A broken resolution – and the cardicape responsible

While browsing Uniqlo with my boyfriend last month, this earthy olive coat-cardigan caught our eyes with its wool texture and draping length. It was lightweight but felt warm against my skin, ideal for layering.

So in a moment of Uniqlo-induced weakness, I bought it.

With this purchase, I… may have broken my new year’s resolution to be more ‘minimalistic’ (that is, lay off the clothes shopping!) but I have to say that this versatile piece was worth it. I easily foresee it being a staple piece in the upcoming cooler months as I can wear it on its own, but also slip it under a heavier coat for a little extra warmth on those icy Melbourne nights.

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Wearing a coat as a cape is kinda like admitting you shouldn’t be wearing one in the first place —  but climate be damned if it stands between you and great outfit! Also, mafioso as heck.

I think what really makes this outfit for me is contrast: I was really feeling the pairing of the natural fiber of the wool cardigan and the super synthetic high shine disco pant; playing wth proportions with the high-waisted pant and the long-line cardi; the relaxed, flowy boxy coat, and the body-fitting singlet and pant combo beneath.

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I also enjoyed keeping the outfit colour palette in earthy natural tones — the pastel olive cardigan and the faded red of the nude top totally complement each other. The dark pants then skim the eye down. Definitely feel that wearing similar and complementary colours helps make you look ‘put-together’ and I think I’m going to try for more interesting palettes in future.

Thanks for reading, more content soon as we come into the colder, more aesthetic months.

-Michelle ❤

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Too tired to remain standing, my photography session goes seated.

STARS OF THE SHOW

Olive longline cardigan, Uniqlo
Nude singlet top, Jockey
Grey disco pant, American Apparel
Sandals, Jo Mercer

Styling and writing, Michelle Ho
Photography and editing, Steve Lewer

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50 leaves of green

nike flyknits leaf print shorts [michalogy]

This is a throwback post – originally written this time last year, but didn’t end up publishing for some reason.

These were the clothes I wore after a tiring cardio session at Bounce – after exercising and sweating for a solid 50 minutes, I had no desire to wear anything too heavy or with too many layers, so I opted for this light and breezy combination.

This structured white tee is textured and has a zip detail at the back, adding a bit of interest to an otherwise basic piece. The real focus of the outfit though are these patterned leaf shorts – I like having the graphic print stand out.

50 leaves of green [michalogy]

I wore this outfit while watching 50 Shades of Grey with some female friends. It was a very awkward movie to watch: acting was awkward, the nudity was confronting, the chemistry between the main characters didn’t translate onto the big screen.  No amount of Jamie Doman’s good looks could save this movie. Not that we were expecting a cinematic masterpiece, but the hype got the better of us and we fell for it.

Solemnly swore not to waste money on the sequel, but who knows if I’ll be able to hold this promise up – I often let curiosity get the better of me!

50 shades of green [michalogy]

White tee – Studio Girl in South Yarra
Leaf patterned shorts – Catalog
Shoes – Nike Flyknit Lunar 2
Watch – Fossil

portrait [michalogy]

Credits: Leaf watercolour art from here.