Welcome to another round of My Own Fashion Week! This time, I’ll be having an Australian edition where I incorporate Australian brands and items from my recent Melbourne trip to my daily personal style entries.
It’s the first day and I’m cheating already, by posting an old look that I already posted on Lookbook! I know I am partly to blame, since I got quite sickly today and I decided to spend the whole afternoon resting in bed instead of going out for work and errands. No chance to dress up there!
But moving on, this top was recently sent to me by an HK-based store that sells different brands from all over the world. I was torn whether or not to include this look in my November Hong Kong MOFW instead, but I figured Aje deserves an entry and a spotlight of its own.
Aje’s collections are totally lust-worthy, and I’m happy to be able to wear and style their The Patchwork Romantic Spring/Summer 2011-2012 Skotolo top in my own way. The oversized, puffy sleeves, with the off shoulder cotton, make for a wonderful, luxurious gypsy look. Think Esmeralda in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, minus the sexy, plunging neckline.
And the back of this top! Where do I even start? I never wear anything that’s too revealing, but the unique gold, silver and white sequined cross over straps totally won me over. I take interest in the fact that from the front, my outfit looks incredibly girly and dainty, but from the back, the slight skin exposure makes the whole thing look a little bit more playful and less conservative.
Clearly, I am still not over spring in Melbourne with this floral outfit. While the rest of the world is enjoying the autumn foliage and preparing for winter, I am with the Aussies, celebrating spring and summer!