Khaki delight.

Oh my goodness the weather here in SE QLD has not been at all kind to us folk living without central heating and double glazing…

I promise I’m not being a whinging pom – I’m just still adjusting to the winter temps this year!

Jonny and I have unseasonably shivered our way through the last couple of weeks, in a state of Arctic shock.

Yes. Shock.

Let me tell you, there is no heating or reverse cycle air con in our house!

The beautiful bi-fold doors that offer soft and gentle through-breezes in the spring and summer months, have stayed firmly shut.

That is, until our darling Lulabelle decides the door needs wedging open.

She just adores the freedom of being able to stroll in and out.

Trust me, in these temps, I hate it with a passion 😉

As this regular event for Lula usually coincides with my morning shower…it’s like showering in the fresh air of the Swiss Alps – the pain I tell you, the pain!

To which, I end up jumping around like a headless chicken with my teeth chattering, rushing to dry myself before hypothermia sets in!

She, however, is in Lulabelle heaven.

After a quick wee-wee, she then migrates to a nice sunny spot in the garden to soak up the winter sun and warm her bones (yes, you’ve guessed it, the back door remains wide open, otherwise she gets separation anxiety)…HIGH MAINTENANCE or what?

But we adore her.

Anyway, enough of the frivolities – let’s get down to some khaki gorgeousness, courtesy of Mrs Rushmore.

Khaki Delight

Khaki Drop Waist Dress * $195.00 Mrs Rushmore  |  Shoes from the Witchery Arc|  Bag Louenhide*  Boston in Coffee | Watch: Sydney by Jord*$199.00

When this dress arrived, I smiled with glee.

Not only at the gorgeous colour and completely flexible shape, but also at the fabric.

I’ve spoken tonnes of times before about my love of fabric, but anything with even a hint of linen really does float my boat.

And this little number is no exception.

It’s the perfect transeasonal dress.

I especially adore frocks that hold a place in my wardrobe at this time of year, but also frocks that will still be begging to be worn when the mercury rises once again and I’m avoiding synthetic fabric like the plague.

Because of this cold snap – baring my legs would not my first option, but I sucked it up, put on an extra layer and tried to disguise my chattering teeth in the process.

Khaki Delight

What I love most about this dress though is the adjustable drop-waist design.

It will easily suit most figures – you can play around with the positioning of the belt.

Now, emphasising my rather large posterior, is not a good look for me personally – but it might work for you.

Instead, I prefer to wear the belt tied at the back, ensuring it doesn’t draw any unwanted attention in the wrong area i.e my hips (although I’ve thrown caution to the wind and photographed it that way for you too – in the side-show below).

Length wise though, it works better for me (I’m 5ft 8″) without the belt.

I can picture this oversized dress worn so many ways over the next few months, especially as the khaki will look fabulous paired back with my favourite tan sandals/heels to add a touch of 70’s chic.

Note: I have popped a slip dress underneath for a touch of warmth, but it also allows me to keep the buttons undone – which works like a dream for us fuller busted gals.

Oh and let’s not forget the  3/4 length sleeve – I’m a sucker for sleeves that add a point of difference.

But did you spot the best feature?

POCKETS

Oh yes, you all know me well, pockets turn every dress from zero to hero for me!

Mrs Rushmoore is a Melbourne based fashion label of two friends Anita Moore and Suzie Rush. Their collaboration grew from limited options in age appropriate high-quality contemporary threads at prices that won’t break the bank. All of the clothes are individually tailor-made.

 

Are you layering up your favourite dresses during winter time? Starting to dream think about updating Spring/Summer wardrobe yet?

 

I’m linking up with the delightful Kimbalikes today for Wardrobe Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bev,

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  • That is an amazeballs dress – and you will wear the hell out of it!

  • Cheryl

    Gorgeous outfit and styling! You’re so damn tall. I may just hate you a little bit. xxx

  • Glamorous! Love this shade of khaki! Understandable you’re having trouble adjusting to the weather, you must be used to sunshine! Perth’s been freezing too. We invested in an oil heater for our bedroom to take the chill out of the air. It’s working!

    • Thanks Em – I don’t have tonnes of khaki in my wardrobe so this one will be on high-rotation xx
      Might just be a tad jealous of your oil heater! xx

  • Lisa I cant explain how cold its been here without heating…last week it was down to 5 deg at night and we were shivering!
    Thanks so much for the love Beautiful – it’s such a great ‘throw-on’ dress in my favourite fabric too!

  • Kathryn

    Great dress Bev, and the colour is lovely on you. You made me laugh with ‘quick wee-wee’ haha I can just imagine your dog! It’s been so bloody cold, my partner is complaining and he is a Pom too. Reckons he’s had 40 years of being cold and that’s enough haha! Kathryn x

    • Thanks so much Kathryn – I do love the colour and the style is so flexible it will be on high-rotation!
      She is such a princess – she rules the house. Totally deaf in one ear from birth, with only partial hearing in the other – she totally has us wrapped around her little finger (well she would, if she had fingers!).
      I feel the same as your partner…I shivered my way through below freezing temps for so long in the UK that when it goes cold here I’m shocked! xx

  • You look so lovely in that khaki! And the style and details of the dress are gorgeous. I LOVE a dress that can be transferred across the seasons – so fantastic. Yes I am trying to wear my lighter frocks with layers this winter. Trying not to buy too many new things so it’s a great way to get more variety into my outfits. P.S. We have heating and….heated floor in the bathroom!! Changed my life last winter 🙂

    • Wendy thank YOU so much! I do love the colour and the style makes it such a flexible dress that I’m sure will make lots of appearances on my IG feed! I love how you layer your summer pieces – you have inspired me on many occasions…I’m also super impressed that you are doing no buy July!
      In the UK we had under floor heating and radiators keeping us toasty in every room…it has been seriously cold here – so far neither me or Jonny has had a cold though. Let’s hope I haven’t spoke too soon! xxx

  • This a great dress in you Bev – the soft khaki is gorgeous with your colouring. Think this is the perfect trans seasonal piece.

    • Thanks so much Karen. I fell in love with it instantly and saw a hundred different ways I could wear it, which means it falls into the #keeper category! xx

  • Love khaki on you! A gorgeous dress that I reckon you could pull off the jeans underneath look that you did win another dress recently. Love the open buttons for the boobaliciius babes too. Bron x

    • Oh Bron thank YOU! You’re so right, I will probably wear my jeans underneath too. I really love wearing dresses over pants – especially when the weather it chilly (well positively teeth chattering when I photographed this one). Mwah xx

  • Sharon

    I love this look, what a gorgeous colour on you. Love the shoes too. This style is really beautiful on you darling Bev, no surprises there! Mwah xx

    • Awwww thanks so much darling – I loved it the minute I opened the package…I just needed to be brave enough to photograph it in the cooler temps! Glad you like the shoes too…they are a bit like my leopard print boots – never far from my feet! Big Mwah right back at ya! xxx

  • I adore this dress Bev. I would definitely be wearing it with tights right now though!

    • You rock dresses Sarah – I could definitely see you in this one…with tights! xx

  • Too cold for me to bare my legs just yet. You look fabulous Bev. V x

    • My teeth were chattering Vicki – things we do for fashion eh? Thanks for the love Mwah xx