There is nothing like a birthday girlie lunch to inspire a bit of a dress-up. Any excuse, I say.
Any excuse to bring out the heels (especially in the knowledge that you will be sitting down all afternoon).
Any excuse to pop on a bit of birthday bling. It’s always a good idea to matchy-match yourself with any cake candle lighting, I say.
And any excuse to wear garments from your wardrobe that your husband, partner or any member of the male species have a low opinion of.
Yes, I especially like embracing that last one.
Well, I just love them. They’re all kinds of comfy and when worn with heels offer a different alternative to my leather-fronted ponte pants or black jeans. I love the relaxed style and like working them back with a relaxed-style tee and a structured blazer for contrast.
I love this look almost as much as Mr SY does not.
But that’s ok. Dressing up for a girls’ lunch is about having fun with fashion. And if you can’t do that with your girlfriends, who can you do it with?
Here’s my birthday lunch outfit …
Let’s talk about the hair. I’d love to tell you that I whipped up this style by myself but you know I’d be lying, right? No, my girlfriend and hair stylist, Maria, worked her creative magic on this ‘do before lunch.
The key was in the blow dry, big full and brushed with a flick out. She also used dusting powder to keep the dishevelled look in place – and lifted all day. Styling iron work with the ghd eclipse to create messy, loose curls completed the look. I just loved it.
Earrings and necklace: Uberkate
There’s also a close up of my nails there that don’t really do this colour justice. See below for a better colour snapshot. I haven’t had a Shellac applied for a while but this colour, Midnight Swim, has got me excited about some fun winter nail options.
Was just an awesome afternoon with beautiful girlfriends I’m blessed to have in my life. They fill up my cup. They do.
Do you love a girlie lunch? Like dressing up for it?