Do you ever have one of those ‘it’s so me. I just have to have it moments’ ?
You might be surprised to hear though, that these epiphanies of mine, are not as often as you might think.
When the ‘must-have’
panic urge hits me, I never ever try on the item in question.
Honestly I don’t (I hate trying clothes on anyway).
Nope, I have no desire, because I already feel super confident.
All I need to do is look at the piece to instantly know if it will work on me or not, and of course decide on a size.
I must also add, that if I receive any negativity about the item I’m lusting after – I totally ignore it.
It’s like I don’t even hear it.
I just know.
One of these moments hit me on our week away at Burleigh. When we headed off to Robina for the day shopping.
Beckie really wanted to add a couple more corporate pieces to her arsenal and to be honest, Jonny and I were just tagging along.
Because I was in full-on holiday mode, I didn’t have my shopping head on at all – plus the fact, I had consumed a copious amounts of fabulous food/alcohol – squeezing my ample ass and thighs into anything remotely fabulous was not on the agenda!
I was just happy to offer advice to Beckie (she shopped up a storm in Zara by the way).
As she was paying for her goodies, I noticed one of the Zara girls at the till wearing MY top – yep, I’m talking about the epiphany one 😉
elbowed gently nudged Jonny ‘that girl looks fabulous in that top, don’t you think?’
Now I must tell you; for those of you that don’t know, poor Jonny has been hit with a severe case of double pneumonia. Even though he came shopping with us, he was just going through the motions, so I did forgive him for the initial lack of enthusiasm at my finger-pointing 😉
His lack of excitement recovered quickly though, his response was just what I needed to hear ‘I can see why you’ve noticed her, it’s very you’.
Well played Jonny!
Anyway, within a millisecond, my eyes started frantically darting around the shop trying to find my new love AKA the long knit.
The stars aligned for me though, because as we were making our way out of the store, it appeared as if by magic!
I asked Beckie her thoughts, and she didn’t like it.
This is the only time we are different.
When Beckie is shopping for herself, she only see’s what she needs.
And she needed corporate wear.
It’s also not a shape she would go for either (as she is a bit shorter than me).
Dresses and tunics with jeans.
Split Side Longline Tunic Knit (purchased from Zara Robina) not showing online | See Heritage Jeans | The Muse Shootie $299 Mimco
Longline Split Back Tee $34.95 Zara (current stock, try your local store as not showing on website) I’m Wearing M | Seed Heritage Jeans | Beat Sling Back Boot $349 Mimco
When we arrived home from Burleigh, the first stop was to empty the P O Box (just so you know, Two Corporate Girls are getting more parcels than me).
One of my parcels was from the girls at Adrift (see special offer code below).
(I featured this fabulous jumpsuit from Adrift in a previous post).
As soon as I opened the package a blog post came straight to mind.
Longline tunics and top are big for A/W 16.
Consider adding a shirt/shift style dress over your favourite jeans.
** See side-show below for full length pics**
The mere fact that this is a dress that can be worn also as a tunic – makes it a winner in my book.
Double duty items that earn their keep are the perfect pieces to cling on to.
The fabric is lightweight enough to be worn on a baking hot day.
When the mercury drops add your favourite ankle boots, scarf and leather jacket.
All three looks are classic, flexible and completely understated.
Think minimalist with a twist.
Length depending; if you choose wisely, it’s also something most people can pull off.
The key to making this look work for Autumn is all in the colour palette.
Neutrals that offer me choice and elegance are my preference.
Think camel, grey, black, white, denim and blush…of course a touch of leopard is always thrown in the mix.
You can add so much texture to a neutral outfit by adding the right accessories.
Tassels, animal skin in warm rich tones.
Boots, scarves and jewellery are what I reach for.
And of course a killer pair of heels or boots – but you knew that anyway, right?
I believe my epiphany was all down to knowing my style personality.
Yes. I believe we all have one, and that what makes us unique and individual.
Just if you can’t get to a local Zara store (the only ones I have visited are in Brisbane and Robina) I’ve sourced similar tops online for you
ASOS Tall Longline Top in Babyrib with Split Front $53.00
ASOS ADPT High Low Tunic Top $95
Are you a long tunic kinda girl? Will you be embracing this A/W trend?
Items marked * have been gifted to me for editoral consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.