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Early morning ensembles

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 4:48pm

Is it a sign I’m getting old that I now much prefer to go to a

daytime event than an evening one?

I mean, after a long day of work it’s so hard to put the glad rags on and head out. I really fare much better if I go straight from work because once I get in the door of my house, it’s on with the pjs and you’re not getting me out for love nor money.

Even if friends suggest meeting up, I’m all over that brunch date but mention a night out on the town and I need to gear myself up for weeks beforehand.

Then if I don’t go, I inevitably feel guilty for not going, and worse again, I have on occasion forgot that I was meant to be going out at all 'til the event is in full swing.

However mention a pre-work breakfast event and I am there with bells on. There’s just something lovely about a breakfast/brunch event which sets you up for a day of productivity and makes you feel like you’ve got yourself together.

Last week I went to one such event in the newly refurbished Met Bar organised by Emer and Vivienne of Lockdown PR and Models and which is part of their Women In The Spotlight meet-ups.

What’s lovely about these events is that it brings together women from all different backgrounds so there’s a really interesting group of people and while there’s lots of familiar faces, I always meet one or two new people too. It’s also great to hear other people’s stories and their day to day lives and the funny and gorgeous Cliona O’Connor from the Lean Mean Momma blog was in conversation with Emer and Vivienne and filled us in on how she manages a successful social media presence along with having four kids and her journey thus far.

It’s hard enough to get organised with a fur baby, so I’m very much in awe of mommas out there doing their thing. We also heard from Nicole Duggan from My Boy Blue who is out there fighting to get her son Riley, who has autism, an education.

The fight she is having to get her son the most basic of rights is just crazy and she is just so inspiring. If you can, check out her blog.

Now onto the more trivial talk of what does one wear to a breakfast meet up. One thing is for sure, it is the perfect place for style spotting as I always feel the looks at a morning meeting are much more thought out and reflect the wearer's personality more.

I personally am much more inclined to just throw on a statement dress or a bit of sparkle for an evening event whereas generally in the morning, I’ve got to factor in that I’m going onto work afterwards as are most people. So hello great practical and stylish outfits!

For me, you can’t go wrong with a mix of smart and casual and you can’t get much more high/low than a sweatshirt and pleated midi skirt. Now granted I had just recently bought this sweatshirt in Stradivarius and really wanted to wear it, but I thought it would go perfectly with the green leopard print skirt and would be that little bit dressier than wearing with jeans.

To be fair, even if it didn’t go that well, I was probably still going to wear it mainly because I was deliriously tired the night before having got back late from Dublin, so thankfully I think it worked out okay in the end!

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