Well holidays have officially started. I packed my bag this morning by tossing everything I haven’t worn yet this year into a bag. Then after a quick trip up the freeway, we got here:
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Totally forgot to upload my work outfit on Friday and was so excited because I wasn’t wearing any black so here it is a day late!
I started with my hand-me-down safari pants from mum and wanted to wear my red Camper Mary-Janes. That meant a navy or red belt and a jumper for cold air-con at work that wasn’t pink or black …
Reunion 1 is Tony’s high school friends who have moved to Queensland. Great to hear the stories and great to meet the people who the man I love hung out with 30 years ago. Everyone was so welcoming – lovely night with Coorparoo Bowls Club’s Open Mic Night as a back drop. I have missed musical Friday nights.
Had dinner at Verve http://vervecafe.com/ to show off my gorgeous boyf’s fab photo exhibition.
Today is Sweet As Sunday at Coorparoo Bowls Club – celebrating all things New Zealand. I thought I would be at home in the morning getting some work done, head over to the club for lunch and laughs and then back home to finish my work but when the wind picked up and rained threatened we had a call asking if upstairs at the club was free. So we headed down hours earlier than expected with 1 minute to get dressed … With no time to design a whole new outfit, the safest thing was to put 2 shirts I know I have worn but never together on at the same time.
On arrival, I find my young Kiwi friend who has spent ages putting his outfit together – his All Blacks T, brown shorts which are the colour of the kiwi bird, red socks that say “Team New Zealand” and blue shoes the colour of a big, blue Kiwi sky. You can choose your clothes to say so much, can’t you?
Not only is this the week Marty McFly (AKA Michael J Fox my grade 7 pin-up boy) went forward to in his movie Back to the Future, but yesterday I wore the outfit that made me want to go back to my first year teaching with no outfits repeated. So I decided to wear an outfit comprising of all clothes that are definitely not in the soon to go in the bin pile – my future wardrobe!
The best thing about wearing everything to death for a year is that things I was having a lot of trouble parting with because they were expensive or didn’t seem to get worn much, have now been worn so much that I have to throw them out.
STOP PRESS: I just did a bit of Back to the Future research only to discover the 2012 date was a hoax! Apparently in the movie it’s 2015 which, as the writer in http://october21st2015.com/ points out, gives us 3 more years to plan a party I need to get the movie out on DVD and watch it all again!
Where are my leg warmers?
Gap dress from outlet shopping Texas 2009 with hand-me-down belt from my sister and jacket from my aunt.
My first trip to whole shop of Petites was Talbots Petites in Austin, Texas and very successful too – this purple dress gets a look in in every season!
My Gap cardi was part of a twin set with a hot pink tank underneath. It didn’t last nearly as long as the cardigan ie since about 1998 from the Gap store next to the school I taught at in London. I probably should have thrown it out years ago but there are just too many lovely memories.
Oh and you know how I’m always banging on about the power of fashion? Well this morning I was really struggling with pain in my back but I put on this colour combo of favourite berry colours and felt instantly better and had the Power of Greyskull to get to work.
Due to 1 day being lost flying back to Brisbane from America, Day 182 is exactly half way through the year. And there are still plenty of unworn clothes in my wardrobe and countless combinations…luckily!
So to celebrate on this gloriously sunny day, I put on my faithful Gap skinny jeans with a hand-me-down top from my mum in a colour I wouldn’t normally buy. But the brown is warm enough for me to get away with worn with hot pink lippy. We started with fab breakfast at Bang Coffee Bar on the corner of Kirkland and Old Cleveland in Coorparoo (strongly recommend the fruit loaf with banana and ricotta!).
After getting housework done, I put on some shorts and am off to celebrate with my regular Sunday getting-jobs-done reward: $10 roast lunch at Coorparoo Bowls Club.
Couldn’t think of a lovelier way to spend yet another beautiful Brisbane day.