Blizzard wind. The breeze was a little icy today, but that’s not what I’m referring to. Rather, it’s the name of the paint colour we are using for our garage interior walls – the first coat going on as I type. It’s nothing fancy, just a really pale grey that is not far off white. It fascinates me how there are so many paint colours in existence and they all have individual names, particularly around the white spectrum. How fun would that job be, naming the new paint colours!
I’d love to be helping paint tonight, but unfortunately I have to notch up some hours at work before the weekend so that’s my priority. There’ll be another one or two coats after this though, so I should definitely get the chance to do my bit.
Sorry for my absence – as much as I’d love to tell you I’ve been away on holidays gathering inspiration and new clothes this is simply not the case! The last couple of weeks I’ve been scrambling to get everything done and honestly have not had the time to think about photographing outfits. It seemed like a whole bunch of projects I’ve been working towards for months suddenly started to wrap up all at once. Packing up Nan’s house, converting our garage into a home office, launching our new farm management software at work – I confess there have been many days of re-wearing an outfit from the day before.
Anyway, here I am today making a bit of an effort on my appearance for the first time in a couple of weeks, in all blue and green. I’m still trying to figure out if this classifies as monochromatic – regardless, hey I got dressed and perhaps things can slow down a little now (temporarily at least).
Towards the end of the year time seems to speed up, like everything suddenly needs to be crammed in before it grinds to a halt for the holiday season. This process seems to have started ridiculously early this year – I’ve been kept really busy for several weeks already and it now doesn’t look like there’s be any down-time before 2014 rolls around! The good news is that it looks very much like my Nan’s house will sell quickly and easily and she’ll be in the new place before Christmas. But between here and then are still many things to organise.
My new favourite top got another outing today – I love wearing it because not only is it really comfortable, but I always get compliments. I paired it with a red cardigan today which was perfect for a sunny spring day. It’s difficult to see from the photos, but my top has some beige-grey (taupe?) mixed in which helps to soften the contrast between the red, navy and white.
Today is about being free of clutter. It’s been a while coming, but today is the day that my Nan’s house is finally ready for inspections by prospective buyers. There are people coming through this afternoon, so the next couple of hours will be spent frantically shoving as much as possible out of sight. Into cupboards, under beds, anywhere we can fit it really.
With that in mind, my outfit needs to be clutter-free as well. I don’t want to be annoyed by dangling jewellery or scarves, so to make it a little less boring I’ve gone for a top with interesting texture around the neckline. My accessory of choice is a belt (unlikely to get in the way), which adds some unexpected colour. It would be fantastic Nan gets a reasonable offer on the house today so this process doesn’t draw out for weeks and weeks!
Yesterday’s outfit had a tough brief to fulfil. It had to be suitable for: an appointment to sign an important contract, some furniture shopping, and many hours of sorting through old, dusty items from my Nan’s house. Of course, I could have bought a change of clothes. But when you get right down to it I just couldn’t be bothered.
Instead I chose a skirt (to look presentable for my appointment), but made sure everything was easily washable. And along with the skirt, my fleece-lined tights which I love – not only are they beautifully warm, but they are very thick so while busy clearing out the house I didn’t have to worry about accidentally flashing my underwear. Even with our crazy spring weather right now (from gale winds to hail to sunshine all in a day), I didn’t once get too cold or too hot, and was comfortable all the way until 11pm when we called it a day.
Linking up today with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday.