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Chop It

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Chop It

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Chop It

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Chop It

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Chop It

I quite liked the mix of striped scarf with floral print, although now looking at the pictures I’m wondering if this outfit might have looked better with my top left untucked – I think the belt makes it a little busy. Although so far I don’t think I’ve found anything that looks good untucked with this particular skirt – it’s a little on the large side and usually needs a belt to stop it looking frumpy.

In other news, tomorrow is haircut day. I’ve had a few people ask me if I’m growing my hair out and saying they like my hair longer – sorry if you’re one of those people – I’ve meant to get to the hairdresser for weeks and weeks and it’s just been slipping off the priorities list. I struggled with my hair long for many years and I’m afraid having it short is just too easy for this lazy non-hairdresser! I don’t think I’ll take it as short as last time, but I’m looking forward to having it neatened up.

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.

Unexpected

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Unexpected

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Unexpected

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Unexpected

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Unexpected

On the way to church today my husband commented that he wouldn’t have expected these colours to go together, but that it looked good. He wondered if it made me feel nervous to experiment like this. The answer is: sometimes, yes. This was an unexpected combination for me too, but sometimes you really do have to try something to know if it will work or not.

As I’ve mentioned before, I have had trouble finding things to go with this skirt. I certainly wouldn’t have guessed a blueish-purple top, or this brown belt, but somehow it blends together nicely. (At least I think so.)

Creating this outfit was a bit like playing Blendoku (my latest smartphone game obsession) – transitioning from one colour to a totally different one in sometimes unexpected ways. Sometimes frustrating, but so satisfying when it works!

Slightly Softer

Slightly Softer (1)

Slightly Softer (2)

For some people this outfit would be bright and colourful, but I consider it more like my version of pastels. Softer blues and pinks – actually if I were to throw on a pink cardi you’d think I was off to a baby shower.

I don’t really have anything more to say about my clothes today, because I’m writing this having just come from netball. It was the semi-final (yay!) which we lost (arrrgh) by ONLY ONE POINT (ARRRGH!). I’m going to blame it on my brother because (a) he’s an awesome player but couldn’t play tonight due to work commitments, and (b) he’s the only one I’m related too and so the only one I can blame without feeling bad. But it wasn’t really his fault, we were up by two points for most of the game. Boo. On the plus side it was a really fun and intense workout, I’m going to miss it for sure.

(By the way, did anybody spot that I’m wearing this dress again, I do think it looks better layered).