Welcome back, ladies and gentleman. Here we are, and it’s already the end of January. Some fashion bloggers had their first outfit posts live on New Years Day. I envy those people; I used to be organised like them. Ahhh, the good old days. But enough of that lamenting the good old days, let’s get reacquainted.

How are you!? How is 2017 treating you so far? 

I’m doing well if I’m honest, coming down from this blah feeling I had in 2016 took some time. But I’ve bounced back well with some sunshine and lots of visits to the beach. I took the time to focus on what the heck I needed to let go of moving into 2017 and what it is I wanted out of this year.

It has gone a long way to helping me feel less like my life is stuck in a rut.So that’s good news. Already I feel able to write, to be busy without anxiety and to create. If you haven’t done an exercise like that, I recommend doing one now. Complete 2016 and create a plan for 2017.

As part of that, I selected a word for the year, and I chose FULL. Which probably needs some explaining but I’m not in the mood to do so. Haha. Maybe another day. This post is already pretty heavy update going for an outfit post.

Back to getting into 2017, I even found myself dealing with the conversations regarding in inauguration okay. Which is a nice change from the state of disbelief and general WTF’ing I was doing before, don’t you think?

I find it hard to express why it’s impacted me as much as it has, but it did. I’m sure I’m not the only one. But onwards we march, and for plenty of us, that means literally. There’s something inherently optimistic in the air, and I’m going to run with it.

So what’s the outfit?  

Well, it’s just a simple summer dress, tucked into my trusty 17 Sundays denim skirt (if you ever find one of these for sale or if they restock, get yourself one, so good) with sneakers. A very summer me outfit. Casual and comfortable has been the order of the day, I’m not sure if you heard, but Queensland has been kicking our ASS heat wise lately. It hurts. Send iced beverages and air con repair men.

I’m not sure if you heard, but Queensland has been kicking our ASS heat wise lately. It hurts. Send iced beverages and air con repair men. It’s been a wee bit unbearable. Even steadfast, born and bred Queenslanders like me, used to weathering the storm, have been wilting and threatening to perish.

But don’t worry too much, I caught a break in the weather and we shot some photos. So brace yourself for the blog to be back to its regular programming. I’m planning to do right by the blog in 2017, so watch this space! And if you made it this far (well done, firstly) make sure you let me know how your summer has been so far.

Wearing Avella for BigW Dress (as top – sold out online, try this or in store), 17 Sundays Denim Skirt (sold out) and Converse Sneakers.

And yeah, did you notice? Undone shoelace. I’m all over this details thing. Gosh.