Relying on the weather

3.1 by Phillip Lim dress, T by Alexander Wang cardigan, Country Rd socks, Beau Coop x Karen Walker shoes, Karen Walker necklace and bracelet

Lately, I’ve been finding myself manically checking the upcoming weather forecast in the hope that I can continue to leave the house in bare legs, and start pulling out my skirts and dresses which are generally reserved for the warmer months of the year. Even if I have to throw a big coat on over top to leave the house, and occasionally sit in my office with the heater on due to cold air conditioning, I still see it as some small victory as I’ve come to acknowledge and admit that my wardrobe for the large part, is geared towards a warmer climate. It’s got me beginning to think I must shop in the hopes that Wellington might one day see temperatures soar above 26C – an unlikely dream at that.


  1. steph September 24, 2012 / 7:02 am

    that dress is dreamy! love the unexpected pairing with those brogues, too cute!

  2. Mary September 24, 2012 / 11:54 am

    My wardrobe is geared towards summer as well! I am slightly worried about that actually, since I’d love to live in England one day but I don’t know if I could deal with the weather…

    Anyway, I love your outfit! Your dress is so so pretty and the stripey socks are such a cute/quirky detail xx

  3. camilla September 24, 2012 / 6:33 am

    that is such a pretty dress!

    xo Camilla

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  4. rachel September 24, 2012 / 8:33 am

    those brogues + socks are so adorable! what a beautiful dress too.

    haha I do that re: the weather in the hopes I can wear bare legs! I’m finding myself wearing jumpers with my skirts/shorts because it’s just that bit cold just yet xx

  5. katya September 24, 2012 / 9:15 am

    wonderful dress!

  6. Indi September 24, 2012 / 9:59 am

    I am loving your outfit posts.

    Love that dress. Just gorgeous

  7. Kathy September 24, 2012 / 10:35 pm

    Love the dress and oxfords are adorable!

  8. Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies September 24, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    I’ve just clicked your link via Sue @SusieSoSo and what a lovely surprise it is to “meet” another Kiwi blogger. Ever since I’ve moved to the UK, I’ve been having Karen Walker withdrawal. Her clothes are ridiculously expensive over here. I’ve just gone through a couple pages of your posts and it’s a delight to see how you pair your outfits from my favorite designers (Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and KW).

  9. Renee September 24, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    Ohhh yes I know how you feel. Isn’t it funny though when we do get that (one) day where it’s 25 degrees and every single person is outside! And then talks about it for weeks 🙂

  10. Izzy September 24, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    wow that dress is absolutely incredible! I love the draping, pleats, print and colours and everything! <33

  11. Elsey September 25, 2012 / 11:50 pm

    me too! I try to check before getting ready lol
    You look awesome ! I love that dress and how it looks with those cute shoes!

  12. The PvdH Journal September 25, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    So I have a pretty serious dress crush on you right now- the print is beautiful.

    And on bare legs? Since my move from London to Mexico earlier this year I can luckily expect loads more time before I need to layer them on! 😉

  13. Eleanor September 26, 2012 / 1:26 am

    Thank you so much for your kind comment, Jamie-Lee – I really appreciated it!
    Your outfit is amazing. I love that dress and those shoes together, such a fun combination! You look gorgeous.

  14. lafemmealamode September 26, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    Love how you broke through the delicate dress fabric with a knit cardigan- perfect combo!

  15. Rachel September 26, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    I adore those striped socks with the brogues! So adorable.
    I’m the opposite of you regarding the weather–I’m so ready for fall and lowering temperatures!

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