And here's part two of our Somedays Lovin style challenge! The great thing about these "style challenges" is that firstly, S & I have yet another excuse to spend some quality time together on a rampage about town - something that we don't get to do so often nowadays. Secondly, we can try new styles that we wouldn't usually go for - case in point is this jumpsuit (also sadly very Summer-appropriate, and therefore quite out of place in yesterday's gale-force winds).
What does Off Duty meant to us? Apart from lounging around the house, one of my favourite things to do whilst not at work is to grab a coffee (chai latte if it's after midday!) with T and galavant around town. Yesterday's outing took us to Peachy in Shenton Park, The Little Pantry next door for the beverages & then Rokeby Road for a spot of browsing.
Somedays Lovin kindly invited LeFanciulle to take part in their Somedays Lovin x Natalie Offduty style challenge and I picked this very Summer-appropriate white tank to try out. On a rainy weekend like this one, a white tank goes perfectly under a wool coat, especially when combined with my never-grows-old jeans & ballet flats combination.
Not much to update you all re: wedding planning since I have hand-balled it to the super awesome Jess of The Butcher, The Baker, The Stylist & Creator (who has also sworn my decor plans to secrecy for now!), but because I can't contain my excitement, here are the shoes. S, as my MOH (obviously!), has a matching pair, and the rationale behind our crazy "investment" was:
1. White satin wedding shoes are the devil
2. Any excuse to cash in on our favourite shoes
3. We will wear them again, and again, and again etc etc.
Now to hide them away in the box for another seven months...
Whilst I'm not a coffee-addict like the majority of the medical brethren, I do entertain good hygiene & caffeine has taken a central role in that matter. Additionally, as one constantly ridden with dermatitis, I can't even express how much better this makes my skin look & feel. It sure beats the constant steroid creams!
Tonight, after slogging away for the whole weekend, I will be scrubbing in to some relaxation with this Peaches & Clean coffee scrub (a generous gift from Katrina when we visited her MANY 6160 Fremantle store). It's my new long-shift ritual! And that goat's milk bath powder is next on my list.
My newly-discovered hot tip for shift work/long days?
Make a huge deal out of things you've got to do (eating breakfast, having a shower, etc) and TREAT YO' SELF. It keeps you sane.
We're definitely not (and have never aspired to be) pro-bloggers and as such are happily plodding along with our day-jobs in honour of this auspicious occasion. I guess we hope you don't mind our emphasis on being relatable!
Not that we've been very consistent with keeping tabs on how old this blog is, but comparing our content nowadays to what we started with just shows how far we've come. Although we might no longer post as regularly and dedicate countless hours to little lefanch, we're thankful for the amazing opportunities this humble project of ours has brought, and we're so happy to have been able to share it with you! Be prepared for a bit more slow plodding from us, and we hope you stick around :)
Monday, start of the working week for most normal folk.
This year T & I have both tossed about our ideas about separating or combining work clothes with weekend clothes. We have come to the conclusion that whilst there are some items destined to be work-only (hello black trousers) and others resigned to leisure (destroyed jeans, i'm lookin' at choo!), it makes much more sense to wear everything everywhere. I think perhaps it's the combinations that make an outfit office/hospital appropriate, rather than the actual item.
Zimmerman's Cloud Stompers collection hails the come back of the pussy-bow blouse, a quintessential office wear item. Something that ladies world wide call on to interchange with a stiff collar.
Ahh werk, ruining my free time to go gallivanting. Might as well get dressed when the occasion arises! If you were wondering, that does mean weekend accessories, heels, and crazy prints I'd only be able to pull off as a senior.
Favourite leopard-print boots from Peachy after the jump!