Some Sundays Hubby and I go out for breakfast. Well, brunch usually. Sunday is our sleep in day. And brunch requires comfy clothes. Right!? But cute, it IS still a date after all. So the perfect compromise is this casual dress form Big W that I picked up for $25! Worth every cent and more. A quality stretch fabric, great line and the overall design. Such a cute and versatile dress. Not sponsored but this SO should be. Someone tell Big W of the big fat wasted opportunity would you. I’ll sit here and await their email. With moderate patience. Obviously. HA.

Anyway. My nails are bright blue, my toe nails are orange and this outfit is very nautical navy, cream and red. Some days it pays to just paint your nails black. Really it does. But I didn’t have time for the whole repaint thing so clashing colours it is. Especially when you’re just feeling good and demand outfit photos before breakfast. Imagine the uproar if I said, oh hang on I just have to repaint my nails. All twenty of them! Hubby would probably eat his hat. That man wakes up hungry. Stays hungry all day long. Don’t get between him and his food, like, ever. Just saying.

Speaking of breakfast, I still look half asleep in these photos. I have that dreamy, naaaaw, just give me another five minutes look in my eyes. I wonder if this is how I appear when I jump out of bed and head pretty much straight to work some mornings… Probably. I know it’s definitely how I would look at the gym during the 7am morning. I’m pretty sure half way through my work out I would STILL look half asleep. Clearly I am not one of the blessed bright eyed and bushy tailed morning people you hear of. Are you?

Seriously. Nothing beats nautical. Am I right?

Dress – Avella for Big W

Sunnie – Big W

Wedges – Target {last season}

Ring – Handmade by Gemma

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  • Jackie Brown

    I am not a fan of nautical, but am liking what I see lately on other people – maybe I might give it a try 🙂

    • Give it a try. DO! Absolutely. I love stripes so nautical is a natural progression for me. 😉

  • Melissa Mitchell

    As a rule, I hate nautical. In my head, this dress should not work. It completely, totally works. Enough that I’m literally considering jumping in a cab the moment the boys are gone today and seeing if Big W has this dress in my size.

    WTF are you doing? You’ve kind of been challenging all of my ‘rules’ this year. Stop it! Or don’t, actually because you’re kind of opening up a whole new world for me.

    • As a rule, I ignore the rules. HA. Do it. Stripes are amazing and you would look amazing in navy and reds. And for $25, what’s not to love. Haha.

      I like that I’m pushing your buttons. I mean, your rules. That’s the best news I’ve heard all day.

  • A little bit of natural is always fresh and lovely. Looking fab my friend and I like the colour on the toes peeping out.

  • sydneyshopgirl

    What a glam bargain! I love how you’ve styled it too.

    SSG xxx

  • That dress looks super dooper nice on you. And I love the return of the chevron background! 🙂

    • Thaaaaaaanks!

      Me too actually. I missed having a background and wanted something simple.

  • sheribombblog

    What’s with all the nautical hate people!? Nautical is cute! And this dress. OMG THIS DRESS! I LOVE it! And you totally freaking rock it! Looking hot today Suger, like a sunrise lol

    • Haha. I know, right!? Looooove anutical and assumed everyone else did too. Apparently not! HA. Thank you lovely. Hot like a sunset huh? I like it. 😉

  • You look great for someone who woke up not too long ago! I feel I never look really awake for an hour or so 😛 I LOVE that dress, looks so comfy and it just sits so well on you. Nautical = great!

    • Thanks Nat!! It’s all a front, I’m a terrible morning person, haha. It’s SUCH a great dress, it is comfy and its like they took my measurements and made it for me. Love it.

  • river

    Well damn you! First the nice shorts and now this seriously cute dress! I’m going to have to get myself to BigW.
    And shave my legs.

    • Haha!! I love this. And yes, you might just have to shave those legs of yours. 😛

  • Kylie

    You look so lovely in these photos and I MUST say that your legs look FAB!

    • Thank you! And the legs, well, that’s a whole bunch of bike riding and treadmill. 😛

  • I LOVE YOUR DRESS!!!! Very nautical and umm…at $25, yeah! It is a massively huge bargain! Dumb BigW for not sponsoring this post! DUH!

    • It’s the best, right!? Such a great dress and the price tag makes it even better.
      I know right, keep up BigW. 😉

  • It really does just suit you so well, personality and appearance – gorgeous gal that you are! I love when a cheapie tick all the boxes, it feels so much more rewarding! x

    • Thank you Lauren. I agree, when they’re a bargain, it’s just better somehow! 😀