As I put fingers to key board to open with a cliché ‘everyone needs them a little black dress’, I gave myself a metaphorical slap on the wrist – you deserve more from me than a sartorial pickup line. So instead, a question for you: is the little black dress still so prolific these days that it justifies an acronym (even if you’re not a modern day Holly Golightly)? I blame fast fashion for its decline, but a classic will always live on. This Parisian-chic drop-waist silk dress was a beloved find from Decjuba’s new Canberra boutique last week. Styled with these goes-with-everything cut-out booties, also from Decjuba, this is a paired back feminine-not-feminine look that’s suits this tomboy perfectly.
When I was invited to check out Decjuba’s newly opened Canberra Centre location, I worked myself into a bit of a frenzy grabbing pieces off the racks. The whole new season collection embodies Parisian-chic for me – classic, well made, and fresh on trend, with a laid back je ne sais quoi. I was immediately obsessed with their perfect draped tees and tanks in Breton stripe and grey marl, light wash skinny jeans and tailored trousers, structured blazers in contrast fabrics, and easy sports luxe weekend essentials. Everything is conceived around wardrobe basics, so you can virtually select any three pieces off the rack and you have yourself a polished outfit.
I am so excited about the addition of Decjuba to the Canberra retail scene. It’s has a multi-purpose range that resembles Zara, on trend yet timeless like Seed Heritage, whilst boasting high quality fabrications and basics that you would find in Marcs and Witchery, all at a lower price point – in fact, this 100% silk dress is a bargain at $150.
The only question that remains is: does the ‘J’ come before or after the ‘C’?
I don’t know what happened but now all the shorts I have are trimmed with lace. This pair, surprisingly, came from the sleepwear section of my local charity shop. I guess I can’t fault the shop staff for thinking it was a pair of bed shorts, what with the bedroom lace. And as for why I was in the sleepwear section in the first place, well that’s just my current fixation with lingerie inspired day-wear. I figure, at least when ever this fad blows over, I’ll have a very nice collection of bedclothes.
While I love going all black, I do edit myself by adding a bright accessory or two.
Silk Front T-shirt c/o Elm Clothing
Thrifted lace shorts
Rebecca Minkoff MAC cross shoulder bag (on sale here!)
Leopard Print Loafers c/o Jessica Buurman (here)
Crystal necklace (worn as bracelet) from Wildwood Shop Canberra