Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In The Navy...

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Yesterday was a bit of a write off because I was incredibly tired! It was raining full on all night and it was very very loud – we woke up to a blanket of snow on the hills (which was pretty, but I’d way rather get some sleep!!). So, even though it’s Autumn, Winter has truly arrived and its been cold and wet and interspersed with hail, sleet and snow since the weekend!

This little dress is one I got at market day at the start of the year! It’s very very cute and has little bows that tie up through the bodice, but because its cold I really need to wrap up with a jacket as well as a thermal underneath. Has anyone else noticed that tights don’t actually keep you that warm? I have two pairs of black woolen tights that are super snuggly, but your average run of the mill tights are not warm at all!! I’m wearing navy tights here (to go with the colour theme) and I know my little legs were feeling the breeze!

Here it is without the jacket (but still with the thermal, the dress has short sleeves) but David had just told me that he had made me a cat shaped pancake, so sorry for the weird expression.

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Here is the cat shaped pancake – CUTE!!


Yesterday I arrived home to the sweetest little package ever!! It was from the lovely Mervat and contained a notebook, amazingly scented soap and candle, a bracelet and a big flower brooch. Thank you so much!! It was part of Pay it forward and she made my day – now it’s my turn to pass on the kindness – and I’m going to start with blog awards!!



I received a few blog awards eons ago that I never got round to passing on, I hope I got them all! I had to scroll through my blog comments and try to catch them, so if you gave me an award and its not here, I’m sorry! I think I had a few more than three, but that’s all I could spot!!

The first is from Love<3fashion, she gave me the One Lovely Blog award - "You are to pass this award on to 15 people whose blogs you think are really lovely and who are new to you. This helps newcomers also. If you do not have 15 new to you, just choose those you think have lovely blogs. This award is yours to take and post on your side bar with the name of the giver beneath. Remember, I think you are wonderful!"

The second is from Baby Sloth and is the Friends award - "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

The third is from Noir Girl who Splashed me - The Splash award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs. When you receive this award, you must:
1. Put the logo on your blog/post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your Splash award.

Now, I’m going to cheat and bend the rules (because I’m a rebel like that!!) and I’m going to move the awards around in a circle, I love all these blogs and think they all deserve awards so Love Fashion is getting the Friends award, Baby Sloth gets the Splashed award, Noir Girl gets the One Lovely blog award and because Mervat was so lovely I’m giving her all three!! Yay!

I also hate leaving people out of these things, so if you are reading my blog right now then you deserve a little something too - so I’m splashing you all!

Have a lovely day,

XX
Jen

33 comments:

  1. lol everything about this post made me smile!
    the cute cute dress!
    the fun and adorable cat pancake! BRILLIANT!
    and the splashing everybody awards! haha
    you really are cute you know that?!
    have a wonderful day (its evening here!)
    elenalu

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  2. That little dress has stolen my heart. And the jacket is pretty darn adorable too!

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  3. Super cute sailor outfit!! Sounds like the winters there get pretty brutal, yuck! Keep warm! :)

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  4. The cat shaped pancake is totally adorable! :)

    I adore your dress and coat. The dress has such a neat pattern. It looks like your coat has a hood - lucky you! I can never find coats with nice "red riding hood" hoods. :)

    Thank you so much for the award! I could be really quixotic and give it right back to you... :) You do deserve all three. Congratulations on them!

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  5. Your outfit is too cute.
    Have you tried layering two pairs of tights?
    Or wearing boots with knee high socks underneath is pretty snuggly.

    Oh I missing living on the hill in Dunedin and getting the snow.

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  6. the pancake is the cutest!

    The outfit's not bad either, i love the dress!

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  7. What a funny pancake and navy is my fave! :)

    XoXo

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  8. Jen, what an amazing outfit again! You always look like a doll. And I adore yous shoes (or flats, I don't know).

    xoxo
    Lily.

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  9. I know it is considered sinful by many, but legwarmers help a lot with chintzy non-wool tights.
    I love nautical! I'm so glad you did a nautical outfit.

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  10. I love the navy outfit! This jacket in incredible!
    The other outfit is pretty nice too.
    And this pancake got me hungry, haha.

    xoxo

    Aline

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  11. The dress and jacket were made for each other - such a great pairing!

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  12. I love how you made monochrome look so great! And that cat shaped pancake is too adorable!

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  13. Gorgeous! That dress and the jacket are both so pretty *__*.

    - Skooter

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  14. Thankyou so much for the award sweety!!! I adore that pancake!! :))
    Love, Emma
    XOXOXO

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  15. lovely dress, you are always perfect!!!

    B*

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  16. Such an *adorable* outfit!!! And that is a marvelous cat pancake. :)

    Thank you for the award!

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  17. What a nice and cute outfit!!!!
    You look lovely in the navy look :)

    Congrats on the awards.

    xoxo

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  18. eee love this outfit! And that cat pancake is hilarious and adorable, hahaha

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  19. pancakes!

    I love everything about your outfit, it's so perfect.

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  20. I'm loving your navy blue theme. And that dress - so sweet :) I know what you mean about tights not being all that warm. I plan on hunting down a few woolen pairs later this year when the weather cools down.

    Congrats on your awards! Receiving packages is always such fun :)

    The picture of your cat shaped pancake made my evening. Cute!

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  21. I love your navy look, very cute. Your right about tights not being warm enough! Layering is a must-- you can even try layering leggings with tights, that's good for those cute fishnet types!

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  22. I love your nautical outfit! It's very very cute!

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  23. I love this outfit--I think it might just be my favorite of all the outfits you've posted! :)

    That cat pancake is too cute! ;) I always love making "shape" pancakes... hehe!

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  24. I am really loving the navy inspired outfits. so fun.

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  25. Such a cute dress and jacket, I want it, I really do!
    peace & bows...
    prettyneons x

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  26. Congrats on the awards and omgosh I never get tired of Navy-ness!

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  27. lol love the cat pancakes :)

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  28. Just got a navy vintage sweater/jacket similar to the first one you're wearing,,, it's my eighth one like it! Some girls own a dozen red shoes, or five black bags, but my indulgence is navy military'esque jackets!

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  29. An award is awaiting you at my blog.. :)

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  30. The cat shaped pancakes is the most adorable EVER! Plus I love your shoes!!

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  31. Awesome stripy dress, and awesome pancake! That is too cute :D

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Jen