Sunday, May 29, 2011

Neutrals with a simple sundress

First off, my apologies for the last two posts of pictures-sans-text. I was locked out of my account for a couple of days. Thanks for the warm welcome to Blogger, Google! (I kid, I kid – don’t blacklist me). But, despite the technical problems, starting this blog has been a genuinely rewarding experience. I absolutely love reading your comments and am so happy that people are taking an interest in my humble little blog. I’m acutely aware that it’s not nearly as sophisticated as some of the others out there, but seeing a gorgeous layout, a stunning set of photos, or an exquisitely-written post gives me something to admire and aspire to. Yes, this blog is a work-in-progress and I’d love to hear your feedback. If you have any suggestions for me, whether it’s how you’d remix an outfit or improve upon a recipe I show on the site, or a feature you’d like to see, speak up and start the discussion! And don’t forget to follow me J

OK, now that I’m done with the sentimental stuff and being a stereotypical Canadian…on to the clothes we go! I found this sundress at a thrift shop in Sydney. The print reminds me of the sort of blue-and-white printed wallpaper you’d see in older homes in France. I liked how the extra lining in the bottom half gives it a poufy effect. This style is good for defining your waist and giving an illusion of curves if you have a boyish figure like me or for concealing a larger bottom half if you’re pear-shaped, but with a small waist. I added neutral colours in the form of the jacket, wedges and earrings, but a remix option is a pair of kitten heels and cat’s-eye sunglasses. I’ve been styling my hair the same way for the past little while because I’m overdue for highlights and this conceals my roots best. Please don’t recommend I see my colourist (see ‘suggestions’, above).

- Kat xx

We'll just pretend my strap demurely slipped off my shoulder, rather than break mid-shot, mm-kay? 

Dress– Thifted (Sydney)
Jacket – Olsen
Wedges – Clarks (Winners)
Earrings - ? (Sydney)
Bracelets - Gifted

For more thrifted finds, check out spunky chateau's Thursdays are for Thrifters Link Party.


  1. Such a cute dress! I need to go to Sydney just for the thrifting!

  2. Such a cute dress...I love it! Let's just hope the sun keeps shinning and we can all pull out our summer gear :-)
    Love K

  3. Aww adorable dress!

    p.s. Thanks for your sweet comment. I don't mind that the heart tea bags suited me to a t ;)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  4. You look absolutely beautiful Kat- heehee your strap comment made me giggle (I would do the same!) I'm so glad you had fun on Friday- I can;t wait to see your new pieces!

  5. gorgeous outfit! i love that jacket with the sundress! really pretty :)
    and yes, of course the strap just fell off :)

  6. Even if you didn't change your camera, your photos are always better!!!I like your outfit as usual, you're so chic!

    I confirm you that my top can be worn also as a minidress for a special night out ;)!

  7. great jacket and your dress is soo cute ! ;)

    thank you for visiting my blog ;)

  8. Great blog!should we follow each other?

  9. I love that you were able to thrift that dress...sorry the strap broke though! And I am dying over the earrings! Thanks for linking up!

  10. Wow, that sundress is sooo pretty! It fits you so well and i love the print.

  11. Lovely dress!!! you look spectacular! also beautiful earrings!! :D I'm following!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me! :)



  12. This is such a great summer look - love it! And yay for finding another Canadian blogger (I'm from Edmonton and have been living in Connecticut for the past five years)...I'm your newest follower!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  13. Lol Your poor strap! I do outfit posts every once in a while and the strangest things happen shooting.

    I like your blog! Getting started can be tough. I would say what I find difficult about blogging is keeping up with it as my personal life gets busy. Some faithful readers are always there with warm support though!

  14. cute dress
    love the earrings

  15. Your blog is looking great! Following : )

  16. love your earrings :)


  17. Nice look! Looks perfect to wear on a cool/warm summer day! WERK!

    All the best, Angel

  18. Love this outfit! Great thrift find with the dress!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  19. woa wardrobe malfunction
    that could have been embarrassing!
    loving your floral dress and because it is blue is just a big ol bonus!
    thanks for stopping by my blog


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