Sunday, October 21: afternoon tea & visit
A dear friend came to visit, and brought yummy scones no less! So we had a spot of tea, and got caught up on each other’s news. Perhaps I should have dressed up a bit more for a proper English tea party (pearls, anyone?), but I was excited enough just to have a reason to wear a skirt on the weekend.
Monday, October 22: work
I’m still mad at myself for giving in to the impulse to buy this Zara dress; it’s too short and it’s polyester. As “punishment”, I am making myself wear it as much as possible (which requires some creativity given its limitations) before I decide whether to (a) swap it; or (b) modify it into a top. For this outfit, the short length of the dress was a plus; combined with the relaxed fit of the skirt, it definitely passes as a top.
Tuesday, October 23: work
This DVF dress was one of my favourite consignment scores, and I love its modern take on leopard print. With that said, I’m always a little self-conscious about wearing it to work because of its print. So, I paired it with a jacket to “sober it up” a little bit. And I’m proud for using navy and grey as my neutrals, rather than the old stand-by, black.
I went “vintage” for my accessories, with a ring that used to belong to my grandmother (very sixties cocktail chic!), and a pair of screw-back earrings I found on eBay eons ago. As an alternative to clip-ons for people who do not have pierced ears, screw-back earrings are not at all pinch-y, and not all that hard to put on. They do look like miniature torture devices, though.
Wednesday, October 24: work
I’ve worn this outfit – or some variation of it – so many times already in the past that I’m not really excited about it anymore. But it works, so it’s often my go-to outfit when I run out of ideas on a weekday morning.
Thursday, October 25: work
I love the soft pastel colour of the Dorothy Perkins suit I bought last year (for a song!), but it’s a bit on the twee side when worn head-to-toe. So, instead, I paired the skirt with some separates, and it looks a lot more age-appropriate, I think.
Friday, October 26: work and hair appointment
I am in the process of growing out my hair, which actually makes my haircuts all the more important lest I veer into Justin Beiber territory. [I feel like I’ve been on the cusp of that for a few months now.] I can’t wait until I can rock a proper bob again!
Saturday, October 27: baby shower
I helped to organize a close friend’s baby shower, and Saturday was the big day! Since she is having a girl, the theme was a pink-and-pearls mocktail party. It was a blast!!