Say goodbye to lunch time cocktails and put a bra back on. Holidays are O-V-E-R.
Last week, when Digital Publisher of the Mamamia Women’s Network, Mia Freedman, posted this picture on her Instagram and Facebook scores of mums nodded along with her.
I could totally relate.
Holidays are officially over. Yes, some people went back to work right after New Years Eve. But there was still the summer feel. The kids were still on school holidays. But as we kiss Australia Day goodbye we find ourselves slipping back into routine and summer holidays are now a memory.
And Mia's picture got me thinking, wearing figure-hugging underwear isn’t the only sign that holidays are over.
There are so many dead give-aways.
1. Having to brush your hair.
I have quite long hair. Loose ‘beachy waves’ (aka the un-brushed messy look) fits quite well over the summer break but doesn’t really cut it for office meetings.
2. Wearing an actual bra.
Okay, I’m not someone who can get away with not wearing ANY bra but I have to admit my swimmers were my bra for a large portion of summer. Underwire is a sure sign holidays are over.
3. No alcohol before 6pm.
Champagne breakfast? Yes please. Cider at the pub with lunch? Of course. Oh, how I miss holidays.
4. Wearing something other than thongs (the feet kind).
Given the choice I would wear thongs all day, every day. I know holidays are over when I put the Havaianas back in the cupboard and move to more ‘respectable’ footwear.
5. Putting on pants.
Okay, I DO wear clothes on holidays but my style is uber relaxed. Swimmers and a kaftan is enough for 99% of the functions I attend over summer. Proper pants signals the end of holiday comfort.