Mix Apparel at Coles haul: clockwise from top left tee for my daughter $19; stripey top for me $19; stripe tube skirt for me $25; checked shirt for Mr SY $19

Sunday Sesh: Japanese lunch, a little shopping and ladies of style

Nikki Parkinson Life 18 Comments

Autumn looked picture perfect yesterday in my part of the universe. Clear blue skies, still hot but the humidity had been turned down a fraction. I like that. A LOT.

I was a wee bit naughty in regards to jumping out of bed and making the most of the weather though: I wagged the pre-season soccer carnival in lieu of topping up the sleep bank.

I’m an excellent mother like that. My “reasoning” is that Mr Styling You is the manager. It’s his father-son bonding gig and I do a hell of a lot of mother-son bonding during the week.

Yesterday was also a bit of a three-generation bonding experience too with Mr Styling You’s dad driving up from BrisVegas to watch his grandson on the field (apparently Grandad was impeccably behaved except for the bit where he responded with “Polo” when a parent called out to Marco on the field).

When the boys all arrived home, the consensus was we should all head out for lunch … being such nice weather and all that. Mr SY’s dad had never had Japanese before. We’re all huge fans here. Mr 6 seriously can’t get enough. So Sakana at Mooloolaba it was. We ordered the large platter of mixed sashimi, sushi and nigiri … and got stuck in. The seafood is SO fresh as it’s just off the boats right on the river next to restaurant. Yum.

sushi sashimi platter

sushi sashimi platter

sushi sashimi platter

sushi sashimi platter wasabi

Full AS … and a sneaky sauv blanc under my belt, I declared we *needed* to go shopping.

This is something we rarely do together. Time mainly. Money mostly. For member of the male species, Mr SY is surprisingly a fan of shopping and it is actually a dangerous exercise heading out with him. He is not the voice of restraint. Even in the grocery aisles.

I *needed* a few more geeky gadgets for my arsenal ahead of the Digital Parents Conference (I’ll blog those purchases on Saturday … plus what you should consider taking to a blogging conference). Mr 6 *needed* some new shorts. He’s grown heaps this past summer and can’t fit any of his size 5s (umm that would be maybe because he’s nearly 7!).  We had a sneaky voucher to spend on Mix Apparel at Coles and I didn’t know it till I saw it but I had my eye on something green from Country Road … so all of that seemed like reasonable justification for an afternoon at our local shopping centre.

Very happy with my purchases. Thank-you very much. I can see these getting worked into some future Keeping It Real posts very soon.

Mix Apparel at Coles haul: clockwise from top left tee for my daughter $19; stripey top for me $19; stripe tube skirt for me $25; checked shirt for Mr SY $19

Mix Apparel at Coles haul: clockwise from top left tee for my daughter $19; stripey top for me $19; stripe tube skirt for me $25; checked shirt for Mr SY $19

 

Country Road v-neck tunic $129

Something for St Patrick’s Day? Country Road v-neck tunic $129

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Speaking of Keeping It Real, Twitter follower and blogger Absolute Amy shared this amazing video with me this morning. It’s a trailer for an upcoming documentary about stylish New York older ladies.  You’ll find more stylish ladies at Advanced Style. Take and look and tell me you can’t wait to grow old in style.

 

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And in case you missed these posts, over on Justb this week I’ve been talking about:

How to wear a scarf

Investment dressing: 6 things you might want to spend more on

The juggle of being a woman in 2012

The adult onesie

Girls just want to have sex?

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What’s been happening in your corner of the universe this weekend? Do you have a big week ahead? Want to own your own style like those New York ladies in the video?

Comments 18

  1. Hi Nikki,
    There seems to be a lot of these cute short skirts around at the moment. I just bought a couple from Country Road to wear with opaque tights over winter. BUt I’m not really super sure what to wear on the top half with those skirts. Got any tips on Styling?
    Axx

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      I’m going to be wearing loose, flowy tops much like the principles of outfit balance with the tube maxi skirt. I’ll be contrasting the fitted with flowy … Stay tuned. I’ll do a Keeping it Real post soon.

  2. I LOVE that video and the fabulously daring and eccentric fashion choices of the those beautiful women in it. I’ve always threatened to dye my hair electric blue. Maybe I’ll wait til I’m over 70 to do it!

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  3. Hi Nikki, I was so pleased to see your tweet or instagram about out and about in Mooloolaba – miss that place& the people !! Your expedition re Dig Parents reminded me of what I’m doing too… A few “new must haves” and outfits have been determined….after modeling for hub! They’re not as brave as I could be but at my age, height, weight & with very few footwear choices, I’ll look as appropriate as I can.
    Seeing you again with about another 299 people will be fun! And then we’ll be on another countdown to BlogHer.
    So pleased your work is going well too!
    Love Denyse
    Xx

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  4. Awww thanks Nikki! I just realised that we are exactly the same height – 167cm! Loved hearing about your day, will share all the details of my high tea tomorrow on my blog.

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  5. Lovely looking sushi…we had a a FAB day. MrScfs birthday so we grabbed Game of Thrones box set. Veekdd out, walk on Mudjimba beach and then I made salmon with salsa verde for dinner. Now more Game of th. Nice bubbles with dinner too. Woot!

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  6. Still laughing at macro polo and WD has that checked shirt too. Such great value. Looking forward to seeing you at DP.

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  7. I looked at the stripped skirt at mix, but it seems a little short. As I believe we are similar heights, about where does it sit on you? Sounds like a lovely day out to me!

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