This year is the first year the EKKA held a FOTF competition.
I wanted to go. After all, there are show bags, rides, petting zoo, cheese tastings… enough temptation to get me there in a dress.
As usual, my schedule was quite full and time slipped away from me. Okay, I completely forgot about it.
When I was reminded, it was only a week out and I didn’t have an outfit. After racing around on my lunchbreaks and finding nothing but an over-priced maroon skirt, I decided I wouldn’t go.
But the night before the event, I still had the bugging urge.
And a little push from my friend got me thinking that perhaps I could rustle up a last minute outfit the night before. Hadn’t I done it before?
I admit, there’s a certain thrill I get from the panic and stress and sleeplessness of having to come up with an outfit last minute. Weird, I know.
No hair appointment
Getting to Brisbane from the Gold Coast (with a hat on)
First, the last minute outfit
I needed to start somewhere and earlier in the week I visited a fabric store in Brisbane and for no reason except that I loved it, purchased some powder pink lace. A good start.
I decided to turn it into a skirt. I wrapped it around my mannequin and tried some tops with it.
Nothing really excited me so I decided pink lace wasn’t going to work.
I did buy one meter of the same lace in black…
And I did buy some beautiful teal orchid flowers on my China trip I’ve been dying to use on a hat…
And I did have that hat I purchased for Stradbroke Cup but didn’t end up wearing…
And my Melbourne cup dress is also teal…