Daily Outfit – Black Asymmetry And A Splash Of Animal Print

* Skirt from Bardot * Singlet top from Supre (I love them, they’re extra long to suit my long torso) * Wrap cardigan from Metalicus * Mr Smaggle’s socks * Boots from Redpaths in Canberra * Toe rings worn as knuckle rings from India * Delhi Metro token necklace * Earrings from India * Sunglasses are Fiorelli from Myer *

I have the most hilarious story to tell you about this skirt. I was at Bondi Junction with my friend and spied a black and white striped version of this skirt in the window. I loved it and went to buy it but when I got to the counter I couldn’t tell if the dark stripes in the skirt where black or navy. So my friend and I had a conversation with the shop assistant about this and all three of us decided that the stripes were black. I then went to pay and had a very strange conversation that went like this.

Shop Assistant – ‘I LOVE this skirt! I have it in black!’

Me – ‘Um… didn’t we decide this skirt IS black?

Shop assistant puts her hand on the skirt and speaks very slowly.

Shop Assistant –This skirt…pause… is striped.

Giggle worthy miscommunications are my favourite thing… and needless to say the temptation of a solid black version of the skirt proved to be too strong for this Melbourne gal. The striped one ended up back on the shelf.

When I went to India with World Vision last year, I bought six decomissioned Delhi metro tokens. I then sent them off to Vietnam with Mama Smaggle and she had them made into pendants as little gifts for the group that I travelled with. I love this necklace, it’s so special to me and always reminds of the time I spent in beautiful North India with a wonderful group of people who became my family for those two weeks.

This outfit was worn for writing, coffee drinking, rehearsing and a sneaky dinner with some cool cats I work with. Smoked salmon pizza, red wine and polenta chips at Mess Hall. So good.

What are you wearing today? And what are you doing while you wear it?

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. cilosophy.blogspot.com 3 years ago

    I am wearing black jeans, tan ankle boots, chambray shirt, wool jumper, black beads. Sort of geeky nerd slash rock n roll. I am currently working on some stuff for work (on a public holiday eeek)… wore it to brunch with a gf this morning.

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Urgh! I hate working on public holidays but I always end up doing it!

  2. hbomb 3 years ago

    Would love to see the skirt properly.. looks interesting!

    • Hbomb 3 years ago

      now that I’ve looked on a computer not phone, I can see the detail much better! I also love Supre singlets, I wear one almost daily. Nice and long.

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        Smaggle 3 years ago

        HA awesome! I was wondering about that, I was like how much more do you want to see of it? 🙂

  3. Erika 3 years ago

    Doing geeky computer work whilst wearing black leggings, racer back maxi dyed purple, orange-brown long sleeve t over the top, long grey cardigan and uggies. (gotta love working from home). All covered by a green rug. Amazingly, I don’t have my mittens on.

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      I need mittens right now! My hands are FREEZING!

  4. Cal 3 years ago

    Yesterday I was in T-shirt and shorts – picking tomatoes outside! (Yes I do live in Australia! The summers on the mid north coast are brutal but the winters are lovely. Until the sun goes down and then it’s trackies and beanies all around.)

    But today the rain’s come in and I’m back in my good old black opaques. I had to go into town for a phone interview (phone reception is hideous at my place) so I’m moderately glammed up – black knit top, black and white skirt that I made out of a dress, fancy hair and nice jewellery… and the remnants of green nailpolish that I was too rushed to remove from my nails properly. I’m sure it’s a great look.

    (My top tip to tell whether a dark colour is black or navy – hold it against something that’s definitely either black or navy. If you still can’t tell, it’s magic and you can wear it with everything)

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Man I wish I was picking tomatoes outside! I could barely get out of my bed this morning it was so chilly!

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