Chill Factor

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 Dress: Lagamta

Belt: I.D.S Fashion

Shoes: Comfortview “Regina”

I’m getting a last little bit of wear out of my winter wardrobe before spring in Melbourne sets in properly. This classy wool-blend dress definitely isn’t one of those trans-seasonal numbers that you can wear on cooler spring days, so I’ll be saying goodbye to it for the rest of 2014 after today.

The first time I wore it a few of you mentioned that you thought it was a little bit too big for me. Actually it’s a perfect fit, but the addition of a belt does give it a bit more definition.

I do love, love, love the draped neckline, and it’s inspired me to make my next sewing project Colette’s “Myrtle” dress (Australian buyers can get it from Stitch56).

The last Colette pattern I tried was a bit of a disaster, but their Macaron is still one of my all-time favourites and I’ve made it three times already successfully.

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Dali Necklace: NIXIN

For my birthday earlier this year I decided to treat myself to this beautiful opal necklace from LA-based jeweller NIXIN. It’s called the “Dali” necklace and it’s just gorgeous in person. The Australian opal glows in pales blues and blush pinks that remind me so much of a dawn sky and the little bezel-set diamond further up the chain sparkles like the morning star. I call it my “new day” necklace.

5 thoughts on “Chill Factor

  1. Funny, I was looking at the Lagamta website this morning and was looking at this dress. I couldn’t seem to select anything to purchase though…. Not too sure why :S It looks fabulous on you 🙂

  2. I need to learn how to not be so ‘matchy-matchy’. Take this outfit, for instance: if I were wearing that brown belt, I’d want to wear brown shoes. Or, if I was wearing blue shoes, I’d want to wear a blue belt. Or, I’d want to wear a statement necklace/statement earrings/brooch/scarf (some accessory, or group of accessories) in the colors of brown/black(for the dress)/ blue.

    I really want to learn how to mix up my wardrobe. You should do a post on this! I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles with this!

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