Officially begins with this dress, purchased on Sunday at the Bondi markets. Last week I spent five days in Northern Queensland; five perfect, blissful days of sun, sailing, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, lying by the pool and eating lots and lots of good food (maybe not such a good idea when you have to get into a swim-suit everyday).
Thankfully I bought a little piece of QLD back with me as it was simply stunning here in Sydney on the weekend. I can smell the flowers beginning to bloom in my courtyard garden and this is just the kind of dress to wear to a picnic down at Ben Buckler or Centennial Park.
I don't normally wear black (see bodice of dress) but the mad print - big yellow flowers and latticework - and the cute halterneck cut, were too happy to resist. It looks great accessorised with yellow.
One of the best things about summer is the anticipation before the season. Swimsuits, strappy dresses, sandals and playsuits; I'll need plenty of these for my the forthcoming sunny season. I'll
even start wearing them before they are absolutely necessary, just to will the weather on.