Last week I went to Sydney to walk the catwalk. The World’s Longest Catwalk actually. And of course I put together an outfit for my wandering before and after. Something bright and nautical, of course, for the harbour side city. And I always didn’t get photos. But you see I have this amazing friend, with an amazing camera, who needed a few photos taken herself. The fabulous Danimezza. And so, since we were there. {So were Hayley and Kelly – Hi ladies!} then I might as well say cheeese, right? And I’m really, really glad I did.

I have this thing about blazers at the moment. The brighter the better. Striped is good too. Or pastels, they’re good. I’m a little obsessed with blazers. I think that sometimes a trend comes along that just works for you. The coloured blazer thing absolutely works for me. With a wardrobe full of black clothes the coloured blazer thing just makes it all that much more exciting. Especially when you roll up the sleeves. But then I think I might be preaching to the choir, right? You guys have already jumped on board. Hands up who has a coloured blazer?

So now let’s talk about these shoes! A cute little flat from Emerson for BigW {again, I know, I need to shop further afield}. they cost me less than $20, have a comfortable cushioned sole {unlike the $9 flats} and cute tassels on the bows. What’s not to love, right? They also come in pink and orange but my store had ONE pair of size 11’s and left them behind. When I went back to get them, another big footed fashion lover had already swooped them up and made they hers {or his, perhaps, always a possibility with large feet}. dont’ they just add the BEST colours to this outfit. And it matches almost perfectly with this hand made necklace by Amanda Fuller.

Remind me to move to Sydney so Dani and I can do this all the time.

Blazer – Crossroads

Top – Lily & Lou for Best and Less

Necklace – Amanda Fuller Designs {gifted}

Skirt – Virtu {gifted – sold out but try this one}

Shoes – Emerson for BigW

Bag – ASOS

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  • I’m jealous, those shoes are awesome! *puts Big W on must visit list*.
    I bought a pair of jeans in the same colour as your blazer. I got them home (from the op shop) and thought, I don’t think I can do it. They’re just too much. Hoooowever, lovin your blazer with the dots, looks awesome on you!

    • Big W, Kmart, Williams {Corelli}, all have versions of this shoe. All REALLY similar. I feel bad now for whoever’s idea it was, they’ve been ripped off!

      Oh, you absolutely MUST wear them. Must, MUST wear them. Or you know, send them to me. 😛

  • Aww love ya guts x

  • You almost make me want to wear skirts again. Loving the strips and the colours.

  • Kimmie

    In all seriousness Mel these are catalogue quality. Have you considered modeling? All great shots – fav’s third and fourth from top!

    • Oh Kimmie, you’re too kind. And if they are of catalogue quality, then that’s due to Danimezza’s skill, not mine. I’m a terrible poser.

  • river

    I haven’t worn a blazer since high school. I’ve seen them around, in the city I’ve seen a bright emerald green one being worn over a navy/white striped pleated skirt and the woman had matching green shoes. I don’t remember her blouse or jewellery, I was focused on the shoes, they were really lovely. I should have asked to take a photo.

    • Sounds lovely. I love all the colour out and about this Spring. I’m hoping you’re adding some to your wardrobe River. 😉

  • Lisa

    Melissa this is my one of my favorite outfits on you so far. Looks like you had a fun day, congratulations on being a catwalk record holder. Love the shoes

    • Thank you Lisa. This is more my everyday style. Stripe skirt, some colour, flats and a mismatched bag. 😉

  • Jen R

    lovin Big W shoes!!

  • Huge fan of blazers AND orange atm. I’ve got a similar style and colour blazer that I bought I think last year? Thank goodness it’s not OUT of fashion! Phew!!

    • Thank goodness indeed since I’ve purchased five this year! Sheesh. I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed for a 2013 come back. 😉

  • You two are fabulous! Looks like it was a beautiful day! I don’t have many jackets or blazers, it’s just too hot here, but they look wonderful on you!

    • Thank you! It’s really a bit too hot here too but it doesn’t stop me. I get a good month or two wear out of them. 😉