Tag Archives: navy cardigan

The Other Day

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - The Other Day

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - The Other Day

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - The Other Day

These outfit photos have sat on my camera a couple of days now – I don’t even remember which day they were from! Navy and purple: my favourite combination at the moment – I must try to get a little more adventurous again with these purple jeans.

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High Tea 2

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - High Tea 2

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - High Tea 2

Today I had the privilege of celebrating a friend’s 30th birthday at a very posh high tea. It was a beautiful spread, including the biggest buffet dessert table I’ve ever seen full of amazingly crafted sweet treats – including a chocolate fountain. So delicious. So difficult to exercise restraint. I ate much more than I should have – but less than I COULD have at least!

Lace and florals seemed appropriate for the occasion, so I tweaked a few elements from a favourite outfit from summer to make it work for the cooler weather. I don’t think the skinny belt I wore today looked as good as the wide waist belt from last time, but I didn’t want to distract too much from my pearl necklace.

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - High Tea 2

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - High Tea 2

Appreciate

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Appreciate

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Appreciate

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Appreciate

Things to appreciate this weekend:

1. A civilised meal with good friends at a restaurant, child-free
2. My parents-in-law for enabling us to be child-free for an evening
3. Even though I couldn’t figure out how to capture this outfit well on camera, the jeans really bring out the purple tones in this floral shirt

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…

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.