and all of a sudden I’m ready to take on the world… or coffee, maybe a fabric appointment or two. Let’s not get carried away.
It’s only Tuesday and to be fair, I spend most of it sitting down.
Side note ** If you’re looking for an amazing selection of vintage Optical or Sunglasses, check out Abe and Sara online or last time I checked they were at Paddington and Bondi Markets.
You will not be disappointed.
Today was the first day of Spring, and it was truly glorious.
After yesterdays trans seasonal dressing post, I awoke to a mildy warm morning, warm being a balmy 17 degrees. It’s funny that when we reach the beginning of Spring, a 17 degree morning is cause for dusting off your sandals. At the other end of the year, Autumn rears it’s ugly head and as soon as temps dip below 20 degrees, we’re whining that it’s cold and we’re reaching for our hoodies.
Today I left my house, jacket-less, in a thin white t-shirt and I felt free, liberated and only slightly uncomfortably cold.
Or shop the links from yesterdays post
Until then, tomorrow marks phase one of trans seasonal dressing.
Without really knowing if the days are going to hot, cold or lukewarm, my clothing options are without a doubt going to become slightly confused over the next few weeks. I’m talking beanies with t-shirts and coats with sandals confused. This phase is mostly spent feeling too cold to take layers off, but too warm to have any extra on.
The timing of phase two really varies depending when we have that first really unseasonably warm day. The day that causes girls everywhere to think “I could be wearing shorts today.” What happens next? A false sense of security that fools you into pulling out their denim cut offs only to spend a few extremely uncomfortable days being unnecessarily cold.
The third and final phase? That glorious day when you pull on your bikini for the first time in 9 months, dip your toes into the crystal clear ocean, only to go running and screaming away from the freezing cold torture that is the ocean in spring.
By then, the sweaty, humidity of Summer will be welcomed with open arms.
After baggying it out yesterday in my BFs it only felt right to step into or should I say shimmy into my tight black jeans. Who am I kidding, they’re definitely jeggings.
As much as I hate the idea of a pair of leggings masquerading as a pair of jeans, these are a no brainer to pull on. Especially when I’m in a flustered rush in the morning, because I happened to hit snooze button one too many times. We’ve all been there, warm, comfortable and blissfully unaware that in exactly 9 minutes you will be thrown into a world of panic when you realise you’re meant the be in the office opening emails in exactly 35mins.
In times like this, I’m glad that 80% of my wardrobe is black. By completely limiting my colour choices over the years, I’ve pretty much guaranteed myself a 90% hit rate of not looking awful.
Black tee, tick. Black blazer, tick. Black jeans… with an elasticised waistband? DOUBLE TICK.
Boiled Wool Blazer (by yours truly) similar here and here / Nike Logo Tee similar here and here / Country Road Jeggings similar here and here / Nike Dunks Ski Hi here / Marcs Bobble Scarf similar here and uber splurge version here
NB. My shoes are glowing orbs of Nike goodness in the photos so if you actually want to see what they look like, here they are taking their first bright white steps in the sunny seaside town of Monterey, CA while I was on a road trip from LA to SF up the Pacific Coast Highway. They’ve seen some shit.