You've seen some of this look before - the pants & the tee. These are also known as the basics. I dont apologise for that - I think its good to wear & re-wear pieces. That's how you get cost per wear (CPW) down. Always buy things you love & wear them again & again.
The only real problem arises when you look at your closet and you dont have anything you love enough to re-wear. That's when you have to speak to me so we can sort out your closet.
The only caveat to re-wear is to also wear something that makes the basic item look a bit different each time.
So back to What I Wore.....
The pants are Hammock & Vine (I do have other pairs in this brand, & I will wear them after this pair goes into the washing machine, I promise).
The tee is a scoop neck Coles Mix Apparel for $9.
It could be the black stripe or the navy stripe, I have both, but I cant recall as I type - but either will work.
The jacket is a special piece though - Italian brand called High. High do a terrific edgy yet relaxed aesthetic.
they also have a cheaper diffusion range.
It is stocked at a classy store in Woollahra called Riada.
Riada is one of my favourite stores in Sydney.
Its a navy single breasted & yes, I need another navy jacket like a hole in the head, but the heart wants what the heart wants. It wasnt cheap & so as not to incriminate myself, I cant recall how much I paid.
Its slightly shorter than I normally wear and has tighter armholes than I normally wear. But I love it.
It is a wool blend & I normally never buy blends as long term, they dont wear well. The only thing I have blended with my wools is elastene.
This time I made an exception.
All the seams.
Look at all the seams.
I love the back of this jacket & yes, I bought a jacket because of the seams.
I love the pin dot lining.
I love how the pockets are finished.
I love how the sleeves have an add-on cuff with functioning button holes. The cuffs arent removeable though.
I also love the front "button". Its adjustible, kinda like an elastic waistband, but nicer.
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It has two metal buttons strung together with a small chain. Each side on the front has a button hole & each button is placed through each button hole. The result is that the jacket can accommodate plus or minus a waist size. Too sweet!
I like wearing the cuffs turned up.
An matt silver aluminium ring necklace tied by a black string from Funkis. Its a Swedish company with stores in Sydney's Strand Arcade, in Paddington & I think in Bondi (on the street not the Junction mall). They sell clothes, shoes, jewellery & home decor but with a Nordic slant.
Usually Nordic isnt my thing, but I am a sucker for circles & this many circles on one piece, well I had to buy it. It was $89 - the cord isnt leather.
I am also wearing a silver short necklace with 7 silver balls. Again, the ball obsession kicked in when I spotted this at a suburban jewellery store for about $70.
A marchasite silver ring from Duo in Sydney's Strand Arcade. Around $200 but I have since decided that anything I find at Duo I can find cheaper elsewhere. I like that store, but their mark ups are higher than their competitors and its good to be aware of that.
Marchasite isnt normally my thing - its too delicate & old world for me, for example, but I liked the shape of this ring - it was almost masculine in its styling.
A cream plastic bow ring from Lovisa for $7. I am pretty pleased with my high-low mixing here.
I am especially pleased about these - they are Melissa in conjunction with Vivienne Westwood.
Melissa do plastic shoes - weird breathable plastic and they collaborate with major designers. Its a Brazilian brand.
They are one moulded piece - the heels arent added on.
They are beautifully cushioned - no blisters or rubbing.
I got these at an OzSale sale at their Smithfield warehouse for $30. RRP is approx $220.
OzSale do primarily on line selling now, so their warehouse sales at at Smithfield arent that fabulous any more. But occasionally something good pops up. I have a number of albums on my Facebook page of their previous sales if you want to see what they typically have - here is one of them....
They carry mens, womens, kids & home stuff.
The pink Melissas needed to be pulled together with something else - another touch of pink.
Enter a few bracelets.
Swarovski mixed with borlotti look beads mixed with pearls, jet, shells and resin.
See you tomorrow.