Styling Story : Work Lunch By the Bay
Posted on January 07 2020
Summer is the season of work functions. There are more events than usual to attend and just for fun, they all have different dress codes.
I was invited to an end of year lunch by a business I have worked with for a few years. Also invited was my 'Director of Content, Curation, Graphics, Photos, Online Marketing and Research' (who is also my grown-up daughter). On this sunny day in Melbourne's Williamstown we took a detour through the waterside gardens to take some photos of this look I put together for the lunch. I started with the perfect blank canvas - my favourite dress from my range - the Take to the Floor wrap maxi dress in jersey (I am wearing a 12).
Being an end-of-year function, I wanted to incorporate some sparkle (although I CAN find an excuse to add sparkle to any occasion, to be fair) so I chose silver as my accent colour. I started with this Carolina leather wrap belt (a Japanese style obi-belt) which, because of the width, is great for body types like mine where you want to cinch your waist (I'm a pear.. big booty, small on top and small waist). I wrapped a long strand of jewels to around wrist (I’m starting to think I have a thing for things that wrap..) which I snapped up in the Christine-is-moving-location sale, and Ipenema sandals with a spot of bling. Oh - and I slipped on some gorgeous silver drop earrings I got from a recent evening market.
Always keen on a pop of colour, I was inspired by my electric blue nails. I am sure the style-afficionados would say I should have stopped at the metallic accents, but I couldn't help myself - I grabbed the blue graphic pouch from my DVF bag to use as a wristlet/clutch and my blue framed sunnies. My favourite Panama hat (also from Carolina) tied it all together for a comfy, jazzy, professional summer look.
Chanel said: 'Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. It is always better to be underdressed.' So I added a necklace at the last minute, looked in the mirror, took that off and shot out the door!