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Weddings, Parties, Outfits

I thought I would go for something a little lighter this time and finally post some pretty pictures, which I’m sure I promised a while ago. My photography skills leave a lot to be desired, but points for effort, yeah? This is my version of an outfit post, but I’m partial to the flat lay rather than the modelling of mentioned outfits purely because I am NOT keen on self portraits. Put simply, I suck at taking selfies. In this day and age that pretty much amounts to admitting you are unable to understand the postal system or open a bank account, it has become such an ubiquitous skill. But, alas, I do and it is my cross to bear in shame.

Last weekend was rather full on, with a wedding on Saturday and a birthday party on Sunday. Which required me to abandon my glad rags and dress like a civilised human being. Read: no leggings as pants. This called for a little creativity as I’m still not down to my old weight and I refuse to buy much until I am. So I “shopped my wardrobe”. I love that its a polite euphemism for “I dug into the murky depths of my disaster of a cupboard and pulled out old shit I forgot I had”. Case in point, this Review dress is three years old. Snug, but flattering.

Wedding Outfit

The shoes & belt are Ted Baker, they’re fairly recent (I bought them for A’s christening in September). I thought the soft pinks and neutrals were a nice palette for a late summer wedding.

Sunday’s get up was a similar mix of old and not so new:


The picture doesn’t do the colour of the dress justice, its a deep grassy green. The dress is from Zara, a fairly recent purchase. The sandals were a bargain from Country Road, $22, all leather, during their sale. I may or may not have bought 4 pairs (different colours, of course). But the cardigan is a real stalwart- its from Cue and if my memory serves correctly, it’s about 4 years old. I also have it in grey. Leopard print (if its quality) NEVER goes out of style. Both incarnations of this cardi have been my fallback more times than I can recall. The true definition of an old faithful.

Todays outfit is a little simpler, but I am trying my hand at a more arty version of the selfie with my DSLR

Bonds dress, Tiffany & Co horseshoe necklace

Bonds dress, Tiffany & Co horseshoe necklace

This black and white stripe Bonds dress was a bargain impulse purchase from Big W on Monday. A well invested $25 even if I do say so myself. Paired with the CR sandals above, its a winner.