Last Wednesday, I got up, made Mr 6’s lunch (he currently has a penchant for grated cheese and barbecue sauce wraps – the nutrition police will come knocking soon), drove him to school and then hopped on a plane to Sydney. As you do.
Well, actually lots of important business people probably do this kind of stuff every day. Me, it’s still got a novelty factor that I hope never goes away.
I was going straight from the airport to the first of two meetings with PR companies. I was visiting creative fashiony/beauty type offices so I didn’t need to go for a corporatey look. My aim was to arrive looking calm and uncrushed.
I had been thinking a frock.
Then the night before the Twitter feed was telling me it would likely be rainy and cool.
Which on a humid Queensland night I was struggling to get my head around. The very idea of putting a pair of jeans on just made me feel icky. A bit like when as a kid you went back to school after the summer holidays and suddenly had to encase you feet in shoes and socks. Remember that? Icky.
But jeans it was. My trusty NYDJ indigo jeggings (yes, jeggings are VERY ok when they look and feel like jeans with a zip and denim material and all) and a floaty Morrison top (the other key to successfully wearing jeggings or skinny leg jeans when, like me, you are not … well … umm .. skinny).
It’s all about balancing proportions. You want to balance sleek and structured with floaty for interest … and a
hide the bits you don’t like flattering look.
Oh, and the Gorman shoes featured last week came out to play. Of course they did. And no, my husband still refuses to acknowledge their existence. But we all know that’s his problem.
Do you travel for work? Any tips for arriving looking fresh? And your thoughts on jeggings?
PS. I followed this post with my take on jeggings – and how they are not a dirty fashion word when worn correctly!