Saturday, March 05, 2011

fancy pants

Fancy Pants has gone nautical this week as we celebrate at our annual leave break at the Riveria Holiday Capital during what seems to be a coolish and windy time of year.

I've even gone with some horizontal navy stripes which I've never worn before (which just goes to show that I'm getting more game because of this Fancy Pants thing).

It was so windy my top was blowing around and just highlight all my favourite body bits. Yes, my muffin top which is blown (pun intended) out of proportion! But a nice close up of my new skinny belt which I had promised myself I'd buy a few Fancy Pants ago. And at $2.99, I couldn't say no!

These bangles (the whole set - on both wrists) for just $5 just go with everything. And how could they not? They're off white and silver. Fresh and neutral.

And here are my flares. They're back in fashion! I've had these for almost ten years now and it's so exciting that I can wear them again. My husband says they remind him of good times (probably when he was a teen in the 70's), but he assures me he meant the times with me before we had the little lads!

And sensible wedges. The perfect accessory to flares. Which makes me feel like I ought to be singing tunes to The Who in the back of a Sandman Panel Van.

But, back to the present... the water is here, the sand is here and the wind, well, you can be a bit jealous!

Do you live somewhere near the ocean or water? Or are you sweltering or wearing a jumper? No matter what you're doing or where you are, join in on this week's Fancy Pants. And remember to spread the word and invite others to join in too. 

Kymmie wears: TOP, JeansWest. JEANS, Gasp (funnily enough, that's what I did when I saw the price on these jeans a few year's back - but loving that I'm getting my money's worth). BELT, JeansWest (on sale $2.99!). MY SON'S FEDORA, Coles ($4). WEDGES, Witchery. BANGLES, Equip (the whole set of five for just $5). NAILPOLISH, Revlon Hushed Blush.

a day in the life of us

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  1. we're on the coast and *still* sweltering through what is now our hottest summer ever.

    it was a lovely COOL day today with a top of only 29! *bliss* however we're back up to 35 again by Wednesday!

    glad to hear that you're enjoying your holiday!

    And i LOVE your shoes.


  2. Yay for holidays!

    I love what you're wearing. And I SO want to take you bargain shopping so you can show me how it's done, you find such wonderful things!

  3. Great holiday outfit, especially for a seaside vacation!

  4. Love the carefree windswept look photo~!

  5. love your wedges and I really like your bangles too. Stripes suit you - lovely and fresh. Hmm, and speaking of fresh it's as though winter arrived here in Hobart last week - the mornings are freezing, although the sunshine's out today and it's going to be lovely!

    Have a great week

  6. YOu look great! I am waiting for the sun to come out on this lovely Sunday ... no sign of it just yet ... but when it does .. LOOK OUT coz I'm going swimming

  7. I love your wedges. I need to wear something other than thongs sometime!

    Thanks for commenting on my weekend rewind post.

  8. you are the most seriously good bargain shopping babe!!! And you look great in that top - no sign of a muffin-top at all :-)

  9. I love your are slowly convinving me I need to give them another go :)
    Tha bangles are fab too as are you flares!!

  10. Oh your shoe collection is just awesome! Loving the windswept look.

  11. look at you! Enjoying your break with a lovely nautical theme to match!! i love it!! I see that flares and wide leg jeans are back! whoo hoo - they are such a fun style! I hope you are having a great time xx

  12. Looks like you are having fun.

    I have one other thing to say - muffin top my ASS. That is not a muffin top.

  13. Enjoy your lovely holiday break! You are looking tres fancy again (simply love love love your shoes!). I must say I am also happy to hear that flares are back. They never really left my world :)

  14. I think this is my favorite Fancy Pants post of all. I especially love the first pic.

  15. You have the most fabulous smile!

    I live on the coast too although the sea is pretty rough and cold right now - waiting for Spring to arrive in a few weeks. I've just bought some flares too and I have some wedges not dissimilar. I remember them from the first time round.

    Great outfit!

  16. it's a simple, classic outfit and i love it...stripes & flares!

  17. LOVE this outfit.

    so so cute.

    makes me crave spring and summer.

  18. that first pic of you is just stunning :-)
    love the stripes - this look definitely suits you!!

  19. You're gorgeous!

    What I wouldn't do for a little warm wind in my hair.

    I miss living by the coast...its been many years. Now I'm rugged up and suffering through Melbourne's coldest summer.

  20. You look so awesome in these snaps. Love the stripes on you! love a good bargain too! N x

  21. I bought that top just the other day when I was shopping with my mum!!

    Love the look beautiful!


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  23. You are one gorgeous babe, K. x

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