It’s fairly easy to become obsessively interested in the weather in Sydney springtime.
Last Friday the temperature climbed up to 28 degrees. By Sunday it was pishing with rain and 20 degrees again. This week the days have started cold and either decided to stay that way or inch closer to warmth and spring sunshine.
This is when the trans-seasonal dressing experts will tell you that you can layer to deal with the vagaries of in between weather. This is fashion bollocks.
What happens with me with layering is that I end up bunging a jumper and a jacket on first thing in the morning to deal with the chill air (I was up at 4.30 am this morning) and then end up carrying the aforesaid items around everything with you. That is fine unless you are a parent when you are also carrying around snack boxes with cheese, half a kilo of grapes and crayons, at least two paperback kids books with pages missing and your daughter’s sneakers.
However Spring is entirely worth it when, at the tail end of the day you get a chance to sit in the saffron hued spring late afternoon light smelling jasmine flowers wearing a 50 styled silk dress.
with a pair of bright red stilettos that are not long for this world. Never, ever buy PU stilettos – they toe scab REALLY quickly.
Date: 27 September 2011
Silk Dress: Tokito via eBay
Stockings: eBay seller Leglines
Stilettos: Novo Red Stilettos saved as 43 of 105 last worn for Burns Night 2010