December wardrobe update

AYR chambray ice blue shirt
everlane rose cashmere crew neck sweater
ASOS grey wool a-line midi skirt

I wanted to just quickly check in and update you all on a few new additions to my wardrobe. We might be in the midst of summer (and golly is it hot), but I’ve been focusing on picking up a few pieces more appropriate for cooler weather. You could say I’ve been doing some very forward wardrobe planning.

A chambray shirt: I let go of my Country Road chambray shirt a little while back, and seriously regretted it ever since. I had been planning on upgrading to one from Acne (and I kinda did, except I realized it was all wrong for me), but after finding out about AYR, the cut and fit seemed more aligned with what I was actually after. The fabric is super soft, and it’s light enough that I can wear it as it cools down in the evening.

Cashmere: I really am a sucker for Everlane – if you didn’t already know. I was quite excited to see that they had launched a new collection of cashmere jumpers in Autumnal colours, so I took the opportunity to pick one up (along with a couple of their tanks to boot – which are proving to be the perfect summer companion). I really like the fit of these sweaters, and I find that they are perfect for wearing once the weather starts to cool down – even on their own – as we’re fortunate that the weather never gets too cold here in Sydney.

More midi lengths: I am still loving the awkward midi length; I find that if you pick the style carefully, that these can be a lot more flattering than a mini, and infinitely more comfortable. I bought this one from ASOS (which is available here), and given the quality, it has proven to be excellent value for money. While I don’t really want summer to end, I am looking forward to wearing to throwing this into heavy rotation when it cools down around March/April (or beforehand if I’m lucky!).

It’s a bit of a risk, buying new additions for your wardrobe so long before you can actually wear them, but I’ve never quite been one to buy in season (new sandals during winter – yes please!). Thankfully I was able to cross off most of my summer wishlist early, although I’m still trying to track down a pair of white high waisted denim shorts to see me through the rest of the summer months – which, on that note, if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments. My own search has proven rather fruitless thus far!

PS. A big congratulations to Isabelle who won the Karen Walker giveaway! I’ve sent you an email so check your inbox x


  1. Jessica December 22, 2014 / 1:24 am

    I love every single one of your purchases. I’ve read good things about Everlane, but I’m always a bit hesitant when it comes to buying clothes online. AYR is also amazing! Your post was a little confusing at first.. summer? But I forgot you live on the other side of the world haha. Unfortunately these clothes are very weather appropriate in the Netherlands at the moment.

    • jamie-lee December 23, 2014 / 7:06 pm

      Yeah, that was a little bit how I felt, especially as I can’t return anything. I’ve done a review which I’m hoping to expand and update over the Christmas break and I think I’ll start looking to include measurements of the items I’ve bought. As a general rule of thumb, everything I’ve gotten has been pretty good quality and good value for money when you look at what you might get from other similarly priced brands.

      I recently discovered AYR and was like WOAH, need to buy everything, stat! Such a great little shop – I’d love to buy some of their jeans but not quite sure how these fit yet.

      It can get a little confusing – would be strange for you to think that we have a summer Christmas so it’s usually hot and we do a barbecue rather than a roast!

  2. Maria December 22, 2014 / 3:37 am

    That grey skirt is gorgeous, very versatile too I imagine!

    Maria xxx

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