Apr 12, 2016

Tuesday Cocooning. New Things. Footless Opaques, Discuss.

What else can you do on a rainy day off but cocoon? The tumble dryer is dealing with the laundry.  Thanks to the power of the weekend's batch soup making; dinner's already sorted.  And thanks to preschool, there's silence and stillness in every corner of the house.  The kind of silent stillness during which one doesn't need to be suspicious or frightened of the potential threenager related reasons for its existence.


Endless mugs of tea have been enjoyed today in the company of Netflix (specifically that Diaz/Lopez/Wilson gem, 'What to Expect') and stuff I'm reading for work.  Whoops, perhaps I should have put the reading before the Netflix...






Nice mail has been opened and admired.  Thank you Willow and Lotus.  'So Major Bananas' is going to be anchoring many an outfit this autumn and winter.



I've even tackled some housework.  The award for most enjoyable chore goes to cleaning my make up brushes with Mecca Cosmetica's 'Brush With Success' ($24 AUD).  It's a spray on brush cleaner that you then blot off with tissue paper.  It also leaves a beautiful floral scent on your brush so that you can feel a bit special the next morning as you run around the house getting ready for work and pre school.



Still loving veggie sushi bowls for lunch.



Today's version included Sun Rice's Organic Brown Rice.  It's a bit more spendy than their regular brown rice but has a softer grain and flavour.



Got to Target just in time for the last of their black opaque tights in my size.



Except I got a 2 pack of footless opaques by mistake.  Advice please, readers.  Return or keep?  And if keep, how to wear?  Keeping in mind my forty something, feeling the pull of gravity, mum demographic.




Ditto with the black long sleeved caped T shirts for Preschooler SSG.  Three year old's wardrobes are big on pretend and also garments that swoosh as you move at speed.  Tutus, princess' ball gowns, fairy wings and these $15 caped T shirts from Target.  I guess you'd call it activewear for preschoolers.




The detachable capes even have their own labels.

How are  you keeping yourself busy as the weather gets cooler and wetter?

Are you going through a preschooler activewear phase at your place at the moment?  Is it hard work keeping the tutus and princess gowns clean?  I think I've gotten off quite lightly with only having to look after wash and wear detachable capes.


Don't forget to tell me what to do about the opaque footless tights....



16 comments:

  1. Love Target footless tights, I feel the cold so wear footless tights under
    jeans in the winter.

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    1. I never thought of doing that! Great idea.

      SSG xxx

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  2. I wore footless tights today - I wore ballerina flats and a little dress. Good transeasonal thing.
    They might go well under boots where you might wear opaques with feet.

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  3. That sushi bowl looks delicious. I might pinch that idea. Where do you buy your edamame beans? They seem oddly hard to come by here.

    The only way I'd wear the footless tights is as pretend leggings, with knee high boots and socks for warmth (neatly hidden under said boots). And a skirt/dress, obviously. Tights =/= trousers. If that doesn't sound like something you'd do often then maybe an exchange is on the cards!

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    1. Glad you found the edamame, Rachel. Seem to have lost your second comment about this.

      SSG xxx

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  4. Ankle boots maybe for the footless tights in the autumn. I'm glad you had a relaxing day. Maybe get the work papers out the way first next time. Then the rest of the day is guilt free.

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    1. Anna, that's what I should've done.

      Oh, film was 'What to Expect'. Answering your instagram query here...

      SSG xxx

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  5. Hi SSG

    I am a 41 year old mum to a three year old and i wear footless tights. I usually wear them with casual dresses and flats or sometimes for work under a shift dress with heels. They really are quite versatile.

    Clarissa

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    1. You might just have swayed me, Clarissa!

      SSG xxx

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  6. Witchery has lots of tunics ATM for wear over footless tights. I find the whole tunic/footless tights/flats get up a great travelling outfit so am sticking up for our Canada trip in September.

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    1. Hi Brady,
      Canada! How exciting!!!!!

      SSG xxx

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    2. Only a few days RnR at either end in Vegas and Vancouver, it's a work trip so many farm visits in between. Don't worry, I'm sure I'll fit in Sephora/J.Crew shopping somewhat along the line!

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  7. I like footless opaques with ballet flats and a nice tunic dress. That salad looks amazing! xxx

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  8. I had a giggle at the accidental footless tights buying! I've done the same thing myself. Only by the time I noticed it was too late to return them as I'd picked them up at woolies and I don't keep the receipts long! I do find them pretty god to wear with boots though - as you can still wear socks inside the boots to keep your feet warm! :)

    They also work well under maxi skirts/dresses for when it's really cold, but not sure if that's an option for you in Sydney, it's a lot colder than Brisbane so you might just keep maxis for the warmer months!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  9. footless tights with socks/ boots in winter- better than normal tights! xR

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