My favourite season is finally here! There’s nothing better than wearing boots and knits and there’s no prettier time of the year, so it’s no wonder I’m excited to start coming up with cosy autumn outfits. The only problem is that here in Melbourne it can get pretty chilly all of a sudden, even though it’s not winter yet, so sometimes it’s hard to resist the urge to start bundling up early. After all, knee-high boots and skirts are a cute combination, but they don’t really keep you warm.
The best thing about living in the Southern Hemisphere is being able to know what the main hits will be next season just by checking out what’s currently trending on the other side of the globe. One of the things I’ve been watching out for is the white shirt with blue pinstripes. There’s been a few of them around this summer, but by the time autumn comes around they will probably be everywhere. Sleeveless or with long sleeves, with extra ruffles or some embroidery… You pick!
It’s probably obvious by now that I can’t wait for summer to be over. As much as I love wearing dresses, having to hide from the sun and feeling hot all the time gets old really fast. Though Melbourne weather is generally pretty terrible, with extremely hot summers, there’s one thing I usually hate about it that actually ends up working in my favour: how unreliable it is.
In my quest towards perfecting my personal style I’ve come to realise that the only way to truly evolve is by going out of your comfort zone. The best way I know how to do this is by trying on things I may not have thought would work for me. Case in point: this wrap dress. I saw it hanging on a rack at Dotti, thought it looked more “meh” than cute but decided to take it to the changing room with me anyway.
My university graduation was this time last year. It should have taken me six semesters to finish my course, but I ended up needing ten. They were the toughest and most rewarding five years of my life and that’s probably why graduation day meant so much to me. I’ve wanted to write about it ever since it happened, because the feelings I experienced that day were unlike anything I’ve ever felt, but I just haven’t found a way to do them justice. I still don’t think I can, at least not in the manner they deserve, but in honour of my graduation anniversary in two days, I figured I should try to put at least some of those feelings into words.