So here are the violet velvet high-waisted shorts I picked up from Glebe Markets.
After trying on so many corduroy and velvet shorts (not to mention this really amazing rust coloured pair that was far too small for me - shame!) I ended up choosing these dark purple fellas. I am happy I did because they scream the 70s with it's dark purple shade, reminiscent of the iconic velvet blazers and disco pants of the era. I happened to be wearing skinny jeans that morning, but with the unexpected warm weather on Saturday I decided to leave them on. Coincidentally, they suited my outfit I'd worn for the day.
Layering collared shirts and sweaters has been a favourite approach to my outfits as of late. It is the perfect opportunity to mix contrasting colours, patterns and fabrics whilst still looking smart casual (a big plus for my daily workwear!) In this case, I have worn my tan printed blouse underneath this amazing floral sweater from Market HQ. It's suede-like elbow patches won me over and also it's product name "Teachers Pet Jumper" - so very appropriate as I chuckled at the fact I was totally the teacher's pet back in Year 6 hahaha
As I write up this blog post, I can't help but to smirk that these photos were actually taken at Sydney University's Victoria Park. It really does tie in the underlying preppy/70s theme nicely don't you think!?! Clearly a serendipitous moment in itself! :)
Teachers Pet Jumper | Market HQ
Tan printed blouse | thrifted
Velvet high-waisted shorts | Glebe Markets
Boots | vintage eBay
Necklace | Another purchase from Glebe Markets from a past visit
Rings | Thailand
Bag | Gift from The Philippines
It was certainly a splendid day to be outdoors. One of the things I've been meaning to tick off my "Things To Do" list is to spend a whole afternoon, lying underneath a big old tree reading a book in Victoria Park. Every time I happen to be there, I'm either passing through or there chucking a short cut at night. Hopefully it won't be too long till I get the chance to do so.
So glad Monday is over! Are you..??!!