Daily outfit 11/3/2014

Some days call for relaxed, laid-back outfits.  Like this one that I wore to go driving with my Dad.

I am wearing:

– Black and red striped v-neck shirt from Cotton On

– Black camisole from Target

– Black maxi skirt from Target

– Green smoking slippers from Rubi Shoes

– Pearl ring from Fayebella vintage.

– Gold crucifix (inherited from my Nana)

I’m having a bit of a love affair with fishtail braids at the moment.  They’re super-easy to do and they look just a wee bit more interesting than a regular plait.  I feel so pretty when I wear my hair like this.

My driving lesson was less than stellar.  I made quite a lot of mistakes, in one case veering onto the wrong side of the road.  I’m having a lot of trouble controlling my speed when I’m turning, as well as stopping in the right place when I come to an intersection.  I always brake way too early and then I have to inch up to the white line.

I felt pretty disappointed that I didn’t do well today.  The last few times I’ve been driving with my instructor I’ve done really well.  I think I wanted to show Dad how much I’d learned, and it bugged me that I didn’t do as well as I have in the past.  I think there are a couple of reasons why I didn’t do as well. Firstly, this was the first time I’ve driven in months, and my skills are rusty.  Secondly, I was driving  my Nana’s car for the very first time, and it took me a while to get a handle on where everything was in the car and how sensitive the pedals were.  Finally, I had just started my period and I was feeling a little bit fuzzy. Oh well, at least I gave it a shot and now Dad and I have a list of things I need to work on .

Never mind, I’ll just keep on smiling and give it another shot sometime soon.

I’ll leave you today with a gorgeous quote that I’m stuck on at the moment:

” Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow”.

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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6 thoughts on “Daily outfit 11/3/2014

  1. Another fan of the braids here! You look so cute and well done on the driving endeavour 🙂 at least you know why you weren’t performing as you would have preferred and it’s great that you can learn with someone close to you. I’m one of those who generally can’t learn or perform for people I know.

    • I think one of the biggest problems for me is that Dad isn’t very good at hiding it when he’s stressed. I can sense his tension and that makes me tense up and I don’t drive well when I’m anxious. He’s going to work on it though.
      I went out with Mum on the weekend and she stayed really calm and my driving was a lot better. I’ll get there eventually.

  2. I haven’t driven in a while, I miss it, but whenever i’ve had the chance too i’ve felt under the weather, and I don’t want to drive when I’m too tried or that. At least you can see what the problems are and work on them & hey, we all have our days. My Mum, who’s been driving for like 20+ years accidentally put her foot on the accelerator instead of the break the other day. :S

    Love this outfit, I love red and black stripes and the braids are adorable. I haven’t figured out how to do fishtail yet!

    • Thanks for the encouragement. I feel so much better when I think about how many experienced drivers I know who still make silly mistakes sometimes. I just have to remind myself that I’m still learning, and not to get discouraged when I have a down day. I’m making a really big effort to go out at least a few times a week now with my parents. My aunt has also volunteered to give me lessons which is really helpful.

      I should make a fishtail braid tutorial for you! They aren’t really difficult once you get the hang of them.

  3. You look beautiful!! And you write very well. I love braids too, but it takes me forever to do fishtails!!
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    • Awww, thanks so much. I never used to wear fishtail braids before I cut my hair. My hair used to reach my waist, so fishtail braids used to take FOREVER. Now it takes me a lot less time, but they do still take a while.

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