My Week: CR Round-Up.

Before I get carried away with the excitement of telling you about my week. I just want to say a BIG thank-you to you all for the lovely get-well/good-luck messages I received over the last couple of weeks.

If you’re new to these parts: A triple root canal followed by flu and starting my new job at Country Road truly knocked me off my feet. 

Honestly, I can not imagine my life without Socialite Media (borrowed this from the vivacious Kimbalikes – she is such a cutie). Women supporting women in a positive inspirational way is nothing short of wonderful. 

The community spirit and kindness around here truly melts my heart, thanks so much for the love.

My Weekly Round-Up

Image via Sylvannest on Etsy.

Sometimes life gets so busy that you don’t know whether you are coming or going.

That has been me this week. Starting a new job really drains you (in a very positive way).

For starters, I knew I had to get my head back in to learning mode – I positively hate not knowing what I’m doing – thank goodness the CR girls are so delightful and understanding.

So for the next couple of  weeks the team will wait patiently while I turn everything Witchery into Country Roadbelieve me, I will be giddy with excitement when I actually stop trying to enter my Witchery number into the CR till!

Yes lovelies, my mind resembles the inside of a washing machine on a fast spin cycle!

I have a very bad case of information overload for which there is no quick fix.

Please tell me this happens to you all and it’s not just my fifty year old brain unable to cope with life?

So as I’m a ‘cup half full’ type of gal, I thought I’d fill you beautiful peeps in on what I’ve managed to achieve this week (even through the new job fog) and totally ignore the things I haven’t.

  • Managed to post my #everydaystyle pic’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Get to work on time everyday!
  • Post 2 out of 3 blog posts.
  • Drink at least one glass of wine every-night – the no wine in the week ban doesn’t count when you start a new job 😉
  • Whilst reading and commenting on my favourite blogs and social media

Not bad eh?

Quite an achievement – even if I do say so myself!

One big thing I did realise this week though was that when I went shopping with my loves to Chermside last Friday I actually brought too much black! Gasp – I know!

Blame the flu – it obviously doesn’t mix well with my shopping addiction!

My First Week Round-Up

Left Column from top: Pleated Trim Blouse $129.oo (also available in cream)  |   Grey Coated Jeans $119.00 (not online).

Kimono Top $149.00 (silk linen mix)

Middle Column: Double Cloth Pant $129.00  |   Bell Sleeve Dress $149.00  |  Adelita Shootie $229.00

Size wise: I’m wearing a Medium in the pleated trim blouse, kimono top and bell sleeve dress. In the grey coated jeans a size 12 and the black double cloth pant a 10.

Yes, black will always be my first love, my comfort blanket and my winter mainstay BUT with temps still hitting the late twenties most day’s here (SE Queensland) I need to mix up my wardrobe a touch and add a ‘lighter’ feel.

So this week, as my confidence grows, I guess my wardrobe will happily oblige by following suit…

Expect some colour, not masses but enough to give the key pieces I have already brought a bit of a lift.

So how’s your week been? Anything exciting been happening while my head has been buried under a stone?



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  • Lisa Mckenzie

    You will be in Country Road mode very soon babe!You have had a busy week yuck about the dentist though.i really like what you have bought for work even though it’s a lot of black maybe you can add some accessories to your outfits or some of your fabulous scarves to add a pop of colour,but you do do black well gorgeous girl and I am so pleased you are settling in well and happy at Country road and thank you for the love Xx

    • Lisa I am so lucky, CR already feels like home.There is still lots to learn and digest though (its completely different to Witchery) but I love it! Another couple of weeks and fingers crossed I will be fine!
      Glad you like my purchases lovely girl, there are some fabulous scarves in at the moment so I know I’ll buy one (or two) very soon to feed my scarf obsession 😉 Hope you are relaxing this weekend with your feet up Petal xx

  • Sophisticated Mumma

    Sounds like you’ve had a busy week. You’ll be in the full CR swing in no time! As far as the black goes, well you can never have enough as far as I’m concerned. Black suits all occasions and you look great in it. My usual second choice is grey or white, that’s how adventurous I am! Wishing you a lovely weekend xx

    • Awwww thanks lovely! I too love grey and white although I did fall heavily for the Witchery jazzy pants last season which helped top-up the colour section of my wardrobe! Have a relaxing day gorgeous xx

  • katypotaty

    Mwaah mwaah – miss you so much up in Noosa!

    Glad you’re settling in, but terrible that you had to spend today at the dentist again – silly UK dental services!

    • Miss you too sweet cheeks – Mwah right back at ya!
      I’m so over the dentist right now, I still have to go back for follow-up visits for both the root canal and the crown aaarrggghhhhh! xx

  • Petra

    Really pleased the week has been kind to you. School hols mean sleep-ins for moi (even tho’ I homeschool but it still counts)! Glad for the (slightly) cooler nights on the GC, but nowhere near putting anything resembling winter on! Yep, I love black too – tho’ have been embracing lots of colour for the last couple of years but now I’m over it and want my black again!!! Although infusing colour in a watch or bag is still o.k. Have a great weekend. And yes, wines are perfectly o.k. every night for the first week at a new job – maybe even into the 2nd week because, you know, you’re still getting used to the idea of a new job!!!

    • Ha ha ha – can you read my mind lovely girl? I’ve already decided wine is on the menu for this coming week too! Yay for school holidays! Sleep in and recharge (I get 4 days off over Easter and I can’t wait).
      Black is truly my comfort zone when it comes to clothes, whenever I feel nervous or unsure I always go for Black. Have fun with while you’re away and give Ned the biggest squeeze xx

  • Kathryn

    Ohhh yesss Chermside. It’s not that far from the coast is it really…although I do love a sneaky trip to Carindale too! You always look great, and sounds like you are feeling that way again too. Have a great weekend, Kathryn

    • Do you go to Chermside Kathryn? It only takes us 50 minutes, its also super handy for catching up with Ms.May who is Brisbane based. I also love Carindale, and Robina’s great too – but that’s a bit of a trek! I am feeling so much better now thank-you! Have fun this weekend! xx

  • Congratulations on all your achievements this week. I love all your Country Road picks. My absolute favourites is the dress, the kimono top and those boots. Have a lovely weekend. x

    • Vicki you are adorable! Thank you gorgeous girl, I have really enjoyed my first week, everyone is so lovely to me which instantly makes the first week nerves lots easier! The bell sleeve dress is divine, I love it and the boots are by far the best investment I’ve made in forever. Hope you are relaxing and kicking back this weekend xx