We all have that one mate who effortlessly throws together a man's shirt, some buttons she turned into earrings & a jaunty bowler hat and looks fabulous. I am not that mate.
Similarly, I know there are people with immaculate Better-Homes-and-Gardens-ready living rooms. People who's homes are always within a cashmere throw of being magazine ready. I am not those people. In fact, those people don't tend to invite the kids and I around very often!
I’m a dag. Last night I went to dinner at the local sports club wearing a white ruffle shirt and a navy military blazer. While, some women would pull this off, I looked like an extra from Pirates of Penzance.
I follow a lot of stylish people on instagram. They're forever making an artful vignette by combining a statue of Mother Theresa, some chevron washi tape and an antique potato ricer. I marvel at their stylish homes and wonder which corner of the house I would have to declutter in order to reproduce a similar scene and where I would put the resulting box of crap.
Yesterday, in the brief moment between sitting down and being mobbed by the girls, I snapped a photo of the clutter in Casa de Cooker and instagrammed it. It would seem I’m not alone in my unstylishness.
Up for a bit of unfashionable fun? I’m laying down a challenge to the unfashionable people of instagram. Take a picture of your daggy daily life and tag it with #vignettesfortheunfashionable. At the end of the week (22/6) I'll pick the best photo and post the winner a tin of goodies baked by my unstylish self. (The winner will have to be someone from Oz, because if anything or anyone in this house is flying overseas first class, it'll be me.)
If you're not on instagram, you can follow along with the fun in my blog sidebar – for this week it will display all the instagrams tagged #vignettesfortheunfashionable. Better still, email me your photo and I'll instagram it for you!
up to the challenge?
do you own a bowler hat?
secret dag or out and proud?