After a week of vacation, getting dressed on Monday is definitely Tough–with a capital “T!” Because I really couldn’t be bothered to figure out what I was going to where, plus I always feel a bit pouchy after the indulgences of a vacation, I grabbed the flowiest item in my closet. The first dress on Monday started a trend, and I just kept going with dresses all week long. They are EASY! Dresses don’t require much matchy-matching–except for the shoes of course, oh and the jewellery, and the coat or sweater. Ok, really, they are easier. Trust me. Here are the dresses (except for one day) that I wore this week.
Monday’s Dress: 4/5
I really like this dress. It’s easy to throw on. It’s a great piece when it’s cold out because I just wear black long johns underneath (Uniqlo makes the best heat technology layers out there!) My sister Mary has had this dress for the past year, so it was fun to get it back. I don’t think it looks smashing on me, but I’m not ready to get rid of it yet. Maybe since I’ve worn it a couple of times this school year, I’ll pass it on to her just to get it back again next year. (I’m seeing this sweet gal in about 2 weeks when she comes to visit us in Hong Kong!)
Tuesday’s Dress: 3/5
It’s time to give away the baby doll dress. I wore it with over the knee boots which I liked but I just think it’s done. At least this one is. I think. It’s in the giveaway pile already…but should I pull it back out? I mean it’s comfortable and all, but it does nothing for me. That’s where the answer is–get rid of it. If I don’t love it, then it’s done. What I do love about this pic however is being with Luka Lesson! Luka is a poet from Australia who was with us on Monday and Tuesday. He’s such a sensational poet. Check out any of his videos on Youtube to see. He really inspired our students during a very difficult week. There are a few more ways to keep up with Luka: either his Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter account.
Wednesday’s Dress: 3/5
Here’s the thing about wrap dress: I love them, but I think they need to be fully wrap. The faux version kind of bug me. Hence, I’ll be putting this one in the bin–although I do love the way I styled it here with a gold belt and heels. Hmmm, maybe I should keep it…Again, no! It’s gotten some great use, but I’m in the serious process of decluttering my closet. Go Ann! I can do it!! The other item that has been purged from this outfit is the pair of shoes I’m wearing. I do love these little slip ons. In fact, I bought them in Macau years ago when I came down here to present a workshop for fellow librarians. These shoes used to have this cute metallic leopard print to them, but now they’re so worn that print has faded away. When I asked my kids, Booties or slip ons, they were both like, Booties! But I went with the slip ons in an attempt to wear them just one more time. Little farewell so to speak.
Thursday’s Outfit: 4/5
Today I deviate from the dress because the white dress I kept trying to style was getting the “No” from Kevin. He rarely tells me I can’t wear something, so when he does, I listen. The reason for white is a tragic one: a student from our school community passed away recently as did the rest of his family. They were all in catastrophic accident during their Chinese New Year vacation in New Zealand. Life is so very fragile. We live our path, but we do not always control it. Our community is grieving right now. We will make it; we are strong, but it is a very sad time for HKIS.
Friday’s Dress: 5/5
(Yep! I got my hairs cut. After Wednesday’s pic, I was like, I need a haircut! More on my hair diaries towards short hair next week…)
Basically, this dress ROCKS! I love wearing this dress, I always feel great in it, and after a tough week this was the perfect piece to pick me up. My designer friend Maria of What the Frock made this dress, and believe it or not, it’s still available–but in pink linen. It’s still gorgeous, and I highly recommend this shirt dress. I paired it with cowboy boots since my good friend Amber inspired me to get mine out when I saw hers on Wednesday. Cowboy boots + shirt dress = HAPPY DAY! Five out of five for sure!
Purged from my Wardrobe this Week!
This week I got rid of the following items:
What I recommend from this week: Over the Knee Boots
This trend comes in very expensive prices, so I’ve tried to find some options at a lower price point–since they are a trend after all. I don’t really consider this style a classic–yet anyway.
A Leopard Print Maxi Dresses:
Of course I’m going to recommend leopard–for me it’s basically a neutral. No but really, when in doubt of what to wear, grab a leopard maxi dress, wear your layers underneath, and you’re going to feel great! I am not kidding.
A Denim Shirt Dress:
And any or all of these accessories:
This week, as usual, I was very grateful for my bright orange lipstick, blue mascara (so 80s, but I love it), my statement earrings and necklace, and of course my mum’s boots. Everything below is exactly like mine except for the boots, and unfortunately my earrings are out of stock, but the option below is very similar.