It’s been an obscenely hot few weeks here in Wagga Wagga. I’m talking record breaking temperatures, day after day after day after day. It might be tolerable if you’re staying in some five star resort, full of palm tree surrounded pools and can laze around in a pair of swimmers all day. But, when you’ve got to carry on with normal working life, knowing how to dress everyday can be tough.
If I had to pick a ‘uniform’, it’d be jeans and a top – lightweight in summer, heavier in the winter. It’s what I feel most comfortable in, but jeans aren’t the most practical option during Australia’s long summers. A few weeks back, faced with the prospect of a work day outside in the heat, I took a punt on a new item of clothing. It’s been my saviour this January…
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Last month I took the plunge and ordered a few things from Everlane. The one item I was probably most excited about was receiving a pair of ‘day heels’– one of Everlane’s most popular and highly lauded products.
The shoe’s ‘I’m a high heel, but not really’ look appealed to me and now the weather’s warmed I’ve been able to give them a proper test.
So last week, I wore my day heels for five days straight…
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Just before Easter I decided I was going to try and undertake an experiment with my wardrobe.
I learnt about the 10 x 10 challenge initially through Lee and Caroline’s blogs. Essentially it’s about taking 10 items from your wardrobe and wearing them, and only them, for 10 days. Lee created the challenge in 2015 during a month long shopping fast, as a way to garner a new appreciation for what you already own.
I’ve followed numerous challenges (held quarterly) online and always been super impressed at what you can do with just 10 items of clothing, and finally plucked up the courage to give it a go myself…
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As a kid growing up in regional Queensland in the 90s and early noughties, the cardinal fashion sin among my group of friends was ‘joggers and jeans’. It was what dads wore at weekend barbecues and certainly had no place in the life of 13 year old school girls who were trying to plan their weekend outfits for group outings.
Over the last few years though, sneakers and specifically sparkling white ones, have become a mainstay. I’m a sucker for classic, basic clothing pieces – good jeans, white shirts and always a few Breton stripe tops- so I generally avoid trends and stick to what I know I like. I kept seeing pictures though of classic, basic white sneakers paired with my classic, basic wardrobe staples, and the more I looked the more I liked…
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