Saturday, 6 February 2016


The final new-to-me brand that I tried during the sales was a Brisbane designer, Dogstar. I must admit that I had seen their clothes a few years before my mastectomy and admired the edgy, Japanese aesthetic, but they had never made it into my wardrobe. It never felt authentic or flattering on my former body and I had relegated the brand to "looks great, but not on me" status. I am now rethinking that opinion!
Obi belt:Etsy (Lorella Creations)
Tank top:Uniqlo
I found this beautiful silk tunic and immediately thought that it could be a very useful item. It reads as a dress but is light and translucent, providing volume and movement without being heavy or hot.
It allows me to dress up simple tops and pants and provides an extra layer of camouflage over my chest when wearing close-fitting tops.
The front is cut slightly lower than I wanted, but I have found that I can wear this back-to-front, which gives me a high, boat neck look that works well if I want to wear a camisole with thin straps as an under layer. 

I wore this to my son's 21st birthday dinner last night, underneath the gilet I showed you a few months ago, and loved the petticoat effect of the tunic peeking out from the opening. I have also worn this over jeans and a T and like the way it dresses up a casual outfit. I have never been very confident with layering clothes, but I think a light, neutral piece like this is a good introduction to layering 101 for me and a great introduction to Dogstar as a brand.

Have you had any brands which you initially dismissed subsequently turn out to really blow your mind?

Starman by the late, very great David Bowie


  1. Really impressive how you got the obi and the tank to match! At first, I couldn't figure out how to read this outfit from the photos, but really like it!

    1. Thanks, Mia. I am finding that one of the advantages of wearing mostly neutrals is that a lot of my basic pieces seem to work together. It certainly makes it easier to get dressed!

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