My family was getting together tonight for a very special girl’s 3rd birthday. Around the time I should have been getting ready I was realising that I had nothing for the blog tomorrow. Whoops. Two birds with one stone and all that I decided to put a little effort into my outfit. I hadn’t really planned to. We were going to Pizza Hut. Hardly a flash joint. Though I do hear rumours it’s one of the last of its kind in the state… The dine in Hut style Pizza Hut. Do you have those where you are?

ANYWAY. The outfit was inspired by this red stripe top. I first pulled pants on then realised it was still 36 degrees and I was going to melt. So I ditched those and started adding different things until hey presto I looked like a sailor crossed with the whole Parisian chic thing. With less ironing. So despite having to grab photos at the front doors of my house, in front of the ENTIRE neighbourhood {see face below} I was set for this post.

I love when something so simple as chambray and stripes come together to make something awesome. This could be one of my new favourite outfits. Comfortable and yet it looks like I went to a lot of trouble. That’s a red-hot tip right there, if the outfit looks like you made an effort it really doesn’t matter if TO YOU it feels like you are wearing your pajamas. If anything, that’s a double win in my books.

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Stripe Top – City Chic 
Chambray Skirt – 17 Sundays
Belt – Picked up at a clothes swap
Necklace – Virtu {2012}
Shoes worn as scuffs – I forget! Whoops.

I’m heading through to Brisbane today with my cousin to see the new Tom Hanks movie Saving Mr Banks {squeeeeee based on the Walt Disney/Mary Poppins Author/Making of the movie story}. I have to be up and at ’em just after 5am which is torture of the cruelest kind for me. So wish me luck. And if you see me in or around the MYER centre Brisbane City, be kind. And bring coffee. Lots of coffee. HA.