I thought I’d put together a final winter look to bid farewell to 7 months of this Melbourne winter. My favourite part about winter is seeing all the different coats that people bring out out of their closets. This wool coat was the only new edition to my winter coat family this year. I actually intended on NOT buying a new coat this year, but I couldn’t resist this dropped sleeve beauty when i saw it. This one is from Portmans. I literally fought the manikin for it. Tip: If you can’t find your size , don’t be afraid to head for the manikin, i bet you it will be your exact size!
The sandals are great for these early spring days, they still keep your toes warm but also show just enough skin to give some edge to your ensemble. Mine are from Hype. Another unbelievable bargain .Go there… please!! I’ve layered with an ivory blouse which you can get anywhere really. I find that if you get a size bigger you can get more use out of it. Good for work or play. Mine is from Forever 21 in NYC , where the shop attendant looked in awe and disbelief as Tapi brought me options to the changing room, “where did you find him!!?” she kept asking me…The black knit I’ve had since first year uni, It used to be a knit dress, but I cut it shorter to make it into a cute cardi…Tip: Before you throw/give away an old piece of clothing. Really look at it , and make sure you can’t re-invent it somehow, remember that fashion works in a cycle, there is a good chance it’s coming back.
Tapi’s jeans are also another casualty of my cutting addiction. I appreciate not all men will be open to ripping their jeans. Tapi wasnt sure initially but he loves them now! After much negotiation, I managed to get a few shots of his look. I think it’s great that someone decided to bring back the white T with a major face lift . Its oversized with a zipper and just screams swag! Throw a shirt on top of a T-shirt like what Tapi has done if you really want to make a statement and use accessories in different ways to spice things up.
Whilst on that subject…A few people have been asking me what the secret is to keeping a happy household. I’m no expert. I’m really only 3 years in. But for me. I always remind myself that you have a choice. You have a choice to either get angry, or stay calm, raise your voice or talk about it, walk away or say sorry, assume the worst or ask questions and try to do better, say yes..or say no, say something hurtful or say something to make them smile. Tip: Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react. Choose wisely.