Even though I think I know everything (about fashion), I am learning all the time. I have been doing these "What I Wore" posts for about a week now and they have helped to crystallise my style in my head.
Yep - as much as I thought I knew about what I liked (& didnt like), I realise now that I love my outfits to have one element of drama amongst a whole bunch of neutrals simple pieces.
What do I mean by an element of drama?
An exaggerated line or cut
An oversize bangle or necklace
A loud shoe or bag
Scarves, scarves & more scarves.
Speaking of scarves, a floor length scarf would definitely qualify as drama.
So here goes.....
The scarf is two Susan scarves woven together by me to form a very long scarf. The only reason it doesnt go to the floor in the photo is because it doesnt have the benefit of gravity - even with it rolled around my neck three times.
Its 100% wool and each one was $70 and I wrote about the joining process here:
Not only are they warm, they make a statement. That's drama. That's me.
The white shirt
A men's 100% linen with pin tucks on the front. Its a XXL & I roll the sleeves up & I love it.
I got it on ebay for around $50 and the brand is the Italian, 120% lino - they have a great Facebook page & terrific quality product. The larger David Jones stock them as well as spotted boutiques Robert Burton (Woollahra) and Duck Egg Blue (Balmain).
By the way, white shirts are a terrific wardrobe staple for women - fitted, loose, linen, cotton, silk, button down, tee shirt style, long sleeve, short sleeve, the possibilities are endless for your budget, your style and your body shape.
Build a collection, bleach them to keep them clean & when they start to fall apart replace them.
My well loved Not Your Daughter's Jeans in dark grey
The neck bling
A silver with blue enamel Najo ball pendant on a silver dog chain- further fuelling the ball jewellery obsession.
The arm party
A whole bunch of bracelets some of which I have made & others purchased.
An Hermes bangle in B&W - well worn & all it takes is a silver cloth on the palladium to make it new again.
I tend not to mix my Hermes bangles with the bracelets. The card that comes with the bangles says to keep it away from other jewellery (when it comes to clothes & accessories, yes, I do follow instructions) and it makes sense to wear the bangle separately, on one wrist & the bracelets on the other.
Since the shirt is so large & "sloppy" I wanted to wear heels to amp up the look.
Since the scarf was doing the song & dance, I didnt feel like the shoes needed to compete.
Enter Dolce & Gabbana pumps in black with a bronzey horse bit. Round toe (comfy), thick stacked wood heel, low vamp (lovin' toe cleavage).
Love the way Dolce line their things in leopard print and that was definitely a selling point.
The shoes came from David Jones in the Sydney CBD at 40% off. I make it a point of never paying full price on anything that drags on the floor.
See you tomorrow.