It's been awhile since I have posted on the blog and while I know some bloggers took a break over Christmas, I didn't actually take a break from social media or anything like that. I started a new day job that requires a really long commute every day. That combined with a busy Christmas, I am just getting used to replanning my time to manage work, the freelance work I do for people, working out, working on the blog and attending social engagements.
Christmas was spent in Sydney with Matt's family and we also did a quick trip to The Blue Mountains, which was my first time. New Year's Eve was celebrated back home with a 70s disco party, and I sure was glad to see the end of 2017. Individually and as a family 2017 would have to be one of the hardest years. There were plenty of highs, but the lows were rock bottom and while 2018 brings new hope, we can only wait and take each day as it comes.
I'm not one for making all these new years resolutions, but I do have goals I want to achieve this year! Lots of them! So stay tuned for that! Recently we also did a mini trip to Noosa with Matt's family and recharged during a heatwave with watermelon frosé, acai bowls and spending every day at the beach. Things also became stressful with Donnah after some concerning test results. Then after even more tests, we were able to breathe a sigh of relief as they didn't find any new tumours they thought might be there. While she isn't out of the woods yet, she can keep on keeping on.
This look is one of the looks I had planned to post last year, so I will be picking up where I left off and back to regular posting. As you know by now, I always gravitate to feminine pieces and usually lace ones too. When Rachel Parcell released this as part of her RP Collection, I had to have this dress! This powdered blue lace dress is perfect for summer, and for me, pretty much a transeasonal option where I live. I like how the style is quite versatile for younger and mature women, and suitable for so many occasions. The key is how you style it with pieces that you already own, to put your own spin on it -wear the dress, not let it wear you. Here I styled with pastels, while safe, the cheeky miss piggy bag gives it a little something extra. I would also style it with darker and/or bolder shades of blue.