Personal Style: Feeding the Chooks

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J’ever have one of those mornings where you get up, put on your ruffliest dress, and then go out to feed the chickens? Me too!

While my husband, Sweet Baby, and I were in Olinda the other weekend, we got dressed to attend a family party, but before heading over to the house where it was being held, we helped feed some chickens. And I’m using the word “help” pretty liberally here, meaning we were really just an audience to the chickens being fed.

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“ain’t nobody here but us chickens.”

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sweet baby’s preferred mode of transport.

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oh, that baby face.

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close-up of velvet choker.

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And since this is a post about fashion, on to the details about my outfit. This dress, like all Anthropologie pieces, has a name. It’s called the “Time Gone By Dress” — such a pretty name, no?  — and is one of my recent secondhand finds. A quick Internet search shows that Taylor Swift also wore this dress when it first came out. It’s not why I bought it, but I do admire her style.

Since the original belt had gone missing (before being sold to me), I wore an Alannah Hill belt, which is really just a thick black velvet ribbon with some purple and pink silk flowers and crystals sewn onto it. Alannah Hill is an Australian brand, the go-to Australian brand for the ultra-feminine. If you wore head to toe Alannah Hill merchandise, you’d look like you’d gone a bit mad — the femininity moves from sweet to saccharine fairly quickly within this brand — but if you just add the occasional piece to your outfit, it’s really quite charming.

My Outfit
dress: Maeve for Anthropologie (via Ebay)
shoes: no name (via Salvos Thrift Store)
belt: Alannah Hill
headband: Anthropologie
necklace: Michel Negrin

As for Sweet Baby, his granny made him several adorable pairs of overalls, including the yellow pair (with a subtle white tulip print) he’s wearing in the photos. Underneath, he’s wearing a onesie with an old-fashioned duck print on it. It’s one of my favourite outfits for him, but as you can tell by the fact the sleeves appear to be three quarter length, he’s kinda outgrown it.

Micro Fashion
overalls: homemade (via granny)
onesie: Fred Bare (via Myer Dept. Store)

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