Home from a lovely weekend in Melbourne. I had such a lovely time with my closest friends (4 couples we have know for many years, and shared many of life's ups and downs with) and my mum and sister. And I was overwhelmed by the generous gifts I was blessed with:)
Of course they all know my love of style so most of my gifts were geared in that direction:)
No outfit photos yet but I thought I would share some things via my finds:)
#1 Oasis Poppy Leather Clutch. A gift from my mum. It's lovely and soft, nice size and has a strap and can be used as an across body bag. Used it today and it looked great.
I was also gifted a couple of Metalicus Gift cards and DH gave me some spending money, Wohoo. My Budget doesn't usually allow me to buy more than one or two things at a time so it was lots of fun to have a little more freedom.
#2 The Tube Skirt by Metalicus. This is from their Basics range and I had planned to buy this as it means two other skirts will exit my closet with this one taking their place. It works for both casual and dressy, and can be worn knee length or midi.
#3 Sia Crop Waterfall Cardigan by Metalicus. So warm and perfectly draped. Short at back and front with longer length at sides. I wore this today and loved it. Another garment that dresses up or down very easily.
# 4 Preen Cropped Pants (Culottes) by Metalicus. These are lovely. Will work thru Autumn/Winter and Spring but will be too warm for Summer. I have two other pairs of culottes that I will now pass on.
# 5 Ladybug Tunic by Metalicus. This has a lovely shape and can be layered under or over. I was thrilled this worked. Metalicus use this fabric composition quite a lot and in the past the one size fits all just hasn't worked for me ...it does now!
#6 Sheer Back Longline Shirt from Sussan. The sleeves are also sheer with the cuffs in cotton. I have been wanting to add some interesting white shirt /tunics to my wardrobe (inspired by Accidental Icon) and was thrilled at how this looked. I anticipate layering over it :).
I also received a most unexpected gift of a beautiful Coach handbag. I was almost speechless:). It was a very generous and unexpected gift from my longest standing girlfriend and her partner. She knows me very well and I think that the classic simplicity of the bag is going to be perfect.
I do feel like a little girl whose Christmases have all come at once!
And Lyn D if you read this, yes I am still planning to shop with you in July lol. There is always room for more Metalicus right? :)
Any thoughts on styling the culottes would be really appreciated:)