It was raining and cold so I put on my best teenager outfit and said 'Whatever' to the weather!
I have never worn Converse style trainers before. I must confess, I don't really like them but this blog has encouraged me to be brave about my style and try lots of different looks. But no way was I forking out for a real pair! I found these in Dunnes Stores for £8.50...and don't they look authentic? It means that if, after wearing a few times, I just cannot warm to the look, I'll not have broken the bank.
When hubby saw me in trainers, sweatshirt and jeans his first words were 'my wife, the teenager'. I took it as a compliment and an excuse to be grumpy and demanding all day :)
The best thing to do in Belfast on a rainy day, is go to the Ulster Museum. And the best thing about the Ulster Museum is it's free! So we drove there, had a picnic in the car to bide our time hoping the torrential rain would stop...(it didn't) and then ran for cover.
There's an arts & craft room at the museum that the kids just love so we all got stuck in making stuff...
Proud mummy....(she drew an owl...her first recognisable drawing!)
And we dressed up in Leonardo da Vinci style outfits as there's a special LdV exhibition running at the moment (was impressive though we only got 5 minutes to look as the kids thought it was 'boorrrring')
And then I posed a bit at some of the modern art and we were told off by the lady (becoming a bit of a theme here) because there was a v small sign saying 'no photos'!
I wore the same sweatshirt today as yesterday <blush>. In my defence, I had very little time to get ready. BUT I did accessorise a bit to change the look.
This bag is amazing. It was bought for me by a lady at the church when I left my job there. She is a tireless fair-trade campaigner and bought this for me in the Fair Trade shop in Belfast's Spires Shopping Mall...
It's covered in metal bottle tops that have been sewn on by hand. But not only that, there are little beads around each bottle top to decorate it - and embroidery in-between each top too. It's a wonderful piece of work and in this grey colour, it's perfect with my new trainers! Every time I look at it, I keep thinking of the stories behind it - all the bottle tops and the person who made it....
Finally, yesterday was yet another day for wearing my trusty Merrell Wakefield which is proving to be a great year-round option <sigh>.
But to cheer you up, I'm still giving away 2 Stella & Dot bracelets! Get you over to the competition and enter for your chance to win. Closes at the end of this week!