Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quiet times

Our house visitors have left however now myself and Little Miss A have a chest infection. Quiet times ahead to recover from the past 7 weeks and restore our health.

And play with my new toy.

Flowers from Mr Ed xxx

Monday, May 16, 2011

Back and blogging - Autumn

It has been a while since I have put an entry on my blog, between entertaining the inlaws, work and a poorly Little Miss A it has been pretty hectic, oh and also going out having dinner/lunch with friends and Mr Ed, shopping...what's a girl to do!

So Autumn in Melbourne is pretty cold this year, 4 degrees the other morning so I have been searching the shops for nice tights to keep my legs warm. I'm still steering clear of trousers if I can help it, I don't know why but ever since I had Little Miss A I feel more comfortable and prefer to wear dresses or skirts. (ramble, ramble)

The house behind us has the most amazing show of colour in their back garden and we are lucky to be able to see it.

Oh and you know when I said shopping well I have been doing quite a bit, all second hand and Australian desiners though so I don't feel too bad, more consciencious than carefree consumer.


These lovely bluebirds are from Peta Pledger, I just love them and so many people have asked me where I got them from - and I send them straight to Peta's site. She also makes lovely clothes, but I think I have mentioned that in a previous post.

These shoes were my favourite of all my finds this past month. I have been looking for a nice pair of black, lace-up, low-heeled, shoes but they were either too expensive or too high. I found these almost never worn shoes from Lost + Found Market for only $50 and they have bairly left my feet since I bought them.

So it is good to be back posting again, and hopefully I will get a chance to catch up on my favourite blogs (all of which are on the sidebar). My inlaws are here for another 2 weeks so posts might be still a little infrequent but it is good to be back.

I'm going to see John Grant on Wednesday night and then again on Thursday during the day (I won a ticket from my local radio station and luckily I'm not working that day). I hope he is as good live as he is on his album, I love it so much.

Oh my eyes look really bad in this picture - I forgot to take my goggles to the pool this morning and so had to squint under water to see where I was going, I didn't want to crash into oncoming swimmers.

Skirt: Zara
Jumper: Country Road
Jacket: Sportsgirl
Scarf: Some warehouse sale
Brooch: Peta Pledger
Tights: Myer
Shoes: Lost + Found Market

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lots of stuff...

This is a long a post, as I don't know when I will get a chance in the next week to post.

Getting time alone with my little family has been hard while the in laws are staying for 6 weeks. But today they went out!!! Oh my!!!


I found these cardigan clips last weekend at my favourite shop. I have seen cardigan clips on peoples blogs and thought, what an amazing invention! I don't like doing up my cardigans but they always flap open. Taa Daaa!

These are so cute: a berry, a shell and a piece of foliage all encased in resin.

And while the in laws were out I decided to dye one of my dresses black. Note to all those who dye their clothes, check that your gloves don't have holes in them! Black fingers to match my black nail polish.

It all looked promising, the water was very black, my blue dress was hopefully turning black...

NOPE! Still blue. Damn, I have never had this problem before and the material is cotton, so I don't know what went wrong? Oh well I might try again but in boiling water, fingers crossed.

Top dress: Etsy
Cardigan: Temt

Cardigan clips: Vintage Garage

Belt:from another dress
Shoes: Rubi Shoes

Bottom blue (supposed to be black) dress: Frocks and Slacks

Oh! And these are my new prescription sunglasses, they are a revelation, I haven't taken them off all weekend, besides the evening (I don't wear my sunglasses at night).