Fashion Wednesday

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Do you “get” fashion?

Or should I say do you know your style, what looks good on you?

When I lived in the city, during the day most of my friends and I would be dressed in jeans and a t-shirt that we had found lying on the floor or hidden at the bottom of the washing basket. We would get dressed up for our date nights & girl’s catchup dinners. Now I live in a coastal touristy town-all bets are off. Dressing up means you threw on a sun dress or t-shirt dress over your bathers to pick up the kids from school!

When you only have one child, you have time to slap on some makeup, iron your clothes and and find the right socks that match. When you have 2 or 3 children, the fashion must-haves seem to be at end of your to-do list.

Most of my friends have a hobby. They play hockey, do crafts, bake, photography or go to the gym.

My hobby is buying & reading magazines. Don’t laugh. I have been collecting them for years. It is an addiction and I may be responsible for all the destruction of the Amazon forest, which is cut down to make the paper that my precious magazines are printed on but what is a few trees for a few moments of relaxation?

For me, it is a de-stress, a relaxation thing. I can sit down with my coffee/wine/beverage of choice, switch off my mind and be in my own little world flipping through the pages, taking in the image that is a snapshot in time.

For the longest time I have been collecting Instyle magazine. Which may seem a little odd as I am not a particularly trendy or fashionable person. I have stuck with my classic uniform of jeans, ballet flats, t-shirt, maybe some extra jewellery here or there.

I have taken note of a few fashion bloggers over the past 1-2 years who seem to nail it every time.  They do know how to put together an outfit and have mastered the selfie. Or have trained their partner and children in fashion photography.

So last week, I decided to break away from the black & blue uniform I tend to normally wear and try out Vanessa’s #SNSColour 7 day Challenge. (Style and Shenanigans blog)

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It was actually fun trying to put colours together, I did feel overdressed and my hubby kept asking me who I was meeting out each day, because I was making such an effort.  Again, taking selfie’s continues to be awkward but that is the world of fashion & Instagram.

Some of the bloggers who took part:

Redcliffe Style

Kimba Likes

B being Cool

Mama Stylista

Middle Aged Mama

Styling You

Sonia Styling

Glamour Mama

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Join me over at Kimba Likes for Wardrobe Wednesdays and Trish’s Wordless Wednesday (sorry-a not so wordless wednesday today)

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  1. Never overdressed Lisa. Looking and feeling great everyday. The colour style challenge was fun.

    • Thanks Vicki, I am trying to get more colour in and use more accessories with my clothes to brighten myself up.

  2. I think you did your colourful week beautifully! That pink necklace is lovely :)
    Lisa@RandomActsOfZen recently posted…ArtfulMy Profile

  3. Wow you nailed the challenge. What a great idea to break out of the ordinary. I really should try it!!
    ann recently posted…Wordless Wednesday/Thankful Thursday- #100happydayschallenge weeks 5&6My Profile

  4. I loved the snscolour challenge – it really made me take a hard look at my monochrome wardrobe. You nailed the colours beautifully x
    Bev | Iris May Style recently posted…Adding a pop of colour to my work wardrobeMy Profile

  5. I need to follow you on Instagram. My name on Instagram is @ThePlumbette… nothing like my styling page and yet all my photos on instagram have nothing to do with plumbing. Go Figure! I loved doing the challenge, because when you have kids, the last thing you think about is changing your style or accessorizing. Well done on the challenge!
    Bec @ Styled by Bec recently posted…What I wore to a 30th Birthday Dinner PartyMy Profile

    • Hi Bec, thanks for the comments, I have followed you on Instagram and my feed has nothing to do with my blog either-it is just random pics of my life

  6. I love seeing the fashion challenge photos and admire. I really gotta get my shiz together and take part one of these days, just to challenge myself xx
    Alicia recently posted…Picking Muntrie BerriesMy Profile

  7. Lisa who cares if we are overdressed. I often am out here. That might just mean I have added necklace or some lip gloss. Love the purple on you. It’s also nice that your hubby noticed … mine can be a little oblivious
    Annaleis recently posted…{WW} Long Weekend FunMy Profile

    • haha Annaleis, men are a little bit of a challenge aren’t they? I have definitely taken more care in my appearance since the challenge.

  8. Rocking the rainbow fabulously Lisa! It’s so easy to slip into a style slump when you’re a SAHM – style challenges like this one keep me away from the jeggings! Thanks for the shout out xx K

    • No problems Kate-it was great to find your blog through the challenge and get some fashion tips from you as well

  9. Fab effort! Love how you’ve added some colour and still kept your casual beachy vibe, with a dressed up twist, and even jogged the husband into noticing!

    Thanks for joining the Wardrobe Wednesday Glam Squad! x
    Kim-Marie from Kimba Likes recently posted…What I Wore | SnS 7 Day Colour ChallengeMy Profile

  10. Wow, what a thrill to come across this post via my blogging buddy Kimba Likes.
    Thank you for joining in the challenge last week. I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I admit I got a thrill looking through my IG feed and seeing yours and everyone else’s interpretations and takes on the day’s colour. I loved all your looks but especially love that yellow scarf – winning!

  11. Wow, what a thrill to come across this post via my blogging buddy Kimba Likes.
    Thank you for joining in the challenge last week. I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I admit I got a thrill looking through my IG feed and seeing yours and everyone else’s interpretations and takes on the day’s colour. I loved all your looks but especially love that yellow scarf – winning!
    Vanessa Rowse recently posted…SnS Book Club: The Rosie ProjectMy Profile

  12. Tough challenge for me – I don’t own any yellow haha. Love the purple dress. :)

  13. Loving all the colour, especially love your ‘orange’ day. Have to get onto instagram.

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