It’s hard to believe we’ve now been living in Brisbane for more than a month. Feels like five minutes.
This week will be the first full week of being able to work school hours since the beginning of December. Up until now it has just felt like we were house sitting or on a holiday somewhere … with all our stuff.
I love exploring our new ‘hood and on the weekend I got to share it with Mrs Woog and BabyMac – two fine women who love a chat, a G&T and good food. My kind of girls.
Something was sadly missing from the weekend’s agenda was some quality shopping time.
One boutique and label I’ll introduce to them next time is Brisbane-based label Surafina.
The label is owned and operated by Laura Hart and Rechelle Vidakovic who work to create collections that offer great shapes in mostly natural fabrics – suitable for most figure types and suited to the Queensland climate.
They are stocked in selected boutiques in Queensland and New South Wales but are also available online and at the lable’s flagship store in Paddington (Brisbane).
The dress I’ve chosen to feature here today just “spoke” to me.
I’m going to be Captain Obvious here but as you can see I’m wearing a different colour in this dress. Love, love love both colours but I do love me a fresh cobalt shift just a teeny bit more.
This design is like a hybrid between a kaftan and a structured shift dress. Which is all kinds of smarts and wonderful, in my opinion.
It can be worn sans-tie as above but for once I’m advocating the use of the belt that loops through the dress and the lining underneath.
I felt elegant – and comfortable wearing this to the David Jones AW 2014 last Thursday night. And I didn’t leave home without teaming it with my fave statement neckpiece.
Colour blocked frocks like these are just begging for some accessorising. Sure they’re a bold statement on their own but add something sparkly and you’ll be good to go for any event, occasion or soiree.
No need for nana pants here. Bonus points.
Do you love a jewel colour like this or the one on the model? Got an occasion coming up where a dress like this would work?
* This garment was sent to me for editorial consideration