This simple black dress has been all that I have really wanted to wear for the past three weeks, and it’s probably about time someone stops me.

Simple Clean Lines

Square necklines are generally not something that I gravitate towards as I never really found one that complimented my shape, however, I came across this dress on the ‘Last Chance’ rail at Topshop the other week and thought I would just try it on. I love the clean line across the top, the thin, no fuss straps and the split on the left side. Although it is a size too big, I generally enjoy belting my dresses anyway to highlight my waist. For my frame, I find that I need to emphasise my waist in most of my outfits to give me some shape, or I end up looking like a sack of potatoes.

Slip dresses are a wardrobe staple for me. They look good with sneakers, boots and sandals. They can be dressed up or down. Worn with a leather jacket, a sweater or a cardigan. Can you tell my love for them?

Now let’s talk about these shoes! Apparently, we are going into Autumn although it doesn’t feel like it as the days haven’t really been getting colder. And one of the obvious textures associated with this season is velvet. I adore the pointed toe and the bow at the top. I think they go with this dress well and give it a more polished look.

Wendy’s Secret Garden

Tucked away in North Sydney you will find the quiet haven of Wendy’s Secret Garden. I really love this part of the city and the story behind this garden is very bittersweet. Needing to somehow use the pain and grief she felt of her husband’s death (and then her only daughter’s), Wendy channelled this energy into clearing up this unused railway land at the foot of her house.


She truly made this area a small oasis, away from the craziness of a city. At every turn, you can find beautiful flowers, areas to sit and have a picnic, little nooks to hide away in. Needless to say, I really like how the pictures came out.

Topshop Dress

Mango Shoes

Vintage Belt

Louis Vuitton Bag

Miu Miu Sunglasses

Missoma Necklace




  1. April 12, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Love the dress. You can wear it so many ways. the photos are also beautiful.

    • Adeline
      April 14, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      That’s what I love about this dress, how versatile it is! Thank you so much. We had so much fun taking them 🙂 x

  2. April 12, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    I love a clean neckline & I LOVE how you paired it with those shoes! Just lovely!

    • Adeline
      April 14, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Hi Madi,

      Thank you so much! xxx

  3. April 12, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    I love this dress on you! This is probably one of those items I would never think about buying on the rack, but then I see it on you and think I need it! So classy, simply, and elegant.

    • Adeline
      April 14, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Hi Tori,

      Aw, you’re too kind. Thank you! xx

    • Adeline
      April 14, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Me too! When I buy something I want to be able to get my money’s worth! Thank you 🙂 x

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