In recent times, this has been one of my go to outfits when I cannot decide what to wear; I’m surprised I haven’t posted these pictures earlier. Soon it will be much too cold to go out in such a lightweight cardigan. I like this outfit because it coordinates well; probably since I’ve always been drawn to red and have accumulated a myriad of red items over the years which pair together rather nicely. This cardigan is one of my favourite ever items; so much so that I wrote a whole post on it a few months ago here. I love flowers, beads, sequins and sparkle and this particular arrangement makes a unique collar.
I also like it how the entire cardigan is covered in a floral design; a change from most of my other AH cardigans which are a solid block colour. The buttons are special too; I believe this is an aspect capable of differentiating an item from a statement piece. Over the years, this red dress has been very reliable; it is even more valuable to me worn as a skirt rather than a dress. It makes up for the lack of a decent red skirt in my wardrobe. Is it just me or are plain coloured skater skirts of reasonable quality and length extremely hard to find? I am always searching for what should be wardrobe staples; this is probably why I treasure and wear both my black skirt and my green skirt so much. Also, this winter I am completely obsessed with gloves despite not paying much attention to them in the past. I can’t believe how much warmer I feel just by wearing gloves and they are a relatively inexpensive accessory which are exciting to buy. I love the little pom poms on these gloves!
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging and how it has become such a significant part of my life; from the day I started back in 2009, there’s no way I could have imagined how much I’d love it and what it would mean to me. I’m sure it goes without saying that I blog because I love fashion; I enjoy sharing my looks, finding inspiration from others and having an extremely small section of the Internet dedicated to my personal style. But to me, it is also so much more than just a place to share fashion; it’s a community, a place where I feel accepted like I fit in, which generates positivity, makes me feel connected; it’s somewhere that I can always rely on for support and friendship despite what may be happening in my ‘real life.’ Not only do your comments make me feel better about myself, I truly value the friendships I have made here and I appreciate the opportunity to speak to some of you via email about aspects of life other than fashion. There’s often so much more to someone than what appears on the surface; I’m definitely a lot more complex than just some girl that over dresses all the time. Thanks to those who I’ve been able to trust over the years and who I’ve relied on when I otherwise felt alone. Feel free to email me any time about fashion, life or anything really. I always like to talk and make new friends. Is there anyone else out there who feels like fashion blogging is so much more than just fashion?
Princess Highway Dress
Alannah Hill ‘Shower Me in Alannah’ Cardigan
Wittner Kilton Flats
Kmart Hair Flower
Forever New Gloves