Monday, 3 April 2017

A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY

Hello everyone, hope you are all well.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
For those of us who, like me, live in the Southern Hemisphere the weather seasons are always in reverse to the rest of the world which means that why people of Northern Hemisphere are looking forward to the upcoming summer, people who live below the equator are in the second month of autumn, aka fall which does not excite me in the slightest.  I just can’t stand that at four o’clock in the afternoon it is as dark outside as if it is midnight.   And although the temperature is definitely cooler than was a month ago, it is a perfect time of a year for wearing transitional clothes which is very similar to what I see a lot of my fellow blogers from Europe and North America wear once the winter is over but the summer is yet to come.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
It is around this time of a year, that I like to sort out my clothes, store away shorts and singlets, pack away sandals and thongs and get winter pants, jumpers and coats out of the storage room.  It is also a time when I take a stock of what I have for the upcoming season, throw away the old clothes that I know for sure I wouldn’t be wearing and decide whether I need to buy some new clothes that will last me through the months of winter.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
It is during this evaluation process that I realised that I need a new so called “transitional” dress, the one that I can wear without a coat and don’t feel cold and will be able to layer as the weather worsens.  I wanted a street dress, not too casual or too dressy, something I will be able to wear almost everywhere and I think this dress from Zara ticks all the boxes.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
It is made out of a light fabric and I like the fact that the patterned flowers are relatively small and don’t distract attention from the silhouette of the dress.  It has ballooning sleeves gathered by a wide cuff and while the front is rather simple, all the action is focused on its back which has multiple pleats loosely bunched together by the skinny belt.  If you look at it from behind, it falls mid-calf while the front is about 10 cm shorter and fleetingly comes right above the knee.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
As I said, it is autumn in Sydney and this dress is absolutely perfect for a cooler day no matter what season is outside, I will have plenty of opportunities to wear it.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
That is the kind of dress that when you are in it, you don’t take yourself too seriously and that was exactly what I wanted.  To keep the mood light and a bit naughty, I paired it with fishnet stockings and ankle boots but I am pretty sure that it will look equally good worn with smart shoes or high-heeled boots.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
NO MATTER WHAT SEASON IS OUTSIDE, I WILL HAVE PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO WEAR IT.
A PERFECT DRESS FOR A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY
A simple necklace suspended from the rope and a bright red lipstick are my only accessories.

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