February 13, 2010

Jail Bird Escapes to Sydney

So I've been totally running around in Sydney. It's been absolutely non-stop, just the way I like it! I've been doing the touristy thing every afternoon: Face buried in map with the high-fashion stores highlighted, I feel like I know this city already (which is a gross generalisation but makes me feel less like a tourist and more like a Sydneysider none the less).

For the most part I've been so excited to see the street style, but all the while I've been bitterly dissapointed. In a city of 4,000,000 people, I've noted about three truly stylish people on the streets. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places, or maybe my expectations are too high. But for Brisbane - the seemingly too-small-to-be-fashionable city - the saturation of stylish people in comparison to the population is something to be said for.

To avoid boring you to death with my overtones of egotism and ramblings of a girl discovering a new city, this post will be cut short.

This is a dress I bought while shopping in Paddington, specifically in this boutique called Museum on Oxford St - one of the places I spotted one of those hard to find stylish Sydney girls. It's kind of bat-winged, and because I'm inlove with swamping my frame in oversized cloaks and the like, the stripes made this dress even better.

It's by Backstage and to update the stripe trend, I teamed it with a Balmainesque velvet blazer and my vintage battalion boots.

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13 comments:

jessica said...

love the dress. im in love with anything striped atm.

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Emma said...

perfect! i'm obsessed with stripes too, and love big oversized things that totally swamp me - perfect on body-hate days when you want to cover everything.
hope sydney was fun!!

girl by the whirlpool said...

ahhh I love that dress! I want it :)

liana said...

ring a ding ding.
you're looking lovely here. fabulous jacket.

rebecca said...

what an amazing outfit! those boots are so cool and i love the stripy dress. i ve been looking for one but i havent found one yet although i did buy a black and white striped cardi x

JULIA said...

gorgeous. horizontals are small, but you've got the right body type for them... have an amazing time!

Anonymous said...

U r so thin now u evn look tiny in stripes! Eat sumthing!!!!!!!!!

M E L I $ $ A said...

love it! and love it with that black blazer and your boots! the sleeves of the dress are perfect.

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angie said...

love the last picture x

http://www.theshoemart.com/vibram-fivefingers/bt-fiv.html said...

really nice! i love everything she's wearing! especially the boots and the striped dress.