Yesterday I had lunch with my wonderful friend Emma. Em is one of those people that you can’t help but fall in love with. No matter what else is going on in your life – dead dog, car crash, apocalypse – you walk away from spending time with her feeling more positive and inspired than you ever have. Everyone needs an Emma in their life.
We ordered the cheap and cheerful lunch special at a random Japanese place on York St, and tetris-ed ourselves into one of the many, many tables jammed into this little underground eatery. Does anyone else feel awkward when they squish between two tables to sit down, like your ass is brushing up against your neighbours lunch? Note to self: more exercise, less Cadbury Marvellous Creations.
After loads of talking and too much teriyaki, I headed off to Sportsgirl to grab a dress for a wedding I’m going to tomorrow. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute. They were literally hanging the new season stock out as I walked in – pastels, neons, and brights as far as the eye could see. You know what’s healthy? My love of neons. (You know what’s not healthy? My love of whole egg aioli slapped on toast. Hello, thunder thighs.)
I snapped up a brightly coloured shift dress ($89.95) with matching necklace ($29.95) for the wedding, but I also walked away with a pair of pyjama-like pants with a fluoro yellow print ($89.95). Who needs pyjama-like pants with a fluoro yellow print? Apparently I do. Like I said, my love for neon knows no bounds.
One last pit stop on my busy Wednesday – the Target spring/summer product showing. I’m all for Target and K-Mart for basics – singlets, plain tees, Bonds undies, trackies. I didn’t expect to be blown away by coloured denim, pleated skirts, neon and pastels. The beautiful patterned blouses I saw are easily on par with a lot of the high street stores, but for half the price. I can’t stop thinking about one blouse in particular, which is obviously a sign I need it in my life.