Monday, January 17, 2011

Floppy and Draw






It's really starting to look like summer. The weather is scorching, skin is sweating and my single flat sheet is all what covers me in bed at night. I love it when the weather is like this. I prefer the heat - sweat over shivers any day. This usually means minimal and little clothing, or for comfort's sake, "light weight, breathable" options like my new "drawstring" skirt! Isn't it fabulous or what?! At first I was a bit hesitant to try it on thinking I'll look like a navy potato sack, but the linen-like fabric and multiple drawstrings won me over! Very "androgynous gyspy" don't you think?






Being summer, this calls for the floppy hat! This straw wide brimmed baby is of my mum's - beachy and summery in every way. I'm glad this style of hat is in fashion as it provides a great amount of shade. Offering style and protection, neither is compromised against this Aussie summer. The floppy hat also means the addition of big hoop earrings. I don't care about the love/hate relationship some people may have with them, I think they're sexy! Note to self: wear them more!

Wearing: peasant style button-up (Supre), drawstring skirt (store near Central Station), platforms (Aldo), floppy hat (Mum's), cuffs (Sportsgirl) and assorted accessories.







I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend and cooled off some way or the other. I was able to swing by Maroubra being my first visit to the beach all summer! Hooray! The water was so refreshing and I nearly dosed off whilst sunbaking hehe. Oh how I want to be back at the beach already!!!

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x Your Only Blackswan

32 comments :

  1. That's a cute skirt you got there!!!

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  2. Prettysunhat
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    interestinggathers
    onthosepants!

    XXX

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  3. Amazing outfit! The shoes and the top are so great! I also want a belly button piercing ! But my mum doesn't alow me to!!

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  4. such an amazing skirt. lovely xx

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  5. So gorgeous, yay floppy hat!


    xx

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  6. Beautiful bright photos, possibly my favourite to date... not to play favourites or anything!


    renewvintage.blogspot

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  7. you look lovely hun! so jealous bout the hot weather there!:)))))

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  8. love the skirt!
    Definitely is perfect for summer

    x
    steph

    stephtea.blogspot.com

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  9. Ah I was just showing my friend your blog! Oh my gosh yes it was sooo good with the Sportsgirl bargains....do you live in Melbourne? I think the Sportsgirl Head Office is in Chapel St which is where I found all the stuff....spooky huh! I need to get a tripod, I really do. My boyfriend just went overseas so he's given me his dslr but I have nooo idea how to use it...I think I'll have to go into Ted's or something. And yes, I am half Dutch and half Malaysian. Are you half too? x x x

    ashandbelle.blogspot.com

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  10. Love those shoes and all of your rings! <3
    You're gorgeous!

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  11. Loving the skirt, shoes and accessories. These colours are great against your skin tone.

    I am having a Magazine Giveaway to celebrate my 1st year blogging. Make sure you drop by and check it out at www.missbias.blogspot.com.

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  12. amazing babe! thank you! i am following via bloglovin' !

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

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  13. Your style is amaaaazing wow. I love that you're Australian as well, Sportsgirl represent! I am your newest follower, keep up the fab work!
    x

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  14. beautiful - i NEED your skirt!! must find that store :) x

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  15. such a stunner!

    perfection!

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  16. This skirt is amazing! I love the way it's draped! Also, great choice pairing it with the hat.

    LizAnn
    VPV Intern
    http://www.shopVPV.com

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  17. omg, that skirt is freakin amazing!
    I want one :)
    niiice hat too, and I'm surprised that supre has such nice things! I thought they only sold crappy fashion. hm might pop in next time!

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  18. Love this style. Especially the skirt.
    Your gorgeous!

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  19. Watching your pictures, I miss Summer so much.
    You are so beautiful wearing that hat and your skirt is gorgeous!
    xx

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  20. Watching your pictures, I miss Summer so much.
    You are so beautiful wearing that hat and your skirt is gorgeous!
    xx

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  21. Woah, that skirt is definitely radical! I was quarelling with myself wondering what it was. I thought from the angle of the first photo. They were some amazing pants, but hearing its' a skirt just makes it amazing!

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  22. oh wow, i used to have a red skirt very similar to this, except it only had two drawstrings and i could choose to either wear them on each side or back-and-front. fond memories... x

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  23. Such a gorgeous look - adore the skirt & lace - very nice :)

    Luv,
    Friend in Fashion
    www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  24. Very chic outfit! loving the details of the skirt and top. the hat is the perfect complement!

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  25. ahh i wish i was back in the southern hemisphere :P and that skirt is so cool :)

    guccilily

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  26. Looking stunning as always! I cant wait for Summer!!!!

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  27. This skirt is gorgeous! And it looks lovely on you :] I covet that owl ring of yours!

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  28. your blog is amazing!i am following you!
    check out my blog if u like!
    kisses from greece!

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  29. I really like the skirt and it looks like a lovely cool outfit for summer. I really need/want a big floppy hat like yours but haven't found the right one yet.

    Thanks for your sweet word over on my blog, you're far too kind! :-)

    evie x

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  30. ..with this outfit you are straight into SS11 , 70's style will be huge so you did it already :) I love your hat - looking gorgeous sweetie ..

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