Cold Shoulder

Why oh why is it, that all of a sudden, I’m hell-bent on sharing my fashion failures/missed opportunities?

This fact alone, renders me speechless – enjoy the silence for a couple of seconds you gorgeous things – because that’s as long as I’m giving you… 😉

Anyway, I guess it’s because I want to stress that it can happen to all of us.

Yes, even me.

And it’s more than ok.

Remember you are individual. You have your own style personality.

You don’t have to rush out and buy the latest edit.

You can look and admire from afar until the time is right for you, or immediately jump in with both feet – either is perfectly acceptable.

Katies Cold Shoulder

I’m more than happy to admit though, that I’m a bit late to the cold shoulder party.

Who would have possibly thought this could happen to a fashion obsessed girl like me?

I know. Whatever you do, don’t feel the need to rub it in 😉

It’s not like I didn’t know they existed or anything.

Yep, I have watched from afar as loads of my #girlcrushes have rocked this look to perfection.

Barbe from Fashionista in Suburbia immediately springs to mind – she always looks DDG (drop dead gorgeous) in hers.

But for some strange reason, I wasn’t convinced this look was for me.

Please say this happens to you too?

Do you ever dismiss something before you’ve even tried it on?

I obviously still do this.

Even though I know having an open mind is crucial to finding the perfect outfit.

It makes me feel crazily frustrated when I don’t practice what I preach.

Yep, I occasionally still let my silly inner voice convince me not to give things try.

And giving things a try is the key to success.

Cold Shoulder

Cold Shoulder Tie Sleeve Dress*^ (12) $59.95 Katies Fashion | Shoes: Catalina $179.00 Country Road

Let’s face it, as we get older the tops of our arms seem to take on a life of their own.

They taunt us with every single movement…mine happily flap around with gay abandon, at every given opportunity.

So why until now, I’ve chosen to ignore a complimentary shape/style that sits strategically over the top of said bingo wings upper arms, completely mystifies me!

Do you remember when I posted the last Katies edit ? Well I really wanted to include this gorgeous little number.

Because as soon as I saw it online, I just knew it was a dress that would fit seamlessly into not only mine, but every girls summer wardrobe.

So I have waited with bated breath for its arrival at my local Maroochydore store.

I dashed in and picked it up last week.

Firstly, it gets a big tick from me on the fabric stakes – it’s 100%viscose and perfect for those days when it gets intensely hot and sticky.

But can you imagine just how versatile this dress will be?

Throw it on with your favourite flats for a school drop off, or a dash to supermarket.

Over your bikini for a day pool/beachside.

Add a wedge, a bunch of bracelets plus your favourite sunnies for lunch out with the girls.

Or amp it up for the evening with some killer heels and a clutch.

A belt will also add another dimension.

The v-neckline and knee-length makes this such a wearable summer dress for just about everyone.

So the next time you see something that ignites a spark of interest, take a moment to try it on…

You never know you just might fall in love.

Are you a cold shoulder convert? 


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