This dress is sooo cool and light and easy. It's funny to think this was last year's Christmas dress... it's done pretty well. Perhaps getting a bit "round the house-ish" but still quite nice. So here I am today, all dressed up kinda nice to venture out to the shops. But this is the thing...
The funny thing about Australia is that from Christmas Day until well past New Years Day, almost nothing happens. By that I mean, a lot of shops and businesses will be shut. Christmas Day being on a Saturday and Boxing Day on a Sunday, so of course both Monday and Tuesday last week were public holidays. It's almost a whole week of near shut-down. Some of the BIG stores have BIG sales, but sensible people avoid those like the plague.
So it's like this. The kids are on holidays and it has been extremely hot; I feel like all of us are slumping into a heat induced coma and we are starting to forget what day it is... which is partly why I decided today was the day to rouse myself. I should get out and tick a few errands off my list, make a few essential purchases at the grocery store. My inner just-do-it gal is screaming at me to... well, just do it. So off I trot only to find the streets deserted for yet another day. Whaaaat? Ohhhh, New Years' Day delayed public holiday.... turn around and drive home again.
Luckily for me, I have a little local supermarket I walk to nearly every day which will be open for any essentials, but, well it's not every day I can motivate myself to actually drive places, park and get bigger business done.
I hope I can get motivated all over again tomorrow...
Dress; Simplicity 3745, modified to be slimmer fitting, lined and with pockets, white dotted swiss voile and lace
Sandals; Vincenzo, from Soletta shoes