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Our last fundraiser for the year and I’m here tonight as MC and in my very special role as Play Coordinator for Radio Lollipop.
Now you may be thinking that you’ve seen this dress before and you would be right. I wore it to the gorgeous confetti wedding a few weeks ago but I certainly didn’t accessories like this … After my zip broke 3 minutes before the first guests arrived I didn’t panic at all because it was nothing my Radio Lollipop name badge couldn’t fix!
Walking through the city today I saw a beautiful girl riding a really gorgeous bicycle and I thought I hope she is an ad. Then I noticed the basket on the front was full of Country Road summer brochures. And there I was in a Country Road dress.
I bought this dress when I first came back to Australia to work in 2000 and needed some Brisbane workwear after being in London where things are chillier and how can I say … blacker? … at work.
I realise this isn’t super colourful but I usually make up for it in turtle necks / Ts / accessories with lots of colour. In weekend mode today I had this cheery, colourful brochure at my side to brighten things up. Soon we’ll be accessorising with smiles – my favourite accessory – ’cause I’m off to a Baby Shower with lots of lovely ladies. We don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy so neutral wardrobe required! It does match my present bag:
I don’t want to go on about the weather again but I got up at 5.30 to pick up Mum from the airport and had no idea it was going to be 17 degrees today so I realise this summery outfit doesn’t really work! Oh it’s been stormy all day too – I’m pretty sure there is some kind of fashion rule about wearing ice cream colours when it’s stormy.
But what a fun day – after catching up with Mum I went to pick up the wedding present for Saturday and got to drop it off, too.
Joy and love are the best accessories and chilly day warmers.
Blue September www.blueseptember.org.au is about getting men’s health out in the open and getting them talking about prostate cancer. I saw a whole segment on The Project last night on Channel Ten here in Australia theprojecttv.com.au – another chance for me to use the power of fashion to spread a message! I didn’t lose my Dad to prostate cancer (it was lung cancer) but the remaining men in my life are very dear to me and men’s health is a cause I want to get out there… Just wait for Movember (I may have done some party shop shopping while in the States in May – I like to be prepared).
This awesome striped T, kicking off my blue bits, is by a Melbourne designer called Hamb (just checked the website and sales are on YAY!!) www.hamb.com.au and it was a gift from super-fashion Sam when I got my job here in Australia in 2009. I dropped chocolate ice cream on it a little while ago (sorry Sam!) so it is stained and I can’t really get away with it except under something – very sad but next year (when I can shop again) I will jump on line for a new one!
My belt is a mystery – label says Hadley Poller – my brother bought it for me in Austin, Texas for Christmas about 4 years ago.
I thought about wearing my blue shoes with my black tights… Would that have been a fashion faux-pas?