Daily Outfit: Fendi and Chicago

Daily Outfit: Fendi and ChicagoI probably should title this particular outfit post “What I Dressed Up In” rather than “Daily Outfit”.

Because I certainly don’t strut around town dressed up like this!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to see Chicago the musical. We had great seats, , and as you can see, I was a little inspired, and I thought I’d have a bit of fun dressing up.

Yep, a bit more sexy than my usual look, but hey, it was nothing compared to all the hot dancers on the stage!

A while ago I mentioned that I was looking for some white clothing to add to my wardrobe.

Since then I’ve been on an online hunt for some classic white pieces.

I found some yummy white Fendi skinny jeans on Net-A-Porter – but they were AUD$500. Ouch!

So after a little more looking around, I bought these white Fendi skinny jeans on ebay for $50!

Now I gotta find a white tuxedo style jacket and I’ll be all set.

Jacket from Cue.
Pants by Fendi.
Shoes from Betts.
Earrings from Witchery.
Hat is borrowed.


Day Trip to the River

Castle Building at the River

During the school holidays, we enjoyed a lovely Autumn day by the river.

We all cycled to the river! My two big boys were on their own bikes. I was on my bike. And my husband rode with our baby in the child carrier. It was a first time we’ve done anything like it.

It took us 30 minutes of cycling along roads and footpaths, going over bridges, and through parks.

But oh what a glorious 30 minutes they were! The sky was blue, the sun was shining, the air was delicious.

I had a magical moment, where I felt the warmth of the sun on my arms… and I was filled with such an abundance of glowing happiness.

Castle Building at the River

I admit, I was a little nervous about the kids cycling on the roads and past driveways. But they were excellent bike riders, and had great road sense.

Of course we stopped to have a picnic. We made an impressive sand castle, with a moat, a river system, and exterior ornamentation made up from an array of foliage.

Castle Building at the River

This is my 1 year old sitting in the moat. We let him crawl around in the sand and get right into the castle building action. Actually, we had no choice…he was crashing through the sand castle, gleefuly smashing down what we had made, like a giant monster!

We gave him an apple to munch on, but he kept dropping it into the sand. He ended up with a smear of sticky apple juice all over his chin, and combined with sand, it looked like a cute, manly stubble.

It was a day filled with simple pleasures. The best kind, really, right?

Music in the Park

Playschool at Kings Park

A few weeks ago, we joined a few families to see the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at Kings Park. The evening was aimed at families and young children, featuring a popular children’s TV presenter from Playschool.

I was actually expecting a nice QUIET evening, sitting on a picnic rug, enjoying the spacious greenery, eating olives and cheese, sipping soda water, listening to cute nursery rhymes while the kids played happily on the lawn.

But as you can see, nearly 3000 people turned up, making a patchwork of picnic rugs laid out on the ground until there was not an inch of grass to be seen.

I was a terrified that I would lose my children in the ocean of heads, but thankfully they didn’t stray too far.

The evening was very, very warm. As we sat on our rugs in the setting sun, we slowly baked and sweated, like thousands of roast potatoes. Finally, the sun dipped behind the trees, and the show started.

The kids had a fantastic time.

They raced to the front and moshed with the hundreds of other kids, all dancing and singing, while security guards formed a barrier. But unlike a rock concert, the security guards were not there to stop the audience from invading the stage. They were there to stop the kids jumping or falling into the ornamental lake!

But what did make it like a rock concert were the hundreds of mum’s who were standing up, waving their hands, and dancing to the “hokey-pokey”. Haha it was good stuff.