Monthly Archives: August 2013

Spring In The Air

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Spring In The Air

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Spring In The Air

 

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Spring In The Air

The air was decidedly warmer today with next week’s forecast looking glorious indeed. Spring is in the air! I celebrated by ditching the socks for the first time in months.

This was an outfit that came together accidentally and I loved how it turned out. I consider this top to be purple – albeit a rather blueish purple – but it blended really well with this blue and red scarf. Close enough to belong, yet not so close as to be really “matchy”.

This is one of my favourite scarves – it’s generously sized but with a soft drape so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. I love the proportions of large scarf with short-sleeved top – one I’m sure I’ll be repeating as the warmer weather continues to creep in.

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Plumbing

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Plumbing

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Plumbing

Today’s outfit certainly has some bright colours going on, but the navy cardigan helps to tone it down a little. The plumber working at our place this afternoon proved this point to me. When he arrived I was wearing my cardigan and he didn’t blink an eye, then an hour later when I went to see how he was going I had taken my cardigan off: “Wow, that’s bright!”

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Plumbing

My lawn consists of more weeds than grass…

Neutral

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Neutral

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Neutral

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Neutral

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Neutral

If you count denim jeans as a “neutral”, which I do, then add this to my very short list of outfits composed entirely of neutrals. As a colour-loving girl, I generally have at least one little burst of bright colour somewhere in my outfit.

I did like this outfit though, and it helped me to understand why some people naturally gravitate towards neutrals – it’s very calming.

Linking up with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday.

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Neutral

Not Enough Hours

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Not Enough Hours

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Not Enough Hours

There are seriously not enough hours in the day.

Not enough hours in the day for all my appointments while keeping my house clean(ish) and cooking a healthy dinner every night. And certainly not enough hours in the day to waste time discarding multiple unsatisfactory outfits until I find the perfect one! I gave up after trying a couple of options this morning, and while this is definitely not my all-time favourite ensemble it was good enough to wear whilst making a small dent in my to-do list.