Beach Day, Sweaters and the Perfect Shade of Green

Sun was out. Weather was not too warm, a little chilly for someone who grew up in a tropical country, and twas not too windy. It’s a perfect day for the beach. That’s exactly where we spent one late afternoon down at Glenelg South. Blue excitedly jumped in the car, kids strapped in with beach bags and toys in tow. I was looking forward to the opportunity of taking more photos.

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View of Glenelg’s beach front, jetty area, over at Moseley Square from Glenelg South.

Tiny waves, fantastic afternoon sunlight which warmed the sand and water. It was a great setting for that afternoon’s activity of sandcastles and playing in the surf.

Tide was coming in.

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Please excuse my horrid-looking feet, haha

Capped the day with a 10-minute walk via the Esplanade to Moseley Square for some CIBO coffee for the adults, ice cream and ice pops for the kiddos. A little winded by the walk in chilly wind and gorgeous, gorgeous beach scenery. It’s truly amazing.

Of course, having spent time at Glenelg again gave me an opportunity to think about fashion and trends. I reckon I did mention something on this on my Beachouse Weekend x London Rebel post, yea? This time around, I thought of the sweater trend and jewel-tones. I have to admit that there are trends that appeal to me but wouldn’t really think of trying because (a) like in the case of sweaters, it’s too darn hot in Manila to even consider wearing it, (b) there are hardly any remarkable options in Manila that’s reasonably priced for a trend that will only last for a month or two because [see (a)], and (c) for jewel-tones, I’m not too keen about wearing colours, haha.

Enters the perfect shade of green.

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My eyes lit up when I saw this last piece of green sweater while perusing sale racks over at Cotton On in Harbour Town. Using the argument that I only packed one heavy jacket and a light cardi, which put me in a bind since I found it hard to rotate my clothes since I failed to account the possibility of the weather being too cold. Well, I did expect it to be Summer here.

The sweater wasn’t one of them trendy ones that fit just right, which was something that endeared it more to me. I like the fact that it’s a shadow of a trend, more over, it’s loose and cozy when worn. And it’s in my favourite colour — the perfect shade of Green that I like or, at the very least, it somehow reminds me of Peridot Green.

Sweater was originally priced at AUD$ 24.95 (roughly around Php 1,075.00), only got it for AUD$ 15.00 (roughly around Php 645.00).

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When we got back home, I “hired” a couple of photographers milling about to take sartorial photos with me wearing my new sweater in the perfect shade of Green. My 8-year old photographer nephew took the first 3 photos using MrSixty.

Sweater Cotton On
Top (inner) Topshop
Shorts Miss Selfridge
Sandals London Rebel
Bag Topshop
Necklaces Lee Hwa Jewelry, Aldo
Rings Sportsgirl, Chick Flick, Flea Market
Earrings Mum’s gift
Studs Target
Sunnies RayBan

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And you all know about my 5-year old contributing photographer niece, yes? She took the last two photos using the Hipstamatic app on MrForest and, on the next photo, you can see her adorably jumping over waves earlier when we were down at the beach. <3

Beach, Jumping over waves, Glenelg South, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Have you tried any of the trends I’d mentioned? Do you own them sweaters? Which jewel-tone do you like? Personally, I’ve been unconsciously collecting Purple and Burgundy pieces for the past year. If I’m lucky, I’d get to wear one of my favourite outfits tomorrow (and blog about it) since it is a special occasion after all. Any guesses on what the significance of tomorrow is? <3

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Comments

  1. Nice color! I haven’t tried any of the trends you mentioned but I like the idea of wearing burgundy. I’m not a fan of sweaters!

    It’s really cute that you have your niece and nephew to take pictures of you! Great kids! :)

    • If you live in a country that’s typically warm, wearing sweaters can be really tricky. I love burgundy, go have fun with it. And thanks! I’m sure my sister will love to hear that. :-)

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