We are one week down in the September school holidays. One week to go.
I’m ok with the work/kids juggle. Kind of used to it. We have a good little go-with-the-flow thing going on.
But when my sister-in-law Facebooked last week and suggested Mr 7 might like to come to Brisbane for the day and hang out with his cousins, who was I to get in the way of a family bonding?
I thought … umm, yep that’s a good opportunity to have a good go at the to-do list (hello book keeping, I really need to outsource you) while lounging around all day in my PJs.
That was until my girlfriend Deb also Facebooked me and suggested we *needed* to head off to a fashion lunch by the water. It took approximately 3.4 seconds to message back a YES and immediately go into outfit planning mode.
What tends to happen with my outfit-planning brain is that I’ll often be obsessed by what I’m writing about at the time. Workplace hazard of the most pleasurable kind. Well, last Friday I had stripes on my mind, so stripes it was.
Stripes in the form of my Feathers skirt. I wanted a different look from the one I went for the first time I wore this skirt (featured here with bright green and florals).
And I wanted to incorporate these fabulous new shoes. Fabulous CHARTREUSE new shoes.
Oh the colour, the suede, the tassels, the wearable wedge heel … these shoes gave me the licence to neon it up.
And that’s just what I did.
A few neon splashes here and there (you can’t really see the neon yellow tank under my white shirt but it’s there, I promise), my new iPhone 5 in hand and I was good to go.
I do love the sheer shirt trend that’s around at the moment. Not least because I can keep my arms covered while still remaining cool but because they add a little dressy-up element to a casual outfit.
These are the types of things I love to buy and add to my wardrobe each season. Quality basics and fun colour or style injections that make you feel like you could do a champagne lunch EVERY day.
… now there’s a pleasant thought … damn you MYOB expense allocations.
Have you been out to lunch lately? For fun? For a bit of a dress-up? What did you wear?
* These Zoe Kratzmann shoes were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy