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topshop cable knit asos skirt kate sylvester baseball cap
topshop cable knit asos skirt kate sylvester baseball cap
topshop cable knit asos skirt kate sylvester baseball cap
topshop cable knit asos skirt kate sylvester baseball cap
topshop cable knit asos skirt kate sylvester baseball cap
topshop cable knit asos skirt kate sylvester baseball cap
topshop cable knit asos skirt kate sylvester baseball cap

Equipment sleeveless blouse, Topshop cable knit jumper, ASOS skirt (shorts here), Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, Proenza Schouler PS11 satchel, Kate Sylvester baseball cap

Living out of a suitcase is hard, especially when it’s during fashion week; because, what’s Fashion Week without options? I’ll let you in on a little secret – I somehow managed to lug eight (yes, eight) pairs of shoes with me for a five day trip up to Auckland. My suitcase stuffed to the brim with the contents of my wardrobe was cumbersome enough on its own, before I chose to also take a carry on that was equally jam-packed. The girl who has capsule wardrobe planning for five-week holidays and long weekends away down pat is not so good at packing for Fashion Week. Who would have thought?

And amongst all my belongings, two hats. Which, when looking back, was probably the most surprising of all the things that I packed (although I do question my need for eight pairs of shoes). Perhaps somewhat misplaced intentions, guided by a perception that if you can’t wear a hat during Fashion Week, then when can you wear one? Perhaps the most obvious answer, is the type that is staring you straight in the face but you just can’t see it, like when you misplace your keys on the counter in front of you or your sunglasses on your head. This summer, while I spend days lazing at the beach, catching up on some reading, to accompany me will be a hat; be it a baseball cap, an akubra, or a soft-knitted beanie. The type of companion that becomes your best friend when the sun’s rays are at their harshest, or when a cool breeze kicks up along the sands, finding their purpose when you least expect.

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10 Comments

  1. September 9, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Those cat flats are amazing! I’ve loved them for so long and I feel like my dire need to adopt every cat ever pretty much necessitates that I own them!

    P.S. You for sure needed 8 pairs of shoes!

    • September 9, 2013 / 8:20 pm

      Um then you need to get these shoes for real. You would not regret it with your cat loving ways, it’s like the best way to enjoy cats. Ever.

  2. September 9, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    Eight pairs of shoes! Ha ha.. well they are ‘essentials’ right? I woudl pack the same way. I always LOVE seeing your kitty flats. They are truly gorgeous and such a practical option for the long days. You look gorgeous in the cream/black mix up. Have a brilliant time! I can’t wait to see all of your updates.

    x Mandi
    http://www.findmeamuse.clom

  3. September 9, 2013 / 10:34 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Hope you had fun at Fashion week 🙂
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

  4. September 10, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Kind of can’t explain how much I love this outfit. Sometimes its not just one standout piece but how everything flows together. From the whites paired with the cream knit to the contrasting black bag and the whimsical flats. Love it all!

    x karen
    http://www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

  5. September 10, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    I am a packing ninja with what I like to think of as a capsule wardrobe – but I would have trouble with fashion week too! Who knows who you will want to be each day 🙂

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

  6. September 11, 2013 / 1:58 am

    Love everything about this outfit. gorgeous textures! The location is beautiful, where is it?
    cute charlotte olympia’s… have been wanting to get these!
    Allura x kittenlamoda.com

    • September 11, 2013 / 10:33 am

      It’s in Wellington, down by Worser Bay beach 🙂

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