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
Shoes:Wittner
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

9 comments:

  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!

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    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

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  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
    eve

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

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  3. Nice necklace :)
    BLOG M&MFASHIONBITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/
    Maria V.

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

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  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. : )

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  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

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