It's well and truly Spring here in Sydney; the weather is beautiful and there's a general feeling of positivity in the air.
I'm feeling far less heavy of heart than I have been.
This post is a bit of a mish-mash of stuff, but first up a few outfits. Nothing new, apart from the Karen Walker skirt in the first pic.
I've decided that a cropped top works best with a full skirt on me. I may be 46, but I'm not afraid to get my gut out!!
As you can see, it's not super cropped, just slightly. Don't worry, I won't be going any more cropped than this. My daughter has already told me I'm too old (don't you love the honesty of teenagers!).
She gave this top her approval, though.
Karen Walker skirt, Topshop top and APC sandals
Equipment blouse, Isabel Marant pants, Repetto shoes
Zara top, Jenny Kee scarf, J Crew Andie chinos (still going strong) and mid-life crisis shoes.
Next a renovation pic. The Slab is Down:
Fingers crossed it all proceeds smoothly. There was a delay in pouring the slab due to wet weather.
This is our new kitchen, bathrooms and small living space - hard to imagine now, but it is taking shape.
I took a few days off this week as it's the school hols. We spent a fair bit of time walking around the area where we're renting.
It's a suburban area, far more so than our 'hood. You can get a lot more house and land for your money here, but the downside for us would be the necessity of driving everywhere. I refuse to sacrifice our ability to walk and cycle for a few more square metres of land.
We also spent a bit of time hunting around for possible curtain material.
At the back of our new structure will be a massive concertina glass door. It will be the size of the whole width of the structure, and reach from floor to ceiling (3.5 metres)
Our architect has advised us that for a glass structure of that size, blinds would not be practical, so I'm breaking my lifelong aversion to curtains and getting some made.
The fabric possibilities are endless, of course, but our budget dictates we can't go with a very pricey fabric, but we've found a few that meet our criteria.
This one is probably a bit too $$$ but it's amazing and would be very much a feature curtain:
We will almost certainly be going with this fabric instead, as it's significantly cheaper than the Lisa Bengtsson, and is a bit less of a statement. I think the fact that it's less busy and lighter will also suit the space better.
Marimekko Lumimarja fabric
What are your thought on crop tops and curtains?