I got what I wished for Mother’s Day … a sleep-in till 9am; a minor fuss made over me with pressies and a light breakfast in bed; lunch at one of my fave restaurants; and an afternoon chilling at home, while giving another mum doing it solo yesterday a small break.
Mr SY is whipping up a roast chicken dinner for us all as I type (Mr Almost 18 is home for the weekend so having the five of us together seemed roast-worthy). Life doesn’t get much better.
Wardrobe wise, Mother’s Day around these parts usually represents a turning point in the weather. I was lucky to receive some winter PJs, bed socks and a new knit jumper to have me prepared for the weeks ahead.
From now on the nights will get cooler; and the days will start and end with a nip in the air. It’s exactly at this time of year that my love of tunic dresses comes to the fore.
I’ll wear them now with just boots or ballet flats, adding in leggings, underneath layers, coats and scarves as the weather continues to cool down.
In Queensland, it’s not unusual to work with all these layers in just one day so a flexible wardrobe arrangement is a must.
Yesterday’s flexibility factor required minimal layers for my Mother’s Day outfit.
A few weeks ago I jumped on a seemingly too-good-to-be-true offer from Leona Edmiston – two Ruby frocks for $150 – this is one of them. The other I’ll trot out for my daughter’s formal next weekend. This is a super light viscose/rayon mix and so, so easy to wear. I popped a slip dress underneath in case of untimely wind gusts. As it cools down, I’ll wear a black, long-sleeve Metalicus dress underneath, tights and boots or ballet flats with leggings. A coat or cardi can easily be added over the top should it get even colder.
The boots? Loved bringing these Zoe Kraztmann beauties out again – this time with bare legs and a tunic instead of leather pants. Love a nude boot with a frock for a trans-seasonal shoe-robe alternative. Quote of the day goes to Mr SY re the boots: “You haven’t done your laces up”. Ummm … fashion really is lost on men, isn’t it?
Feeling not so fresh after a big week, I called on some new additions to my makeup drawer* to make me look anything but what I felt. Very, very happy with Dermalogica skinperfect primer SPF 30+. It combines a skin prep with a little illumination and an SPF is perfect for a daytime look. Boosting up the illumination factor, I turned to a mineral makeup combination from Nude by Nature – all in the Light shade. The coverage of Liquid Foundation is buildable – probably not enough for me on its own but perfect for those who like their liquid foundation on the more sheer side. For me, Liquid Mineral Concealer caught the under-eye area nicely and with a dusting of Natural Mineral Cover I had the type of coverage I prefer.
From left: Dermalogica AGE smart skinperfect primer spf 30 $65 | Nude by Nature Liquid Mineral Concealer $19.95 | Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover $39.95 | Nude by Nature Liquid Mineral Foundation $39.95
Mooloolaba was showing off today. Mostly fine, a light breeze and beautiful lines of swell rolling into the bay. This place has long held my heart. And that of plenty others too … the parks on the foreshore were packed and carparks were at a premium.
One of our fave places to go out and eat on the Sunshine Coast is Sakana Sushi Bar at the end of The Spit at Mooloolaba. The whole family tucked into edamame, wakame (the only greens they eat with gusto!) and gyoza to start before ordering their favourite sushi. I’ve never tasted any as fresh. The rice is light, fluffy with just the right amount of rice-wine-vinegar stickiness and the sashimi doesn’t get any better, sourced straight off the boats that pull into the wharves behind the restaurant. My drink of choice, Cloudy Bay Pelorus Brut sparkling. Cheers to me .
How did your Mother’s Day pan out? Want to share any pressies you received or what you got up to?