This weeks feels like it has gone extra fast - it seems like only yesterday was Friday and I was looking forward to the weekend. Alas, the weekend went fast, and the week went faster. I started the week wearing what I consider a fairly demure outfit:
Vintage home-made woollen pinafore dress, found at the Presbyterian Support Shop;
frilly blouse from Savemart, necklace, purple tights and bow boots both retail.
Tuesday was my birthday. Just realised that the mini rainbow cake matched my outfit:
Diane Freis dress, found at Toffs for $2,
worn with Atmosphere cardigan and black boots both from the Hospice Shop
My dear family made me feel like a princess and even though there was work and all the normal things to do, it was still a very special day.
Work has been frantic all week and I don't think my photos really convey how I have been feeling at the end of the day. My ever patient photographers know that a pic must be taken within minutes of getting in the door. The cats somehow don't understand my sense of urgency and have to fed immediately. Food is more important to them than participating in my blog!
By the middle of the week I decided to wear black and turquoise:
Black frilly Victorian looking blouse which is actually made of a knitted jersey and labelled Debenhams!
worn with old pleated turquoise skirt, black tights and shoes
Art Deco inspired necklace, gift from lovely family
The weather has been unseasonably warm this week and in the centrally heated office I have had my fan on most days in a valiant effort to keep cool. My cloak had an outing this week - its not at all warm but I like the swishy feeling as I walk and I think it went with my paisley dress too:
Vintage home-made cloak, Savemart
Vintage home-made dress, refashioned to fit, and cream boots both from ReStore
Yellow bracelets, Toffs $2
Yellow and white vintage glass necklace, Salvation Army
I have to say, I am SO GLAD it is Friday. Today I decided to mix luxury gold embroidered ethnic skirt with the black cotton "dunedin" long sleeve tee shirt (designed here in Dunedin of course). I gave a respectful nod to Coco Chanel with the oversize pearls and the black bow, which is a bit backhanded really, because I piled on some bangles and left my nails chipped and untidy. Coco may have made pearls and simplicity her style, but it sure isn't mine.
Ethnic rayon skirt with gold embroidery, ReStore
Iconic Dunedin Tee shirt, designed by Nom'd, found in Toffs
purple leather belt from Hospice Shop
bangles and ring all thrifted
shoes, tights and oversize pearls all retail
This weekend I will be chillaxing as much as possible and I am looking forward to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on Saturday night - the costumes and set are just wonderful. I hope that time slows down a bit over the next couple of days, I feel like I need to catch my breath - or maybe that's just the aging process!!!
Hope you all have a great weekend,