The nights have started to cool down where I live. A little sign. A little indication that the change of seasons is actually happening.
I can wear cropped jeans and not feel like I’m in a sauna suit.
I’m filled with nostalgia for winter and ready to put on my long, soft pants and ugg boots.
As one last hurrah, I got to spend four amazing days cheering on the end of my summer in The Whitsundays in tropical north Queensland.
I’d love to tell you that the knowledge that I was flying into warmer weather allowed me to get clever with my packing. That I’d actually packed lightly for the first time ever.
But you know that I’d be lying wouldn’t you?
No, I decided that a glamorous trip to such a picturesque region of the world required day and night outfit changes.
It required stunning accessories.
And it required a mix of existing wardrobe pieces and a couple of fun, new Queensland trans-seasonal garments*.
And, oh, OF COURSE it involved the incorporation of kaftans. Because I’ve never met me a kaftan I haven’t loved.
Here’s a little look at what came out to play, Whitsundays Islands Style.
Verily dress* | Gregory Ladner scarf | Country Road wedges | Proof sunglasses | Uberkate necklace
Camilla Beach House kaftan | Seed slip dress | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace | Nicholas heels
Ok, so heads up, my skin colour is never like this in late April. Or any month for that matter. I planned ahead and booked in for a fast-developing spray tan at Lime Health and Beauty, Cotton Tree.
The product used was Aviva. Loved the colour this created on me and best of all I could wash it off 1.5 hours after application. No going to bed smelling like a barbecue chook.
On my face, I used the new Clarins BB Cream in Light (on counter May 20). It’s a thicker BB Cream, most similar to those that are found in Asia. The SPF 25+ sunscreen worked for our days out on the boat and the coverage was just what I needed for a tropical getaway. To match it back to my spray tan, I dusted bronzing powder on the areas of my face where light hits.
On my toes? OPI’s Atomic Orange. Just like a tropical cocktail for your toes.
And on my lips, I stuck with glosses and alternated between Maybelline NY Color Senational High Shine Lip Gloss in Glisten Up Pink or Captivating Coral.
Which outfit do you like best? Are you ready for winter or holding on to summer?