You know what excites me?
A fully unpacked house, cold drinks on a summer’s afternoon, watching next season’s Downton Abbey courtesy of parents bringing store-bought DVD back from the UK (why oh why do Australian TV channels still treat us like idiots? Two words: Fast. Track) … and being introduced to an Australian fashion label that feels like it could have been made especially for my style.
Yes, today’s Model and Me post is dedicated to all of the above but especially Western Australian-based label Lola Australia.
Before Christmas, Lola Australia kindly sent a number of pieces and if you follow along on Instagram you would have seen me wear and share those.
I love Lola Australia’s bohemian-chic styling.
The cottons are a delight to wear – especially on our super hot days – and the silk dress I’m featuring today is just one of those wardrobe pieces you know will serve you well through this summer and beyond.
Being 100% silk it does cost more than the cottons in the Lola Australia collection – the cottons are about half the price of the silks and just as great quality.
As you can see, I’m doing that thing where I wear a fitted slip dress under the main attraction.
I do this often – for extra length and modesty should a gust of wind come my way and send my dress upwards. An event that would not be pretty for all in viewing range.
This dress is thin silk. This is a bonus for the height of summer when it takes superior wardrobe skills to look and feel cool when the weather is anything but.
The downside with such flimsiness of fabric is that I tend to not feel like I’m wearing enough. I think it’s that paranoia about the potential to accidentally flash more than I ever want to flash.
Whatever the reason, a slip solves all and ensures that this dress will be on high rotation for many a summer to come.
I adore the pattern of the fabric, the sleeves, the cut-out stitching detail at the hemline and the style – nothing beats the subtle shape of a shift dress when the going gets hot. Nothing.
Found an Australian label you love lately? Love a shift dress?
* This garment was sent to me for editorial consideration