It’s been a crazy old weekend around these parts. Ups and downs if you like.
For starters, today has been a public holiday for as long as I can remember but as Queenslanders we’ve moved it to October to so we too can recover from the footy final, which of course I’ll be watching with extreme interest. Not.
Now he’s a bit torn. This weekend has always been HIS weekend, his public holiday coinciding with his birthday. But given his obsession with all things balls, then he’s also ok with a public holiday following the NRL and AFL grand finals.
Mr SY wears his new Country Road birthday shirt
To make sure he really was ok with the loss of National Mr SY Weekend, he summonsed the family to a very meaty lunch at Ribs and Rumps. Feed the man meat and all that. Here’s a look-see at our His and Hers meals. And yes, he did actually finish everything on his plate. Didn’t touch the Greek salad I ordered for the table though. Apparently it would have interrupted his carnivorous ways.
Now, I know this is supposed to be an outfit post and I’ll get on to that in a sec. Not before a little cake. I actioned up Nigella’s Flourless Lime Cake with Magarita Cream. Hadn’t actioned up this one before but I can tell you something for nothing, it will be appearing on our plates again very soon. Super easy to make and that cream was something else … nothing at all to do with the fact that I have a fond admiration for a margarita or two.
… now about that birthday lunch outfit.
I’m overjoyed at the drop in humidity and temperature. Overjoyed. A couple of degrees makes all the difference. The winter woolies haven’t been hauled but oh my it’s good to wear something long on your arms and not feel like you’re a high-production sweat factory.
The inspiration for this outfit came from the Johnny Was kimono jacket* (for a stockist near you contact International Fashion Group). This is a label that the costume designers on Offspring use for Nina Proudman’s wardrobe. So if it’s ok for Nina, it’s very much ok for me.
I’ve talked up kimono jackets here before and believe me when I tell you they are a trans-seasonal fashionista’s best friend. Something to layer on over a tee or top. Something to keep you warm when a knit would just be too much.
The maxi skirt? It’s been on trans-seasonal rotation for about a year now. I find this (and in early spring) is the perfect time for maxi skirts as it’s not too cold but cool enough to have something covering your legs other than jeans.
Trying to look fresh is challenging for me at the best of times. After being up a couple of times in the night with Mr 7 and a new bout of croup and a medical centre visit, as well as Miss SY’s Y12 maths assignment document corrupting, it meant calling for more than the usual makeup helping hand … a subtle-but-fresh lippy, a mascara to open up tired eyes, a bronzer to make me look like I did actually spend some time in the Whitsundays the week before and an illuminating eye colour for under the brows to give the illusion of more sleep than I’d actually had.
1. L’Oreal Paris Shine Caresse in Romy | 2. Benefit They’re Real Mascara | 3. Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Bronze Powder in Warm Radiance | 4. Max Factor Masterpiece Colour Precision Eyeshadow in Pearl Beige
Fingers crossed Mr 7 has turned the corner with his croup today. I may catch up my sleep by Mother’s Day ;).
What did you get up to on the weekend? Added a kimono jacket to your wardrobe yet?
PS. Don’t forget to join in my Mother’s Day Challenge for a chance to win a weekend at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat.
* Gifted for editorial consideration.