Let The Sun Shine In!!
So here in sunny Australia we are moving towards the end of winter … temperatures were up to the early 20’s Celsius today and I can’t say I’m sorry!
It made me get out this beautiful vintage parasol I picked up recently.
Having very fair skin and a strong family history of melanoma – my father died of it and three siblings have had large ones removed – I’m careful to keep out of the sun.
And let’s just say that in Australia that’s very difficult because where I live it is sunny over 300 days a year – good for the mood and fun times at the beach but hard on the complexion – not to forget that we have a depleted ozone layer over the southern part of Australia, believed to have been caused by the industry in the northern hemisphere.
All you can do is be as careful as possible, use sunscreeen, wear protective clothing and try to keep out of the sun from about 10 in the morning until about 4 in the afternoon to avoid the highest period of ultra violet radiation.
On With The Outfit!!
It was a bit warmer today so this long sleeved winter weight dress was fine for most of the day.
I like the black background on this heavy knit jersey dress because I think it gives it a nice wintery look and really makes the large pink floral print pop.
Pink isn’t a colour that suits me very well but wearing it in smaller doses works fine.
The long sleeves keep the dress looking and feeling cosy and the side ruching is good for some waist definition, which I always love!
The Added Extra…
I told you about the purchase of this parasol last week and my contact with a ‘Negative Nancy’ – you can read all about it here https://donnadoesdresses.com/2019/07/26/a-bit-of-retro-on-the-side-💯😻🤗🤔/ and this has certainly not brought me bad luck!! Not only has it made its way into my home as a decorator item but I’m loving wearing it with my regular clothes, not just my steampunk for which I originally purchased it.
I also wore patterned black tights, heeled booties, my trusted, old catseye sunnies, cropped black leather jacket, my robot necklace and alien earrings because I love robots and aliens and wrapped this pink scarf around my neck for extra warmth, and to bring out the colours of the dress.
Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and have a great week!!