Family Love and Sunday Style

The stylish baby lawyer came home last weekend.

She finished work on Friday afternoon after a very heavy week of lawyering, headed home (with her washing in tow) to Mumma.

Gosh I miss her living at home – when she walks through the door it’s like a bright light switches on.

It’s at that specific moment that we realise exactly what we have missed.

Jonny and I are always like little excitable kids waiting for her to arrive, when her car pulls on to the drive, we pick Lula up and dash out to greet her.

The special welcome party always puts a huge smile on her dial.

We only saw the birthday girl the weekend before when we celebrated 24 years of her awesomeness – so I felt like we had struck gold seeing her again so soon.

Even though Beckie and I talk several times a day, there is something special about her coming home.

Yes, home cooked food (plus a few glasses of champagne) and a big catch-up were in order.

Time for her to clear her head and let go of adult stresses for a couple of days.

Time for us to savour every second of her infectiousness.

After a lie in, on Saturday morning we all headed to the beach (Lulabelle included). The little sass queen even posed for a doggy photoshoot 😉

Family Love and Sunday Style

Somehow putting our feet on the sand and listening to the ocean makes us all feel reconnected and peaceful…it’s also the complete opposite to city life for our precious girl.

Baby Lawyer Update:

Beckie is truly loving Law life, she has hit the ground running and is embracing every second of her fast corporate lifestyle. Her days are long, but she works with some truly fabulous people, colleagues that she already calls friends.

You can tell just how proud we are right?

On Sunday morning, we snapped a quick Mumma Daughter pic, before I dashed off to Mimco for the day *insert very sad Mumma face*

Family Love and Sunday Style Sesh

Beckie wearing: Marnie Midnight* (on sale) $24.50 | Bev wearing: Sparkle and Sass Tee* (on sale) $22.50 both Ruby and Lilli

Beckie then headed back to the city to prepare herself for the coming week of pressurised deadlines, study and looking corporately stylish.

Jonny and I were invited to a new store opening on the coast.

So as soon as 4pm hit at Mimco, I slipped into something more appropriate and headed out for a cheeky champagne to celebrate the opening of Hunted Concept.

Hunted Concept is the brainchild of two friends Amy and Rachel.

Rachel is the hair guru, Amy the style lover – together they have created a new concept in boutique shopping.

The destination experience.

Hair | Beauty | Style

Boutique style merges seamlessly with hair and beauty – the whole concept amalgamates together for a uniquely stylish experience.

If you find yourself on the Sunshine Coast, please pop in and say Hello.

23 Ocean Street in Maroochydore

What I Wore

I (like most stylists) have lusted after the Balmain Double Breasted Jacket (link to Net-a-Porter) but at over $3000 a pop, there was no hope of it sitting in my wardrobe.

But thanks to the lovely Kirsty KirstyAsheStyle and her style detective skills, this Jenna jacket from Hanellei has softened the Balmain blow somewhat.

Family Love and Sunday Style Sesh

Jenna Jacket in Black (I’m wearing the 14) $79.00 Hanellei | Blouse Witchery (no longer available) | Jeans: Ava Rips Jeans* $79.00 Frankie and Co | Heels Windsor Smith from last year | Sunnies: No.1 Karen Walker

When I’m unsure what to wear, I ALWAYS fall into my comfort style personality zone: Classic.

Jeans, a smart blouse and a jacket, finished off with a heel, never fails to make me feel good. No matter what the occasion.

I was nattering too much on Sunday night and completely forgot to get an outfit pic, so I re-staged the look yesterday – I also added a small black sparkly Mimco pouch to the mix on the night.

I’m a curvy girl. I have hips, chunky thighs and a butt (I’m not being harsh on myself here, just honest) BUT when I show my curves (and not trying to hide them) I actually feel more confident and streamline.

The key to pulling this look off is balance.

Dark or black denim always works a treat for pear-shaped girls (I still adore my lighter denim, but for a A/W evening look, I always go darker).

Skinny jeans are your friend – I honestly believe they can work for everyone.

I’ve added a nude colour blouse to break up the heaviness of the black, while still remaining neutral and feminine. The blouse is half-tucked (covering my butt at the back).

Leaving the jacket (shorter and nipped in at the waist works well to balance out my curves) to be the hero.

Note:

Don’t expect this jacket to be the same quality as the Balmain at over 3K – it’s made from polyester, but well worth the compromise and the price for me!

 

What’s your go-to confidence outfit? 

 

Pieces marked * were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy

 

 

Bev,

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  • We feel the same when our Miss 19 comes to visit too 🙂 . You always look great Bev!

    • I’m like a child on Christmas morning Janet – I know you feel the same way too xx

  • Denim has always been and will continue to be my go to look. Its what I feel the most comfortable and confident in and for me those are the two most important factors. I’m actually thinking of getting two pairs of jeans from BT spend and save, even though I love all their clothes I think investing in denim is always a good idea.
    So glad to hear Beckie is enjoying her job, I’m sure coming home is like her peaceful haven and a much needed rest and recharge.

    • You and denim are a match made in heaven Karen. You ALWAYS look fabulous. I totally agree about investing in the denim from BT, it will provide you with longevity, rather than instant fashion. I’m thinking of getting the plain black and maybe the black distressed – as I’m struggling to decide between the two!
      Beckie loves coming homes as much as we adore having her! ??

  • Suzie

    Love your look bev! Exactly the sort of outfit that makes me feel fabulous too! Love that classic grungy look.

  • merilyn

    you both look gorgeous bev! … and lulabelle the adorable!
    glad you’ve had some great catch ups!
    and that beckie is loving her work! … it wouldn’t be easy!
    I love that Balmain look alike jacket! you look stunning in it!
    my go to outfits are jackets, jackets and more jackets! and slim pants, scarves and boots!
    much love m:)X

    • Awww thanks M! From the moment Beckie arrives home she cuddles Lulabelle right until she leaves…Princess Lulabelle is adored by us all!
      Yes, Beckie has embraced Lawyer life to the full – so pleased she is happy…even with the long hours ?
      Your go-to style sounds like perfection to me. Always been a lover of jackets and scarves! Lots of love darling xxx

  • Kathryn

    I can imagine Beckie just loving being home, and not having to do the adult thing. I still do that at my parents and I’m 55! You always look amazing! x

    • The moment she walks through the door Kathryn, she leaves adult Beckie on the door step ? Nothing like being pampered and looked after by your Mumma though ??

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Stunning Bev,you always look amazing ❤️I’m so glad Beckie is loving her job and you get to catch up often.My go to outfits would be skinny jeans or a dress depending on the occasion ??

    • Thank so much Lisa. I’m so happy for Beckie, she has worked so hard to get to this point. But most delighted that she is working with really lovely people, who genuinely get on – it makes working until midnight more bearable!
      Both skinny jeans and dresses look incredible on you darling – you have amazing style. xxx

  • Sophisticated Mumma

    I’m so glad Beckie is doing well, such tough work but it will be worth it. As for that blazer, it’s flippin’ awesome. Looks way more expensive than it is xx

    • Awww thank so much Nat. So happy she is with such a good firm – they really do look after everyone and the opportunities for growth are right there in front of her.
      The jacket is awesome, super fitted around the middle – which is perfect for my pear shaped butt! xx

  • Ingrid – fabulous and fun life

    The Jenna jacket looks stunning! As the Balmain one is out of my budget too, I’ll have to check out the Jenna!

  • Double breasted jackets look so smart! This one is much nicer than the exxy Balmain!

    • Seriously in love with the jacket Em – Hanellei have some fabulous on trend pieces xx