Every time I drive down to Geelong I pass an egg farm called “Happy Hens” and when I see those 3 Happy Hens out front I become 1 Happy Chook. For my northern hemisphere friends…Aussie’s call chickens – chooks, but it’s also a bit of a name used for mature aged women. Sometimes as a term of endearment, and sometimes a little derogatory.
I don’t mind being a chook.
So this last Sunday we planned to meet some friends from Ocean Grove at the Hotel in Batesford for lunch. It’s about a 40 minute drive for both of us, so perfect for a Sunday outing. Two other great reasons to meet there? The food is pretty darn good for a pub and we get to drive by the Happy Hens. On this day, I made sure I had the camera and that we left a little early so I could stop for a photo shoot with the girls.
The Look: Above all else, priority was to be wearing a smile. Which was easy because I always think the Happy Hens look like they are doing the Macarana! Next, the weather is cooling so layers and we were going to be spending some time in the car and sitting at a restaurant so comfort. I love the black vintage dress with polka-dots purchased from Lost & Found and it makes a great starting point to layering a look with a bit of red.
First the dress, then black leggings for warmth. A red cardigan for colour and warmth. Decisions between the black cowboy boots and the red…red usually win! Belt the cardigan to give myself some shape, then add a black and white scarf, a red poodle pin purchased at the Love Vintage Show last weekend, a little black and silver wrist bling and a classic black handbag!
Perfect look for Sunday lunch with friends and for celebrating with the 3 Happy Hens!
Which is why I am 1 Happy Chook!
What do you think of my look? To scrambled? Or does it show the sunny side up?
- Birding Tours – What Chook Devotees Need to learn (adamson56.wordpress.com)
- Bok Choy for the Chooks (sustainabilitywench.wordpress.com)
- Chook Lit (onewaystreet.typepad.com)