Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day

It's been pretty difficult to post, what with available computer time being taken up with the superior demands of teenage Facebook time, not to mention some essential out-of-office business maintenance.  My blog has taken very much a back seat.
However today is special, being Australia Day and all.  I was mean and muscled everyone out to get on here...!
No doubt Aussies at home will be wearing a much more summery ensemble today, so I wish you a wonderful day as you sit around the pool with your refreshing cocktail, and/or frolic in the surf at the beach.  Enjoy!  We will be celebrating later with a much more wintery concoction of mulled plum wine.
Looking very Aussie here on the streets of Hirafu, on Mount Niseko-Annupuri in Hokkaido, Japan.

Jeans; Burda 7863, greige corduroy
Shirt; Burda 7767, check flannelette
Beanie; my own design, charcoal wool
Gloves; ??
Snow boots; from Big KMart, in the US.  I've had these for about 10 years.  Big KMart is similar to our KMart in Australia, except about three times as big.  No, I'm not exaggerating...!


  1. Happy Australia Day!
    and WOW that is a lot of snow behind you! Hope you are enjoying
    your trip :)

  2. love the colour of your check flannelette! so wintery!

  3. Have you had your fill of snow yet? How cold is it in Japan? You wouldn't last too long outside in that outfit around here!
    And of course - you look lovely, as ever.

  4. Thank you! Irene, snow is such a novelty to me I don't know if I will get sick of it!! The temperature today ranged from a low of -10C to a top of -5C. To me, that is COLD...

  5. Carolyn, maaaaaaaaaaate! Happy Australia Day. It looks bloody cold! I'm getting goosebumps just looking at the pics. :D

  6. Carolyn, I love your outfit!! I hope its keeping you warm.

  7. Happy Australia Day! I hope you are enjoying your holiday!

  8. Facebook!! Do your kids have over 500 friends as well?? So good for you to flex your muscle! The snow looks awesome - yes we had a hot hot hot Australia Day - so the contrast is AWESOME!!

  9. Happy Australia Day! Hope you are having a great time.

  10. Aw the necessary Facebook time, definitely know how that is. :)
    You know, I don't think I've ever even been to a regular (non-big) Kmart before. I actually didn't know there was such thing!
    I can't believe you made that entire outfit, It looks great! I especially love the fabric you used for the shirt.