Monday, February 2, 2009

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This is my very first 100% thrifted outfit – I decided I had better make it a good one. The dress is a vintage one I got last year, shoes are vintage that I managed to find last week and the full slip I’m wearing underneath that you can’t see is a pretty little vintage number too, only the cardi isn’t vintage, but it most certainly is thrifted. I decided to put the cardi on because the straps on the dress are slightly too long and I don’t have my sewing machine (still) to fix them up, but it does have the prettiest detailing on the top of the bodice.


David went away to Naseby on Saturday night with his dad to do some biking on the tracks around there, I decided to stay at home a) because David took my bike and b) last week was super busy and I just wanted some quite time hanging out at home.


It’s the start of another busy week as my first major event for the year looms - I just had a really big, very important meeting about it with some very important people. I was extremely nervous all morning and had to keep visiting the bathroom. It turned out very very well and I had many people say to me how impressed they were with the organization and wished me luck for the year. I had the two girls from my office on either side (the lonely boy in the office was unable to attend) and pushed past my nerves. So I’m on a little buzz now, this managers thing is totally fine, easy peasy lemon squeasy!!


Hope you are all having a great Monday,


Xx

Jen



Ps)

Dear Mr Sewing Machine Repair Man,

I would quite like my sewing machine back now – I have many a project I’m itching to start. There are plans a foot and my sewing machine is a major key to completion, without it, these plans are nothing more than dreams.

I would much appreciate it if you could hurry things along,

Thanks

Jen

31 comments:

  1. what a delightful outfit. it's reminds me of a dancer.

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  2. This is lovely! Pink & white are oh so great together :)

    Quiet time is always nice. I'm enjoying some now.

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  3. You look pretty in pink ;) sorry for the cliche! LOL

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  4. Congratulations on the success at the big meeting! And this skirt/dress is a dream. The movement is beautiful.

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  5. Very pretty! I love white and pink together.
    Oh, and I really really like your hair :]

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  6. ...hello pretty little pictures.
    Thanks so much for being my "first commenter". You have a lovely little blog, just browsing for a bit and your style is adorable :)

    ~michelle

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  7. Cute skirt, I love how flowy it is and congrats for having a good meeting. Yes my shoes are from the warehouse, but like summer last year so they are all gone unfortunately!

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  8. Hi there-what a gorgeous outfit, you certainly are pretty in pink!!

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  9. Gorgeous outfit--I just love the drape of the skirt! Bravo at a completely thrifted outfit!! :)

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  10. Wow!! I really like that pink dress! so beautiful! and I love the shoes too! lovely!

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  11. Hurrah for twirly skirts! Very cute outfit.
    No volcanic eruption yet. I'm so BORED.

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  12. This is very ballerina-inspired -- so lovely!!

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  13. Pink suits you very well :). I really like the dress.

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  14. Ooh Jen! This is like a Ginger Rogers dress! I do this twirling every time I wear a dress that can do it. I can't wait to see the bodice.

    I love your little note to the sewing machine repair man. How dare he keep you separated from your beloved machine a moment longer! ;)

    Good luck with your job this week!

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  15. That dress is totally fantastic! I'm sad to hear it is thrifted, because it means I don't have a chance of getting my own!

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  16. Aww, I know how much it sucks to wait for sewing machine repairs. Mine could use a tune-up sometime soon.

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  17. so summery!

    www.balmainbazaar.blogspot.com

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  18. You have a beautiful blog! =]

    xxx
    thank you<3

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  19. That skirt is so flowy and pretty, definitely a february skirt :~)

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  20. That floaty pink full skirt is SO romantic! Thanks for taking a twirly shot of it to show us.

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  21. Very pretty! I love it!

    p.s. you should do the Ipod tag in my blog - it's quite funny!

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  22. I think pink looks especially lovely on strawberry blondes, and you are certainly no exception! I'm all over floaty skirts right now.

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  23. Thank for the comment! William is an amazing photographer! He makes my job easy. Lol. I love your outfit! I haven't gone 100% thrifted before either! The pink looks very sweet with your red hair :P

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  24. you look quite springy! head to toe thrifted is a good goal to have...i've tried but i can't seem to get over the shoe thing. ;)

    thanks for the tip about orgran - sounds miraculous!

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  25. that second photo of you twirling the skirt is gorgeous :) i love the swishy-swishy movement it creates!

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  26. Thank you so much for your comment! It made me happy!
    I love the pink dress, it looks beautiful on you!
    Maybe we can exchange links?

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  27. That outfit is so very pretty. The colours remind me of a "strawberries and cream" ice cream :)

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  28. You look fresh as a summer breeze here, so lovely! Congrats on a job well done both at work and with your first 100% thrifted outfit :)

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Jen