Handmade Wardrobe / Inspiration

Back To School

(That’s right it’s another vacay post!)

Sooo Chris and I met in college. I suppose that’s cliche. What isn’t, is the fact that we met in a math class… a Pure Math class, which if you know anything about math, should tell you that we’re way way super nerdy. It’s that kind of math that has no application to reality, and i’m pretty sure is all about showing off how smart you are. Chris got an A, I scraped a pass… sooooo since that’s the only class we ever did together, he’s decided that makes him 30% smarter than me. I do not find this funny. okay, it’s kind of funny.

Anyway, we had obviously been making our trip to Perth a bit of a nostalgic tour of all things special to us… so we stopped by the University of Western Australia, our alma mater. Unfortunately, we ended up being a mosquito feast, so we didn’t stay too long… but we did snap a few outfit pics.

This is the cricket pavilion at UWA. It’s literally one of my favourite buildings ever. I think it’s because it’s such a perfect example of an old Australian building. Everything about it is to withstand the heat. The light colour, the large patio/veranda. I love it! Plus it’s literally metres from where he asked me out on our first date. Oh memories. I love UWA, no matter where I go, I’m convinced it’s one of the prettiest Universities in the world, and obviously, it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Top: Megan Nielsen, Eucalypt top AW2010
Shorts: Witchery
Flats: Sachi
Locket: Vintage, family heirloom
Sunnies: Modcloth

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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13 years ago

I love that you were able to visit all of these places that are so special to you. That sounds like such a wonderful trip!

You look fabulous in this outfit, so flowy and breezy, comfy and chic!

13 years ago

Australia so agrees with you – you look so beautiful! It must’ve been hard to leave such a great climate and gorgeous country.

13 years ago

this is such a beautiful building; it reminds me a lot of the large southern plantation homes, especially with that large porch.

those shorts look lovely on you!

5 years ago

Found this via Pinterest. Jumped to this from your “10 most worn makes” post, and grats for doing such an amazing job! Been sewing for the home all of my life and just now starting to want my own hand made clothing again. I was blessed to grow up with a seamstress Grandmother, hence the again :) I not only miss the fit, my home region has a simplicity that I miss in both style and comfort. I relocated a few years ago from the Four Corners Region of the US to the southern Gulf Coast. Big change in the environment, but my styles for summer back home would be great for year round here. You inspire me, Thank you, Ma’am! Love that you were able to travel down memory lane, great picture. :)