Top: Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan: Ice Knitwear
Here’s how lazy I am: I live over the river from the Sophisticate (it’s about a seven minute walk) and sometimes I’ll stay over at his place, especially on weekends, because it’s in the city and there’s something really delicious about waking up to the sound of general hubbub under your window going out onto the balcony and thinking “I’m standing in the middle of the city and I’M IN MY PYJAMAS” (at least until someone looks up and spots you and you have to scurry back inside).
This weekend both my visiting Queensland friend and I ended up staying with The Sophisticate, and instead of going home (a fifteen minute round trip) to get a change of clothes… I bought one.
The cardigan was super cheap (two for $30) from one of those el cheapo clothes shops where nothing seems to fit over my generous bosoms but I loved the anchor print and figured I could wear it unbuttoned anyway. The skirt (by local Melbourne label Manque) was an impulse buy bought from Cat’s Meow. Manque is a label that has previously escaped my notice, but in an odd little coincidence when I got home from my impromptu shopping trip I had an email from reader Sassydrcil suggesting I check them out. I didn’t realise it was the same label until I saw it on the website she linked me to – it’s called the Librarian.
The top? It’s actually the too-short Dorothy Perkins “dress” that I never got around to remixing, but had been wearing as a nightie.
Meanwhile, in other news – My Hairy Godmother’s going on maternity leave in a matter of weeks, and since I couldn’t see past me fringe I thought it wouldn’t kill me to get a quick fringe trim at the local hairdressers.
TOO SHORT! You can see my eyebrows for the first time in a year! In the hairdresser’s defence, I’d been wearing a cloche hat for most of the day and my hair was flattened when she trimmed, but now it’s bounced back, and the result’s more Bettie Page than Louise Brooks.
I’ve decided I have two choices… embrace the shorter length (for at least the amount of time it takes to grow back) or walk around like this for another month: