Winter Cocktail Dressing

The cocktail party had been marked on the calendar for a while. Mid-October and the promise of a balmy evening meant that I had settled on a cute summer dress.

Then something extraordinary happened.

Brisbane turned rainy and cold. In the middle of October. Madness.

I was faced with a sartorial choice.

Shop in a panic for something warm that fits the cocktail dress code. Make something in a rush. Or shop my overflowing wardrobe for something suitable. Read more

Spring/Summer Trends from Lights of Paddington

The other weekend I headed into Paddington for a fashion parade. The local boutiques hosted Lights of Paddington and show-cased Spring/Summer trends. A gorgeous array of clothing, jewellery and shoes.

It’s been a long time since I attended that kind of event. Since I had been within the fashion fold.

It rekindled something. Served as a reminder that I really do love fashion. I’ve let that part of me go for a little while. Not that I have been dressing in sack cloth – but discussing fashion, thinking about it, revelling in it has been absent. After my year of not buying new clothes, I have remained fairly frugal and restrained with new purchases. But that attitude to fashion doesn’t preclude being able to enjoy it. Read more

Freelancing and the Law

It’s conference season. I’m not sure who mandated September as the month of learning, trips away, hang overs and marketing swag.

This month I have been to LawTech and the ALPMA summit. Since post GFC both of those conferences have foreshadowed sweeping change across the legal landscape and dire consequences for those firms who wouldn’t heed the warnings. There has been change in that time but not at the scale predicted, not with consequences foretold and not in all areas explored. Read more

12 x 12 Capsule Wardrobe

Over the last 12 days I have worn exactly 12 items of clothing. There’s been creative mixing and matching. There’s also been a lot of washing.

The 12×12 project is part of my commitment to a sustainable approach to fashion. I’m not sure how the washing fits in here. But I do love a fashion challenge.

This one was courtesy of the Shop Your Wardrobe 2018 Facebook group. We are bunch of like-minded folk who love fashion and the earth and are seeking to make more of what we already have. We’re doing that through weekly challenges and encouraging each other. Read more