No matter where you are in Australia, I’m sure we have all shivered our way (or you still are) through winter.
Yes, even the Sunny Coast.
This has definitely been the coldest winter for us since arriving in Australia.
So much so, that Jonny and I have made big decisions on they type of house we can cope with living in.
Our house is the perfect summer pad.
Two sets of bi-fold doors open up the whole back of the house onto the pool.
Polished concrete floors gleam throughout.
But, even with all the beauty that surrounds us – it’s just too cold in the winter months.
We don’t have aircon – so no reverse cycle to rely on for warmth.
Non of the rooms are carpeted – so jumping out of bed with glee is just not an option.
Instead you find yourself looking like Bambi on Ice as you try to avoid as much contact with the floor as possible.
Of course, all of this happens while being dressed like an Eskimo!
Nah, if this little house faced North, it would be truly idyllic.
The house would be warmed naturally by the sun.
Even the pool would get an extended lease of water baby life!
Yep, we think its time to move.
Our list of must-haves is growing rapidly though – there will have to be compromise. But we know in our hearts that its right time.
My sincere thanks goes out to the genius that invented the snuggly electric blanket though – because this baby has been our saving grace.
And our trusty woolies of course!
We have wrapped ourselves up each night in the warmest woolies we could find – and bunkered down.
Just picture Sumo wrestler meets Eskimo style 😉 I know right, such a fabulous visual picture!
This has made getting dressed in the morning super-duper easy for me.
I have wanted to be as covered as possible.
Layering-up has become my new best friend.
I’ve sought out woollies at every opportunity.
They’re also a perfect match for my double denim obsession.
I know. Double denim is not for everyone.
But I LOVE it.
So I’ve made this the basis of my three different looks.
Frayed Denim Jean wearing size 10 $129.00 | Denim Pocket Shirt wearing a small $129.00 | Longline Cardigan wearing a medium $129.00 | Shoes Avery (last season) All Country Road | Sunnies Karen Walker Number One | Watch Sydney* series by Jord Wood Watches.
I always feel snug as a bug when I’m wearing my jeans.
They are my true winter love….of course, we part ways as soon as the humidity kicks in 🙁
With a heavy accent on 70’s styling this coming season, these frayed jeans from Country Road offer a nod to the trend without being too over the top.
The fit is good. There is added stretch, but not as much as the CR jeggings offer.
The denim shirt is on the heavier side. Country Road have truly impressed me with certain items this season and this shirt is one of them.
It looks distressed, it has the double pockets and is a true reflection of a 70’s favourite.
Chunky Knitted Jacket* $52.00 Woolovers | Jeans and Denim Shirt as above | Boots Country Road (last season) | Sunnies see above
It’s no secret that I’m more than a touch obsessed by jackets – especially ones with POCKETS.
They transform the look of most outfits.
This little beauty from Woolovers in no exception – have you seen the price? $52.00 for pure lambswool.
I also like that it’s a different take on a traditional piece.
Relaxed Long V Ladies Jumper* $56.00 | See above for all other details.
Now wearing a shirt (especially a heavier denim) under a jumper is quite a big ask for me.
Layering pieces over my boobs can add too much unwanted bulk.
So finding the right top layer is crucial.
This jumper is cashmere merino, which means it offers tonnes of snuggliness without making said boobs look three sizes bigger than they already are.
Are you loving the 70’s fashion vibe this season? Like me, do you remember it the first time around? What wardrobe pieces have been your main winter staples?
For the very observant beauties out there…yep, you’re so right, these pics were taken before I had my nut cut!
* items gifted to me for editorial consideration.
I’m also over at Kimbalikes place today for Wardrobe Wednesday.