With Christmas just round the corner (like literally), it does feel so much more harder to get the ‘engines’ going at work. The feasting has indeed begun and it’s evident when you check out the pudginess of my face. I think I look pretty scary with these close-up shots!
Anyone’s got a quick fix for slimming? ;p
And the insane merry-making (cue code for drinking) has begun. We’ve seen a casualty over the weekend and wonder if I will play victim to the loads of drinking this season. Fingers crossed!
Wrapping the week with a couple of projects before hopefully winding down for the rest of the year.
Also taking the time to meet up with friends and indulge in the festive eating. Waistline is so going to suffer as a result of this. Sigh.. BUT, the important thing was that I finally have the time to meet up with the friends and catch up with what’s going on in their lives. As a result, Christmas shopping has kinda taken a back-seat.. I’m so going to suffer! YIKES!
So this week’s dress theme is ‘Ease’. Most of the outfits that I’ve put on allows me to move around with ease. No fuss at all.
I was looking forward to spending a quiet Friday evening at home but a friend asked if I was keen to go check out a party with her. She was going more for work and all I had to do was to keep her company. I guess it’s been a while since I’ve been out to a party, so dragged my old bag of bones down for this event. Dress code for the party read: Couture Goth. I jokingly asked friend do they think that it’s still Halloween to throw such a party? She just rolled her eyes at me. Hehe.
Well, I think I managed to pull together the look for the party. Dressed up a simple studded skull tee with loads of accessories that could fit to the theme. Threw on a black blazer and viola, I’m off for the party. Didn’t really stay long though as the feet were killing me. Have to admit, I’m getting too old to stand and boogie the whole night long.
Had another dinner-do with the Man the next night and since the blazer was lightly used, decided to just switch the tee and pile on the same accessories. This ensemble worked as well for a smart night out about town too.
Grateful for the sorta short work week as I took Monday off to recuperate from the ‘hell week of work’ and ran a couple of errands that involved mostly beautifying of my self. The hair color was getting too brown so I went a shade darker. I guess I shouldn’t be doing that seeing that I only recently colored my hair and I should get it a break before I go bald. Yikes!
So, the rest of the work week saw me dressed in botanical prints.
Me thinks my face is too pudgy! ;(
Just one more week to go and my major projects for the year will come to an end. I just need to start planning for 2013 and hope for a better year to come.
One more week before the madness begins. Totally uninspired for the week and making a conscious effort to repeat my outfits. I admit, the MBMJ dress was an impulse buy. When it arrived, it didn’t fit. Had to bring it to the tailor and the amount spent on alteration could have been saved if I had only tried on the dress before buying it. That said, since I’ve already purchased and altered it, decided to make the best out of it. First time I put it on, it felt all wrong. So, instead of chucking it in the wardrobe, decided to pull it out again and put on a belt to give the dress a little more structure. Thought it didn’t look all too bad.
And on Tuesdays, had a couple of external meetings, so decided to put on a fun printed flamingo blouse from Sandro – one of my fave brands when we were living in Geneva.
And the rest of the week basically just zipped by. Dresses are one of my fave things to put on. Fuss-free and I don’t have to worry if the top matches the bottom. Hehe.
How has the past work week been for you? I can’t believe that we are almost inching towards the end of 2012. Whoa.. where did all that time go to?
But there’s no time to rest and relax. In fact, things are started to get super-duper busy at the workplace. No time to think and pair what to wear. So here’s what I grabbed for work this week:
Simple dress with interesting details always work for those ‘I don’t know what to wear days!‘
And I went on a roll with printed outfits for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
And before I knew it, Friday came. Hurray! End of the week always puts me in a good mood. Decided to jazz up colours! Went with a purple semi-formal work top and dressed it down a notch with my hot-pink Zara pants. Threw on a neon pink and yellow diamante necklace from H&M. All set to rock and roll with this outfit! Woo hoo!
And thankful for the long weekend. 3 days to allow me to rest and recover from my mid-week health scare.
Didn’t feel very inspired to dress up this week. If I have meetings outside of office, I’ll simply put on a blouse with pants and comfortable shoes that will allow me to walk and run about if I need to. As with most days, a dress is really the only thing I like putting on. I hate having to come up with matching ensembles. As for skirts, I think I’ve gotten rid of most of them sticking only to pants for now.
Come midweek, I decided to dress up with this wallpaper printed dress for a special dinner with the Man and the family, but ended up staying at home because I was feeling faint and queasy. Turned out my blood pressure was a little low which explained for the dizziness that I experienced when I got out of bed. I really felt like I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Thankfully, the bed rest prescribed by the doc and the power meds did help work and by the next day, I felt slightly more functional. Blood pressure started to go back up to normal. I hope it stays.
And usually on the eve of the Public Holidays, we will have grand plans of heading out to ‘party’ or just out with friends for a nice long dinner. But because I still feel kinda sick, we headed home for a simple home-cooked meal and ended the night with a foot massage. Slept early and felt a whole lot better the very next day. Wonders what a whole lot of sleep can do for the weary soul.
Can you imagine October has almost come to an end? 2 more months before we bid 2012 farewell…. so much to do and so little time. Work is going to get a whole lot more busy and I hope I have enough energy to sustain till at least mid December. Wish me luck!
It’s been 2 weeks since we returned from our holiday. I haven’t quite fully recovered from the trip yet as I delved straight into work with several projects to clear. Now that I can sorta breathe and the colour has sorta returned to my face, I think I’m ‘ready’ to showcase my work outfits for the week. Hehe.
Incidentally, the outfits for the week turned out to be all prints. ;p I liked the tartan printed drop-waist dress that a friend picked out for me in Milan.
And no.. I didn’t quite forget my ‘golden’ rule of accessorising.