Outfit: Fresh start for 2013

Glassons peplum top, Karen Walker skirt, belt and cadet hat, Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs katie bracelet, Stolen Girlfriends Club bow ring

This week has signified some pretty huge changes in my life, essentially setting the backdrop for what is a fresh start to the year. I started a new job yesterday, and in addition to that I will be moving this weekend, yet am feeling surprisingly calm about these two upheavals in my life. It’s a great feeling when things just start falling into place when you aren’t even trying, especially for the girl who usually organises everything at least six months in advance (what can I say, girl likes to be prepared).

I spent half of my Saturday with my family for my yiaya’s 80th birthday, and the other half with some of my closest friends as I hosted some drinks at my place. These are the kinds of nights that usually lend to some level of silliness, like playing with leftover Christmas candy canes and chocolate, and of course finding repeated novelty in occasionally whipping on the Karen Walker cadet hat. Still toying with the idea of wearing this seriously.. out of the house, although I think the strange looks and the potential for the hat to go flying in the wind are likely to stop me. In the meantime, I’m quite content with wearing other such frivolities in my wardrobe like my kitty flats, everything polka dot, and of course, peplums. All good things come in threes..


  1. Hannah January 15, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    You look gorgeous!!! I love your outfit, so much stylishness in one go. I have been lusting after those Charlotte Olympia shoes for such a long time, one day..! Your hat reminds me of those guards that stand outside Buckingham Palace. I don’t think it looks too bad at all, maybe in Summer with this exact outfit, I think you can totally pull it off!! Congratulations on your new job, and also house moving!! I hope it all goes well for you, and how exciting is it to have a whole new place to decorate as you wish πŸ™‚ x

  2. Steph January 16, 2013 / 12:12 am

    hope the move goes well jamie-lee.. love the raw edges of that peplum and oh that hat is just too cute not to wear out seriously!

  3. Closet Fashionista January 16, 2013 / 12:15 am

    I just love that skirt! And haha, that would be very bad if your hat flew off in the wind! Best keep it safe indoors πŸ˜‰
    (woohoo for everything falling into place! I wish I could say the same for myself…)

  4. ValΓ©rie January 16, 2013 / 12:37 am

    Hi there! Thanks for visiting & leaving a comment on my blog, you’re lovely! πŸ˜€

    These pictures are so beautiful! You know, most of the time I only like one piece of clothing when people do an outfit post, but I really like your entire outfit right there! πŸ˜€ I’d definately wear it myself, love the skirt!


  5. indi January 16, 2013 / 1:38 am

    I LOVE this outfit especially the skirt!

  6. Maria January 16, 2013 / 2:18 am

    Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy! Hope your job is OK and your move isn’t too stressful!

    Maria xxx

  7. FashionEdible January 16, 2013 / 5:03 am

    Love your top – it’s got a linen vibe to it and I’m sure it will look amazing in the spring/summer also! It also matches the skirt completely!


  8. the style crusader January 16, 2013 / 6:45 am

    Love your outfit! The pokadot skirt looks super cute. Love your bag and shoes as well! xx

  9. Kristin January 16, 2013 / 7:48 am

    Love this outfit, it’s adorable. You even pull off the hat quite well, though I don’t know if I’d be game to wear it in public either.

  10. Stephanie / FAIIINT January 16, 2013 / 10:13 am

    Huge congratulations on the new job! I really hope the move goes well & is as stress free as possible too πŸ™‚
    Love the polkadots & the frayed edges on the top are such a gorgeous little detail. I actually think you pull the hat off, it really suits you! It looks so light though & I’d be pretty worried of it blowing off too!

  11. roxy January 16, 2013 / 11:44 am

    Hey girl. I love your bag, shoes, bracelet…great taste! good luck with the moving btw..xoxo


  12. respect the shoes January 16, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    What a great outfit! I love the peplum and the sweet skirt!

  13. elle // wonderfelle world January 16, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    I love how sweet and feminine your outfit is! Congrats on the new job and good luck with moving!

  14. Victoria January 16, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on the new job and hopefully your move will go smoothly. I actually think the hat looks good on you and if it was me, I would definitely wear it out in public at least once just to see if/how people would react πŸ™‚

    P.S. About “The Eatery” app: I agree that something could look healthy and not be, but usually I guess people just go with their instincts and usually that’s the best way to go (in my experience anyway). Food is tricky!

  15. Amie January 16, 2013 / 9:38 pm

    I love the hat! I think it’s great to wear something different, a twist on the classic summer straw hat! I’ve been thinking about getting a peplum top, but havent tried one on yet, they look great on you, I think I’ll have to go try one now! Congrats on the new job and new house!
    xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage
    Spoonful of Vintage

  16. Virgit January 17, 2013 / 4:43 am

    What beautiful French look is that u paired everything perfectly I adore it the bag the flats and that hat you should definitely wear it in public hugs

  17. alice January 17, 2013 / 10:45 am

    Peplum looks fabulous on you. I’m always tempted by it but have yet to try on that silhouette. Your post is certainly tempting me to try!

  18. Lindsay K January 17, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    Congratulations on the new job- what a great way to start the new year! Best of luck with the move. You look lovely!

  19. Christina January 17, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Wow you look great, I really love this outfit, your blog is really inspiring <3
    Gongratz on the new job!

  20. indie by heart January 18, 2013 / 4:09 am

    First of all, congratulations ! These changes in your life sound great. And tempting, since I’ve been playing with the thought of moving.. (loving my current job though, so might just consider moving inside this city heh) Your night with the friends sounds nice too πŸ˜€

    AND really cute outfit! Polkadots, peplums and kitten heels are definitely your thing. πŸ™‚

    Indie by heart

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