Only because I love the simplicity of everything here; the clean lines of the cape, the elegance of the wide leg pants and the subtlety of that lovely soft shirt (okay, so buttoned up might be more suitable for me!).
How you can pass up a Scandi home with a particularly minimal and rustic slant.
White walls, natural light, and light flooring as you would expect in any picturesque cottage somewhere in Sweden. Not an overly large looking home but it does look spacious and homely with the inclusion of light coloured furnishings and bold accessories leaning against the walls. And a great version of attic storage to boot!
It's just that little bit of soothing that I need after a day spent driving around on errands.
Yesterday I spent the afternoon outdoors with layers of knitwear only as my barrier against the breeze (I didn't think it was going to be so chilly); but what I really needed was a fabulous camel coat like the one in the first image.
Hip length, to the ankle or mid calf, either way a topper in a luxe wool is something that is needed in every woman's wardrobe and that will carry through numerous winters. This is called a 'Classic'!
It looks equally chic with a spot of leopard, an all over black, cool denim or white leather sneakers. There you have it, I've just covered evening looks, for the office and weekend. This is called 'Versatile'!
I've taken to cinching the waist with a belt over a blazer or coat also.
Step aside chilly winds... I'm ready for the freeze.
With the sun shining outside, I'm looking forward to a quiet day running errands, catching up with a friend for a coffee, and re-scheduling the weekend (it seems I have double booked myself!).
Aside from that, it's been a busy last few days (I will be posting about a fabulous Spring Racing event I attended earlier this week so stay tuned) and I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend (well, seeing as the weather on Sunday will be quite questionable, it'll mean finding shelter from the rain). But hey, you know what they say about Melbourne, '... four seasons in one day!'.
Here are some great links I found for some great reads too...
+ From Vogue Australia, a great bit of advice on how to complement your skincare routine with a complexion clearing diet.. you are what you eat right? I'm getting out the yoghurt and bluberries right away!
+ Okay so I'm a hotcake right? My delicious Ricotta and Bluberry hotcakes that were snaffled up in record time last week. (Well they're not really mine, I tore the recipe out of the newspaper years ago! I think it might be Bill Granger recipe.)
180g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
2 pinches cinnamon
2tbsp caster sugar
2 punnets blueberries(I have used chopped up bits of strawberries too)
melted butter for cooking
Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Whisk together the milk, ricotta and eggs in a separate bowl until smooth. Add milk mix to dry ingredients and stir. Throw in your blueberries. At this stage, I place the mixture in the fridge for about 20 mins to chill. Heat a non stick pan over medium heat add a little melted butter and dollop in ladle size scoop of batter. Cook until edges bubble and then flip (I'm getting good this part!). Cook for a further minute and then serve straight away with vanilla ice cream and icing sugar or jam. Oh, so good!