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Let me tell you about the time I seriously misjudged the unofficial dress code at Palazzo Versace. Actually, now that I write that, there probably IS an official dress code that I missed. Whooops. Anyway. That’s a story you’d like to hear, right? I know I give off this vibe like I’m perfectly poised and perfect in every and all situation (stop laughing!) but I really got it wrong this time and I knew from the moment I tried to enter the property via the service exit on the windiest day ever.

Shall we?

I entered a giveaway of sorts on Chantelle’s blog; she was recently named an Olympus Cameras ambassador and was hosting a lunch for a group of readers. I immediately bribed my way in with offers of helping to set up. I’m tricky like that. When the ‘you’re in’ email arrived; I was excited to read that it was going to be at the Palazzo Versace, I’d never been there.

What to wear to said event bothered me for a while but I soon forgot about it in the blur that was the next few weeks leading up to the event that was the Thursday before the ProBlogger event. Soon I found myself standing over my suitcase the night before I was due to leave wondering what the heck I would wear. Thank goodness I have a number of clothes to cchoosefrom; fashion blogger win.

I decided I wanted something a little dressy, as a nod to the environment, but mostly fun and casual. I chose the new season jacket from 17 Sundays that had arrived the day or two before, matched it was a button up from the brand from ages ago and some strappy wedges. I just had to decide between the acid wash denim skirt, the leather look joggers or my black scuba pencil skirt… Decision decisions.

If you know me, you are starting to worry a little here… One of these things is more casual than the others… And my sleep deprived, packing overwhelmed self made a decision. And she chose the acid wash skirt. She chose the skirt despite it being button up down the front and prone to wrinkles. Especially after an almost 3 hour car ride and lunch. I was in trouble, and I didn’t even know it yet.

I arrived, parked my car, smoothed my skirt and strapped on my wedges and went in search of an entrance. I misread the sign and soon found myself caught in the blustery day on the waterfront with nowhere but the maids entrance to get me back inside. I wandered around for a bit and gave up heading back to the front entrance where a property seminar was letting out for lunch.

Now if you want to see fancy, I highly recommend happening across something exactly like that. In sleek corporate dresses and Louboutin heels, they swooped across the lobby, polished and perfect as I trailed behind windswept in acid wash. It was about then that I chuckled to myself glad I hadn’t worn my sneakers and found an elegantly upholstered couch to flop onto and wait. Ok, not wait, Instagram. Same same.

I’ve taken some pics for you, so you can chuckle too. Cute outfit for sure, but sooooo wrong for this place. Awkward. Luckily Chantelle was warm and welcoming (as always), the lunch was spectacular and the company was even better. They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch but let me tell you my friends; this was a free lunch, and it was amazing. Soon I forgot all about being underdressed and got on with enjoying every little bit of it.

Plus I had bigger problems. Button gape problems! But that my friends is a tale for another day. Have YOU ever misjudged what you should wear to somewhere new? Make me feel better, tell me the tale. Check out the pics, I should’ve worn the scuba pencil skirt, right? HA.

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Print Jacket – 17 Sundays {coming soon}

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Tell me I’m not the only one who has done this!!? 

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