Daily outfit 20/1/2014

Yippee!  I am officially on holidays.  I’ve got two whole weeks off work, and it’s going to be awesome.  I’m planning on taking a couple of short trips to catch up with friends and family, doing a whole bunch of work on my blog and etsy stores and having a whole lot of me-time.  I feel like I’ve barely stopped moving since Christmas so it will be awesome to stop and recharge.

The weather is no longer crazy hot here.  It’s just hot now.  This is what I wore to go to the library to pick up some holiday-relaxation supplies (A book about Gypsy Rose Lee, a doco about the early queens of England and an iced coffee).

DSCF9348I am wearing:

– Peacock kaftan (thrifted)

– Silver bird belt (vintage, used to belong to my mate Adam’s grandmother)

– Tan sandals from Rubi shoes

– Frida Kahlo cameo brooch from Lost at Sea Accessories

– Chiffon headscarf (belonged to my grandmother)

– Hibiscus earrings (thrifted)

DSCF9339Can we take a moment to talk about this Frida Kahlo brooch?  I bought it as a little new year’s treat for myself and I am just in love with it.  As you may recall, I adore Frida Kahlo and I’ve been looking for a gorgeous piece of jewellery to celebrate that love.  This one was just perfect.


DSCF9345I was feeling a bit of a fortune-teller vibe when I put this outfit together.

DSCF9350My sandals are also new.  I got them as part of my new year’s day shopping spree, and they cost a whopping $4.  I couldn’t go past them.  I’ve been looking for a pair of neutral sandals for a while and these are perfect.  They are so comfortable and I can walk for ages in them.

DSCF9351And my kaftan, while not new, is appearing on the blog for the first time.  I got it from the Salvation Army store that I frequent. It was hanging out on the plus-size rack, but the amazing fabric caught my eye.  Being that it’s a kaftan, it doesn’t matter one jot that it’s a bit loose and breezy.  The bigger, the better I say!  It’s the perfect thing for adding a bit of 70’s chic to my look when it’s hot and steamy.  It’s so light it’s almost as if I was wearing nothing at all! (Stupid, sexy Flanders!)


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