Celebrate Australia Day!

January 26th is Australia Day and all good Aussies will be celebrating! Myself included.

Welcome to Australia

Welcome to Australia

Celebrate Australia Day!: This is Australia’s national day, which recognises the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet, a group of ships that sailed from England to establish a colony in Australia. Festivities include citizenship ceremonies where migrants become Australian citizens, concerts and carnivals. Most Australians attend barbecue’s parties and spend time with family and friends, often at the beach.

I’m not heading to the beach as I do have to work the evening shift but a barbecue at the park and watching the younger ones play cricket sounds like a good way to spend the day! And of course, I’m wearing red, white and blue as an homage to both my countries.

Australia Day at the Park

Australia Day at the Park

Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue


Celebrate Australia Day

Celebrate Australia Day

Classic Australia Day: Luckily for you all I have to work or I would have headed to the beach…and that is one photo shoot that is just NOT going to happen! I opted for something a little more classic and yet appropriate for celebrating Australia Day. For those of you in the North Hemisphere, it’s like the 4th of July. Summer, barbecue’s, beaches, fireworks, family, friends and fun!

Some of you may remember this top from my DIY Threading the Needle Day. I realised that I hadn’t shared it in a photo shoot since I made it. Perfect chance to remedy that today. Blue denim shirt, white denim pants and red shoes and handbag. I have also used a red, white and blue scarf as a belt to bring it all together.

Shells to Remind me of the Beach

Shells to Remind me of the Beach

Red White and Blue in front of a Gum Tree

Red White and Blue in front of a Gum Tree

Shell Beaded Placket and Shell Earrings

Shell Beaded Placket and Shell Earrings

My Red, White and Blue: Because I really would have liked to spend the day at the beach I opted to accessorize with the beach. The shell earrings go really well with the shell on the beaded placket of my denim shirt. If only I could hear the sound of waves. The classic Furla handbag and red pointed toe kitten heels will allow me to get away with wearing denim at work. Plus it’s a public holiday so I ‘ll take my chances going in a little casual.

If you are in Australia, how will you celebrate Australia Day? If not, what do you think of my patriotic look?


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