I've spent the last week going makeup free (read about why I did it here and my roundup after here). It's been thought provoking, time saving, and also produced a great moment from my daughter, who having been telling me (age 5) that of course you have to wear makeup to look beautiful, took my face in her hands and said "mummy, you're right, you don't have to wear makeup to look pretty, you're beautiful". That moment is bottled and stored in my memory bank (and here!) forever.
What I haven't done is dress down as well as going au naturel makeup wise. Ok, I'll be honest, Alicia at The Wild Muse had me aching for bright lippie, as she always rocks the brightest of lips on her fashion blog, and a girlfriend I sat next to last week was wearing Nars Red Lizard which I immediately lusted after - the most anti of anti-makeup colours I could go for!
In lieu of bright lipstick, I pulled out my fuchsia Gap jeans, and added a Top Shop embellished shoulder cardigan layered over a floaty H&M blouse.
I haven't worn these boots for years. They were from Pied A Terre, and I memorably wore them on stage to sing mime backing vocals for Nelson Mandela's concert in 2001. These boots have met Mr.Mandela people, so they are part of my wardrobe forever!
The boots also happen to be super comfortable, and I wore them for an entire day of chasing a small person around on a scooter, running errands on public transport and generally being on my feet for a solid six hours at least!
Have a great week x