Monday, October 29, 2012

Aussie Curves: Skirts

Dear Readers, we bring you a momentary break from the Halloween Festival for an Aussie Curves update. This week the theme is Skirts. 

I find skirts really versatile and they are a staple of my wardrobe. Huge floaty maxi skirts for warm summer days, snug pencil skirts for sexy sauntering, dramatic fishtails for evening drama.. I have them all! This of course, leaves me with a bit of a dilemma - which one should I show you? 
Then, a revelation! Lucky me, one of my favourite skirts has never made an appearance on this blog!
It's made by Victor Alexandre, a Melbourne designer, and surprise, surprise, it's red - red tartan to be exact.
The skirt is wool - now if I had not escaped the redneck lands of Queensland for Melbourne, I would hardly have had reason to own this - in the chilly southern climes it often comes in handy.. I know people often move north for the weather, but I am no fan of summer heat, so I went south instead, and whenever I get to wear something like this in October, I feel like that was a brilliant decision. 

This has a large triangular yoke at the front, and is gathered at the hem, so it bustles out - it has really interesting pleats and tucks in it so it forms a cool shape from every angle. 

My favourite thing about this skirt though, is the deep and useful pockets on each side - the skirt is made so they can hold a lot of weight without distorting the shape of the skirt at all. With this skirt on, a handbag is a choice, not a necessity. I wish more women's clothes had the utilitarian aspects of men's clothes - men take useful pockets for granted, I am not sure why we women haven't demanded they become part of everyday wear for us too! 

The rest of my outfit - I'm wearing a grey tunic top with black trim at the neckline, from Moda by Target, and over that, a cropped short sleeved jacket from City Chic many seasons ago - the belt is from there, too. The shoes are old faithfuls, also from Target. 

This was a comfortable and casual outfit to wear that still looked dressy enough for the party I was headed to. Springtime in Melbourne this year is resulting in a lot of days that seem perfect to me - warm sun, cool breeze, lovely weather that isn't too hot.. gorgeous. 





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19 comments:

  1. I always think the same thing about pockets and women's clothes!! What an amazing skirt!

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    1. If I was of the paranoid type I'd claim it was a patriarchal conspiracy to keep us weighed down with handbags!! It does make me love and appreciate what I do have with pockets all the more, though :)

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  2. Love the tartan in that skirt. You have a great eye

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    1. A red tartan shot with grey and black is a total no-brainer for me, that's all the colours I wear! :)

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  3. That skirt is so nice! Love it!!

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  4. Omega your skirt is mad crazy! I love the big pockets...you can hide loads of things in there :) I would find this very useful!

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    1. I find myself grabbing this skirt when the idea of not needing to carry a bag sounds good.. it's a fashionable workhorse :)

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  5. I also moved South and have gotten used to the lovely cooler days. Your skirt is all kinds of fab and highlights your waist. Awesome skirt!

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  6. Another fab, fun outfit! I agree about the pockets thing. More please!

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  7. Awesome skirt, and who doesn't love pockets! I love the way it is gathered, so unique! xx

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  8. Oh I love that skirt! Can't imagine you ever getting a chance to get to wear it in sunny QLD either, but Melbourne is just right ;)

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  9. wow! awesome skirt!!!!!! tarten is so fun!

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  10. Oh, that skirt is AMAZING, just simply amazing!

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  11. amazing skirt and in tartan too. I'm with you re Melb weather I really love this time of year. xx

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  12. Love that skirt! I need to find me some skirts with pockets x

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  13. Loving that skirt! Very Vivienne Westwood!

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  14. lol I knew you would have a knock-out skirt!Aweseom!

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  15. Not enough skirts with pockets! Love!

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