It’s officially winter and I decided it was a good idea to go somewhere colder than home for ten days?! Must be mad! Find out the real reason why and who I am excited to celebrate with.
COME AT ME WINTER
As we genuinely descend into Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere (I am currently longing for those days where I was calling Autumn out as a faker), with daily rainfalls and low temperatures, I have consoled myself with the knits, jackets and jeans I added to my wardrobe in an attempt to fight off the inevitable winter blues. Finally I am able to wrap up in the multi-coloured (and almost Gryffindor style) scarf from the Jac and Jack sale and my unimpressed face Acne Studios beanie (currently on sale in a bunch of colours at my favourite- Shopbop).
Better still is the knowledge that in a couple of weeks time I will be poolside at one of the resorts in Broome, or perhaps witnessing another incredible West Australian sunset overlooking the beach, sand between my toes, running around in my newly acquired LOVESHACKFANCY dress. (Can’t wait to show you that one. I feel another brand obsession forming!).
WAIT, WINTER AND I ARE NOT FRIENDS
In the mean time, as I type this (awkwardly, I should add, on the Microsoft Surface Pro I am road testing) the sun has just set outside the window of my seat flying from Perth to Adelaide. I am not at all looking forward to the forcasted rainy week with temperatures reaching 14 at a maximum! As prepared as I might be with a heavy suitcase of wool knits and jackets, the rain is not my jam.
I have far too many memories of the achingly cold frosty mornings growing up in the Adelaide hills as I struggled to get ready for work or school. Somehow those days seemed to go very slowly. Why on earth have I chosen to go on a ten day trip back to my hometown right in the middle of my least favourite season?! Am I a stickler for punishment?! Well, yes, it seems and no.
ROAD TRIP TIME
This week I will be driving the full day trip out to Port Lincoln, where I spent most of my school holidays growing up. A coastal fishing town known for its tuna and as having more millionaires per-capita than anywhere else in Australia, it is also home to my cousin Ellisa. My earliest memories are of my Nana and Ellisa, who was like my big sister. She made going to the supermarket into an adventure. We would collect recipe cards and collage them, we would beg for banana chips and run around exploring. Her imagination was what possibly encouraged mine to grow. I followed her around everywhere, she was my biggest role model.
When she moved to Port Lincoln, I was left to hear snippets of what she had been up to. I clung to those as a pre-teen like a fan-girl. With five years between us, she seemed cooler, more daring and determined than anyone. I don’t actually know if she realises that she had such an impact on me during one of the most impressionable times of my adolescence.
This weekend we will celebrate Ellisa’s 40th birthday. I can hardly believe it, as that means I am following some five years behind and I am SO NOT ready to turn 40! Still, age is just a number. I am excited to celebrate with her and take the chance to spend time with her two beautiful daughters. The payoff for spending time with those super cute little girls is worth all the rainy days that the next ten days will throw at me!
WINTER GO-TO OUTFIT
Pictured here, I am in my typical winter go-to outfit. My trusted old leather jacket, a graphic tee– (this Anine Bing one was mine the minute it hit Shopbop), Levi’s and patent boots from Alias Mae (which have been selling out fast, but come in a heap of finishes). If it gets too cold, I throw on a knit and or scarf. Wish me luck!!!
ALICE McCALL LEATHER JACKET (SIMILAR HERE)
ANINE BING TIGER TEE
ALIAS MAE BOOTS
A.P.C LUNA HALF MOON BAG
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PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MARIO RECCHIA