I’m really excited to be continuing the series “What shall I wear today?” today because it’s such fun getting to know Lifestyle Fifty readers’ personal style.
Above, I’ve put together a mish-mash of just some of the outfits that have been contributed so far.
The What Shall I wear Today series is a little like a virtual coffee morning, where the atmosphere is open and secure, a place where it’s ok to talk about what and what doesn’t suit us and ask for feedback too.
It’s also a place to say: “This is who I am, and what I like, and actually I don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks!”
Two readers in day wear
In Part 3 (parts 1 and 2 are in the links above) I’m featuring two lovely ladies who have snapped themselves in day wear, and given us a little description about where they bought their clothes and why they like them.
First up is Annabel Candy, a writer, blogger and website developer from Noosa in Queensland Australia, followed by lovely Janet Scott who is currently living living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a few years. She also writes a blog about her life there.
Annabel Candy, the lady in red
“This is a bit of an odd photo of me in a dress, because it was taken on the beach near my home.
I bought this red stretchy cotton dress in Trade Secrets factory store last summer for $30 and love it. I’ve had to do a few repairs on it because it’s not very well made but it’s still holding together and still gets a lot of compliments.
I love that it’s loose, comfy and it even makes me feel a little bit sexy too! I usually wear it with a push up bra for a bit of cleavage action because I’m small breasted but today I’m going bra free which is a fun change and even comfier.”
Who is Annabel?
Annabel is a professional writer and blogger. She publishes two blogs: Get in The Hot Spot, a fun travel and lifestyle blog, and Successful Blogging, which gives actionable blogging tips for consultants, freelancers and small businesses. Along with her husband she also runs a business that specialises in setting up websites and blogs.
Janet Scott, striking in pink
“The event was a fundraising lunch in aid of breast cancer and we were asked to wear pink. I bought the pink top in Mauritius a few years ago as I loved the bright colour but then I found that it creased easily so it disappeared into the back of my cupboard and I never wore it.
When I realised I needed something pink for the lunch, I decided to drag it out. I was pleasantly surprised that it looked good on and the creasing isn’t as much of a problem as I thought. I tend to not wear linen for the same reason – maybe it’s time to re-evaluate?
The white pants I bought recently at Metrojaya in Kuala Lumpur. I nearly didn’t buy them as I don’t generally spend a lot on one item of clothing and these were about $70 (doesn’t sound like that much now but in Ringgit it sounded a lot).
I am so glad I bought them though, as they fit very well and are stretchy and lightweight which is ideal for the humid weather here. They also go with everything!
My shoes are very old – I can’t remember when or where I bought them. They actually hurt my feet – even though they are leather. I still seem to be wearing them in after all these years, but every time I come to clean out my closet, I can’t bring myself to throw them away as I like the colour!
The little pink hat I bought at a market stall in KL for a bit of fun on the day.”
Who is Janet?
Janet was born and raised in South Africa, then later moved with her family to Australia. Home has been Melbourne and latterly Brisbane in Queensland although she is now living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a few years. Janet writes a fun and engaging blog about her life there, called: Moving to Malaysia.
A big Thank You to Annabel and Janet for today’s photos and stories, I really do appreciate your time and I know that other Lifestyle Fifty readers do too.
So Lifestylers, what do you think about their outfits? Is there anything that you’d take from them?
If anyone else would like to contribute to this series, (the answer you’re looking for is Yes!) please post a picture with a little description about your outfit to Lifestyle Fifty on Facebook, or contact me via my Contact Page. Naturally, I’ll link to your blog or your business if you have one.
Until next time,