Fashion is not generally my forte!
I had a fashion ‘meltdown’ earlier this week which resulted in a much needed purge and reorganisation of my cupboards.
I felt much better afterwards but the feeling of my fashion failure/wardrobe malfunction has stayed with me. So I’m using this post to cheer myself up 🙂
I’m not usually one to post about fashion, I leave that to those more qualified than me, but I am always keen to present myself in a stylish way – given what I have to work with!
My mother is a stylish woman and takes pride in her appearance, she’s turning 84 next month but you wouldn’t know it to look at her! My grandmother was the same, always stylish and elegant with beautiful nails (I didn’t take after her in that department).
Florals in Fashion – Debbie style!
I decided to share some of my floral styles, as I realised I have quite a few floral pieces in my wardrobe! These photos range across the years but they still make me smile.
As you might have noticed I enjoy wearing colours – bright and at times a bit bold! I wasn’t aware I had quite so many floral prints though, until I started looking.
In my view, life’s too short to wear clothes that don’t make you smile!
The fashion dilemma I had this week involved me trying on an outfit from my wardrobe, a simple pair of jeans with a top but it was all horrendous. I was joining friends for a casual lunch and didn’t want to go out feeling like a blimp!
I felt frumpy, dowdy, restricted, cut-in-half, and dull, and my expression reflected what I was feeling when I looked in the mirror. So after a few changes of clothing I went to one of my favourite easy to wear dresses – it’s a white with blue spot t-shirt style dress, teamed with a lightweight orange cardigan and white sneakers. The weather was typically autumnal, warm in the sunshine but a bit fresh otherwise.
This combination immediately made me smile.
It was fresh, not restrictive in the least, gave me a pop of colour and allowed my still tanned legs to stay out in the open. We tend to have a long cold winter here and the longer I can stay out of jeans and boots the better.
I had been requested to take a photo with Donna’s Travelling book of Inner Peace, so once I was home from lunch, I took this selfie to send to Donna.
Name Day for Deborah
It’s also my name day today 🙂
According to Anna, our lovely Hungarian Rotary Exchange Student from a few years ago, the 24 April is the Name Day for Deborah. As my birthday is close to Christmas I’m claiming this day as my very own special mid-year day
Anna explained that Name days are like a second birthday in Hungary. A woman is typically given flowers and made a fuss of on her name day by friends and family and a suitable greeting is boldog névnapot kívánok (neked)!
I wish all the Deborahs a happy name-day and I’m sending you virtual flowers!
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge
Terri hosts Sunday Stills photo challenge every week and the prompt this week is Fabulous Florals. I decided to take my post in a different direction to what most will probably share – photos of flowers, so I hope you have enjoyed my take!
You can read Terri’s post here when she publishes it – Seasonal Florals (she’s in a different time zone to me and Australia is ahead of the rest of the world)!
Here’s a big bunch of flowers for you if you managed to read through my post without making vomiting noises at my self indulgence!
Have a great week ahead.
All my Sunday Stills posts can be found here – I’ve been doing these for quite some time now!
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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