Can you remember the last time someone bought you flowers and how it made you feel? I bet a lot of women can remember the first time they ever received them. For me, there is nothing that says love, appreciation, congratulations, romance, condolences or thoughtfulness like flowers.
I saw this little yellow top, sitting in Zara like a pretty daffodil, and I instantly wanted it. The problem was, it’s cropped length, and very full, which presents a bit of a problem for me.
My parents used to say I had ants in my pants. I suppose I still do- constantly on the move, always a little bit restless, and stuffing my life full to the brim. It suits the life I’ve carved out for myself, but have the tendency to over-do it, and when I crash, I’m usually completely down for the count.
Try as I may (and let’s be honest, I don’t try very hard at all), I find it impossible to stop reverting back to a certain style of clothing. It amazes me that I own anything that isn’t pink, floaty, floral or has a bow.
Have you ever translated the lyrics to Edith Piaf’s signature song “La Vie En Rose”? The French on its own is remarkably romantic, but what really makes you melt is understanding exactly what that earthy voice of hers is saying. Not only does it convey the feelings soft happiness and giddy optimism, this song (popularised in 1946) found appeal with those who had survived the difficulties of wartime and were finding happiness in new beginnings. Miss Piaf summed up that hope and love with the colour pink.
I am finally on holidays, and even better, I am now at home with my family. It’s so wonderful to be able to just relax and take a load off and if I want to go for a drive, explore somewhere new and take my time doing it, I can. On my last day on the Gold Coast, Chelsey and I did exactly that and took a little trip up to Mount Tamborine, which has always been one of my favourite places.
This time last week I was writing a post about all the essentials that I thought every woman should have in her wardrobe. Personally, the number one thing on my list is a white shirt.