Loving Beautiful Coral!
I was saddened that yet another local boutique was closing her doors permanently as a result of a struggling economy and the shocking bushfire crisis which struck this area of Australia so hard.
It meant I was able to pick up this beautiful Italian linen skirt and top for an excellent price.
I like the versatility of the two pieces and I can see myself wearing them in a variety of ways, although I’m only showing you the way I wore them when we went out on a date night the other evening.
Move It Baby!
You can see that it was a touch windy when I took these pics, but I just loved the movement of the outfit.
The set was made in a one size fits all which can be a bit tricky as I’m quite petite and I did find the skirt, which has a very wide waist band a little too long so I pulled it up over the bust and then tied the full skirt to the side to give the outfit a Grecian vibe.
I then put the oversized top on and tied it at the waist to give shape and interest and popped this pre-loved wide elastic black and animal print belt over the whole outfit.
It was nice to have the top have one shoulder bare as I ease back into being myself after the recent surgery and the long sleeve in this left side helps to camouflage the lymphodoema swelling – giving me a bit of sexy back but still being in control.
I tied the belt with animal print gold studded shoes I’ve owned for going on 8 years and added little black bag I recently op-shopped.
Wherever possible I am being sustainable in my dressing and shopping habits so I find that most of my day to day choices are a mixture of old, op-shopped, pre-loved with the occasional new outfit in there.
With this pandemic following on from the terrible bushfires we’ve had here in Australia it’s the best way to go for my budget as well as for the environmentally sustainable element!!
Keeping Safe In Trying Times!
I don’t know how often we will be going out as the corona virus travels through our community here but I do hope all of you are safe and well!!
I’m a big proponent of frequent hand washing and avoiding touching surfaces outside of the home and I prefer a bit of social distance anyway and so I’m hopeful I will avoid infection … but we can only do our best and hope this dreadful experience is soon behind us!!
Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and have a wonderful new week!