Last week’s ‘Stripes‘ theme was fun, it pushed me a little bit out of my comfort zone and I’m not even 100% sure I pulled it off. This week’s theme is ‘Picnic’ which basically means no rules so I was determined to keep my look laid back and simple, everyday Danimezza style.
I packed ‘the most beautiful picnic basket in the world’ with lots of delicious goodies for us to eat in the late afternoon sun. I made a fresh batch of brownies just for the occasion and splashed out on some yummy cheese. The waxed cheddar, the double cream camembert cheese and the pumpkin & pickle dip from Aldi are worthy of any party platter I promise.
We picked a lovely spot in the sunshine by the river with a playground for Aidan to run wild on. It was only ten minutes drive from home so we’ve already made plans to go back. It was lovely to lay in the sunshine, laugh with my boys and enjoy the afternoon.
Aidan was happy for the chance to run wild with the other kids at the park and “fly” on the swings. Don’t be fooled, with a good run up he can go pretty high… which always leaves my heart in my throat.
We go to the park a lot but I don’t normally take pictures, my camera is always too big and heavy to lug around and it’s not safe for me to just leave laying about in the grass. This was the perfect opportunity to take a few snaps… who told him he could grow so big so quickly?
Aidan’s wearing his favourite skinny shorts and the most beautiful super fine merino wool hoodie, a birthday present from Merino Kids. Seriously, it’s so gorgeous and soft that I almost didn’t want Aidan to wear it incase he ruined it. Screw that idea though, enjoy it while it still fits baby boy. It’s lightweight but really cosy and I think he looks super handsome in it. You can currently save 35% off at the moment too, I may be lusting after the scarf and beanie in grey. They’re pricey but high quality I promise.
Anyway we’re not here to talk about Aidan are we? We’re here to watch me prance about in an open space with backlighting, showing off my outfit… right? Oh and my new hat of course. If you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen it a million times by now, oh well… I love it.
- Floral Woven Fedora – City Beach – gift from my Mum
- Scrabble Necklace – ASOS – circa 2011
- Kore 9-5 Top in Coral – TS14+ – gifted
- Pink Cardigan – Target MODA – circa 2011
- Pink Watch – Factorie – under $20
- Woodland Skirt – TS14+ – Currently on sale
- Woven T-Bar Sandals – Payless USA
- “Beach Cruiser” and “Day Glow” Nails – ORLY
When I was in Melbourne for TS14+ I was told I could grab a few outfits from the store (I love my job) and as soon as I tried on this top I instantly added two more in different colours to my pile. If you ‘like’ me on facebook you might have seen the big conversation about it. I’m in LOVE, they’re made of nice fabric, come in fun colours and most importantly they fit great even with my big arms and huge boobs. I actually need more because they’re always in the wash when I need one. High rotation people, if that’s not a solid recommendation I don’t know what is.
This skirt is perfect for picnics, it’s soft, stretchy (for when you eat too much cheese) and the length is adjustable. The dark denim colour means it goes with practically everything and the bonus is that it’s not as restrictive as a denim skirt would be. At the moment it’s going for a total steal in the mid-season sales. Just in case you’re wondering I’m wearing a size M and it’s generous. See, casual can still be fun with a little bit of fancy!