I turned 30. I surprised myself when I realised how afraid I was to be 30. I still like to skip, jump over fences, swing, climb trees and run barefoot on the grass at midnight. Must I stop now that I’m 30? Must I grow-up? To ease the shock of being a decade older, I planned a party. A masquerade-supper party shared with my husband who is only 2 days older than me.
One of my favourite things to do is plan an outfit for a special occasion. I usually start with something I fall in love with and work my outfit around that object. That something could be earrings, or a belt, a dress, bracelet, hair accessory or shoes. This time, I fell in love with shoes.
Shoes: Shop on Long Road (Gallery Walk) Mt Tamborine, Queensland
Dress: Harris Scarfe (couldn’t believe how well it matched the shoes)
Bolero: Jacqui E (pinched from my sister)
Earrings: Can’t remember
Tip:When planning a special outfit, find something you really love and work around that object. I found my shoes about 9 months before my party. And I kept them too, without wearing them, until the special day. I went a little matchy-matchy with all the flowers but it worked because it was a masked-party event. Don’t be afraid to mix old with new; you’ll be creating your own unique look.
What I love most: The shoes! Hands down!
Party Venue: Home Store & Cafe, Ashgrove
Soon, I’m attending the Connect2Mums conference and the Ausmumpreneurs Awards. I anticipate a full, inspired weekend of learning. What am I wearing to the Ausmumpreneurs Awards? Not sure yet, but I’ve fallen in love with a dress. I need to muster up some courage and brave the walk into the shop and hope the price tag is not too high. It will feature in an up-coming My Style post, I’m sure.