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This here little fold-over is pleasing me no end. I love near everything Baggu do and this is in my dusty, mauve-beige dream colour, so it was always going to be a must.

Whenever I get my nails done my sister messages to ask what colour I chose, and I say ‘oh, you know, the same boring nudey thing’. She is a woman of bold orange and powdered blue, but for me it is always this, or a little more purple, maybe a same kind of pink.

I don’t have any great need for a new bag, or any spare money for the international shipping. But I’ve bookmarked it just in case. And my god do I have my eye out for crisp white jeans.

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I've been wearing the same clothes for three months now. The same two pairs of shoes each day (Birks or Converse, if you don't count my Nikes) and mostly a few pants, shirts and the odd dress. All very plain - black, grey, denim, linen, some mustard trousers if I'm feeling daring. It's fine, and ideal for travels. But lordy if I am not bored of it all. Clothes I used to love and feel good in, I now put on and feel tired of. 

I have bought a few things, but again, just stuff I can rotate and wear with what I already have. Nothing glorious, just easy. I am longing for new and interesting pieces, especially with a week in Portugal coming up. It's going to be a lot warmer and I'm not sure how well prepared I am.

These looks from Creatures of Comfort, one of my fave LA brands, are pleasing me right now. 

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Today's DRESS UPS post is brought to you by soft fabrics and high-brow comfort. I tell you, I cannot get enough of everything that is tony chestnut - the Canadian clothes of my dreams. Handmade by the lovely Jill, who I can only assume is the babe I have been swooning up and down Instagram over (see above and below). I love when people have a very distinct and put-together style that seems so wholly and beautifully them. Of course in this case, I want it to be me too! I want my life to look like these pictures - calm and interesting and understated and beautiful. I am very taken by the rust linen onesie (bottom right) and have had the tab open for a good few days now, thinking to buy.  

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* All images from tony chestnut

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IMG_5294.JPGOne of the few style sites that I follow and love is CALIVINTAGE, and this last year's round-up of hers is a top notch example of Things I'd Rather Be Wearing. I love the way she always looks comfortable, casual and yet very put-together. She has a distinct style that I love, very classic but with all the right details, and I intend to steal ideas from her all year long. IMG_5292.JPGIMG_5293.JPGLots of denim and linen and brown leather, nothing too fussy but so damn good. Well played Erin, well played. * All images from CALIVINTAGE.

 

ALL IS GOOD

TVBA cheeky little pre-Chrissy something. I mean, the beach house can get cool in the evening (she keeps telling herself). And anyway, Clare V is one of my favourite favourites, I use my foldover clutch any time I can, and am eyeing off an new wallet for the new year. In the meantime, this sweat is a cosy and cute reminder that all is well, all is good.

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IMG_3709.JPGSomething about these lovely Australian-made pieces that has me swooning today. Such simple, classic cuts and a beautiful selection of linens. Just the right amount of weight and fibre, and all kinds of delicate prints - check, floral, teeny tiny polka dots. Tucks here, pockets there. I'd take it all, to be honest. Just right for summer and looking all casually amazing and comfortable and naturally beautiful at the same time, you know? They're not cheap, but they are well-made and locally-made and something I wouldn't mind spending my money on. Maybe a Christmas present to myself? Very tempted by the Pocket Dress, and the Raglan Top, or maybe the Deans - or maybe the Deans and the Raglan together, if that isn't too much? IS IT TOO MUCH? I just want to wear linen, is that wrong? Am I becoming my mother? Does it matter?

IMG_3710.JPGAll these beautiful images by PRIMOEZA.

YOU IN YOUR NEW BLUE DRESS

IMG_2689.JPGI've been noticing a bit of a theme lately (listen to her, talking about her Pinterest like it's an actual thing). I've noticed that I'm liking a whole lot of blue dresses. Loving them, in fact. Until about a year ago I couldn't tell you that I'd really owned a blue dress, unless you count a beach cover-up that is at least five summers faded. But then I bought that Creatures of Comfort dress - that dress of my dreams that I love every time I slip it on. And then this Lauren Moffatt, which was / is a true delight and yet again, BLUE! The whole thing always makes me think of Crowded House: 'you opened up your door / I couldn't believe my luck / you in your new blue dress / taking away my breath'. And maybe they haven't had such a rousing or romantic stamp of approval in my personal experience, but surely it's only a matter of time?

IMG_2690.JPGThese four are pretty damn lovely and very damn blue (one / two / three / four).

MYRTLE

MYRTLE AOne of my most favourite Instagram follows is MYRTLE, a boutique in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The owner Whitney has about the best smile on the 'gram - always cheering me and always sporting one hell of a sweet outfit. She stocks some of the nicest, most original and well curated bunch of dresses and shirts and shorts and onesies, with an eye for independent female designers from around the world. I missed it when I was last in LA, but they ship worldwide which is good news.MYRTLE BMYRTLE CTheir lookbooks are also pretty wonderful and inspiring, as you see here. Images by Megan McIsaac for MYRTLE.