Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Spring is springing!

September marks the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and Sydney has been showing signs of fertility for the last couple of weeks.
The nights are still chilly, but the days are certainly warming up.
I'm not quite ready to break out the summer duds, but have been attempting to lighten up a little in my outfits. 
This one is perhaps not so light in colour, but note I'm not wearing a sweater!

Equipment blouse, Acne jeans and boots, J Crew bangle, Cutler & Gross sunglasses
With Jenny Kee scarf

Yesterday's outfit consisted of my new J Crew drapey sailor tee, old Zara jeans and Repetto flats.
The J Crew tee has had three washes in the machine already and is holding up very well.




Here's the weather for the rest of the week:
27 degrees on Friday! Yay!
Sunday is Fathers' Day here, so fingers crossed the weather holds for our planned picnic.


Finally, today's outfit:
Old Karen Walker Jacquard blazer, new J Crew Jackie cardigan in Byzantine blue (don't you love the names?) Nudie jeans and APC sandals (Yes, Sandals!! v exciting to be getting these out!)


I love the colour of the cardigan. This is a size xxs. I can wear either xs or xxs in the Jackie style, although the xxs is a slightly better fit around the waist.


Mint green bangle added for even more colour, along with Jenny Kee scarf.


It does sometimes feel strange to be at totally opposite seasons to the North. I'm loving the Autumn stuff in all the media and online, but really won't need any of it 'til next May.

Is it Fathers' Day in your area this Sunday?
Any plans for the weekend?

19 comments:

  1. Love,love the drapey striped tee on you!
    I cant wait for mine to come in Oktober:)
    The byzantine blue is a lovely color,i have a sweater in that shade.

    Here it is still summer and probably will be for another two month!

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    1. Perhaps your tee will come earlier? I usually find that stuffs ships earlier than expected. I've ordered some Andie chinos that are back ordered til 23rd September, but I'm hoping they'll come sooner?

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  2. It is hard to wrap my head around the differences in our time zones, seasons, even holidays. I have lived too sheltered of a life. You look wonderful as usual. Love the blue. I did not fair well with the J Crew roll out. Actually think I have become a victim of vanity sizing. All was too big. And no, the tits and ass are still the same size.

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    1. It's bizarre, isn't it? When I go home to the UK it's still a real shock just how far away Australia is. I miss many things about my home country, but I really do not miss the weather. I love the climate here!
      Vanity sizing is a total pain. There is no way in hell I am a size 00, but in the mad world of J Crew, that's my size. Daft.

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  3. I find it so interesting to hear about spring coming to Australia, and at the same time, here in Toronto, summer is definitely drawing to an end. The nights are cooler and north of the city, some of the trees are already changing colour. For us, the upcoming weekend is the Labour Day long weekend, and the unofficial last weekend of summer, as the following Tuesday is when school starts.

    Great outfits! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I remember Autumn in Toronto as being very beautiful....
      Hope you have a good labour day and back to school. Are your kids school age yet?
      PS, loved your posts on Curelle. Sorry not to have commented - limited access to a computer at home and total chaos at work means not much time to comment.

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  4. Stop rubbing in the weather!! We had two sunny spring like days, and we're back to rain again!! I was planning to spend the day in the (neglected) garden, but it'll have to wait, and I guess I should be drafting instead.
    Love the outfits, love the Jenny Kee scarf esp. How many of her scarves do you have? Curious....xx

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    1. Sorry Heidi! You can gloat when Sydney has yet another rainy summer like the previous two!
      I have three Jenny Kees. I want another, but will wait 'til next winter for another one. I have the baby bias size, and want a full size one for next winter, but they're not cheap.

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  5. Very Left Bank chic, you'd fit right in at French Vogue.

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    1. Ooh Tabs, what an amazing complement! I aspire to 'chic', but often get called 'cute' due to my size, grrrrr!

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  6. Go figure...Your winter is warmer than our summer! As Tabs said, you look very chic.

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    1. Sorry to say that it often is warmer than a Brit summer, but I think you've had a good summer this year?
      I am loving being called chic!!

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  7. Love these looks and agree with Tabs! I don't think you are cute at all, just really chic and lovely, but yes - you are teeny tiny! :-)

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I suppose I shouldn't mind being called 'cute', but it does irritate me at the age of 45!
      Chic or elegant is so much better in one's middle years!

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  8. Hello.
    Here we are slowly sliding into Autumn... Holidays are finished and schools are starting again... I love your outfits. The green jeans look really great.
    Father Day will be in October, so we still have some time.

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    1. Hi Steph!
      Interesting how different countries have different Fathers' days.
      Hope your Autumn is calm and restful!

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  9. I love all of your outfits, especially the green pants with the striped top! Do you find your repettos comfy?

    I was wondering, what kind of yoga do you do? We did a lot of yoga when we were in Canada this summer, and I'm realizing that I need to start some sort of daily practice here.

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    1. Hi Abby, lovely to 'see' you!
      I do find my Repettos comfy, but they are very old!

      I do hatha yoga, my teacher was trained by Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Vinyasa style), but has developed it to be more accommodating to the Western Body.
      I've been practising for about 15 years, and I try to do a daily practice, although these days it's very short!!
      My advice is to try a few schools until you find one that suits you. Beware of any 'fad' ones, such as Bikram/Power yoga, as they can be very dangerous in the long term.
      I might do a post on yoga soon, as it's a wonderful thing!!

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    2. Hi Ruth, I always appreciate your welcome here :)

      I used to do Ashtange quite a lot. I've done some hot yoga but I completely agree with you - a recipe for eventual injury.

      There is no decent yoga close to me that I would want to go to, so I'm trying to do more at home. I usually just do about 45 minutes of a flow style that I have some good dvds for - I've taken a class in person with the instructor, so that helps. I miss ashtanga, but it's a hassle to go to classes here. Maybe I will eventually convince myself to practice at home :) I would be interested to read a post by you on yoga!

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