I wore a navy dress on Monday with peachy pink shoes and a peach and navy fabric flower brooch. I bought the dress from Modcloth
and hadn’t worn it yet as I just didn’t love it. I sized up, but the dress came with plenty of stretch so I could have probably gone a size down. It also was quite big around the shoulder and chest area (a common problem for me; seeing as if I order size 16/18 or 2XX I am supposed to have a large rack…uh, no).
I finally decided I wanted to wear it to work as I was looking for something to wear with the bird print fabric brooch. I sighed as I got up and looked at the brooch, if only I had a plain navy dress to wear this with… hang on I do! (Occupational hazard of a female with over 80 dresses, you forget what you have!)
The dress looked cute with the brooch and shoes, as well as a peach bird print necklace – see below. But I was still not sure I loved my figure in the dress. Running out of time, I decided to go with it, it was only work anyway.
The dress was certainly comfy, a nice knee length and had pockets! So that made me feel better. Amazingly, I had 5 people compliment me on how I looked. It’s funny when you aren’t necessarily ‘feeling’ it but others ‘see’ it. And by ‘it’ – I mean that age old argument of look good, feel good, or is it feel good, look good? I certainly felt better about the dress after 5 compliments. I mean who wouldn’t?
Inspired by that look, I planned another outfit with the Modcloth dress, maybe this time with baby pink?
And cat accessories. Because cats always make things better.
When: July 2016
Where: We stayed at the top of Seminyak near Canggu beach, walking distance to Potato Head Beach Club, Finns and KU-DE-TA.
What: My maiden voyage to Bali! It’s probably a cliche to sit at a beach club by a pool and relax with cocktails, but when you need a break I can definitely handle some beach side / pool side relaxation for a few days.
Why: Its that pointy end of the working year where you start hankering for summer holidays, and a chance to relax with a nice drink! Not to mention the weather has been lovely and warm. Bring on summer!
Who: A classic girls trip this time. Eating, drinking and shopping. All the things The Artist isn’t in to!
I am embarking on a quest to try to complete some yoga daily. Well at least 5 times a week. I have attended some Yoga, Body Balance and Pilates classes at my gym but always feel rushed to get to the classes on time. A few months ago I discovered the world of Youtube Yoga Land… and began with searching youtube for some beginners’yoga videos, even those 10-15 min long, if that was all I could fit in. There’s so many out there!
One of my favourites is Yoga with Adriene. I’m currently doing her 30 day Yoga Camp. This fortnight of holidays I’m going to try to do it every day!
I won’t lie, I find some of Yoga quite challenging, especially as I am carrying extra weight. Having recurring knee injuries and damage from my car accident also means some poses are too much strain on certain body parts.
But the beauty of doing it at home (and something Adriene encourages in her videos) means I can modify however I like, no judgement! I also feel like being right in front of the TV with your own instructor ensures you get the poses right, something you often miss from the back of the fitness studio.
Hopefully I can get all 14 days completed, with a little Yoga each day!
And the cat seems to love Yoga, she’s so affectionate and rubs up against me in all the poses, weaving in and under body parts. Weirdo!
Great advice Bill. I love red, clothes, shoes, makeup, house accessories! I love wearing red clothes, I always feel smart in red and it goes so well with white, black, navy.
And I may have over 5 pairs of red shoes… and maybe two pairs of black shoes with red bows… but I mean c’mon – red bows!