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In A Hurry

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - In A Hurry

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - In A Hurry

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - In A Hurry

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - In A Hurry

Today I was in a bit of a hurry to wear this top again – prior to this recent purchase it had been close to three months since I’d bought new clothes, so the novelty of a new item hasn’t worn off just yet.

I was also in a hurry to wear this skirt again. As much as I’ve seen many adorable white winter outfits, this piece really says summer to me. So despite the fact we are merely days into spring, the weather is warm and it’s been far too long since I’ve had the chance to wear this white skirt! When the temperature soars I really can’t go wrong with this light airy skirt – see below for some other ways I’ve worn it.

Linking up today with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday, and with Audrey from Putting Me Together for One Piece Many Ways.

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - NauticalFlats Dare (1)Upside Down (3)Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - White Skirt

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White Skirt

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - White Skirt

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - White Skirt

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - White Skirt

On this beautiful sunny day I thought I’d better take the opportunity to wear something summery – today I chose this white skirt. I can’t imagine wearing it with tights (although that’s not to say I won’t experiment), so this may well be the last time I wear it until October.

I quite like how the loose 3/4 sleeves work with this skirt; they fall in just the right spot to soften the transition between top and skirt. It balances out the summeriness (I’m pretty sure that’s not a word) of the skirt to make it perfect for our mild autumn weather.

Blue Spotty

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Blue Spotty

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Blue Spotty

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Blue Spotty

I’ve had this dress for quite a few years now, and to be honest I can’t remember if I’ve worn it at all. I wasn’t completely sure it was right for me at the time, but my Mum convinced me to buy it. It didn’t take much work – it’s very rare for us to get the chance to shop together (we live in different states), and even rarer for her to like something enough to convince me to buy it.

The problem is that I find this dress confusing. The fabric is high quality with a subtle shimmer to it and the dress fully lined, but the style is quite casual. So it seems too nice for everyday wear, yet too casual for dressing up. It’s ended up in the “too hard” basket, with me pretty much pretending it doesn’t exist. But no more – now that I’m taking a good hard look at my wardrobe I have to decide if it stays or goes.

Today I tried wearing it with a lace top underneath (as suggested by my sister-in-law). I think it helps to make the dress a little more grown-up, but I’m not won over yet. Currently my plan of attack is to experiment a little with layering over the top, and if that doesn’t work I might attempt to alter it into a skirt. Which kind of terrifies me, but I would be sad to just get rid of it so it could be worth a shot.

Be My Guest 2

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Be My Guest 2

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Be My Guest 2

Today I am featuring my second “guest stylist”, who also happens to be my awesome husband Mr Q.

We didn’t get a lot of sleep last night due to both girls waking up alternately (and occasionally simultaneously), so this morning I really had no motivation to pick out something nice to wear. I was in severe danger of having a style relapse and moping around in one of my faded maternity hoodies all day, so asked Mr Q in my most hopeful voice if he’d be interested in picking something out for me to wear. (I think he was too tired to put up a fight.)

This outfit is simple and essentially what I would choose to wear on a day like today. If I look hard there are two (very) subtle differences compared with how I would have put it together. The first one is the belt – this denim skirt has a cute little buckle detail on the waistline, so I haven’t actually thought to cover it up with a belt before. The second one is, well, the simplicity. I kept asking “do you want me to add a necklace? Or a bracelet? A scarf?”, and he kept saying “no, I like it how it is”.

I’m going to call it – sometimes it’s ok to keep things really simple. Especially when running on very little sleep.

Snack Mishap

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Snack Mishap

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Snack Mishap

I started out the day wearing something completely different – nothing brilliant, but a bit more exciting than the outfit above. Then during morning tea I was embarrassingly uncoordinated, resulting in a (very) minor tragedy. I was eating some yoghurt when somehow I got distracted and managed to miss my mouth completely, tipping a very large dollop all over my clothes. On my cardi, on my shirt, and on my skirt. All in the wash now.

Sometimes life gets in the way of our plans. Sometimes WE get in the way of our plans. It’s what you do next that counts – today I was grateful for my increasingly functional wardrobe, quickly grabbed the nearest clean items to change into and added a simple necklace. And you know what, I’m happy with how things turned out after all!