If only I knew last week, what I know now…
Hindsight is such a wonderful thing, don’t you agree?
The first moment I felt my back jar – I should have listened.
It was a instant burning sensation, followed by a dull ache.
Of course I ignored it. My attitude of ‘it’s nothing’ ‘i’ll be fine’ instantly kicked in.
Superwoman never really feels pain right?
Last Tuesday morning I even went to my regular PT session at the gym – (before you say it, I can imagine what you’re virtually thinking) WHY?
I simply HATE letting people down, even if it means sacrificing myself.
I also happen to have a really high pain threshold (which I have inherited from my dear Dad, 85 terminally ill and still cracking jokes a plenty) which means I can easily fool everyone around me – including myself, into thinking I’m ok and in control.
When actually its the complete opposite.
This coupled with a ‘mind over matter’ attitude means I can get through tough times without most people knowing there is anything wrong with me.
Damaged facet joints in my lower back, possible disc injury and my pelvis is out of line.
My lower back went through hell and back yesterday at an appointment with a very talented Physio – yes, I did cry out in pain a few times, but I felt confident that she knew her stuff. I left with my back covered in tape plus an appointment (and promise) to return on Friday, to let her do it all again. OUCH!
Anti-inflammatories and pain relief are doing the rest – WHEN WILL I LEARN?
Anyway, all I had in my head last week was I could not miss attending Brisbane Fashion Weekend – seeing Beckie and Sophie aka @twocorporategirls on stage doing their corporate thing was all I truly cared about. It was my focus and the reason I pushed on through!
The girls were fabulous by the way. And yes, our little gang nabbed the front row just to watch them be their awesome selves – yet another proud Mumma moment to add to the growing collection.
Here they are in action.
As soon as TCG came off stage, it was like my body and mind came to the conclusion enough is enough, which meant I didn’t have time to catch up with lots of people. I did however spend quality time with two of my favourite beauties Karen Style Loving 2 and Rachael from Ruby and Lilli and of course guzzle a quick champagne 😉
It was then over and out for me.
We headed back to our mates place (Beckie came too, so I was a happy Mumma) where we were staying. A fabulous Indian curry was bubbling away on the stove waiting for our return!
On the day I wore the cutest jumpsuit from Shabby Sisters which I talked Jonny into ordering as I dashed off to work (very last-minute) last Wednesday lunch time. I picked it up on Friday morning, and instantly fell in love.
Clementine Jumpsuit $69.00 (unfortunately this sold out almost instantly) it might be worth emailing Shabby Sisters to see if it will be restocked | Tassel Earring Ruby and Lilli* (sold out in this colour ) | NiKKi* heels from Frankie 4 (sold out in the Latte, but tan arriving in December – available for pre-order).
This jumpsuit combines all of my favourite elements: OTS, Pockets, Navy and Floral. I was super comfortable.
Sizing: I panicked and ordered the 14 (as I couldn’t risk the 12 being too tight on my butt and thighs – not a good look) I was wrong, the 12 would have fit perfectly – but I got away with it!
Anyway, because the jumpsuit sold out like lightning, I thought I would show you a couple of pieces that have arrived from Isle of Mine that I’m loving right now.
Indira Top* in Seed $69.95 (one size fits most) | Surla Pant* in Black $99.95 (wearing M/L) | Black Crystal Tassel Earrings* $35.00 | Sunnies ‘My Girl’ ASOS (on sale) | Charlie Heel* $89.95 Frankie & Co
When summer (and if you live in QLD the humidity kicks in), fabric plays a huge part in how we shop our wardrobes.
Cotton, linen and rayon are all fabrics that allow us to stay cool.
The Indira top is 100% rayon and super light. The sheer panels on the shoulder and hemline add texture and a point of difference that I look for when choosing pieces. Another big plus for this beautiful top is the v-neckline and short sleeve.
This is such a versatile piece that can be dressed-up or worn casually over swimmers with your favourite denim skirt or shorts.
Same goes for the pants, 55% linen and 45% cotton making them a dream to wear all through SS. And yes the POCKETS were the deciding factor of course.
Now I cannot leave you today without talking about the tassel earrings from Ruby and Lilli
They are selling like hot-cakes for a good reason, they are fabulous! So lightweight to wear which means no awful dragging down of the ear lobe.
They also make perfect presents for your stylish girl friends!
My Girl Sunnies from Quay Australia are also available from The White Owl Boutique if you would prefer to order from inside Australia.
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