Monday, 10 April 2017

GOING PREPPY

Hi everyone, hope you all have had a great weekend
SILK SKIRT|SHOES&SOCKS|SCARF|PREPPY OUTFIT
My Saturday was fabulous.  My husband and I went to see Carmen on the Harbour.  It is an outdoor event set on the shores of Sydney Harbour and let me tell you It was spectacular – from the beautiful voices of the cast to the stage settings, costumes and a lot of lighting and pyrotechnic effects, not to mention having the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop made the night even more magical.  Luckily for us the weather was perfect too so all and all it was a night to remember.
CARMEN ON THE HARBOUR
We didn’t have any plans for Sunday as my older daughter was due to have a baby but nothing happened so I had time to have a couple of photos taken wearing two different outfits (one for this post and one for a future one)  and I did a bit of writing.  I knew only too well that once the baby arrives, there would be not much time left for blogging.
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I describe today’s look as “preppy” and I have no reason to explain why I chose this look.  All I know it’s all started after I saw a great number of images on Instagram and Bloglovin' of women wearing dressy shoes with socks so I wanted to give it a try too.  And it went from there.
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This is not the look that you can often see on the streets of Sydney unless you are around one of those highly expensive private schools and the reason for it is our warm climate and relaxed life style, so this outfit is an entirely my interpretation of the look.  A quick reference revealed that one of the main attributes of the preppy look is “a simply classic look with just few key accessories to tie it together” and armed with this piece of knowledge I embarked on the challenge.
SILK SKIRT|SHOES&SOCKS|SCARF|PREPPY OUTFIT
It is the first time ever that I have experimented with this look and because of that, I didn’t have any particular clothes or accessories in my wardrobe that contributed to a preppy look nor was I sure of what exactly this look involves so I had to rely on my instinct but I figured that socks worn over smart kitten heel nude colour shoes could be a good start. 
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Happy with that, I shopped my wardrobe and found a silk A-line skirt that looked right for the look.  The last piece of the puzzle came in a form of a plain round neck jumper in a dusty pink with side splits that I wore loose over the skirt.  My key accessories were a silk scarf that I wrapped around my neck and tied in a cute knot and white pearl earrings.
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ONE OF THE MAIN ATTRIBUTES OF THE PREPPY LOOK IS A SIMPLY CLASSIC LOOK WITH JUST A FEW KEY ACCESSORIES TO TIE IT TOGETHER
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I am sure that this is not the perfect preppy look and some might argue that it is not at all, but I felt comfortable and quite pleased of how it all came out.
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What do you think of my look?  How would you describe it?  I would like to know your thoughts.
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Until then,

Anna

XO

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