Saturday, April 2, 2011
Preparing for Melbourne winter...
We've had some lovely days in Melbourne this week, but there is definitely a chill in the air... the mornings are crisp and the afternoons sunny. Autumn in Melbourne is my favourite time of the year.
As I mentioned the other day, in preparation for winter I purchased a new coat from Cue. I don't leave the house without a coat in winter; catching the train to work means many chilly minutes spent walking to the station and waiting on a cold, dark platform. My current Cue coat has been working hard for the last 3 years, but the lining has almost worn out and despite loving it when I purchased it, I'm a bit over its brown and black fabric now. I went in search of something more classic:
So warm and snuggly...
I also went in search of some new opaque tights for winter... luckily David Jones has 30% off all hosiery at the moment.
Leona Edmiston opaques are my favourite; they're really comfortable, long-lasting and wash well. I also got some thinner Platinum opaques for days that are not so cold, and a pair of the Voodoo boot tights to try out. These are interesting; they have an ankle sock sewn into the foot. My feet always get really cold in boots when I wear opaques so I think this is a great idea!
I spied these pretties on my way to the counter, and they're so cute I couldn't possibly leave them behind... I plan on wearing them with all-black outfits.
I also realised today that I seem to have acquired quite a collection of new scarves lately... mostly gifts.
Grey leopard print - Sportsgirl
Dark purple & gold silk - handmade in Thailand
Beige leopard print - Supre
Pink & bright purple silk - handmade in Sri Lanka