But…you only live once! And if you think I’m going to write that awful abreviation for it that people are going around saying, wearing on tee-shirts and whatnot, your completly bonkers! But it’s ture anyhow, and with our up-coming trip (flashback here!), it’s really making me appreciate things alot more, as soon we are going to be veeeery far away from all our family and alot of our friends (although quite a few will probably be in Europe still by the time we get there..).
I havn’t traveled very far before, or for long periods of time, so this whole travling business is very new too me. And boy is there alot to learn!! Visa’s, shots, the right back pack, what to put in that back pack… the mind boggles… which brings me to the point of my post today. I’m really not a materialistic person, but knowing that I’m leaving and am only going to be able to take certain items of clothing with me is making me sad, as I know I’m going to miss my clothes. Wow, such a dilema!! (sarcasim) I know, Pathetic right?!
I have had alot of friends that have travelled extensively, and they have kindly informed me that I have nothing to worry about. (Dramatic “Phew”) Apparently when you travel you dont care what you look like, or so they say. I can get this though, I mean Fay has traveled all through the Middle East and Africa on a Contiki, and said you might only get one decent shower in a week, so you’ll go in, in all your under garments, and do a double whammy, clean yourself and your clothes. Then you might let them dry on your backpack while walking around all day… sounds good to me!
Being a nanny, I really don’t dress up for work. I have two amazing families I work for and they age from 5-11. I only work 2hours in the mornings doing the school drop off with my 5&6 yro, so that really only requires me to get changed out of my pyjamas, and I love doing crafty stuff, playing games or bouncing on the tramp with my 8&11yro, so with them I normally wear comfy clothes like shorts and a singlet or tee. As you can see, my day-to-day style is pretty low-key and pretty boring!
But thats ok, because when there is an occasion to dress up, I reeeally enjoy it. I’ve kinda always felt that getting dressed is abit like playing dress-ups. Most days I’ll be in a”normal” kind of mood where I dress for comfort, but then there are days when I’ll go all out and try something a bit different!
So now I know I’m not going to be surrounded by all my clothes, I kinda wanna make the most of them while I still have them! I also want to be a bit more adventurous with my dressing, so if I happen to be in an op shop and see something that I would like to wear but wouldn’t normally, Im gna give it a go!
And thats exactly what I did when I saw this dress a couple of days ago at the Red Cross Op Shop:
This is a TopShop dress that I saw shoved over a rack, peaking out from under another dress… like someone had tried to hide it…I saw the pattern and it looked like something I wouldnt normally wear, but I really like the design and its a pretty, easy to wear dress.
Unfortunatly I have a weird shaped head. You cant really tell from looking at me (well I hope not?!?), but I really feel that I have to be having a super good head and hair day to be able to pull off wearing a head scarf. These days are few and far between (dammit!), because I love accessories, and have sooo many head scarfs! Maybe its all just in my weird shaped head, and its not that weird…I hope so!
I have a thing for skulls, so couldnt pass up this awesome skull tee!!
And my fav purchase of the day… :
How cute is this daisy brooch!!!?? I’m in love ♡♡
And guess how much all these items cost…??
$5!! YIP, Im not kidding! They had a half price sale on, so I found all the clothing items, went to go and pay (it came to $4), then saw the daisy brooch and got the lot for $5!!
Not a bad haul huh?!…