Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Return to Blogland - the school holidays have started
Hello everybody, it's the school holidays so I have some time to catch up on some great blogs and write a post (or even 2!) of my own.
Winter is a difficult month in terms of taking photos but this year has been harder with the deathknell (or the apparent deathknell) of Windows XP which sent several people into a computer frenzy of fear and millions of others to buy a new computer. In total denial of the risk of viruses and goodness only know what I am soldiering on with my trusty Toshiba laptop. Its only a few years old but can't upgraded to a newer version of Windows, thus I must run the gauntlet of Windows XP.
Ok, on to other more important things, like what I have been wearing and where I found such treasures of couture. First up, a remnant from the Presbyterian Support Fabric Sale which was initially made into a wrap around skirt before being incarnated as an A-line above the knee. A dear, young colleague at work said I looked like I should be in Clueless. Bless her.
Where would I be without polyester? This vision of loveliness -below - has a pleated skirt and a pussy bow collar (St V de P if my memory serves me correctly). I teamed it up with some quirky jewellry including a necklace made for me by my daughter when she was about 7 yo. The Easter Bunny earrings were in a $2 sale and the bangles are all thrifted.
Winter has been hard on my feet - my beloved bow boots have been on high rotation with other op shop shoes including the heeled Mary Janes above and on more casual days the leopard print sneakers below.
Turquoise is almost my favourite colour at present - maybe because it is so bright and cheerful amongst the relative dullness of winter. The World jacket above left, from the Winter 2007 collection was a $2 find from Toffs and the cardigan from the Hospice Shop. Both accompany a floral polyester shirt dress. The arm junk is a mixture of new and thrifted.
Aside from the threat of computer-meltdown I have been very busy over the last few weeks with work and Union related matters. As well as being on the bargaining team and looking forward to some improved salaries and working conditions being put on the table later this month, I have been to Wellington twice (sadly with no time to catch up with like minded bloggers) for a committee meeting and also on a leadership course. More about both of those in the near future.
As for now, I am going to make some more Picmonkey collages to post later. Hope you are all well and free of the XP curse. Bye, Penny-Rose