Ugly Christmas Jumpers: What To Wear Wednesday #14

Every Christmas a little part of me wishes for a cooler climate, a few inches of snow under foot, snuggling in front of an open fire with a good mug of hot chocolate, and a White Christmas. Being in Australia pretty much nullifies all my chances of this happening but it doesn’t stop me wanting to wear an ugly Christmas jumper. You know the kind of jumper I’m talking about: knitted, patterns of snowflakes, reindeer, bells, all that wintry Christmas stuff. Stuff that we don’t experience here in Australia at Christmas.

Here’s a quick round-up of ugly Christmas jumpers – or sweaters – that took my fancy on Polyvore. A mix of his and hers, and something for your special geek.

These ugly Christmas jumpers are all I have ever wanted. I look at eBay from time to time to see if anyone in Australia is selling one. I’d wear it in July to celebrate Christmas in July. Strangely enough, there are two Christmas jumpers for sale on eBay here in Melbourne. What are the odds!? I just searched for Christmas jumper, narrowed my search to used and Australia only.

Which of these is your favourite ugly Christmas jumper? I think mine is probably the cardi, followed closely by the one with the shoulder trim and the Doctor Who jumper.

What To Wear Wednesday #8

How lucky are my parents? Both their children getting married in the same year, and eighteen weeks apart! I’m really looking forward to celebrating my brother and his future wife’s wedding. I’d already gone through two wardrobe changes before Christmas too with regard to what I’d wear to their wedding. You might remember me fawning over Lindy Bop’s Cindy in Sage in December. Well, I ordered it in late December/early January, making it a third outfit change before my brother’s wedding was remotely close. I didn’t pay proper attention to the sizing and measurements though so when it arrived and I couldn’t do it up (I ordered the same size as the Audrey dress I have but Cindy and Audrey are not the same!), I had to send it back and get the next size up.
Lesson of the day: read the measurements of each dress carefully, and make sure you triple check your own measurements!

Read more

What to Wear Wednesday #4

Summer is officially over here in the southern hemisphere now that it’s March so that means it’s time to start thinking about layering your wardrobe and dressing a little warmer. This week, I wanted to spend my imaginary pennies at British online shop Dorothy Perkins. With the change of seasons here for the cooler, it means that all the wintry beauties from the northern hemisphere are on clearance. And, an added bonus about Dorothy Perkins is that you can buy a whole outfit for a fairly decent sum of your hard-earned cash.

Read more

What to Wear Wednesday #2: Sweet Valentine

A day of love, a day of pain, or nothing at all? I never used to be a fan of Valentine’s Day. Not because I was single – for eight years I was in a relationship/engaged/married (hold onto your hats there folks!) –  but because I didn’t like the fuss and caper surrounding the day. Truth be told, I still don’t like the fuss and caper, it’s kind of like the Wedding Industry Complex, but I do appreciate it more now that I’m in a happier place.

Read more

What I Wore: Tatyana Alika Circle Dress

Twelve months ago, Melbourne was experiencing a summer that we Australians are known for: blistering hot days and no respite in the evening. The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed these hot days and nights, though there was definitely some variances. On 2 February 2014, while official temperatures recorded at the Latrobe Street observation station (now closed) reached 39 degrees (Celsius; 102.2F), in Croydon, Victoria – 45 minutes out of the CBD where the BOM observation station was at the time – temperatures seared to 44 – 45 C (111.2 – 113F). Needless to say, I was really questioning my choice of dress for The Mister’s brother’s wedding.

Read more

Shopping: New Year’s Day Finds

And just like that, it’s 2015! Happy New Year to you all. I hope however you marked the occasion was just as you planned. We aren’t really into celebrating New Year, so we stayed in watching Across the Universe eating home made pizza and garlic bread, and were in bed just after 23:30. We heard loads of fireworks (official and crackers being let off in residential areas nearby) ring in the year, and dozed off soon after that.

Read more