It occurred to me today that it’s been a while since I’ve done a Fresh Fashion Forum from Sydney. It may seem like I am on perpetual vacation but I can assure you that is not the case! I had planned on taking a bunch more outfit photos in Hawaii but I was unwell and really wasn’t up to it. I was in Melbourne for work today and if all goes to plan I will be on a plane home as this goes live. I’ve had this black leather coat for a while but I ALWAYS wear it with jeans and I was in a bit of a rut so I forced myself to change it up this week. Read on for all the details …
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Black Leather Coat
I love this black leather coat. I got it custom-made in Bali about two years ago for $170 and I haven’t taken it off since, but I have almost religiously worn it exactly the same way. I always feel just a bit rock chick when I slip it on and it’s perfect for a night at the pub. But a change is as good as a holiday so I decided to see what else it might work with. I shopped up big last week in Hawaii and I had lots of lovely new things to try it with so I decided to pair the old with the new. I’m not an ‘outfit’ shopper. And by this I mean I don’t hit the shops with a view of buying a whole new complete outfit. When I’m shopping I tend to buy individual pieces that I love which I know will work well with items I already own. I think the danger in buying a complete outfit is that it becomes forever typecast. I’m a fan of black (can’t you tell?) so I knew that I would have no trouble incorporating all these new items with my existing wardrobe but I didn’t buy them with the intention of wearing them all together. That was just a happy accident. I love each of my new purchases. The simple black Zara T has an interesting neckline and ribbing that elevates it from the everyday while my black and silver MK bag complements the toughness of the black leather coat. My Furla sandals make a statement with ‘just the right thickness straps’ and a super practical block heel. I feel dainty stilettos would be overwhelmed by everything else going on here. Finally I decided to break up the black a little with some cute printed pants that are just the right length to show off the shoes. Minimal jewellery and my favourite Prada sunnies were the only other things needed. When pulling an outfit together I always think about the details and how each separate piece will work with each other. This particular outfit is very simple but each piece has been carefully considered. I always wonder about the thought process other women go through when dressing for the day. Am I alone in being a stickler for the detail?
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Coat: Black Leather Coat custom made in Bali. Option, option, option. Top: Zara basic T-Shirt. Only $13! Will feature in The Monthly Wrap #46. Pants: Express Editor Ankle Pants. Featured in Will feature in The Monthly Wrap #46. Shoes: Furla Carmen Strappy High Heel Sandal. On sale! Will feature in The Monthly Wrap #46. Bag: Michael Kors. Will feature in The Monthly Wrap #46. Option Only $35!, option, option. Earrings: Lovisa, Featured In The Monthly Wrap #45. Option. option. option. Ring: Envy Black Love Ring and Stone Set Love Ring. Featured in The Weekly Wrap #37 and #33. Sunglasses: Prada. old. Option, option, option.
Fresh Fashion Forum Link Up
Say hello to Ada from Elegance & Mommyhood and Jessica from The J Petite. I’ve chosen these ladies because of the detail in their dresses. Ada’s high low hemline and gathering at the neck takes a simple dress to a whole new level and Jessica’s dress drapes beautifully. Head over to their blogs and show them some love.
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