Do you have kids? Do you travel for work? Do you breathe a sigh of relief when you finally get on the plane?
Please say yes.
That’s exactly where I am now. Writing this post as I wing my way to Sydney for five very big days of blogging from Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week.
Five. Very. Big. EXCITING. Days.
Mr Styling You is a former sports journo so whenever possible I like to translate things back to something he may be able to relate to.
I told him a week covering fashion shows is a bit like covering the Rugby World Cup. Hard work with crazy deadlines but more fun than the proverbial candy shop kid.
Just as the lightbulb of understanding was going off inside his head, I showed him this:
It has taken organisation of gigantor proportions to put together this week’s timetable. But it’s done. Every member of the family has been given a copy.
I then summarised it and placed on the new chalkboard/dry erase wall decals (above) that are proving a very handy addition to our kitchen.
Then I tackled the packing question.
Fashion Week is not a time for capsule wardrobes. No siree.
It’s a time for fashion options. Lots of them.
This did put me into a mild panic as I don’t have a wardrobe of sartorial couture. I have no need for it when a normal working week consists of school runs, cafe meetings and quality time in front of my computer.
So I put my thinking cap on and came up with a uniform, if you like, for the week.
I have based my fashion week uniform around 8 wardrobe groups:
1. Hot shoes (that I can actually walk in all day). Two pairs from Gorman that I picked up on sale via Style Tread and three pairs from Zoe Kratzmann Footwear that have been kindly gifted to me for this week.