The Clown wants his Pants Back!

I’m going to start this blog with a somber story. A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine’s father passed away. It was a sad time for us girls as we are all very close and couldn’t bear the thought of seeing one of our best friends going through such a hard time, and we all knew her father well. He always had a great sense of humour and saw the good in life, so it was fitting that our friend asked us not to wear all black to the funeral, but to wear colours because that is what he would have wanted.

I try to avoid wearing all black at funerals, but when I got the message about colours, I couldn’t go past this silk maxi skirt I had sitting in my wardrobe just waiting to come out and brighten someones day.

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The skirt is one I designed myself and it was sewn together with the impeccable skills of Mrs C herself.  It is high waisted, lightweight,  silk, and well, slightly transparent. I have a thing against lining, I much prefer petticoats, or something of the like, under my designs. With such a bold skirt, I had to be mindful that I was attending a somber occasion and I toned it down with a black t-shirt dress (doubling as a ‘petticoat’) and tights, neutral jacket and boots.

The funeral was a Friday afternoon, so I wore this outfit to work first. On my walk to work, I couldn’t help but notice that the skirt was definitely turning heads, and bringing smiles to people’s faces! It’s so rare to see someone wearing such bright colours in the midst of winter, and i honestly think this eye catching skirt added a little brightness to people’s day. I even had one lady stop me in the street to tell me that my skirt was really beautiful.

I was a little apprehensive about wearing the skirt to the funeral, had I been too bold, too presumptions to wear such bright clothing on such a sad occasion?  I was relieved when I arrived and saw a room full of people in bright scarves, floral outfits, white dresses, and even men in Hawaiian shirts. My beautiful friend was wearing a long aqua blue dress and looked angelic as she said a heart wrenching  farewell to her father. The colours were a really lovely touch, and a very fitting goodbye to one of the most kindhearted and loving souls I have ever met.

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Afterwards, at the wake, we celebrated the life of one amazing man, with champagne of course. One of my friends and I decided to post a picture of us with our champagne on Facebook.  After many lovely comments from some friends on the photo, my brother piped up and commented “the clown wants his pants back”.  Well, brothers always have a way of bursting your bubble don’t they!  I must say, I did have a bit of a chuckle at this, but it won’t stop me from wearing this skirt again. It’s worth it for the sunshine it brings to me alone from wearing it, and I like to believe that it did bring a little ray of sunshine into an otherwise cloudy day, metaphorically speaking.

K x

This blog (and skirt) is dedicated to an amazing man, Glenn Sage, and his even more amazing daughter Debbie Sage. Love you xxx

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Nail polish, it makes the world go round!

Forgive me fellow bloggers I have been remiss! I have been busy working on some creative projects, which i’m sure you will hear about on here shortly.   Today, however I  wanted to share with you a simple revelation I discovered today.

Last week I was quite sick, I spent a very boring weekend at home alone mostly, and the weather here the last few days has been nothing but miserable. All of these things have affected my mood and I’ve been feeling less than upbeat over the last week.  Today, while I was sitting at my desk doing work that generally does the oppposite of bringing a smile to my face, I decided I was going to do something today to cheer myself up. I decided to head to the nail salon on my lunch break to get my nails painted.

I underestimated the effect this would have on me!  Who would have thought a $12 file and polish would put a smile on my face.  But it had the desired affect and now everytime I glance down at at the bright, burnt orange on my nails, it brightens up my day and lifts my mood.  This colour is called “A role in the Hague” by OPI.

Such a simple little thing, and I feel like my day has been turned around. With this effect, everyone should have colours on their nails! the world would be a brighter, happier place!  OPI have a great range of bright, eye catching colours, with great colour names like “who needs a prince” pale pink, “My chihuaha bites”, bright orange, “You’re such a Kabooki Queen” coral, who could resist?

Yep, Nail polish, it makes the world go round 🙂

K xx

Guess what makes me weak at the knees


It’s no secret, i’m a self confessed shoe-aholic. It doesn’t take much for a pair of shoes to make me drool but when it comes to Guess shoes, I’m not exaggerating when I say they make me weak at the knees. Here I was wandering around in a sea of designer shoes at the David Jones shoe sale, I mean there were Oroton, DKNY, Armani, Florsheim, Milana shoes there for the taking, I was in my element – But when I got to the Guess table with 40% off – well lets just say the world stopped, I started salivating and yep, I went weak at the knees.

Somebody please tell me who designs the shoes for Guess, because I am absolutely in awe.  I had to exercise every ounce of self control not to splurge as I walked out of that shoe sale empty handed. “No K” I said to myself “you have enough Guess shoes, you don’t need more”…

Well, now I’m home, let’s recap on my Guess shoe collection and see whether I do in fact need more…

First, there’s the leopard print heels with a hint of red.  Great for dressing up some plain black pants or a skirt at the office, or with a racy LBD on a night out.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there’s my faithful Sexy Black heels, that never fail to impress and go with anything!

 

These shoes are made for comfort  too – I brought them to wear to Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup and I wore them without any pain from 9am right through  until 2am!

 

Yes, these ones have  definitely earned their place in my closet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last but not least the ever so functional kitten heel points (yes, Guess make sensible shoes sometimes too!)

So,What is the answer to the question:

Do I have enough Guess shoes?

NO! of course I don’t. I don’t feel a  sense of satisfaction or pride from walking away from that Guess sale at David Jones empty handed.  In fact, I think I failed miserably!  Clearly what I need are MORE Guess shoes in my wardrobe, they’re amazing, functional, and sexy! Nice one sensible K  pffft that’s the last time I listen to you.  First chance I get, I’m going back to that sale, and I won’t be walking away empty handed!

Dreaming of Guess….

K xx

Shoes and Socks …

I may be a little slow on the uptake, but I am loving the whole heels with socks kind of thing that seems to be in right now.

Yesterday I wore my lace stockings with hot pink ballet flats, complete with my hair in a large bun I felt like a true ballerina. 

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These lace socks are so cute and quirky. Dare me to try this out at the office today? i think i just might! … 

 

For those who aren’t so daring, these little lace sockets are just adorable! and a perfect way to add a little sweetness to any outfit. 

 

And last but not least,and not for the fainthearted, I would love to get my hands on a pair of these!

K xx

Strangely Inside Out,

Remember Emily the Strange? Last week I inherited a vintage jumper by Emily the Strange. It was strange and I didn’t much care for the pattern with bones all over it.

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I quickly realised that i much preferred to wear it inside out!  So much so that I removed the pocket and buttons from the outside, and sewed them on the inside. Now, I can wear vintage Emily the Strange, inside out… or outside out, as i now see it. Thanks Emily!

K xx

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