Wednesday, 19 March 2014

dark tropical florals and lush greens

tropical-orange-a Hello! A quick outfit post today, while I'm in the middle of organising house sitters (check!) and packing (erm) before we leave for Europe one week from today. I had my first butterflies-in-the-tummy moment about it last night... it's actually happening!

tropical-orange-b So, here I am, the day after the pale pink and black combo. I'm really enjoying wearing heavier colours now, especially dark florals, and mixing up the summer things a bit. I've had this super colourful cotton top for a few years and I love it – but, despite its colourful-ness, it doesn't go with many of my skirts. It does work well with this dark olive pencil skirt, so hooray for that. I'm also getting back in to wearing ballet flats during the day again, now it's cooler. Loving the freedom and comfort, even if these ones do squeak when I walk. (I feel like the guy that had the frog in Ally McBeal, and this may just be my one sartorial nod to the 1990s.)

tropical-orange-d Some more hi-larious posing in the strong Australian sunlight! I've realised everything I'm wearing is from op shops over the years, except for the shoes which are from Rubi Shoes. They were a bit of a cheapy gamble, but they are really comfortable and are (touch wood) lasting pretty well so far, so it seems to have paid off. Oh, wait, the sunglasses are from Forever New. I treat my sunglasses very badly and never lose or damage them, so might just be ready to progress to fanceh ones!

I am so happy right now, even if things are a bit of a rush. In fact I seem to prefer things that way! Happy hump day! tropical-orange-c


ravenlocks said...

Your hair looks perfect with your outfit! Love the top and skirt :)

xo Azu

Jessica Cangiano said...

Really, deeply gorgeous ensemble. You make me think of the most alluringly stylish, and beautiful, tropical garden ever.

♥ Jessica

Let Us Wanderlust said...

You look beautiful Marianne! I'm so excited for you for your big trip to Europe! I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to packing! Have a great day :) xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So stunning, love this look xx

Natalie_vintage_girl said...

I love that top! your hair looks pretty good too!

Sassy T said...

Love dark florals.


Sarah DeLicatease said...

Lovely ! I really like your floral top with perfectly matching pencil skirt, so awesome :)

Crissy (Dainty Fawn) said...

Beautiful!! Perfect hair and outfit :D

Alice Hunt said...

Would love a post on deciding what to pack. I'm in the middle of planning a trip myself and wardrobe is the biggest dilemma as always haha. Got to be comfortable, compact, dinamic clothing that goes together and can manage hot and cold weather, what to do!!!

esme and the laneway said...

ravenlocks : thank you! Second day hair is my best hair :)

Jessica Cangiano : kisses!

Let Us Wanderlust : thanks! Oh it seems such a chore doesn't it! I pack light so it won't be too hard ;D

The Dainty Dolls House : thank you! x

Natalie_vintage_girl : second day hair was working that day, although it had been going for about 8 hours in the wind by then! x

Sassy T : they are THE best x

Sarah DeLicatease : thanks!

Crissy (Dainty Fawn) : thank you!

Alice Hunt : I definitely will! Am actually doing it today, perfect timing! :D

Bri Hunter said...

I love outfits from decades past channeling times even further back. This looks so 40's, especially with those gorgeous pin curls! ^^

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