I happily admit that I love pink. It is always the bright pink dress that I am drawn to in the shop, like this one I bought in the Boden sale recently.
(By the way, did you know that Boden has the most amazing sales? This was my first purchase from their UK site and I only paid £16.50 for it! (approx $30) Much better than the £99 full price (approx $181). Bargain yes?)
But lately I seem to be going through a blue period. More muted. Quieter. Not quite so conspicuous. Which sometimes is what you want don’t you think?
I’ve also been pinning one of the kidlets down to take a photo of me, so that I can join Styling You‘s #everydaystyle challenge, which I do on Instagram, but you can also do on Facebook or Twitter. The idea is to get you thinking about what you wear and perhaps try something new or wear things in your wardrobe that haven’t had an outing in a while. I find it incredibly inspiring to follow super stylish girls like Jasmine from Pretty Chuffed.
So here’s what I was wearing on the school holidays, as well as how I might wear it if we were school holidaying somewhere far far away.
Home – Another one of my bargain Boden purchases, I wore this lovely light cotton frock when the kids and I went to a Singalong Frozen movie and then picnicked at Balmoral Beach.
Away – It would be ideal on a tropical beach holiday when you want to look a bit smarter during the day for a tour or shopping.
Dress – Boden (this one is still super cheap!)
Belt – Similar here
Shoes – Target, similar here
Home – This is a different shape to what I normally wear, but particularly handy if you’ve had a big pancake lunch like we did. The kids and I enjoyed the last day of school holidays catching a bus into the city and wandering around the Rocks, where there was a Carnival cruise ship in port.
Away – Smart yet easy to wear for when you’re in a new city and keen to explore on foot.
Dress – Target
Shoes – Nine West, similar here
Home – This day I had a little reprieve. Both kids were at activities all day, so I had tradesmen through the house to give me some quotes, but spent most of the day doing not very much to be honest.
Away – Sometimes trips are less about the location and more about visiting a faraway friend. I could imagine having brunch at the Rubber Duck in Clifton Hill (Melbourne) with my sister in this outfit.
Dress – Country Road, similar here
Leggings – Seed, similar here
Boots – Diana Ferrari, similar here
Home – Everything about this outfit is comfy and thank goodness it was, because this was when I went clothes shopping for myself with the kids in tow. Naive yes? It was not fun. But still I managed to buy the Target dress above, so it wasn’t all bad.
Away – This is what I would be wearing at a farmstay. Although I might swap the boots for gumboots just in case we find some muddy puddles to jump in.
How were your school holidays? Does a particularly colour seem to leap out at you from the clothes racks?