Oh HELLO Monday. I see you. I embrace you. And I bring you another instalment in the Model and Me series.
Australia was dishing up some pretty diverse/crazy weather across the weekend. Around here we were teased with a hint of what’s to come in about five weeks … spring.
Tops in the mid 20s. I even got the legs out on show yesterday. That never happens in late July.
Oh ok, you got me … had said legs not been out in Europe, I definitely would have covered them up.
BUT. It was warm enough to get them out. Meanwhile down south, the antarctic vortex was back.
I’m not feeling that smug though, winter will be back this week with Queensland due to return to single digits overnight.
For me, it’s easy when the temperature drops to just reach for a pair of jeans or fancy trackies/aka soft pants.
A tried and true wardrobe alternative is a pair of leggings and a tunic top or dress.
Today’s Model and Me outfit fits that alternative. It comes from label Rasaleela (available through Love That Print).
Let’s take a look at it on the model, shall we?
Rasaleela tunic dress at Love That Print $55 (on sale)
This cotton tunic includes a gorgeous Japanese print with red stitching details (hence my popping a red lip!).
It’s roomy but the waist tie allows you to create shape by either tying at the back (see model photo above) or at front.
You can define your waist as much or as little as you like. Me? I like a subtle definition as I have a short waist – too much definition can over-emphasise the hips.
The bust and neckline on this is more suited to a smaller bust – at a size 16D, I’m at the upper limits in the M/L size.
I get asked a lot about what leggings I wear. I’m a big believer in spending more on a black pair of leggings so they keep shape and colour for many winters to come. For a lightweight legging, these ones from wYse are amazing. Mine are five years old and still look and wash like new. No pilling or wearing through of the fabric at all. They were originally about $80-90 so I’ve definitely got my money’s worth.
You could switch out these loafers for ballet flats or boots (ankle or knee-high) and have a look that’s just as fun and comfortable to wear.
So tell me, do you do a tunic/leggings outfit in winter? Favourite leggings of choice?
* This garment was gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.
PS. I’ve updated last week’s Model and Me post to feature the same dress as worn by Miss SY (she works at Country Road and bought the same dress last week as part of her seasonal uniform).