Outfit update

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Forever New top, Jay Jays high waisted shorts, YSL arty ring, Natasha sandals and RayBan folding wayfarers.

It’s starting to get quite hot in the tropics and it’s technically only spring. The great thing about this outfit is not only is it cool and easy to wear, it was also under $100 for the top and shorts.

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Lioness dress, Tony Bianco Shoes, Eclettica clutch

This is my newest number from Princess Polly. The dress was $70 (I think) and is a thicker jersey-like material. So while it’s probably not the coolest dress — given summer is around the corner — I figured if I’m going to be hot, I might as well do it looking hot.

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Zimmermann floating Vase bikini

A new bikini for summer — what could be better? This is my second purchase from Surf Stitch and my gosh they deliver quickly. I’ve loved this floral pattern since I first saw it and finally I decided to indulge a little. Pretty good fit, but I wouldn’t like to wear this top in rough surf or anything.

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Ba&sh top, Paige Premium Denim shorts, Repetto flats, Ray Ban folding wayfarers

Possibly one of my favourite casual outfits right now. It’s so comfy and chic and effortless; not to mention it’s great for the cold classroom to steamy outside transition between classrooms at uni. I will probably wear this till it’s falling apart and looking daggy as all hell.

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Recent buys

A few of my recent purchases.

Repetto tan ballet flats from local boutique Domain Shoes and Accessories. Did I mention I can wear my orthotics with them? Winner. Although, okay, I admit I do need to invest in some double sided tape just to hold the orthotics down a bit better. But at least I kind of have another pair of shoes to wear orthotics with.

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Rory Beca lace running shorts from Shopbop. So comfy, so good for kicking around the house. And they’re a bit chic too. Oh, and they were $30. Love it.

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Forever New white and black button up dress. I bought this for an upcoming 21st with the theme ‘white formal’. Obviously I could have gone with something more formal, like a gown, but with the right hair and makeup I think this will work. Plus the party is in a club and I’m not risking a drink spill on something ball gown-ish.

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Uni Chic

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Top: Sass and Bide
Shorts: Nicholas
Shoes: Repetto
Accessories: assorted silver jewellery

An outfit I wore to uni last week. I love my new Sass and Bide top. It’s super comfy and a little bit funky with the mullet hemline. I paired the top with my loose-fit silk Nicholas shorts.

I wore silver jewellery to keep it more casual, and instead of wearing my Tony Bianco Devon boots (which would have gone fantastically, but aren’t exactly a common sight at my super casual uni), I wore my Repetto flats.

On the plus side, I can save the full outfit for a day I need to be dressier but still comfy.

Discovering Polyvore

Discovering Polyvore

Alexander McQueen stiletto boots
£595 – harveynichols.com

Rag & bone high heel boots
$495 – intermixonline.com

Repetto flat
$305 – lagarconne.com

High heel pumps
£185 – lkbennett.com

Flat heels
$170 – witchery.com.au

Indigo by Clarks slip on shoes
$100 – piperlime.gap.com

Topshop flat shoes
$90 – topshop.com

ALDO flat shoes
$80 – aldoshoes.com

Beige pumps
£35 – wallis.co.uk

Rosie: 1, Ugly Orthotics Shoes: 0

I’m so excited! I found a pair of shoes that are actually attractive to wear orthotics with! They’re nothing schmancy but they’re a definite start and I’m super excited for them to arrive in Australia from the US.

I give all the credit to this find/win to Polyvore, which I only discovered today, who showed me the most fantastic collection of middle to high-end designer shoes I’ve ever seen. Polyvore lead me to La Garconne an American website with a nice selection of designerwear. Luckily the other day, I tried on a pair of Repetto ballet flats in a local boutique. However, they only had a limited range and nothing that suited what I wanted. Polyvore showed me the cutest pair of patent black ballet flats with a strap across the ankle to hold me in my shoes. Perfect for orthotics! And they’re not clunky and uh-gly like most orthotic friendly shoes.

 

 

Repetto Lio Mary Jane Flat in black patent

Granted they did cost $300 AUD, however if that’s how much it’s going to cost to save my feet and knees from reconstructive surgery while looking good I’ll take it. I mean I’ll have to wear them everyday, so surely I can get them down to $1 a wear before they start looking crappy? You know, so you’re getting good wear out of something rather expensive.

Now I just have to wait till they arrive which will be around when I get my half-sole pair of orthotics. My new job requires black closed in shoes and luckily I wear so much black that they’ll go with a fair section of my wardrobe… Next up I just need to work out if I can wear ballet flats without a strap. Watch out for my potentially caps lock overloaded post when they arrive!