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Seasonally Confused – A Spring or Fall Outfit?

This outfit could be worn in spring or fall! I’m still in denial that it’s spring in Australia, as I am still trying to dress for fall weather…

Seasonally Confused - A Spring or Fall Outfit?

Ice cream cone purse

Seasonally Confused - A Spring or Fall Outfit?

Right now, I have boots, trench coats and scarves on my mind. However, it’s spring here! So, I am really struggling at the moment, haha. It feels so strange to be going through the motions of spring again!

But I was able to compromise with myself. I needed a new lightweight coat, as I hadn’t really packed much for coats or jackets, other than a jean jacket. In Wisconsin, it felt like I always went from short sleeves right into my big heavy winter coats…so, I had never bought much for in-between wear. But it does still get rather chilly at night here in Sydney, and some days are a bit brisk yet too.

So, I had popped in the mall near our apartment this weekend, because my husband wanted to get his haircut. And while he was doing that, I found the perfect spring coat to keep me warm and make me feel slightly better about missing out on fall this year. And as the sales associate pointed out, it’ll go great with spring colors! (I’m still in denial about this, haha.)

Seasonally Confused - A Spring or Fall Outfit?

Seasonally Confused - A Spring or Fall Outfit?

I hadn’t even planned to photograph this outfit because let’s face it, I’ve featured this skirt a million times already! But I really wanted to show off the coat and my new flats…which I picked up quickly at a store next to the coat store, haha (they were just $8 USD!). I pretty much acquired a whole new outfit by the time I met back up with my husband, haha. What can I say, I work well under pressure!

The view from our apartment!


And the first couple of photos were taken in our apartment complex and the last couple are in Martin Place. The weather was kind of yucky (windy and rainy) this weekend – so I took a few more photos this afternoon to make this outfit post. (I totally wore the same outfit two days in a row!) But it was fun! I was actually watching a band rehearse on the rooftop below us while I was taking the last set of photos. I felt kind of cool to have a rock band playing on a roof next to me while I took my photos – not going to lie! Haha. And you can’t beat the view either (daytime or nighttime)! 🙂 I’m really loving our new place!

How was everyone else’s weekend? Is everyone getting excited for fall? Haha. Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Coat: Sophie Collection – in store (Similar here, here and here.)
Skirt: Modcloth
Shoes: Bought in store (Similar here)
Purse: c/o* Shein
Earrings: Old (Similar here)
Necklace: Old (Similar here)
Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    This coat is so beautiful! Great choice. It also would be perfect for fall. I would think it would be wierd to go from summer and then back to spring again, although, I would be ok with the warmer weather its going to bring haha. The view from your apartment is increadible!! Just wow.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! It is really weird, haha. Once I wrap my mind around it, though, I think not freezing during January will make me feel better about missing out on fall. 😉

  2. Love the title, seasonally confused. Spring there fall here 😀
    This jacket is such a great find. Btw I bought the same bag as I thought this is so fun!
    Richa | Fancier’s World

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Richa! And YAY! I’m so glad you bought it! It’s so much fun and I get compliments all the time on it – even some ladies working at Kate Spade were impressed by it. Haha!

  3. denisesplanet says:

    Totally true, how cool is that to see a band rehearsing on a roof top, wow! And the price of the flats, well done! I had to smile with “I had a total new outfit by the time my husband arrived” 🙂 That’s great 🙂 Yes, some places are like that, one never knows what to wear, the weather changes so much! I loved your necklace, flats, trench coat and skirt, I think you did it well, very beautiful! By the way, I was thinking, I “know” a very nice blogger from Sydney for years, would you like to contact her? I didn’t ask her, but reading her blog would be OK – tia-cherie.blogspot.com 🙂 Hope you have a very nice day!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! And thank you, Denise! Glad it made you smile! 🙂 Oh gosh, that would be wonderful! I will check out her blog right away! Thank you for sharing! I was just thinking how funny it is that I follow so many bloggers from Australia, but none of them are in Sydney. I’m so excited to follow another Sydney blogger! 🙂

  4. Really cute jacket. Your roof-top concert anecdote reminds me of the famous Beatles roof-top performance.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you! Haha, and the performance was neat…but not as cool at the last Beatles performance! 🙂

  5. Laurie Duncan says:

    That coat is a great find! I feel bad that you have to miss fall, but at least you don’t have to deal with winter! And that view from your apartment is amazing, especially at night! 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Laurie! Haha, yeah, don’t feel too bad for me! I won’t be freezing to death in January and February! 🙂

  6. Yes! I am so excited for fall! And I am loving that jacket on you! It’s so chic! You look lovely! <3

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! Enjoy fall! 🙂

  7. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    Ohhh, I love this jacket! I bet that is confusing not having fall…. because I am SO excited!
    I can’t wait to see more of Australia from you! I’m just going to vicariously live through you haha.

    Lee – leethrifts.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Lee! Haha it’s my favorite season, so it beyond weird! 🙂 And I will be getting out more this weekend to share photos! Last weekend was just a bit too yucky to do much. 🙂

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