Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wardrobe Stories: Stretch Wool Travel Jacket

On Saturday morning last week I went to a Church Fete with some of my favourite Canberran Style Bloggers, to check out what sorts of pre-loved treasure we could find.

To be frank, there wasn’t a great deal on offer, and I had all but given up on finding anything for myself, poking fun at garments instead; and this is how I found it.

The garment in question is a dull navy ‘blazer’ shaped thing, in an unidentified material. I’d picked it up to make fun of the truly ghastly feeling material, but Jiawa and Albert saw a potential that I did not, and insisted that I try it on.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Daily Outfit: Bright Taupe

I'm starting to realise just how much adding a garment in a colour other than blue really livens up some of my daily outfits.

Case in point, these taupe chinos. I mean, taupe is hardly a bright colour now is it? It's pretty staid and boring really, and yet when 90% of your wardrobe is the one colour, adding a piece to an outfit in a different colour really elevates the whole outfit.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Daily Outfit: Rough and Tough

I feel like I’ve unintentionally dressed for the part of a 1950’s High School tough today. I know that I don’t look like it at all, but that’s just the feeling I get from this denim jacket.

There’s something about the cut of the jacket, I think. It’s a very retro look, and not like anything that you’d buy now; which is to say that the style is for the most part out of date. Still, there is something about it that is quite classic, and I think that it looks quite good.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Daily Outfit: Travel Jacket Trial-run

This morning the boyfriend and I braved the dreary wet conditions Canberra was experiencing, and headed to Chatterbox in Belconnen for breakfast.

I was excited because not only did I get to eat a delicious breakfast, but I also got to give this blazer that I picked up at a church fete yesterday, its first trail run. I was really skeptical about the blazer at first, and in fact I picked it up to laugh at it. However, Jiawa from Cloaset Voyage and Albert both saw something in it, and suggested that I give it a go.

I'm really glad that I listened to them now.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Blogging: The first day of the rest of your Blog's life...

Recently, I applied for part-time hours at work, so that I could take one day a fortnight off from my 9-5 Public Service job, to focus on my Blog and to work towards making a career for myself as a professional Blogger.

Today was my first Friday off work.

My plan is to trial this for 3-6 months and to see where I am then, and potentially drop to eight days a fortnight then. Ultimately, I am hoping to leave the Public Service within two years, and to be professionally Blogging and making a decent income. That's my current plan and dream, in any event; and today I've taken my first steps towards realising it.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Daily Outfit: Ink & Leathers and the temple of Sky Space

I didn't realise this, even after people had pointed it out to me, until I got home and looked at what I was wearing, and where I took my daily outfit shots.  But it seems that, completely unintentionally I can assure you, I have taken a few style cues from Indiana Jones and his ilk of silver-screen adventurers with today's daily outfit post.

Granted, the floral scarf and giant Prada sunglasses detract somewhat from the adventurer aesthetic, and I'm too Rubenesque to be taken seriously as someone who runs around tombs and snatching artifacts for a living; but the influence is undeniably there.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Daily Outfit: Simple, Stupid

There's something to be said for keeping it simple.

Today's outfit was an exercise in just that, and while it isn't overly exciting and I certainly won't be winning any awards for this one, it was exactly what I needed today. I like dressing up and I'm certainly a fan of peacocking and getting creative with my outfits; but sometimes I really just want to blend into the scenery of the work place. Today's outfit was perfect for that.