I had an epiphany when I was typing the title of today’s post. Since the very beginning of my blog, I’ve called my outfit posts “Daily Outfit”. And when I started blogging that was definitely true. Once upon a time I used to post an outfit shot every day. Now I’m lucky to do a couple of outfit posts in a month. So I made the decision to rename this post series “What I wore”, because it feels more real than “Daily Outfit” now.
So anyway, this is the outfit I wore to celebrate my grandmother’s 80th birthday. We went out for a lunch of seafood and soft drinks and it was fantastic.
I am wearing:
– Black and white floral dress from Target
– Leopard-trimmed cardigan (a gift from my parents)
– Seamed stockings from Dangerfield.
– Black patent leather heels from Nine West
– Black cat earrings from Sisunyak on Etsy.
It felt quite right to wear an outfit that was a mixture of ladylike sweetness and rebellious detailing to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday. My grandma is an amazing and surprising person. She’s has a pretty rough year, as my grandfather passed away last year and she’s been on her own for the first time since she got married. And she is absolutely thriving. Grandma spent most of her life being a wife and mother and putting her husband’s needs first. And now she has jumped at the chance to embrace her independence and explore the things that she’s always wanted to try. She has thrown herself into loads of new hobbies and has made plenty of friends. She got a job at an op-shop. And for her birthday she bought herself a house as a gift. In the last year she’s really embraced the desire to live a life that makes her happy and has pooh-poohed anyone who doesn’t like her choices. I really look up to her because she is one tough cookie who still manages to be sweet and kind to those who mean the most to her.
I’ve been having such fun styling my hair since i got it cut. One of my favourite ways to wear it is to braid along the border of my shaved side. It shows off my short hair to perfection but has a hint of feminine loveliness to it. On this day I swept the rest of my hair into a fancy backroll.
I finished my outfit with a swipe of my new favourite lipstick: Entourage by Lipstick Queen. It’s part of the new Velvet Rope collection and it is to die for. Not only is it very heavily pigmented and a gorgeously vampy shade, it is practically indestructible. I think this is the longest-lasting, non-drying lipstick I’ve ever tried. It’s gorgeous.
I was very pleased to pop on this sassy ensemble to celebrate my Grandma’s birthday. I felt quite cute and a bit tough as well with my leopard print accents and my shaved head. I love the duality of elements in this outfit, as I think it’s such fun to mix sweetness with sexiness and have a bit of both at once. Don’t you agree?