Been a while, huh? Hi! I bought a new outfit last week and I love it so much I was driven to dust off the old blog login and see if it still worked (spoiler alert: it does), and here we are!
I’ve been wearing basically nothing but black pants and top at work and I desperately needed to mix things up a bit, and since animal print is literally EVERYWHERE right now, and it’s a print I’ve always loved (even if I secretly wonder if it makes me look like an 80 year old divorcee. I also STILL regret not buying a fantastic Banana Republic leopard print trench coat at the Hawaii outlets five years ago), so I’ve been wanting to invest in a classic piece for my winter wardrobe. I saw this dress recently and had to try it on. Lucky for me it was during one of Myer’s many Super Weekends and it was 25% off the full price.
Paired with my black ankle boots from last year, this is a look that doesn’t need much added to it. I love the shirtdress style, because it makes the midi length fitted through the waist and not so dowdy on my figure. I just needed a black leather jacket to complete the look, and again, luckily for me I looked for one during last week’s Click Frenzy internet madness. Ezibuy had $50 off a spend of over $200, so I thanked the Gods for Afterpay, added this number to my cart and proceeded straight to the checkout. The black ankle boots I already have, but you could buy literally any pair and it would look fine.
For some weird reason I’m always drawn to jackets without collars, something I didn’t realise until I got this one and tried it on. But I quite like the look – the sharp lapels make up for the lack of collar, and it’s fitted without feeling tight. It also sits at the perfect spot on my ridiculously long torso.
I also think this dress would look fab with a really nice pair of black closed toe heels if you wanted a more classic look. It’s definitely a very versatile dress. Yay!
Leopard print and black leather. Is there a more perfect combo? Nope.
I started a new job in January this year, and after a year of being at home in maternity leave and existing mostly in tracksuit pants or jeans and jumpers, my work wardrobe was in need of quite the freshening up. Armed with some birthday and Christmas vouchers, I hit up my local Westfield to… Continue reading ->
Hey! Remember when I blogged with some kind of regular schedule? Me, too! Anyway, life has been a little crazy lately the last six weeks or so, and I’ve had this post ready to write for a few weeks but just could not find the time to do it. But here I am! Here is… Continue reading ->
It still feels like Winter here in Melbourne – it’s currently pouring with rain and windy as I write this, so when I realised I hadn’t done a baking blog post in a while it was an easy decision to feature these scones, which I first started making a few years ago. I used to… Continue reading ->
You guys. I have a new obsession and it’s pretty obvious what it is. Bomber jackets. I’ll be honest, it took me a while to come around to them, but suddenly they are literally EVERYWHERE and I can’t get enough of them. I bought an olive green one a while ago and now I’ve got… Continue reading ->
I’ve been trying to update my wardrobe a little bit lately. I think it’s because we’ve reached that point in Winter where it feels like it’s never going to end, I’m going to be stuck inside forever, and I’m never going to wear anything except fleecy hoodies and tracksuit pants for the rest of my… Continue reading ->
I needed to make a little something sweet for a morning tea date this week I had and thought a slice would be the easiest thing to do, but I was bored by my usual chocolate-y slice repertoire. I did a little googling using the phrase “sweet slice” to see what would come up that… Continue reading ->
Hello! It’s been a while, no? My laptop hard drive died, so it was impossible to get any blogging done until I had it fixed, which took a little longer than anticipated. I’ve been trying to make a plan to get back into blogging with at least one entry a week, so we’ll see how… Continue reading ->
There’s something no one tells you about having a baby. It is literally the best way to sit and binge-watch TV shows. THE BEST. I mean, it’s exhausting and you’re so tired some (most) days you can barely function, but in those early months when the baby just needs to be fed and cuddled endlessly… Continue reading ->