Summer of ’12

Aaaaaand summer has officially begun. Which means that Christmas is near (18 days precisely) and the new year soon begins, which means that I’m a very happy camper. In my opinion this is undoubtedly the most exciting part of the year, especially when the hot summer days roll in and call for long summer nights. Beach and a BBQ anyone?

For a Friday night outing and considering the lovely warm temperature, I opted me some bare legs and a tinge of bright colour. Fortunately, lots of colour for summer will never change. It’s just making that transition from endless winter days and coats to  warm temperatures and vibrancy that’s proving to not be easy. Meh I’ll get used to it.

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Top: Farenheit                    Skirt: Bardot                Bag: ?                 Shoes: Steve Madden                 Belt: Ladakh

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Plainness and Charm

White is every spring/summer’s colour. It’s light, classy and compliments sun-tanned skin, but not so much sunburn (although there is nothing healthy about a tan, ahem). After examining my wardrobe and attempting to colour-code it, I discovered that a large portion of my summer gear consists of white materials, hence the overflowing pile. I discovered that I am a devoted fan of the colour (or shade, whatever floats your boat) but felt the need to throw something else into the mix. To change it up a little, I did the obvious thing and splashed some colour into the sea of blankness.

It changed me from a plain white table-cloth to a table-cloth with some personality.

White (which is described as “the absence of colour”) pretty much creates happiness with any colour, so go crazy and get colouring.

Dress: Bardot           Shoes: Wittner           Necklace: ?  

And yes, I was still on my holiday in the Gold Coast living it up. Mmm the sun…

Dress: Igedo                 Shoes: Steve Madden           Bag: Forever New       Necklace: ?            Sunglasses: asos

Presenting my younger sister Elise, looking cute in a floral blazer! She’s turning out to be quite a fashionista. I’ll take the credit.

Shorts: Alex Hill       Blazer: Bardot Junior     Top: Bardot junior        Shoes: Betts Kids

27/09

I have well and truly come out of my hibernation of monotonous shades of clothing by welcoming Spring with a splash of colour. This season, not unlike every other Spring/Summer, is the season for bright, happy colours and bejewelled and chunky statement necklaces. A little bit of colour goes a long way, so make it a challenge to incorporate bright colours into your outfit – it also has a surprisingly positive psychological effect, take my word for it. It really is the way to go, especially if you’ve been living in the cold area of the southern hemisphere like me where dark shades have been my greatest companions.

Hot colours for the season include red, orange, fluro yellow, pink and orange, electric blue, lime green and plain white.

Skirt: Taylor               Top: Forever New           Bag: Guess               Shoes: Wittner               Necklace: ?