Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Don Drapage



You know those days when all fifty of your plans fall through and you're left with what seems like a nightmarish situation - a day completely free to do as you please. You could go sky diving. You could do the groceries. You could follow a stranger home and leave a lock of your hair in their lettterbox. Today, I was faced with that kind of day. Being faced with no plans at all leaves an alarming taste of panic in my mouth - having to juggle a million things at once (two internships, uni, writing for the uni magazine, my blog, two retail jobs, two styling/stylist's assistant jobs) means any free time is eyeballed with the utmost suspicion and the inevitable fear of wasting time.

I ended up bush walking. My friends drove me to a random hill connected to a bush of sorts, and two of them went bolting into the bush, limbs akimbo, as if running into a forest like a spastic would serve any purpose. I meowed at a friendly neighborhood cat, who replied with gusto by letting me maul it, and then scratching itself by doing the Thriller dance move while lying on the floor. Did I get anything done? No. But it was nice to do nothing to remind myself that doing nothing is just what I need sometimes.




Pants: Slouch Jersey Pant by Bassike
Jacket: Loft by Ann Taylor
Sunnies: Karen Walker
Bag: Etsy
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: Senso on sale
Cuff: Wanderlust + Co
Watch: Triwa



These are my lazy poo pants - they are wonderfully slouchy, stretchy and lightweight. Ticking off all the boxes in my search for pieces that are versatile, comfortable, effortlessly chic and let me carry as many food babies as I want. I was never one to spend anything over $30 (yes I am a cheapskate) on basics but I've come to appreciate the incredibly quality of the material that brands like Bassike and Jac + Jack use, and the incredible crafting of their deceptively simple basics.




39 comments:

V.days said...

DUDE HOLY SHIT, you have to juggle so much. Can that even fit into a week? I have to take my hat off to you, it's amazing what you're doing right now!!

xx vacantdays

Jeline said...

Great outfit! And wow you got so much to do!! It's crazy hahahaha

http://thedamselinadress.blogspot.com

Yeliz Selvi said...

DON IS MY MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!nuf said lady, looks like you enjoyed that cat and bless you for breathing today!!!xx

Shannarh S.T said...

Nice outfit! And that bag is love.

I love those stairs. Bit of a mission to trek up to, but so worth it.

xoxo
Shanna

jbst-wanderlust.blogspot.com

Brooke Lazarus said...

oh my god, i love this outfit!! you are gorgeous!
xx

j. said...

you look too good to go bushwalking in that getup. hope you enjoyed your day off!
jessie x
the weekend project.

The Fancy Teacup said...

Swooning over that collar. And you totally rock those pants!

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Vicki said...

you rock! this outfit for bush walking is amazing..id be bushing falling in those heels.. :) x

Meet Me On The Streets said...

Crazy girl did you go bush walking in those heels??

Krissy ~ said...

you do fit a lot into your schedule! it's good to have some time off!
i love those boots and the pants are definitely a plus when it comes to a food baby! aha! perfect!
Krissy xoxo

gwenstella said...

Bush walking in those heels? You're a queen.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

I bet those pants are very comfortable! You're one busy person haha! X

http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

Camilla said...

them some fun trousers, love it

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

!HYBRID HUNTER said...

Yay kitty!!! Random cat love <3

--Izumi
HYBRID HUNTER

Adeola Naomi said...

Love your bag!!!
Great outfit!!!!

Simone said...

Your jacket! Your bag! Your shoes! Your hair! Loooooove it!!

Kisses from Vienna,
Simone

Michelleesque said...

Hahahaha, I love harem pants! I always get teased wearing them.

Michelle
www.michelleesque.com

Adeline Er said...

The ankle booties is an absolute love!!! Goes perfectly with your harem <3

x

couturing said...

The harem pants look great on you!

couturing.blogspot.com

Sam Style Paws said...

HOLD UP JESS. You've just become my hero. Not only do you look awesome in a pair of harem pants but that cat is TOO CUTE. Besides the cat of course, you look amazing. Your outfit posts keep getting better and better and better. Let's switch wardrobes just for a day please. xx

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Anonymous said...

cecil hills?

maggie said...

Great jacket and shoes! Those harem pants look so good on you.

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Julie said...

That's a lot to juggle. Good luck !

WOLFCUB said...

hey beautiful one,

was so lovely meeting you tonight, am digging your blog and following your stylish butt. Will hopefully bump into you next week!

Brides x

RD said...

I just love this!

Erin Z said...

How in the world do you even fit so much into your schedule?!? Have so much admiration for you right now!
Also, those boots are pretty awesome
chimericalperfection.blogspot.com

alannah. said...

holy moley you are ridiculously busy! i don't know how you do it all. but then the saying always goes if you want something done give it to somebody who is already busy. somehow i feel this very much fits with you!!
you're going to have one hell of a CV. love love love your birkinesque bag, the colour is fab, & the way your hair splays out over the fur looks great & i love the tortoiseshell shades!x




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rachel said...

your posts crack me up. I do the exact same with neighbourhood cats.

love the jacket, and those pants look so comfy! x

Elle said...

Cute outfit! Love the jacket and bag!
Elle
Www.melelle.com.au

Nicole said...

I feel like drowning when I have one job, then I look at you - you're like superwoman in comparison! Definitely in awe of that... and the way you write. I felt like I should tack that on there, haha.

xx Nicole
http://hrznbl.blogspot.com

theM.A.D.creationist said...

Wow fantastic look! love it!

http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

Giuseppe

jysla kay. said...

You look fantastic, love it. And that olive green jacket with fur is identical the BB Dakota one I wanted! Love your way with words!

Looking forward to meeting you at MBFWA xxx

clothesculture said...

The most amazing winter jacket!!!!

http://clothesculture.com.au

MissPiggy said...

I love that you've gone "bushwalking" in high heels. Awesome.

DollHouse said...

My daughter and I when to Doll House to buy a Sherri Lee dress that my daughter was obsessed with. I received no service from the sales staff until I asked. They gave my daughter a few styles to try on when asked what size my daughter would be, she pointed at the dress my daughter had on and said “that size”. I noticed that the dresses had no size tags on them and when I asked the sales staff about that, they got frustrated with me and gave no explanation. So I left the store with a much deflated daughter, went home and ordered the dress online and saved $200.

DollHouse said...

I went to Doll House to get my dress and they promised they would get it in. I was so upset when they didn’t come through for me so I went Sassy Boutique. They were able to get my dress within three 3 days. They had wonderful customer service and nothing was a problem for them. I really appreciated the effort they made to make my night memorable. i will never go to dollhouse again.

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