strange weather

urban outfitters silence and noise skirt

Wearing: silk t-shirt from Sportsgirl (similar here), Silence + Noise asymmetrical midi skirt c/o Urban Outfitters (available here), Birkenstock Arizona leather sandals (available here), Zara leather bag (similar here). 

The last few months have been full of changes: a new job (again), a holiday to Byron Bay and the slow turn from winter into spring. Last week, heavy rains made the roads into rivers and it snowed in the Blue Mountains. Snow. In October. (And last year, the mountains were on fire.)

This week, the sun’s out. And sunshine on a Saturday means a slow start out of bed (with morning hugs from a sleepy kitten), and a walk into town to buy calla lilies and coffee. I put my flowers in my leather tote and wandered home slowly, where some trees were brushed autumn red and others were bursting into spring bloom. Strange weather.

melbourne layers

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ann demeulemeester feather necklace

Wearing: Bona Drag cropped leather jacket (similar here), cashmere jumper, Sportsgirl silk shirt, vintage pleated skirt (similar here or here), Alexander Wang Rocco bag with black hardware (available here), Ann Demeulemeester feather necklace (available on sale here – the feather can be removed and changed to whatever colour you like).

A trip to Melbourne should always included seeing my best girl Alicia. Last week, we met up for breakfast at the new Melbourne Emporium, where I experienced paleo pancakes for the first time (the verdict: really quite delicious), and we spent a few lovely hours wandering and window shopping.

This striking black wall, stumbled upon in one of the many laneways, was the perfect place to take some shots.

vestments

georgia alice top asos jeans

georgia alice top asos jeans

georgia alice top asos jeans

Wearing: merino wool turtleneck (similar here), Georgia Alice Pool of Tears tee (available here), ASOS Petite skinny jeans (available here), Topshop ankle boots (similar here). 

Big sleeves and faux bobs – it’s a good combination. 

On Saturday, I visited The Winery Fashion Markets – a fairly genius event that brings together a bunch of bloggers and fashion industry insiders to sell off their excess clothes. I scored this Georgia Alice top from the wardrobe of the lovely Talisa. It’s a lovely, lightweight wool and the cut is so austere – so I paired it with a turtleneck to add to the slightly priestly vibe.

leather and cashmere

leather pencil skirt

leather pencil skirt

Wearing: cashmere jumper, ASOS leather pencil skirt (on sale!), Topshop ankle boots (similar here). 

Easy like Sunday morning. 

A simple outfit for an easy Sunday – a soft cashmere jumper (purchased on a rare visit to Manly), a leather pencil skirt and ankle boots with just the right amount of heel.

And a guest appearance from Jedi, who took time out from attacking random objects in my room to pose for a photo. Thanks, Jedi!

split back

witchery open back jumper

witchery open back jumper

witchery open back jumper

Wearing: Witchery roll neck split back jumper (similar here), Lover the Label Pyramid lace dress (similar here).

It’s finally winter in Sydney. 

Cold enough for morning frost on the grass and crisp, clear nights. Cold enough to wrap yourself in cashmere and leather and giant scarves. Cold enough that being curled up in bed with one or two cats seems like the only thing to do.

This split back jumper was an impulse purchase (bought at the airport on a brief trip to Melbourne), but it’s turned out to be one of my favourite winter buys. The roll neck is cosy enough for the winter chill but the open back lends itself to all sorts of layering possibilities. With lace underneath, it’s perfect.