Saturday, July 19, 2014

Florals, Socks and Mary-Janes.

I was meant to go to the gym this morning. It's exactly two weeks until my birthday celebrations for this year, and in case you don't know, that means it's shredding time (i.e. it's time to be miserable for two weeks so I can be skinny for my birthday only to pile everything back on within the week following lol). Before you start with the lectures - I know it's not a healthy way to do things but it's tradition now and it's gonna keep happening every year. Don't try to change me baby.

I actually love going to the gym - once I'm there. It's the initial effort of making it there that's a different story. It doesn't help that the particular gym I go to is twenty minutes drive from my house and in the middle of bustling Canley Heights - a nightmare for parking most days and nights because of the abundance of eateries nearby. So this morning, I had all intentions of going - I even had my bag packed and gear ready to go - but then I got sidetracked trying to put together an outfit to change into post-workout and got so fixated on what shoes and accessories to wear that by the time I was actually happy, it was too late to go to the gym without being late for a lunch date. What a shame.

So in the end I decided on these odd booties I'd bought a lifetime ago - mary-janes with built in knitted socks. I had to dig to find them, hidden under my bed behind a layer of summer sandals. I remember exactly the last time I wore them - about three or four years ago (with a beret, gloves and an anorak) to go shopping with my sister. She teased me so much about them that I stashed them away and hadn't worn them again since. I actually don't know why I even cared - I'm usually pretty confident in my left-of-field taste in fashion. I'm used to people looking at me strangely and giggling to each other - my motto is usually to screw what everyone else thinks, Imma rock that shit. But for some reason I could never bring myself to try the whole long-socks-and-heels trend again - it looked so silly to me every time I tried it on and I always chickened out. But not today.

Florals, Hats, Red Lips, Socks, and Mary-Janes for a laid back Saturday of shopping and pampering:

Dress&Belt: Cotton On; Cardigan: Forcast; Shoes: Luichiny (from Wanted Shoes); Hat: Rubi; Bag: Sandler; Watch: Marc By Marc Jacobs; Necklaces: Dotti; Ring: Alex Perry for Diva. 

And I went for a 5km run tonight just FYI. #shred. 

Til next time my pumpkins xx 

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