Outfit | Early Autumn


re:named Trench Coat C/O Shopbop | Sweater from Sirens | Jeans from Suzy Shier | Boots from Payless

Sometimes you like an outfit so much that you wear it two days in a row. That's my excuse. Sometimes you just didn't bring anything else and suddenly Saturday is Sunday. That's a little closer to the truth. Not to get sidetracked...

For the past year or so, I've had a minor obsession with suede. It all began innocently last year with a vintage suede jacket. Flash forward to present day, and in addition to the coat featured in this post and the bra-top in the last one, I've been eyeing a fringed microsuede brown jacket. Trying to resist. I should note, however, I've been having little luck resisting temptation to do the it'd-be-fun-but-I-probably-shouldn't things lately. It does make life a little more fun, to be fair.

While browsing Shopbop's coats and jacket section recently, I spotted this lovely re:named microsuede trenchcoat. It immediately reminded me of those gorgeous trenchcoats from 60s and 70s. And it was suede, in a beautiful autumnal shade of camel. Very tempting, indeed.

 I've always thought that camel goes nicely with other classic colours. Black, white, cream, blue denim, and so on. And I've always particularly loved how cream and camel look together, so I opted for a cream sweater. In reality, it's a cardigan worn the wrong way round. It works with some cardigans, some not. Mostly depends on the cut and style.  

Now what to pair with these two pieces... for a moment, flared jeans seemed like a good idea. Then I remembered the damp grass and mud. Jeans that wouldn't drag on the ground suddenly seemed the better choice. To complete this casual look, I chose a pair of lace-up boots that I've been hanging onto since sometime in 2009. 

I had a casual, slightly retro look in mind. I chose the trench and sweater to add a bit of a 60s vibe and chose the skinny jeans and lace-up boots to add a more modern touch. I'm not sure whether it came through properly, but I was thinking something along the lines of 'If Kate Moss Lived in the 1960s'.

Finally, a big thank you to my friend Dave for shooting the photos seen here.


Outfit | Suede and Denim

Vintage Jean Jacket | Faux Suede Bra Top C/O SheIn | Black Jeans from Sirens | Steve Madden Pumps

Well it's certainly been a while, hasn't it? It seems hard to believe summer is, for all intents and purposes, over. I feel like it flew by before I even really had a chance to think about it. Fragmented by packing, moving, unpacking, and getting settled in to a new place, I almost feel like I missed it. Although, my fading tan lines inform me otherwise...

 Moving on, this look was styled around a faux suede fringed bra-top from SheIn. Ordering it on a warm summery day, I hadn't considered how the weather may shift by the time it arrived in the postbox. Picking up the package on one in a string of several cool, rainy days, I realised my minor screw up. I abandoned the summery, slightly beachy look I had in mind to go for something a little more seasonally appropriate.

I wanted to pair the top with high waisted blue jeans, but something about how the bottom of the fringe hit the waist of the jeans created a very unflattering box-like silhouette. 'Low rise jeans, it is then', I thought and grabbed an old pair of black jeans. Not surprisingly, ten pounds gone later, they didn't fit quite how I remembered. For a moment I considered wearing a belt, but quickly decided I didn't need or want to wear one. I tossed on an old jean jacket to keep the look casual, but probably wound up negating the casual vibe by wearing heels, even though they're not particularly nice ones. They're old and battered and gave me four blisters when I (stupidly) wore them to a car show in Sidney late last month. In my defence, I had worn them countless times before without any trouble. Thought I was in the clear, was not, paid the price of only being able to wear thongs for days. Such is life.

So, that's my first little outfit post since moving house done and dusted! It's quite different from the first look I posted after moving last year but it also feels a bit more like 'me', if that makes any sense at all. I've got a few ideas for new posts in mind, so I'm hoping to be a little more consistent when it comes to this blog. I'd really like to be. And I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who keeps coming back and has stuck with me through all my little 'disappearances'. I hope you've all had a lovely long weekend.