Looking over the photos below of what I wore this past month – you could be forgiven for thinking that November was just about special events, parties, high teas and other occasions.
Of course, at the beginning of November it’s all about a certain race …
Melbourne Cup Finery
Okay so I’m cheating just a little bit – I didn’t actually go to any Melbourne Cup events this year!
I still got a chance to frock up however, at a high tea that same week. I wore a pretty floral dress from the “Timeless” label by Vannessa Tong, which I picked up in an op shop – I think it was $8! (And how’s this for a coincidence: a friend at church owns the exact same dress, but she paid $80 for it in a boutique! Oops ).
I kept the accessories simple with nude heels and a string of pearls.
Another Op Shop Bargain
I love this dress, I just feel so ladylike when I wear it (you may remember it from my post on Retro Pinup Style). This month I wore it to church, and also to a family dinner at the Pancake Manor to celebrate Miss 18’s birthday! I’ll be packing it to take on my cruise next month too, it will be perfect for “tropical night”.
Legendairy Blogger Event
Forget the G20 – the most important occasion in Brisbane this month was the Legendairy Blogger Event, held at the Alfred and Constance in Fortitude Valley!
We were spoiled with cocktails, desserts, an awesome cheese platter and other treats, including some helpful tips from a nutritionist on the importance of dairy in our diet as well as a demonstration from the Dairy Kitchen. Oh, and I got to meet Mr Cheese from My Kitchen Rules 2013 – and was very excited to learn that he and Mrs Cheese are expecting their first child in March 2015 (they were so cute on MKR)!
I wore a maxi dress from Jeans West which I bought last Summer – it was originally $79.95 but I got it in a 30% off sale, making it much more affordable at around $55.
Suzanne Grae Top
Not all that long ago I shared my Summer Fashion Wishlist here on the blog, and one of the tops that had caught my eye was this one from Suzanne Grae for $39.95. I knew it would be just perfect with my black tube skirt.
But of course you know me, the Bargain Queen! It was on the sale rack for $19.95, and then had another 30% discount – so it ended up costing me around $14.
I’ve worn this outfit a number of times this month, when I’ve had to go into the office, and also to church.
The Keeping It Real Outfit
Just to prove to you that it’s not all glitz and glamour – here’s my standard weekend outfit, especially when it’s hot as Hades outside!
Good old denim shorts (thrifted), tank top (Kmart) and Havianas thongs (a gift); we bought the sunhat down the Coast earlier this year.
I’m curious – what do you wear when dagging out at home in the Summer months?!