2014 Week 2: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

With the new year kicking off last week on a Wednesday I'm already into my second week of style posts and I've got two outfits to share. If you live in Australia you'll probably know from news reports that Queensland has been caught in a heat wave and some areas and regions have broken the highest temperatures on record.

I kid you not that on Saturday morning we made the most of having early risers and went to the Broadwater for a splash in the saltwater and a snorkel, and we were there just before 7am to beat the heat. We were back home and settled well before 9am when the temperature was already hitting 30 degrees. Temperatures continued to soar and reached 45 degrees in areas in and around us on the coast. So with heat like that it's been weather to have air-conditioning blasting and to wear short dresses and shorts.

Dress - op shop
Belt - op shop
Sandals - retail
Erstwilder Elephant Brooch - Christmas gift from Ben

This thrifted modern floral dress has been a handy little life saver on days I've had a lot of running around to do out in the heat and when I've been in and out of the air conditioned car.

Early last week when I knew I was going to be out and about but in the even and cooler temperatures of air-conditioning for a long period I thought I'd risk a long sleeve blouse with the sleeves rolled. I'm glad I did because this outfit came together easy and I felt great and a little cute.

1970's Pointy Collared Polka Dot Long Sleeve Blouse - op shop
Shorts - retail
Wedges - retail
Erstwilder Bird Pendent - also a Christmas gift from Ben

This outfit definitely made me feel like I had some strut, hence I'm on the hunt for some more high waisted shorts and vintage blouses for the remainder of summer.

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My Vintage Childhood: 2014 Week 2: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 Week 2: My Wednesday Style Collective.....

With the new year kicking off last week on a Wednesday I'm already into my second week of style posts and I've got two outfits to share. If you live in Australia you'll probably know from news reports that Queensland has been caught in a heat wave and some areas and regions have broken the highest temperatures on record.

I kid you not that on Saturday morning we made the most of having early risers and went to the Broadwater for a splash in the saltwater and a snorkel, and we were there just before 7am to beat the heat. We were back home and settled well before 9am when the temperature was already hitting 30 degrees. Temperatures continued to soar and reached 45 degrees in areas in and around us on the coast. So with heat like that it's been weather to have air-conditioning blasting and to wear short dresses and shorts.

Dress - op shop
Belt - op shop
Sandals - retail
Erstwilder Elephant Brooch - Christmas gift from Ben

This thrifted modern floral dress has been a handy little life saver on days I've had a lot of running around to do out in the heat and when I've been in and out of the air conditioned car.

Early last week when I knew I was going to be out and about but in the even and cooler temperatures of air-conditioning for a long period I thought I'd risk a long sleeve blouse with the sleeves rolled. I'm glad I did because this outfit came together easy and I felt great and a little cute.

1970's Pointy Collared Polka Dot Long Sleeve Blouse - op shop
Shorts - retail
Wedges - retail
Erstwilder Bird Pendent - also a Christmas gift from Ben

This outfit definitely made me feel like I had some strut, hence I'm on the hunt for some more high waisted shorts and vintage blouses for the remainder of summer.

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15 Comments:

At January 8, 2014 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Allison said...

great pins!!....you look smashing trudes. cool change has made its way here finally.my crew have been having early morning dips too....the best way to start the day! Al x

 
At January 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

That dress is gorgeous, and I love the way yo put together the second outfit, too. I take my hat off to you for looking so put together in this heat - I've been lazy and just whacking on the short shorts and plain singlets xx

 
At January 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

Umm, I think I am wearing the same shorts as you right now. PS love the belt in the first outfit

 
At January 8, 2014 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Look at your legs girl.....I'd have them out at every opportunity if I had those! I love the simplicity of the frock, & the shirt & shorts combo is very stylish. Xx

 
At January 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Zara said...

The days here have become cooler again, thank goodness.
Love your summer outfits. x

 
At January 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM , Blogger SlapdashMama said...

Love both the outfits! Hasn't it been HORRENDOUS! The weather I mean. Thank goodness for the cool(ish) change.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 2:56 AM , Blogger Van said...

Nice to see those legs! Beautiful outfits, and jealous you get to wear warm-weather clothes ;)

 
At January 10, 2014 at 5:06 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks sweets. On problem with these early morning dips is the water is bloody cold.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 5:09 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you honey.i thought you'd like the dress, it's actually a dress I can imagine you'd wear too.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 5:10 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Snaps on the shorts then. Re: the belt got to love a bit of tooled leather action in a belt.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 5:12 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks my love. I should bare the legs more goodness knows they need a tan too though,

 
At January 10, 2014 at 5:12 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Yes the cool change has finally come through here in the last few days, thank goodness.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 5:14 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you and thank goodness it's cooked down a bit now.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 6:19 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

It can be the cold is Florida at the moment can it?

 
At January 12, 2014 at 7:52 PM , Blogger pastcaring said...

Both outfits are gorgeous, Trudie, and wow, look at your fabulous legs! The shirt'n'shorts combo is really cool. xxx

 

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