Thursday, 10 April 2014

Designer Inspiration

Flipping through the pages of British Vogue today at the hairdressers, I started to look at the Spring/Summer collections of some of the world's luxe designers in terms of inspiration. Inspiration for Melbourne, and the pieces I want to add to my working wardrobe which is very low-inventory at the moment!

I'm loving the sophisticated monochrome and block colours at Escada...

And I think Alexander Wang pieces would challenge the workplace silhouette...

And I love the cuteness at Stella McCartney...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


Jeans: Country Road | Top: Saint James Bracelets: Charlotte Penman | Brogues: Wirth | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze' in Black

All Images © Copyright Sara Mole

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Melbourne Countdown

Ten sleeps to go! Although I am excited about being back in my beloved Melbourne, my mind is occupied with thoughts of finishing up at my current company and starting a new job. Sad times mixed with excitement about new possibilities! Also, Paul and I are bidding on another house next Wednesday so another big change might be in the air...

I have found some time to ponder the Autumn/Winter pieces I want to add to my now very small wardrobe. I've almost finished the final clear out of pre-weight-loss clothes. Here is my list so far...

An investment piece so I'm not afraid to spend a bit on this.

Winter Dress
For work. To team with opaques and my new Sezane boots.

Pencil Skirt
One that sits just below the knee (difficult when you're tall!) in an interesting print.

Black Ankle Boots
To team with grey skinny jeans and my (yet-to-purchase) grey boxy cashmere jumper.

Navy Scarf
An investment piece, so I'll be looking for cashmere or a cashmere blend.

Thin Gold Rings
One for each finger...

Tailored White Shirt
An elusive creature when you have a large bust. But I have sized down from a 14DD to a 10F so hopefully I can find something crisp and lovely that doesn't gape at the front!

Black Patent Peep-toe Heels
My last two pairs are getting very skanky and I haven't found any I like for about two years. If no joy in Melbourne then I have my eye on these from Ann Taylor. Got to get this style of shoe just right or they'll look tacky, not elegant.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Dear Kates: Pretty Leak-Proof Undies

Julie Sygiel has launched a revolutionary line of underwear for women. Dear Kate undies are designed to provide comfort and confidence during your period, and protection for women who suffer from light bladder leakage. From the website:

"Recognizing that most lingerie cannot keep up with a woman’s body, chemical engineer Julie Sygiel knew there had to be a better alternative to “period panties” and embarrassing mishaps. So she hit the lab and developed the silky-soft, patent-pending fabric behind each pair of Dear Kates. Made in NYC, each pair is wicking, stain releasing, and leak-resistant—preparing you for everything from cardio to just another day hanging out with aunt flo."

Stylish, sturdy undies designed by a chemical engineer in NYC? Now that's something!

All images © Copyright Dear Kate and used here with kind permission

Sunday, 16 March 2014

New Beginnings

After four years, it's time to say farewell to my current employer. Yes, I resigned last week and am starting a new job on 22 April. You know what that means? NEW WORK OUTFITS! :)

Yes, Paul and I will be heading off to Melbourne for a few days in mid April and I will be sourcing some new additions to my working wardrobe. I've started my research, and will share some ideas with you over the coming weeks.