Left, 1980s polyester dress with circle skirt and bat wing sleeves, $3 from Toffs
Right, polyester shirt dress of a similar age with geometric print pattern and raglan short sleeves, $6 from Presbyterian Support.
I have been quite busy the last week or so including two days with my daughter during the school holidays - 12yo and I went to the Famous Regent Theatre 24 Book Sale and visited several op shops too. I also went on an overnight trip to Wellington for an important Union meeting, sadly no time for opshopping or any photos :-( I have nearly finished my current sewing project (photos soon I promise) and I also put all my summer clothes which are not able to worn with tights or boots away into the top of the wardrobe.
On a more formal note, one very special event was to attend my first Bat Mizvah for a dear friend's daughter. I had not been to a synagogue before and was fascinated by the whole ceremony. After the service a delicious long lunch was held at my friend's house, and as I left in the late afternoon I noticed a gorgeous doe peering through the fence. I think she is the one who is so tame my friend can hand feed her apples (just visible in the top left).
Purple polyester dress worn with vintage Glengyle angora cardigan.
This last weekend I helped the same friend move out of her office which was located in an old insurance building. The ceilings are dizzyingly high and all the walls are bare brick with exposed beams of wood and steel (photo bottom right). There is no outfit photo because I wore jeans and a teeshirt and got all hot and sweaty. Afterwards I managed to squeeze in some shopping at Port Chalmers and called in to Box of Birds which was having a sale. I bought this unusual border print polyester dress by Norman Linton for $10 which more than I would usually spend on 3 items but I think it was worth it:
Norman Linton polyester dress with unusual border print in dark blue and pink.
The autumn weather and the slowly encroaching dark in the evenings makes it really hard to take photos during the week. One thing I have been doing is reading nearly every night and I was delighted that 12yo found me several more Stephen King hardback novels at the book sale - all for $1 each.
Right, my laptop is practically burning up!
All for now, Penny-Rose xxx