On Monday morning a gorgeous lady came into Mimco looking for a new handbag (yep, I know she was definitely in the right place 😉 ).
We got talking (she was delightful and I would just like to add, she also looked fabulous).
What I love most about meeting new people is the getting to know you stage.
I like to say ‘hi, how are you’ and then let customers have a wander around first (I can’t stand being over powered by sales assistants, it makes me want to run for the hills). I’ll then check back in with them to see how they are getting on, or if they need my help.
She liked a couple of bags. One was a tote.
Have I told you how lovestruck I am with totes at the moment?
Must admit I’ve been a bit slow on the up-take. But now I’ve come around, I’m in BIG TIME.
I really wanted her to have the tote bag, it really suited her. What I didn’t want to do though was convince her to buy it, just because I love them.
It turns out that she loved it more anyway – making Bev a very happy gal.
Anyway, would you believe said gorgeous lady already knew who I was – this fact alone still shocks the life out of me. It’s like when I’m at work I forget that I have an online presence. Stupid I know, but true.
We of course started talking about who she followed online.
She found me through Nikki (Styling You) – ‘thanks darling, I owe you a champers’.
We also nattered about the lovely Jenni from Styling Curvy.
Jen has a such great writing style that I truly admire. Her genuineness and honesty never fails to touch my heart.
Both myself and said gorgeous lady also talked about how stylish Jenni is too.
I often think ‘Wow’ when Jenni posts her first pic of the day…mostly because at that point I’m normally dashing around the house (late for work) like a headless chicken still in my pj’s and resembling Worzel Gummidge (if you don’t know who Worzel is click the link – he truly is my morning twin) while Jen of course looks like a goddess.
It also got me thinking about just how special these online connections are. We naturally gravitate to people because we identify something in them that feels good. It maybe style, honestly, laughter or compassion, but whatever that special something is makes me extremely grateful.
Just think, I may never have struck up a conversation IRL with the lovely lady IRL, our paths may never have crossed – food for thought eh?
Righto, time for a touch of fashion…
Sometimes I’m known for getting a little over excited when it comes to fashion.
Before we go any further, I need to establish if you’re surprised? (answer nicely in comments below) 😉
I liken these style epiphanies of mine to light bulb moments.
Moments of complete clarity.
Moments when my adrenaline kicks in, letting me know to trust my gutt instinct and nail the prize.
The prize in question is this fabulous cardigan.
It had my name all over it.
From the moment I laid my eyes on it, I just knew.
Jules Longline Cardigan in Grey* (wearing size 12) $55.00 | Betty Basics Ink/Silver Stripe Jade Pant* $39.95 (wearing size 12) both pieces from Lee Lou Anne | Singlet (oldie from Witchery) | The Muse Shootie $299.00 Mimco | Jewellery Uberkate
Becky and Missy AKA Lee Lou Anne contacted me to see if there was anything I liked on their website.
For the love of god…how could I turn down this cardi? Especially when worn with a drop crotch pant?
Panic did set in temporarily because the girls didn’t know if they could source more – thankfully they have – so major meltdown averted 😉
Elongating and slimming, with a hit of sexy off-duty vibe.
The hood is a big nod to sport-luxe in a delicate lady like way.
I truly can’t wait for a windy day so it can billow behind me adding a touch of drama.
Worn simply with a singlet/tee and jeans it works a treat.
Or change the jeans for drop crotch pants.
Heels, ankle boots or sneakers and you’re good to go.
This one is a MUST for any A/W wardrobe – my advice: run don’t walk lovelies at $55 it won’t last long!
Pssssssst before I go….just checking you’ve entered the comp on Instagram to win an Extra Small Uber Circle from UberKate? A special sentimental treat for Mumma’s day.
Would I find a long cardigan in your A/W wardrobe?