Summer Dreamin’

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 It’s getting HOT in Australia, first few days of spring and with temperatures already reaching the 28 degree mark in New South Wales, I’m dreaming of a new summer wardrobe.  Accessories are the easiest way to update a look for the new season… and here are my favourites…

I’ve always been a lover of Ray Bans but I’m thinking it might be time to add a couple more (statement) pairs to my collection with these beauties. Sheriff & Cherry, Karen Walker and Thierry Lasry are top of my list.

Sunglasses

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With summer, comes festivals. And first on my list is Return to Rio.  The RV’s booked, ticket is purchased, so now that leaves a little outfit planning – glitter, feathers and jewels. Bindis are a pretty adornment, that will brighten up ones face.  No longer just a symbol of religion, or marital status and age, the bindi can also be used as a decorative jewel.  It still holds a great symbolic significance of Indian mythology in many parts of South Asia and is traditionally placed on the forehead between the eyes, representing the third eye – the 6th chakra; ‘concealed wisdom.’ Retaining energy and strengthening concentration, the bindi is also said to protect against demons or bad luck. As well as a religious symbol of Hinduism, they continue to be popular as a fashion statement, thanks to Gwen in the 90’s.

Time to get colourful.

Bindi Love

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I’ve been thinking about another tattoo for a while now.  Erin Wasson’s artwork has inspired me to add a little ink to my arms.  I’m after delicate, small tattoos.  Ones that are simple in design, and fine in their application.  I came across Dr Woo on Instagram, tattooist at Shamrock Social Club in California, and I would LOVE to get a couple done by him.  Time to get saving for a California road trip. His pieces are fine and delicate (image bottom left) and I also love these angular line tattoos (artist unknown) pictured below.  A star constellation perhaps, after I get my crescent moon tattooed on the inside of my upper arm…

Tattoo Inspiration

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Birkenstocks are back. Yes if ever there was a shoe that combined such comfiness with man repellent, this was it.  I used to have a pair a few years back and they were the comfiest thing I have ever owned, apart from UGG boots (and now those are resigned to a 5 minute walk to the shop… in the dark). However, with ladies like Tash Sefton around, Birkenstocks are back with a vengeance, and stylishly so. This all black pair I could only find on Amazon, and at around $110, they’re going to be pretty pricey to ship down under.

However, these Volley pumps retail at only $35, and so these are a definite purchase.  The Volley S.S pump was so influential when released in 1965, that it was worn by 90% of the players at Wimbledon. Bringing back old school, tennis court chic.  Straight in the shopping basket.

Now I know summer temperatures are here, but I always need a good pair of ankle boots, regardless of soaring temperatures, and these from Zara are just perfect.  With a little Balenciaga buckle about them, yet a little more slim line than the real thing, these with a little floral dress, or denim Levi cut offs are a boot lovers’ summer wardrobe dream.

Shoe love

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