Saturday, 23 January 2016

Hot Hot Hot

I live in a city with a warm climate and one of the big advantages is that when the summer sales happen, there is still a good two months of weather that will require summer clothes. Knowing that anything I buy will get good wear in the current season, I have used the sales as a way to try out new-to-me brands and styles or silhouettes that I want to experiment with without too much of a financial commitment. I bought three items at the sales, so I will be showing you the results over the next few weeks.
Top: Manning Cartell
Necklace: Frank Ideas
Pants:Country Road
This top was a find from an Australian design house that I have admired, but never purchased from before. It is a linen blend and has a trapeze shape and an asymmetrical hemline that provides a dramatic train-like effect at the back. I seem to have fallen in love with tops that give me movement and drama when I am walking around!
                                                                                                Jacket:Veronika Maine
The shape of the top, the lustrous fabric and the darts at the bust line actually create the impression of volume over my chest. And I also like it worn with my cropped jacket from last summer, so I can continue to wear it even when the days are no longer quite so beautiful. I am counting this experiment as a success, and will be keeping an eye on this brand in the future.

Do you use sales as a way to dip your toe into the water of a new style or brand? 

Hot Hot Hot by Arrow


  1. This outfit looks great!

    I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to create this blog. I am 29, facing a double mastectomy without reconstruction in a few weeks, and I'm pretty anxious. Reading your blog has helped reassure me that living breastless won't mean an end to my femininity. You're gorgeous, and it's really inspiring!

    1. I'm so sorry you are facing this and so happy that this blog could help make it a tiny bit less scary! Thank you for the kind words- they really make doing this worthwhile. All my best wishes and hugs for what lies ahead. xxx

  2. dear Sharon

    this top looks absolutely gorgeous on you!!!
    and by visiting this brands website I feel a bit frustrated to live in switzerland …

    wish you lot of enjoyment with this special piece

    1. Thank you,eve! We really do have some wonderful designers in Australia.

  3. Nice necklace :)
    Maria V.

    1. Thank you, I love it and wear it a lot.

  4. Thank you for the ideas! I live in the US - just had a double mast 19 April. am choosing flat - do not want to have yet one more surgery and I really don't want the prostheses. Have a BRCA2 mutation so I did not want to go thru this 2x. : )

  5. Girls fashion and their age are always inversely proportional. You have fantastic stuff on this blog that keep the girls young and beautiful with you fashion tips. Being a fashion artist I really appreciate your efforts and work.
    Love from Royal Lady