Outfits and head colds

Photo of Natalie in a black turtleneck and floral skirted dress with light mint stockings and black boots, posing facetiously in a dance-like stance.

I am suffering with a head cold at the moment and last night we had to go out to dinner with various people that Nick works with. Having received this pair of pastel mint tights from the lovely Cara at We Love Colors during the week, I really wanted to pick an outfit that went with them! Unfortunately, I own a lot of black and dark clothing and had to put this turtleneck on at the last minute because it was a bit nippy, so the outfit isn’t really what I was after. I think these tights would be gorgeous with a light coloured baby-doll dress and some chunky tan high heel sandals, but alas alack, none of these items can be found in my wardrobe!

In this photo you can see I am doing a pre-dinner warm up so I could go out and be social.

Turtleneck: Myer, I think.
Dress: City Chic
Tights: We Love Colors
Shoes: Target
Brooch: Peta Pledger

Photo of a pair of black sparkly boots adorned with superfluous zippers.

I’m so pleased I bought these sparkly zipper boots in Melbourne. I’ve worn them quite a bit. They cheer me up when I’m feeling glum.

Photo of Natalie in patchy light of a rainforest type setting wearing long black top with  a grey cardigan, long purple necklace and sunglasses.

Today, even though I couldn’t breathe properly, I implored Nick to accompany me to the Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha. I think I’m still on a bit of a nature kick, and it’s nice going outside instead of resting all day. I hate being sick and not having the strength to do anything! It was nice to get out for an hour and get some vitamin D.

Photo of Natalie wearing long black top with floral skirt, fuchsia tights and a grey cardigan at the Botanic Gardens.
Yep, you can just look at my face to see I’m totes not into posing for an outfit photo. That’s my “I CAN’T SMILE, MY MOUTH IS MY SOLE BREATHING APPARATUS RIGHT NOW!” look.

Black top and grey top: Target Moda
Skirt: City Chic
Tights: We Love Colors
Cardigan: Urbane Woman from Myer
Shoes: Evans
Necklace: from Mem
Bag: Dangerfield
Sunnies: I can’t remember

I know I haven’t posted many outfit photos lately but it’s hard to get photos when the light disappears in the early evenings of winter. Also, I am feeling super self conscious posing for photos outside lately. Does anyone else feel like that?

Here, have a photo of (half of) Nick and I at the Botanical Gardens:
Photo of Natalie (wearing sunglasses) and half of Nick (wearing Pa's flatcap) inside the tropical dome of the Botanic Gardens


  1. great photo of you both – Natalie you'll have to change the peroxide in your description to brunette! Hope you are both feeling much much better. Love the fabric in your skirt, it reminds me of the clothes mum used to wear when I was little. xxmum

  2. I love that top outfit! So cute. How is it that I've never heard of City Chic?? Apparently my mum has been holding out on me, definitely visiting when we come to Brisbane next year!

  3. Damn, you bought those boots with the zippers from Target that I regret not buying a few months ago ON SALE!!! And to think I walked away from a pair of flat ankle boots, on sale, IN MY SIZE (11)! I’m continuously kicking myself for that lapse of judgement.

    *kick, kick, kick, kick, kick*

    Oh how I wish I could find a pair of cool ankle boots that don’t cost the earth, in my size. Again. *sigh*

    Okay, enough about the ankle boots. Have I told you that I sit back and read your blog whenever I get a minute and that I have no doubt that you consistently inspire hundreds (and perhaps even thousands – could even be MILLIONS) of readers to be AWESOME, JUST LIKE YOU? No? Okay, well… I’ll tell you. YOU MY DEAR, ARE AWESOME. And if I could say ‘I want to fly to Brisbane (from Adelaide) and have some tea and scones with you and be your best friend forever coz we have sooooo much in common’ without sounding like a stalker, I would. Anyways, onward and upward, sista!

    PS. I have just discovered ‘we love colours’ thanks to your kind self. I love tights. *sigh*


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