Before I get started - look over at the column on the right? Notice anything new? No? Yes? YES! I am the super, duper lucky winner of the Holiday Hop contest hosted by Michelle from DaisyButter and that means a lot of vouchers are coming my way....with a giveaway coming to all you lovely, awesome people very, very soon! Thanks so much to everyone who left comments of support - you are all freaking awesome people and I urge you all to click on it to visit all the other winners and check out all the great entries for this comp. And now that I have a little spare time, expect a sneaky blog design revamp too :)
As promised, I present to you...Day 1 of a Week of Spring! ....Oh, a new haircut which looks really quite like a birdsnest right now since I rolled out of bed to do this shoot for you guys but I promise you it really does look quite nice in person and that I am not completely delusional. I finally got this Lippy bowler off trademe yesterday and I'm now convinced the reason hats look funny before on me was not due to my head shape but actually my hair...who knew, right? Anyway, it inspired me to put together a little femme menswear inspired look incorporating some of my favorite spring pieces.
This lovely blouse was a leaving gift from my ex-bf when I left NZ in March, who by the way has gone back to just being my best mate again and apart from being a fair bit on the sheer side, is freaking perfection (collared, sheer, multiple buttons, pussybow). These gorgeous printed pants are actually petite Ralph Laurens I happened to thrift from Goodwill in Savannah and despite being not as fitted near the ankle, the length is fairly flattering and best of all, high-waisted. This outfit is usually paired with my platform loafers or my salmon pink brogues which, like the rest of my spring/summer shoe collection is somewhere in the storage unit waiting to be unloaded back into my dorm room in a week's time so I had to make do with some alternative thinking. Grabbed my sister's low heeled maryjanes and a pair of trusty polka dot socks to keep the whole look polished, but comfortably relaxed with a little injection of menswear flair. (Heh, that totally rhymed.)