G’day Beach Cottage ladies, Fashion Friday time, Beach Cottage style
Well another post about fashion. I couldn’t face the whole forty-is-the-new-thirty photography though today, when I took these pics lets just say I was more forty-is-the-new-ninety – ladies, you may well be aware that I am over my shyness with the camera, you may be aware if you follow me on Instagram that, at times, I about roll around in selfies.
However, plastering my make-up free face, neck and more importantly pasty shoulders on the internet today is where I draw the line. Yes I know other bloggers feel quite happy make-up free, whatever their attire, today I am so not in that club.
So I thought, why not a little Beach Cottage fashion shoot on the bed, seeing as it’s all dressed up, it’s actually made and pretty right now. Sound like a good idea to you?
Yep? Well let’s begin.
You know I dabbled with fashion this past couple of seasons? To be honest, I actually view it as a bit of a failure – first of all I was all whoopee-doo, let’s buy a coral coloured t-shirt, let’s buy bright cobalt blue tops with fun trendy big arms, let’s enter a whole other world of f-a-s-h-i-o-n.
It didn’t last long really and it wasn’t long before I looked in the mirror and thought I 1. looked like an idiot and 2. didn’t look like me, and then with this Season’s Autumn colours of green and mustard, that I got wrong the first time around, I swiftly inched myself back into the arms of the beauty of the layering and wearing of neutrals.
And at that time of neutral adoration, was also my disclosure of my dirty little wardrobe secret – the one where, on here I declared to the world that it was beyond a joke on the inside of that white-washed vintage beauty from the 1940’s and that I was going to tackle it head on…(if you missed that you can see here my wardrobe de-clutter with the help of a real stylist – lots of advice if you are feeling the same)
As I did so, oh delights! I found much loved neutrals, I discovered new with tags neutrals and I happened upon rather a few stripes along the way….
And so here today I thought I would share my wardrobe basics, those things I wear all the time, mixed in with good shoes and a big leather bag and a few bangles…
The classic things that last at least a few seasons, some that have been with me for much longer and the things that if I had to start again from scratch would be top of the list…
I just find it too easy with these…no thinking is involved, I wrote about how when I had my third baby, here, how having a ‘uniform’ kept me from falling into that mummy-in-trackies trap…
I guess I am still doing the uniform thing…it just works, and I need that in my life… how about you?
With that, Beach Cottage friends, I will leave you, now tomorrow I am going unplugged, if you remember, no internet & no social media for twenty-four little hours…if you would like to join in go here, or just wing it baby, switch off the phone, internet & get out there and enjoy your forty-is-the-new-thirty new life Down Under
…although I won’t be wired for sound, I have planned a great, out-of-the-ordinary day/night, just for girls, it involves loving on the sweetest girl in the world, aka, Miss Beach Cottage
Now what do you think of my basics, uniform?
What would you go with if you had to start from scratch?
p.s. get a daily pic from down my way here & a daily Barley shot here xo
more of my thoughts on neutrals, being forty-is-the-new-thirty and feeling comfortable in your own skin here