Despite a horrid week, I had a work ball to attend and decided to use my lovely wardrobe to help lift my spirits and make the most of each day.

Saturday night (photos 1 & 2) The work ball I attended was called the Boobalicious ball. I wore a pink dress and black feather jacket. It was a nice night and fun too. The ball was a fund raising event for a Charity that provides support to women dealing with breast cancer. As one of my closest friends has recently had breast cancer, this is a charity close to my heart. I was invited by a client, so it was nice to see her and her team out of the office and having fun.

Sunday (photo 3) Pink teddy bomber and denim skirt with a pink polo underneath. I am so in love with this bomber - so soft and warm and the colour! Bought as a bit of retail therapy - not that I believe in that at all - but this was love at first sight and a good addition to my more dressy wardrobe. Designed by a young local girl and I went to her house to buy it. Incredible quality - the cuffs and waist band are leather and the coat is made from merino wool with cupro lining - it is warm but not hot to wear, a gorgeous piece.

Wednesday (photo 4 & 5) Inspired by Angie's sporty vibe I decided to wear my racing stripes. Taking the photo made me laugh out loud - trying to twist so you could see the stripes... really I am nuts.

Thursday today (photo 6 & 7) a little black dress and coat. A cold and rainy day. This dress is a welcome addition to my wardrobe because I can wear it anywhere and it is understated. I liked it with the leopard scarf, but did feel a little like an air hostess!

Anyways - I took the photos because I found dressing well somewhat calming and gave me a sense of control. It would have been easy to sit in a corner wearing my tracksuit and each chocolate and that may happen this weekend.

I am grieving the loss of my Dad, thank you for all the wonderful support on my earlier post. My Dad had been in National Service and definitely would not be happy to think that I was losing it. He shaved everyday and was very particular about his appearance. I know that keeping it together would be what he would want. We had my Dad's funeral on Tuesday and it was a lovely celebration of his life. My brother gave the best eulogy I have ever heard. I am so proud to be my Father's daughter and have a lovely family and friends. I count many of you on YLF as friends too - thank you so much for all your words of wisdom.

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