Ah, look at that sunny blue sky and sparkling water. This is what summer in Australia is like. ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME LONDON? *shaking fist*
I still have several vintage outfits to share from the trip home I made over Christmas. This is the 1950s vintage dress I wore on our last day in Australia, the crisp cotton and short sleeves perfect for hot weather. Mr D and I spent the day on Shelly Beach in Manly, Sydney, relaxing in the sun, going for a few swims, and drinking chilled white wine. It really couldn’t have been a more perfect end to the holiday.
Shelly Beach is my favourite swimming spot in Sydney. All the tourists head to Bondi or Coogee, and while they are certainly lovely beaches to look at, I don’t actually enjoy swimming in the surf and prefer a sheltered beach without large scary waves. Shelly Beach is protected from big ocean swells by the way it hooks around and faces west, so it is ideal for wimpy bathers like myself. It is also much less popular than some of the bigger stretches of sand, so you are more likely to find a great spot on the sand without having to share with a million other sun-seekers. Perhaps best of all, there is a little kiosk where you can order cocktails after your dip. After a day of beach fun you can then catch the ferry back to Circular Quay, getting fantastic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House along the way. It is one of my top secret tips for a great day out in Sydney.
Outfit details: late 1950s floral printed cotton shirt-waister dress, embroidered velvet ballet flats from Office, heart shaped sunglasses from a random corner store on Fleet Street.