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Monday, August 22, 2011

Hats have a purpose in Melbourne

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This week was a road trip to Melbourne with my boyfriend and housemate. The weather was amazing – Sunny but cool and no rain. This city seems more suited for Europe than Australia and there’s such a laid back feel in the air that you want to just chill at a café for the whole day, watching the world go by. Which is mostly what we did. And because it was so sunny, in contrast to Canberra at the moment, I actually felt the need to wear a hat. I ordered this hat from ASOS last week, and it fortuitously arrived the morning of the trip.

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I’ve said this before, but I’m occasionally impressed by the quality of pieces you can find at chain stores. This slouchy sheer black shirt was from SES for only $20. It’s exactly what I’d been looking for, for some time. The cut and proportions are amazing, not just for a chain store item, and while it’s only polyester, it drapes and moves perfectly.

The bag I used this weekend is some no name model from a Chinese seller on Ebay. I bought it because it reminded me of the Givency Nightingale and it’s been my perfect airport and overnight bag for the past two years. It’s probably not everyone’s taste, but I love the balloon-like shape. This weekend it felt like Doraemon’s magic pocket, producing the very thing you needed every time.

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