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Now I have been complaining about the fact that autumn is taking its time to make its presence known here in Brisbane.

But there is definitely a chill in the air in the mornings – finally.

It is the perfect timing for the release of Metalicus new Gina Merino Wool Range and the upcoming Wool Week.

So when I received an email to go in store to pick a piece from the new Gina range I couldn’t wait.

This was very exciting as normally when I get gifted a piece of clothing I usually don’t get the chance to go in store and try it on.

There was a slight issue as the only time I had free was on Mother’s Day last Sunday this was after I had participated in the 8 km Mother’s Day Classic fun run at South Bank.

To say I wasn’t looking or smelling my best was an understatement.

But the beautiful and helpful ladies at the Queens Plaza store were fantastic and completely overlooked my somewhat less than fabulous appearance.

The Gina Collection is made up of 3 classic transeasonal pieces across 4 classic colours – black, grey, navy and plum.

What I love about this collection is that it is made from a Merino wool blend that it is lightweight but warm and perfect for layering.

It also dries 5 times faster than your usual wool now I don’t know about you but with my extremely busy lifestyle this is a real plus. Anything that makes my life easier is a winner in my books.

Now I always love a cardi for winter especially a Queensland winter when you don’t need to wear a lot of really heavy clothes.

So I couldn’t go past the waterfall cardi in plum – such a flattering shape and gorgeous colour.




Gina Long Sleeve Cardigan in Plum Perfect $179.95

I also got to pick a piece to go with my cardi – this was not an easy task there was so many lovely piece to choose from.

Did I go with a skirt, a pair of a leggings, a dress, a pair of pants?

I did try on all of the above but when I tried on the Kendal Jeans I knew that I didn’t have to look any further.

Now I do have a very large and varied jeanrobe – I’m a sucker for denim and think you can never have too much of it in your life.

But what made me fall in love with these straight away was the fit and the stretch.

The waist actually fits on your waist so there is no danger of a muffin top making an appearance.

And the great amount of stretch means that there is no discomfort when wearing all day. These are a generous fit so I would recommend you go down a size – I went with the size 8 and they were perfect.


Wearing Metalicus Gina Long Sleeve Cardigan in Plum Perfect $179.95 * | Metalicus Kendal Jeans in Dark Blue $129.95 * | Frankie 4 Liz Boots in Light Tan


Items * were gifted to me for editorial consideration.

L~ F
  • Love this cardigan definitely on the wish list. How wonderful to go into the shop as well.

    • I was tempted by the black, navy and grey colours too Chantelle but just fell in love with the plum. It was exciting to actually go into the store

  • I love a waterfall cardi and the warmth of wool is a big plus! Looks great.

    • Me too Beth – a waterfall cardi is always just more interesting than a standard cardi. The wool is beautiful as its not too thick (or itchy) but still lovely and warm

  • This colour looks all kinds of fabulous on you Karen, and of course I’m not surprised you jumped at getting the denim!
    A girl after my own heart 😉 Waterfall cardigans are so easy to wear through A/W, they look great with almost everything – especially if they are soft and not at all itchy (otherwise they don’t last two minutes with me) xxx

    • This one is perfect not itchy at all and because it’s light it falls beautifully. I was tempted to get the black one but I resisted and so glad I did, this colour is perfect

  • Ingrid – fabulous and fun life

    What a lovely colour that plum waterfall cardi is! So flattering!

  • Oh wow……..that is gorgeous Karen……..already on the link right now too

  • Love love love the rich purple, it’s so regal! I love long cardi’s!

  • Oh, plum is one of my favorite colors! This sweater is gorgeous! And who can say no to a pair of perfectly fitting jeans? Seriously, I’m a sucker for great jeans always as most of my daily outfits include jeans!

    • Me too Shelbee if I could wear jeans everyday I would be very happy – denim is a favourite in my wardrobe

  • Plum looks absolutely STUNNING on you! And those jeans fit perfectly!!! LOVE!


  • ADA

    Hi, I am Ada. So glad I found your blog. I love waterfall cardigans like yours. So chic and cozy. The plum color is great too, Karen.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog, as well, Karen. =) I run a linkup on Thursdays. I would love for you to join me pretty lady. Your style is too good not to be shared so welcome by. Thanks and have a great weekend! Ada. =)

    • Hi Ada thanks for stopping by – I tried to leave a comment on your latest post but had trouble. But let me just say you looked gorgeous in that dress xxx

  • Metalicus and Merino is a match made in style heaven! I am loving that colour on you and its so lovely to step away from black and grey.

  • Mmmm, wool! Perfection.