I really wanted to wear this skirt today for a bit of flow and colour but I know I have worn it with all of my black Ts so I may have taken this shirt out of the PJ pile to get more wear out of this skirt in this, my year of one wear per outfit … Do you think anyone at work will have noticed?!
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So it seems everyone sees what you wear through very different eyes and even if you feel like you look a certain way, you may not be being perceived as such. You may recall yesterday my blog was called Business Time – I was wearing a button up collared shirt and straight legged black work looking pants (admittedly I bought them for a dress up party but that’s not helping my point;). I thought that look was pretty “work”.
Then I walked into the teachers room.
I got a really long up and down look with the comment “That’s a pretty casual look for you”. I was surprised and enquired “Because I’m not wearing a dress?” and the response was simply that perhaps I usually wear more colour. I think he meant …. This is hard for me to say …. That yesterday …. Deep breath …. I looked BORING!! AHHHH!!! Could it be possible??
All I can say is thank goodness I volunteer at a kids’ hospital radio station on Tuesday nights and spent the entire evening in a blonde wig with rosy cheeks and bright red lipstick … Oh if my colleague could have seen me then…sigh!
Anyway have attempted to redeem myself with a similar concept in a different colour scheme. I guess I could have worn my silver sequin dance shoes. This will have have to do.
After my all H&M day yesterday, an all Esprit day today worn with a sense of knowing that it’s ok to jazz up my outfits and accessorise like a demon and that I shall continue to do so – I clearly have a reputation to uphold!
After breakfast at the Peak one morning in HK, I stopped at Giordano and found this top. They only had it in medium but I thought that made it soft and flowy. I think it has led me to the discovery of a fashion phenomenon – if I wear tops that are a bit too long, I lose a couple if inches of trouser top and therefore my legs look even shorter than usual … I’m also not wearing particularly high optical illusion shoes.
Speaking of optical illusion shoes, I have the most amazing optical illusion boots that I wore once in London and as I stepped into a lift my Dad thought he had missed a new growth spurt They are affectionately called “The Avenger Boots” – roll on winter and long legs!
You’ll see these scrummy Esprit pants again on sunny winter days.
So I think I have confirmed something – only wear this top with super skinny jeans and mega-heels! Also just as my sister feels like she is wearing my clothes in a full skirt … Maybe I should hand this one to her.
This shirt is the result of one of my Esprit super sale work shirt expeditions and I don’t think it came out if the cupboard last year and I love it. On the bottom my favourite Dogstar pants I have in 3 colours bought to celebrate getting my learners licence in 2009 … Any excuse to shop at Dogstar!
I love this 1940s look, I just wish I could do finger waves in my hair to match. I’m pretty sure I won’t get a job on the Love Boat in this colour scheme but what’s that movie where Gene Kelly dances with Jerry the mouse? Extra dancers in the background required?
Just before I Left Hong Kong, I was in a new suburban shopping centre and wandered into the Esprit store advertising 40 – 70% off – more super sales! I thought this little 100% cotton dress with cotton lining in charcoal would be great for job interviews and easy and light to carry everywhere in my backpack while I was still unsure where I would end up. Anyway, as you can see, it’s a little short for interviews but appropriately demure for mass!
At the time, going to mass regularly was particularly important because I was about to become a Godmother in New York ah hem let me say that again in the right voice (in the voice of Robert De Niro “A Godmother in New York” – better?). You get the picture – proof that I was a regular mass-goer, copies of all my ceremonies etc along with a reference from my current parish priest required. Needless to say, lots of early mornings at the cathedral required and my friends very kindly offered to meet me for breakfast after mass each Sunday. Well, the Sunday Breakfast Club became something of an institution and the beginning of some very dear friendships. One in particular was solidified the day I wore this dress. I showed up at the cafe, still glowing, fresh from the pew and my friend Tim (now it’s very important to do a gorgeous British accent with a dose of glee) hugged me and said “Oh darling, you dress for church. How lovely, I didn’t realise anyone did anymore!” I didn’t have the heart to tell him that in Bris-Vegas we rock up to mass fresh from the pool, hair still dripping, in shorts and thongs!
My mass dress pulled through today with an early service with my dear great aunt followed by a 6-hour stint of tidying the Radio Lollipop studio and, having forgotten to pack shorts and a t-shirt, kept me cool and comfy! Thanks super sales at Esprit