Despite what everyone who reads this blog on a regular basis may think, I’m only semi-obsessed by the style of Nina Proudman on Offspring.
She’s not real after all ;). Oops, sorry if that’s too confronting for some.
This fictional character’s style does, however, fit one of my many wardrobe personalities … the dressed up casual personality.
I just adapt it a little to better suit me.
Ankle boots, instead of knee-highs. One necklace instead of three. My refusal to let go of my arm party and cocktail ring.
Now, I realise that with this outfit I’m showing off a little as to just how mild winter days are in my part of the world but please believe me that the nights and early mornings do get on the chilly side. Apparently it will be 10 degrees overnight most of this week.
And this is an outfit that would be way too warm for me to wear in summer … unlike Nina who seemingly works a Melbourne summer in jeans, boots, tunic top and jacket.
Speaking of all things warmer weather, for those of you keen to emulate Nina’s wardrobe by filling your own with boho tunic tops, kimono jackets and summer maxis, stay patient. There are options out there now but in two months when the spring collections start arriving in store, there will be so much more.
Johnny Was top* (long-sleeved version here) | NYDJ jeans* (on sale here) | Marie Claire ankle boots* | Virtu jacket | Nancybird bag | Samantha Wills pendant | Proof sunglasses | Location: Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
About the location
We live about 30 minutes south of Noosa so it’s almost criminal that we don’t venture north and visit this magical spot more often.
When Mr SY asked where I’d like to go for a birthday date lunch just with him, I suggested we try out the new Peter Kuruvita Noosa Beach House, not least because our good friend and former Stokehouse Brisbane and Wine Bar Maroochydore chef Tony Kelly had just been appointed executive chef at Sheraton Noosa, where the restaurant is housed.
Noosa Beach House is located in what was formerly known as Cato’s. There’s a bustling street-front bar opening on to the passing parade that is Hastings Street (spend an hour with this view and I can almost guarantee you’ll spot someone famous). Overlooking this bar is the restaurant, the latest to be developed by Kuruvita, an acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author, and TV presenter.
Let’s just say, we didn’t hold back.
Entrees of ocean trout and tapas plate, main meals of steak and Moreton Bay bugs and desserts of pavlova and citrus tart. As Mr SY said, we smashed it.
All I could say was, thank goodness they handed out bibs before I tackled those bugs … I’m a shocker with white shirts and hadn’t yet got the above outfit photo.
What’s winter like where you live? Could you get away with this outfit? Had a great meal out lately? If so, feel free to plug the restaurant or cafe below.