Today I found myself back at my old stomping grounds of Sydney University. I don't get the opportunity (because I don't really have a need) to return to my old campus, very often, but when I do, I really do feel at home. All the memories come flooding back immediately, good, bad or otherwise.
There are many picturesque backdrops around the University grounds of which I could have chosen to take these pictures like the iconic Quadrangle for example. But there is a personal reason that warrants my selection of location for today's mini photo shoot. Everyday, Monday to Friday, for four years, I would make my way across the Footbridge, down the path between the Holme and Edgeworth David Building, across Science Road and straight down the Graffiti Tunnel...all the way down to Manning for my essential morning coffee. It was always exciting and interesting to walk through the Graffiti Tunnel; you can be guaranteed that almost everyday some sort of change had occurred overnight. The tunnel isn't simply about the street art, it's an expression of many students' beliefs and areas of University social life. In the book 'History in the Walls' Mr Howells writes "If archaeologists could scrape away each layer, recording as they went, an extraordinarily rich vein of the University's social list would spring to life". Ohhhhh how I would love to be able to do this! It is truly intriguing space! And conveniently works in with today's wardrobe selection...
Today I've adorned myself with an outfit that really does match the theme. Mix and match patterns, bright and bold colours and of course a statement piece! This outfit has it all...! I love the way that hounds tooth print skirt works so well with the velvet polka dot top and of course the leopard print featured on my perspex bangle really does complete the crazy look!
If you're wondering how to make these patterns and colours work for you in the corporate world...the answer is simple! It's all about the cuts and shapes...! A bright skirt can be toned down by ensuring it is always knee length. A top with crazy velvet polka dot features can be sobered by keeping to a dark or neutral colour and of course with accessories, there are no limits (though I wouldn't attempt an entire day of sitting at a computer with this bangle...it really does pose as an OHS issue). The concept is to never restrict yourself when it comes to your wardrobe selections for the workplace...the key is to always moderate it! You can't go wrong!
Cap Sleeve Blouse - Bettina Liano
Perspex Bow Cuff - Dangerfield
Shoes - Wanted
Belt - Wheels & Dollbaby