Well, I hope you all had a good weekend - I'm glad I went to work today, I needed a rest!!! The weekend was so busy getting my 10yo ready for her first school camp that I did not have any time for blogging and only a little bit of time for reading blogs.
Remember last week I told you I was trying to wear different combinations of clothes? I think I wore skirts most days with different tops. Here is a photo of me wearing the dragon skirt with my treasured Vivienne Westwood tee shirt which was one of my last full price purchases in clothing:
I am wearing it with one of the skirts I bought from Sababa in Ashburton when we were there over Christmas for my father-in-law's funeral. It might seem strange that I went shopping while I was there, but traditionally when I visited my parents in law it would be a holiday weekend and there would be lots of sales on, like Mothers Day, or any excuse sale day. So for me it was perfectly normal to go shopping. I went to lots of shops with my sister in law and her daughter and we had lots of fun. But it wasn't until we were about to leave that I found Sababa. I was immediately attracted to the colourful fabrics - this skirt is made from recycled sari material and is made of rayon. It shimmers beautifully in the sunlight. Anyway, there is a teeny tiny miniscule flaw in in (somewhere) and for that reason it was $20 rather than $50.
I am going to a wedding this weekend in Marlborough at a vineyard. I though I had my outfit all sorted, but when I tried it on I changed my mind. Below is a picture of me wearing the purple and brown Bendon sundress I scored a couple of weeks ago from the Hospice Shop. I paired it up with a wide silver waist belt and a silvery grey wrap. It looks okay, but I decided against wearing it to the wedding.
Instead I am going to wear this:
I managed to squeeze in a visit to Savemart with the hope of finding something to accompany the green lurex number above. I found a plain black straw hat (MIC) for $3 which I immediately imagined glammed up with some kind of orange or green flower thing, that I hoped I could just make from stuff in my sewing box. At the counter to my delight and surprise I saw this orange wooden bead choker below for $3 which is perfect for highlighting the orange in the dress. The two bracelets were an impulse buy in some ways, I have heaps of bracelets but the fact that they have flowers and are stretchy and plasticy appealed to me. Besides, they were only $2 each!
Late on Sunday afternoon while my 10yo watched Hotel for Dogs and chilled out, I got out my button box and some felt and made a "decoration" for my hat:
I sewed the buttons on a piece of felt first and trimmed away the excess afterwards. Inspired by this I then crotched up another bracelet and adorned it with more orange buttons with a yellow centre piece:
Here is the finished hat: