We’re having our first brush with spring in Melbourne this weekend (and rightly so since it’s September 1st), so I felt that an all-white ensemble might be a lovely way to celebrate the less gloomy weather.
All white everything clinical minimalism is having a moment thanks to dedicated bloggers like Ivania of Love Aesthetics, but the simplified (and often almost boxy) structures of garments popularised in this genre don’t seem to quite suit my style. Instead I’ve made sure to keep my interpretation as deconstructed as possible via my beloved complexgeometries tunic.
Serendipitously, as I was writing up this post I jumped over to another (usually all-black everything like myself) of my favourite blogs – The Divinitus – to discover she too was championing an all-white deconstructed ensemble of her own in her latest post.
My Tabi boots don’t ever seem to stay done up. I have the version with the traditional Japanese tab closure (not a zipper) and the clips just slip out of the elastics within minutes. If my ankle were wider the girth might put more pressure on the tabs to help keep them closed but nothing else I try seems to work. The supple leather moulds to my feet with ease so I don’t feel that there’s any threat to them slipping off as I walk. The more I wear them, the more nonchalant I am about this fact; and as time goes on I actually find myself enjoying this strange side effect of the way the boots close.
Does anybody have any advice on how to position my camera on it’s tripod to keep my background straight? No matter how I position the camera it seems to warp behind me.
I don’t have the budget to welcome many new purchases into my wardrobe these days, so I’m extra careful about what I choose to part with my money for. When I saw this skirt hanging on the racks at Et Al on Flinders Lane I felt my heart leap up into my chest in a way I haven’t felt about an item of clothing for a long time.
A winter skirt had been on my wish-list at the start of this year and I’d purchased a gorgeous asymmetric Y’s cotton skirt to fill the gap. The problem is that the Y’s piece is high waisted and I don’t have any jackets that best flatter that profile. Until I can find my grail cropped jacket, the Y’s skirt is better suited for milder weather where I don’t need a coat. This skirt sits further down around my hips and has a wide flat band that means layering over the top of it keeps my silhouette sleek and not bulky.
I actually fell in love with two skirts that day – I was able to purchase this one immediately but since I don’t have a credit card I had to put the other on lay-by. Sometimes when a garment is just right it’s worth waiting for.
As I was paying I found out that this skirt is actually part of Et Al’s new menswear collection, which surprised me as I felt it was rather flattering and I definitely do not have a boyish figure – I’m all hips and bottom. Nevertheless it didn’t deter me and I’ve been wearing the skirt consistently since it’s purchase. The kilt-style pleating adds just a little volume and the distressed hem gives it a dark nonchalance.
One thing I love about both of the Et Al skirts is that they look great with my geobaskets which the Y’s skirt does not. This 8/10 length keeps my legs warm but is just cropped enough that I can wear any kind of heeled or flat shoe or boot.
This was my first go at making outfit GIFs. They’re pretty fun but I wish the images didn’t lose so much quality. I’ve had this dress for over a year – an easy wearing long-sleeved jersey dress is a trans-seasonal staple in my opinion. The looseness lends itself to being dressed up with a belt and heels or down as pictured for a casual Friday afternoon.
I’m spending mine catching up with friends, but afterwards I’m heading into the city to see OM. It’s been a good 12 months for gigs – in the last year I’ve managed to see a bunch of great international acts including Radiohead, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Earth. Sadly I’ve missed out on seeing Tool and APC (again) and Opeth, hopefully they’ll all tour again in Australia soon.
Rick Owens Lilies Top (buy here) Helmut Lang Leather Leggings (buy here) Maison Martin Margiela Tabi Boots (buy here) Alexander Wang Handbag (sold out) Alicia Hannah Naomi Jewellery (buy here)
Heading out tonight to two different events revolving around jewellery – one is a media preview for a soon-to-launch jewellery and accessories online store with a twist, the other is the NMIT Jewellery Silent Auction; a fundraising event for graduating jewellery class at NMIT’s end of year exhibition. My graduating class will be having our own silent auction for the same fundraising goal in about a month – so if you’re in Melbourne please keep an eye out as I’ll be posting details soon.
I was so excited to pair these tabi boots with my leather leggings, I’ve been envisioning this leather leg effect for months and am really excited to finally put it together.
For those asking about the tabi boots – they are quite comfortable although slightly strange to walk in at first, and if you’re buying from recent seasons they are true to (Italian) size. Just don’t forget to pop into Daiso because you’ll need some tabi-toed socks to wear them with! I had to buy the men’s size because my feet are so big.