just dandy

I've been in a bit of a slump lately. I've started yet another new job (well, it's actually my old job again) and am as usual finding my wardrobe lacking in basic pieces to create outfits with. Obviously I've been wearing clothes to work, but not a great deal of inspiring or "blog worthy" outfits.

I've also been having a bit of a crap time with my sewing. One of those periods where nothing you make turns out right and you encounter all kinds of silly issues, so I'm taking a break from that so as not to stress myself out or waste any more fabric/money.

But on a lighter note, it's Christmas time! I have to admit to feeling a bit cheated living in the southern hemisphere and therefore having Christmas in summer - all of the photos I've been seeing of people up north looking cozy in ugly sweaters, ice skating, building snowmen, having roast meals and hot drinks are making me very jealous. Usually this time of the year is all dry heat and blue skies for miles, afternoon drinks in the sun and days at the beach but we're having a pretty dreary December in Melbourne this year (as I type it is 16 degrees, overcast and drizzling.) Hm. That lighter note turned out heavier than intended.. must be the weather.

Ok, here is an outfit I cobbled together that turned out well, coupled with a good hair day and some smiley faces - I'll leave you with that while I go and eat cookies and try and build up my positivity reserves again!

coat - given to me by a friend, blouse - made by me, pants - Vivien of Holloway, shoes - custom made in Bali








8 comments:

  1. Stunning! Hair, makeup, outfit, love it :) I'm sure you'll get back into the swing of sewing soon, you have so many skills. I would really love to have a white Christmas one year and be able to wear an ugly Christmas jumper...

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  2. This outfit is fantastic, the coat tops it off perfectly.

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  3. So cute! This outfit is simple, but so classic!

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  4. You look fantastic. I'm sure you'll get back into the swing of things soon. That blouse is super cute.

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  5. You will get back into sewing, we all have crap times and great times. I find that its helpful to think of it like the weather, it comes and goes in patterns, sometimes you have a gazillion ideas and they all come together well and sometimes it just doesn't. Don't beat yourself up :) You have wonderful style and as someone from the southern hemisphere I share your sadness when it comes to christmas. I feel like we miss out on so much! But I guess you have to focus on the things that make your own christmas special.

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  6. Love the outfit! I've just started sewing again after a long break and can totally relate to said frustrations... Sometimes you just need to leave it be. ;)

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  7. That's pants are really fantastic. I love this 70s look.

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  8. This is a great outfit! I am totally with you about the Christmas thing and the current weather (it has been mostly dreary here too.) I feel like we need beautiful sunshine to make up for the lack of traditional northern-hemisphere winter. When we have neither, it's just no fun!

    Times of life change, especially work related, are bound to give your creative vibes a knock. I'm sure they will recover soon :)

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