Sunday lunching

The weather may have turned a little frosty in Sydney but suffice to say the sun is still shining and when it pops out to play that’s when I feel I can have some fun with my winter fashion. 

I’ve been doing loads of Sunday lunches recently with the girls. I find once I’ve tackled the domestic duties of the sabbath day like washing and grocery shopping, I’m free to reward myself with a lovely array of food and a cheeky vino. Question is obviously where to go and what to wear?

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I hasn’t been freezing cold but a jacket is an absolute must and nothing beats a leather one. It goes with everything and adds instant edge to any floral or preppy ensemble and ensure you are more Sunday street than Saturday night dancing to beats. There are various styles to choose from including cropped, streamlined, tailored, biker and grunge and all will add a different look to your outfit. For the purpose of this Sunday outing I opted for grunge. With ripped white jeans and a floral top my edgy/pretty look meant I was daywear ready and able to hit the beautiful beach spots for girly catch up times.

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Some of the best places to dine in and around where I live are pubs and bars, including The Eastern, Corner House, Coogee Pavilion and The Charring Cross Hotel. The Charring Cross was renovated last year and it’s interior furnishings are relaxed, modern, cody and adopt the perfect divide of winter/summer vibes. Making it the perfect place for a dreary Sunday roast with a red wine by the fire (yes, they have a fireplace) or sitting outside on the white timber furnishings with a jug of Pimm’s and oversized sunglasses for the hint of seasonal sun we experience this time of year. I’ve dined here on several occasions now and when I’ve come on a chilly day with some of the boys, the roast is ideal accompanied by a good shiraz of course. The Charro as it’s fondly known, is renowned for it English fare, with a modern twist.

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However, for a ladies lunch, an assortment of goodies and some bubbles is the perfect way to either get the weekend started or wind down before heading back to work on a Monday. Their pizzas are scrumptious, as are the fries, the antipasti board (always a favourite of mine) and ALL of the desserts.

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Topshop by far make my favourite jeans – tight, stretchy and super straight and sleek. I have about 9 pairs of them! Teamed with this gorgeous top from Cooper St Clothing with pops of purple and an overall white theme, it’s the perfect combo of edgy/pretty. I adore this neckline too, which works so well for women with smaller busts such as myself. It showcases the shoulders and elongates the neck as opposed to focusing on one’s cleavage. The final touches include the grunge leather jacket, also from Cooper St, which ties in nicely with the black patent Senso heels and ROC Eyewear frames. Bringing the white summer look into the cooler season. I also added a fringed bag in a lemon/lime hue for one last pop of colour.

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So where will you be heading for lunch this Sunday?

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