21st April 2012
Location LOCATION: Sydney

Juliette Hogan Silk Shirt Dress / Jolie & Deen Coat / Jeffrey Campbell Heels / Vintage Quilted Bag / Michael Kors Watch

It’s been a while since I’ve felt like dressing this way and I haven’t felt the urge to wear my hair like this since perhaps year 9? I’m not sure why but I can only put it down to being an Australian who doesn’t know how to dress like an Australian when it’s summer. Our style constantly revolves around our warm climate and beautiful beaches, and I think I’ve always struggled to feel like myself when it’s so hot all you want to wear is a tiny bikini, if that.

I really feel the most comfortable with myself when I can layer my collared shirts and double-breasted coats, which is weird to think I feel more feminine and empowered being completely covered from head to toe. I suppose for me it’s not about showing a lot of skin but more so about being comfortable in it, which seems to be during Autumn/Winter.

Do I sound completely crazy here or do you have particular seasons you feel you dress more like yourself? I think Juliette Hogan has made it too easy to fall back in love with my old wardrobe and I’m obsessed with this silk maxi shirt dress, which has me experimenting with lengths and mixing wine and gold tones with my new favourite coat. Only accessory this outfit is missing is a glass of red wine to finish off my ensemble and help start the weekend!

Photos by Jysla Kay