Apologies in advance to anyone living elsewhere in Australia where the September=Spring memo is yet to land in your region’s inbox.
The memo had not only landed in the inbox of my little corner of the country, it had started sending me a calendar alert every day reminding me that it was time to do the seasonal wardrobe swap-out.
Swap-out? My tiny wardrobe can only handle one season at a time. I sublet space in my daughter’s wardrobe for the opposite season’s clothes.
This rat cunning manouvre was ok when she was five. It’s not going so well at 15 when her clothes are starting to encroach on mine. Dammit.
Presented with this problem, there was only one thing left for me to do. CULL.
And this was what the boot of my car looked like on Monday morning … nothing a quick drive-by St Vinnies couldn’t fix
… now where was I?
Yes, with my wardrobe looking and feeling trim, taut and terrific, I got myself re-acquainted with my summer frocks. You know the ones? The easy, throw-one ones that need minimal laundry care but make you feel good every time you wear them?
While I was surveying my summer frocks, I decided it was an apt time to introduce them to their new wardrobe mate: the Pip dress from the Boom Shanker spring 2012 collection.
Boom Shankar Pip dress $79.95 (I’m wearing size 14) | Coolbabycool“Flight” handmade necklace (symbolising the sky’s the limit … love this sneaky Cotton Tree markets purchase) | Misano sandals (a Perth shoe company stocked in more than 150 leading retailers and independent stores such as Joanne Mercer, Hobbs, Zomp, Marie Claire, Cinori Shoes, Faulls and Shoe Show | The Sak shoulder bag (purchased last year for Melbourne Cup Day) | and “those” Prada sunglasses
AH spring, there you are. Right there in that dress.
It’s cotton jersey so feels great to wear and the colour in the dress’ pattern can’t but help you smile. It’s also got that flattering thing happening with the cross-over bust and a little nipping in and shaping under the bust before falling in a slight a-line.
Boom Shankar is based just up the road from me at Noosa but the label’s fans can found across Australia. Quirky with a nod to vintage styling and fabrications perhaps best sums it up.
Luckily on this day, I wasn’t all dressed up with no place to go.
I was due next door at the beautiful Veggie Mama‘s baby shower afternoon tea (Veggie Baby 2 is due next week) and boy does she know how to put on a spread.
Do you like having a few casual dresses for spring that you can throw on and feel fabulous in? And hands up who’s giving their wardrobe a good sort-out and edit this weekend to reacquaint themselves with their spring-summer clothes? If you’d like some tips on how to best do this, check out this post from last year.
* The Boom Shankar dress and Misano sandals were gifted to be for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.