This is not a camping post! ** Instead, it is all about the few things I am gathering together to make up an outfit to our local race meeting in two weeks time.
Of course, I have NOTHING to wear...well, not quite, but you know how it is! I am giving myself two options, starting with a base of either white linen pants, or dark blue denim trouser jeans (both wide legged).
So where is a girl to go when she is out in the sticks and needs to do some shopping, but isn't going NEAR any shops? She heads to ebay (what did I ever do without the internet?!)
Decided to go with my navy pants as a place to look for a colour theme (and remembering I have a new white blouse that I could wear with them) and opting out of a hat this year, as the P & C is running the "Food Shed" (classy in this part of the world!), I searched for a fascinator. And came up with this little number! Navy doesn't seem popular for a fascinator (there only being one!) but more better for me - a bargain!
Then comes the dilemma about footwear. Hmm, I have some cute red wedge heels (not too high) but they are open toed. Right now, I really have a complete outfit with the blue pants, white blouse, navy fascinator and red shoes. But, horror of horrors! I don't have a red handbag to complete the ensemble! (not one the kids have hi-jacked into the dress up box, I don't!). So back to ebay, to find this other little bargain (its a small shoulder bag - should just tuck under my arm when on my shoulder) that no one wanted. Sigh. I do so love a bargain!
Then I started thinking, which can be dangerous... what it it turns into a warm day? What if I want to wear my white pants instead?! White top AND pants is not a good combo for our races, and sad to say, my favourite top that I like to wear with my white pants is, shall we say... a little snug (sobs quietly). Mind you, so are the pants, but the right top & the wonderful array of suck-er-in underwear can help with that (not much can be done with the bosums, sadly!).
Anyhow, the back up plan - navy shoes to go with my white pants. I haven't had navy shoes for years, and apparently they are not in plentiful supply. But I found these, that again no-one else wanted... am a little pleased - I think Zoe Wittner is a fancy brand of shoe, yes? And low heels for this idiot who manages to sprain BOTH ankles (though at seperate times) in a period of three months.
And below is the replacement shirt for the one that is too tight... not perfect, but navy shirts are apparently a hot item on ebay and was outbid ridiculously on another one I was bidding on.
While I was searching for shirts, I found this other navy and white shirt...and hmm, THAT would look nice with BOTH pairs of pants! I am still waiting to see if I have won this one...
So there you have it: Races outfit(s) for 2009! Obviously focusing on a theme of navy, white and red... the fascinator being the common denominator.
But, help needed here, oh fashionable friends: jewellry - do I go for the classic pearls (which I already have) or pearl/silver earings, or perhaps look for a trendy, chuncky red necklace to tie it all together, teamed with silver earrings?
Your due consideration would be appreciated!
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