OOTD: Matching with the weather

27th January 2015 // 2pm // 18°C // Light showers and broken clouds

And yet again, we have Sydney's ever fluctuating weather working its not-so-great magic. So last week, a few light showers washed up the streets of Sydney and I thought, why not take advantage and do an OOTD that literally matches the weather. 


And yes. Please don't question my choice of location - desperate times call for desperate measures. I chose Kimber Lane, Chinatown because my blog would most certainly NOT be complete without a having a photo shoot there. But in all seriousness, I really thought that the blue complemented my outfit and the weather nicely, and not to mention, this mural actually brings upon a much more diverse meaning then you would've thought. In Between Two Worlds by artist Jason Wing references to both the Chinese and Aboriginal culture by integrating elements from both while creating a non-discriminative display for everyone to enjoy. How lovely.


Despite the rain, I did have quite a bit of fun creating this breezy mid-summer cosy, winter-esque outfit. I went for the darker shades to match with the not-so-warm weather, meanwhile also spicing up the outfit a little by adding a bit of glitz with my flash tattoo and metallic-toned jewellery (just so I don't look too dull). I also did a bit of brand matching with my Oroton pieces so that each item complemented the next - completing the outfit as a whole. Oh and yes, that is indeed a Kookai bag you see. I sorta went shopping before I spared some time to take these photos. Haha. I must say, quite typical of me. 

 .: Cropped Top - Dotti // Jeans - Billabong // Cardigan - Jay Jays // Shoes - Lipstik Shoe's Eamon Boot // Necklace - H&M // Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs // Bag - Oroton // Rings - Colette // Umbrella - Oroton  :.


And voila, another delayed post finally written up! Hope y'all enjoyed it, thanks for reading lovers x




84 comments:

  1. such a cute look!

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  2. I love cute rainy day looks! I always have such a hard time putting effort into my appearance on rainy days, but it's always worth it when I do because it definitely brightens up my mood!
    xo,
    Randi
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    1. Too true! Putting effort into a rainy day look definitely brightens up the day! xx

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  3. I love the background of your outfit photos! I need to find more cool places to take photos. Also love your white cardigan!
    ~Carissa

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    1. Aww thankyou! I'm always on the lookout for new places to take my blog photos x

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  4. You look too cute! Love the umbrella and your cardigan!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  5. Beautiful look! Lovely top and cardigan! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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    1. Thanks! I'm currently loving this cardigan too, although not always appropriate for the warmer days haha x

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    1. Thanks love! Glad you enjoyed it! xx

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  7. You look wonderful my dear, such a sleek and casual outfit!

    Tanya
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    1. Thanks for your kind words lovely! xx

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  8. I love this look! I am all about big, cozy cardigans - they're definitely one of my favorite things :)

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    1. Thanks Dolce! They're definitely my go-to winter pieces too! xx

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  9. You are so pretty Shirley, I love this cute look!!!
    Happy weekend!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    1. Aww thankyou! Hope you're enjoying your weekend as much as I am! xx

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  10. Hey, I'm following your beautiful blog on bloglovin! This is such a cute outfit and I love the bag! x

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    1. Thanks for supporting my blog love! I really appreciate it x

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  11. For me great urban location! You look so sweet!
    Kiss, Sily

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    1. It looks even prettier at night - although it wouldn't be a great time to take these photos! Anyhow thanks for your lovely comment! x

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  12. This outfit is SO cute! :) but isn't it like HOT right now if you're in Australia? lol I actually really like the location! Hope I'd be able to visit Sydney some day! :)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog too :D

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    1. Aw thanks for the support Nicole! The weather is actually really inconsistent right now - last week it rained occasionally, but the past few days were quite warm and sunny haha x

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  13. Love the casual look and I know what you mean with the unpredictable weather. It's the same here in Canada, one minute rain and then sun and then rain again!


    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thankyou! Despite the weather, would still love to visit Canada one day! xx

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  14. I love your outfit, and that umbrella is really cute!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  15. What a cute outfit and I absolutely love the background!

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I guess this is one of the more well known lanes is in Sydney! x

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  16. thank you for your lovely comment!
    id love to follow you but i don't use bloglovin :(
    so i followed you on tumblr as "emiri-96" !

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    1. Aww thanks for dropping by my blog! x

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  17. really beautiful outfit honey even was reaning ;)
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  18. Lovely post and images! That bag is so chic. Have an awesome new week!

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    1. Thankyou! Hope you're having a fab week too! xx

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  19. Love this outfit!! You look super cute. I'm so jealous you're in Sydney, i'd love to visit some day :)
    I'm a new follower of your blog and loving it!!

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    Karen in London
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    1. Thanks lovely! I would love to visit London one day! xx

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  20. Your outfit looks hella great! :) Plus, the background is so pretty! I followed you on bloglovin~
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  21. Awesome outfit, you look gorgeous :)

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  22. Cute bag!! And cute you :*
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    1. Haha thanks! Would love to stop by your blog! x

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  23. Such a lovely outfit xx U must have had a fun day at the photo shoot despite the dodgy weather, the art piece as the backdrop for the shoot does complements ur outfit, and it's interesting 2 know about the meaning of the work xx I love the white cardigan and Oronto bag, the silvery tattoo's really adorable xx Thanks for visiting my blog, lovely, Hope u've had a good weekend and a new beautiful week ahead xx

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment! I certainly did have fun in the rain haha! xx

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  24. Totally understand the changing and crazy weather! It has been miserable here lately! I am loving this look! Your hair looks amazing despite the weather! Loving that bag and umbrella!

    Denise
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    1. Yes, the weather drives me crazy sometimes, its always changing drastically! Thanks for the compliments love xx

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  25. Absolutely loved this post! Hahah I even like your umbrella x.

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  26. You got some great shots, girl :) And the background compliments the outfit perfectly. I've never done an OOTD in the rain, but for some reason I feel as if it'd be fun haha.

    Z. | J. POTTER

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    1. Thankyou! You should defs do one hehe! x

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  27. you look so cute! great outfit

    Shalay,
    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  28. i love this, it's so great :) i hope you're well!

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  29. Love your cute top. Thanks for stopping by!


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  30. very cute look !

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  31. You look great! I'm loving the cardigan. It's amazing.

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  32. The meaning behind the mural is lovely! I wish the Chinatown in New York was as nice - it's SO crowded over here. Your bag is very interesting too, at first I thought it said Toronto, then Torn, then Tonooro (???).

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. Aw you're so cute haha! I think Oroton is an Australian brand so thats probs why it wasn't that recognisable. Chinatown here is actually really crowed too, but I went to one of the alleyways to take these photos hence the empty space! xx

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  33. Love this casual look. The cardigan and boots are the perfect styling option.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  34. I love your umbrella! such a darling outfit!
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  35. I love this long cardigan!

    Heidi
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  36. Love that crop top! I have one quite similar actually!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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    1. Thanks Kaley! Its such an easy crop to match! x

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  37. Cute photos, especially loving that blue graffiti backdrop. Thanks for the visit!

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  38. I love your writing style, it's almost poetic! I enjoy reading it very much, probably because you describe thoughts which I share with you :)

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