Animal print and I don’t really like each other much. We like each other very little actually. There was a moment there thanks to a fabulous peplum and some killer heels I thought I might get past it… But not.  Last time this theme came around I managed to use a snakeskin sort of print and give myself a bit of a woohoo, done! So I was ready to sit out.

Then this baby arrived.

This horse print, linen-blend baby from Forever21+, I mean. Right. Close enough, I was back in the game. Then when we were heading out and talking about places to grab the photos, Hubby suggested the local horse and rodeo grounds. It turns, it was perfect! Hello moderately sexual type signs. Hello beautiful tree grass and blue skies. Hello jump out of the car, snap some shots and go.

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You might notice that I’m wearing booties IN SUMMER. Yup. I did. It happened. I’ve been resisting all season long after seeing some killer ankle boots with a light summer dress and slouchy hat. All very well and good, I thought, but clearly they are not in Queensland. I held out as long as I could {you know I LOVE booties, right?} but I had to TRY and make my boots do double duty.

And just quietly, it totally works.

Sure it’s not as cool as flips flops {thongs, jandals, whatever you call them} but neither are flats. I probably prefer my clog type sandals in terms of summer heat comfort but on a day like today, late afternoon and a cool change moving in. It’s totally possible. Doable and comfortable even. A booties win if I ever saw one. Even in Queensland.

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Easy-Rider Linen Blend Top – Forever 21+
Necklace – Lovisa {2011}
Wet & Wild Scuba Skirt – Harlow Australia {gifted}
Booties – Bare Foot Tess


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Heehee. Dirty mind.


Chief Blogger at Suger Coat It; An Australian lifestyle blog for women who work for themselves. Melissa is a social media consultant & lover of stripes. Most weekends you’ll find her at the beach or home on the veranda kicking back. Around here, they call her Suger. Feel free to do the same.