So in just over a week, I will be in Sydney for the Aussie Bloggers Conference. And I am super excited. Excited on a few levels. One, I get to meet, in real life, the many magical people I have met on the interwebs through this Blog and twitter. Secondly, it will be 4 days entirely on my own. No seriously, on my total lonesome. Well except for the catch ups that are being arranged, but on a whole, there will be no demands for Milo, lost DVD pilgrimages or any breaking up of impromptu UFC smack downs in the lounge room. And I just KNOW I will appreciate all of these AFTER I’ve had 4 days away alone. I just know it.
I have been away once, with my two best friends to Melbourne. That was 5 years ago. I did a bit of this
And a lot of this:
The one thing I have not got sorted yet though, is my attire. I know, total 1st world problem, but forgive me father, it's been 5 years since my last holiday alone and I want to look pretty.
We have a dinner/dance on the Saturday night, plus this Saturday I have cocktail dress inspired 40th to attend. So I need a kickarse dress. And I've tried, lord how I’ve tried to find something exactly right. I’ve been to every major shopping centre here on the Coast; admittedly a little distracted by the 4yo trying to expose me to the world whilst trying on outfits, but nothing has caught my attention.
Well, nothing did, until, last Saturday when I was sitting on the couch and out came Shelley Craft on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. Sure, judge me how you see fit because a) I was home on a Saturday night and b) I was happily gearing up for an hour of people stacking it in unfortunate circumstances, but if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have seen Shelley wearing this:
|I know it's a shock, but this is not me or Shelley|
She looked amazing. Immediately I was trying to work out where she had gotten it and, through the power of twitter, Channel 9 advised me of the designer. Snap. Oh except that when I got to the website, this dress is apparently “beach wear”. Oh and it’s a Kaftan. Two things that do not scream dinner dance and/or Cocktail Wear. Then again, I’m coming from the Gold Coast; surely anything other than a leopard print unitard will be a given the AOK?
Either way, the dress was $180.00 and well, let’s face it, I’m tight, so I am still dress less...
Luckily, I have been emailed a few suggestions this week, which I am still trying to manouvere my way around.
|Don't be a hater, I can totally pull this off.|
|Should I choose to bring the fam.|
|High Class (some would say Hooker, I am refraining)|
|I've heard the weather can be unpredictable|
|Red shorts. Black singlet. Happening hair. I think I've found it.|
See you in Sydney ;)