by cecylia on June 29, 2012

Black and white, and all covered up?! Before you jump into conclusions about me joining the nunnery, allow me to explain. Number one, it’s freezing in Melbourne, so I’ve become addicted to skivvies, natch. Wore an orange version in this post. Just learnt, did you know that skivvies are ‘turtlenecks’ if you’re American, or ‘polo necks’ if you’re English? And number two, I’d like to introduce you to my favourite skirt.

As aforementioned, minimalistic looks are resonating with me more and more each day. Hence it was no surprise when this wool skirt spoke to me at a vintage store asking me to take it home. Sleek, warm, and fussless, my new thrift conquest proved to be a worthwhile winter ally. After I steamed every fibre of the skirt, see it twirl, see it dance, see it come to life as you scroll.

Where: In front of a decrepit house. Who knew that a battered backdrop like this actually works! A stark contrast for the monochromatic look.

Wear: Country Road skivvy (similar ones here), Sportsgirl neckcuff, vintage earrings, wrist cuffs, belt and skirt (similar ones here), Jil Sander heels

Have you entered the Sarah Conners Python Clutch competition yet? I know that many of you are waiting to do it when your bosses are not looking on the weekend. :) The Winner will be announced on Monday! 

On a side note, Saturday (30 June) marks the one year anniversary of the sudden closure of my boutique. Although the way that it happened was shocking at the time, looking back, it has been a blessing in disguise in a myriad of ways. I’ve been blessed to meet so many amazing people in the past 12 months who have supported, strengthened, and inspired me on this blogging journey. And I thank the Lord for providing so many wonderful opportunities to me. I want to thank you all for your incredible encouragement by simply reading my posts. And if you are interested in owning a piece of history, there are still garments and shoes by exclusive international and Australian designers from the boutique here. Thank You. So Much.

Now if you think that I’m only going to wear this skirt as a skirt, then you have another thing coming…

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Taipei Style June 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

So elegant! :)


cecylia June 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Thank you Gemma! xx

Kate June 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Yuliya June 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Beautiful look :)

Mariana June 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

i loove black and white, you look great :)

cecylia June 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

thank you black and white is so dramatic :)

kiwifashionblog June 30, 2012 at 2:33 am

I am obsessed with your long pleated skirt! I LOVE it! Of cousrse you wear it so well, that helps too lol
Thanks for your kind words and visiting my blog!
Would you like to follow each other?
In the meantime, keep smiling :)

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

thank you hun :) I’m yet to show the skirt as something else…

Nikki June 30, 2012 at 4:11 am

WOW you look absolutely beautiful! This outfit is so classy and elegant, it’s stunning! Xx

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

thank you it’s very minimalistic actually

Nikki June 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Oh definitely! But all the elements look perfect on you:) The skirt especially is great! Xx

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

the skirt is both warm and comfortable! 2 big bonuses :)

Saritschka June 30, 2012 at 5:27 am

God, you look stunning! Beautiful outfit and great photos, I really love it!

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

thank you hope the ‘slideshow’ entertained you :)

Not Just A Pretty Dress June 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

Love the minimal silhouette of this elegant outfit and the pleated skirt gives a great ‘movement’ touch! Cecylia, I didn’t know you had a shop…I really like your attitude and I’ll sure this lovely blog will give you many surprises and joy!

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

thank you :) Yes the shop was quite something…but I am loving the life of a blogger :)

Joyce June 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I love the skirt!!

Ana Paula June 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Thanks darling for stopping by my blog *;*
I ♥ your comment !
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
> <

Rina Chia June 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Love it. Love reading your blog (and I always do even if I don’t comment anything). You are amazing Cecylia. MWAH x

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm

thank you Rina, it means a LOT coming from you! You are so dear to me!

Elana June 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Wow, this is so sleek and stunning!

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm

thank you darling lady!

Cassandra June 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Amazing outfit and amazing amazing pictures! :D

Mica June 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Love this black and white outfit – and the photos! It’s a gorgeous skirt I love the way it moves in the photos! :)

One of my favourite looks of yours – you do minimalist very well. :)

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

thank you Mica, I’m only learning to wear minimalistic shapes…practise makes perfect :)

Micah June 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Gorgeous girl. I too, am embracing the simplicity and liberty of minimalism and monotones. And seriously, what is up with the weather here? Was it really this cold last year??

Micah x

cecylia June 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Hey stunning lady, it sure wasn’t this cold last year!! I still remember wearing stockings and thinking this is alright. Now I’m rugged up in 3 layers like an Arctic creature

Kristina July 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

Oh, you look so elegant, lovely skirt!

From Paris with love!
Kristina recently posted.. Plage de Cannes.

cecylia July 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

thank you Kistina!! xx

miss Margaret Cruzemark July 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Oh my God…This is so so cool. Your blog totally rocks!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

cecylia July 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm

thank you you rock too!

Red Tag Chic Los Angeles July 2, 2012 at 4:24 am

I love the twirly pleated maxi skirt!!


cecylia July 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm

tehehe thank you! Me too! I have another post coming up with it :D

MaviDeniz July 2, 2012 at 5:38 am

Cute outfit, I love your hair


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