Friday, May 1, 2009

The Start of May...

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The weather is in that stage where it doesn’t quite know what on earth to do. On the weekend it was lovely and sunny and warm, yesterday was cold, grey and rainy and today it’s freezing but beautifully clear and sunny.


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It also the 1st of May, I turn 24 in 28 days, David and I will celebrate our 4 year anniversary and hopefully I’ll have a shop up and running too. Speaking of shops, thank you so much all of those that took part in my questionnaire, it’s really is quite eye opening!! There are so many different opinions out there that I never would have thought of – it’s the old thing where just because I like something, doesn’t mean everyone will!! So I’ve now got some great information to go with and hopefully I’ll be able to create something lots of you (if not all of you) will like.


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I tried to go a little 20’s with my outfit here – well at least I feel a little 20’s in my little wool cloche. I went a tad crazy at the start of the year and bought 3!!! Black (the one I’m wearing and also my favourite), Red and Grey. I’m not too sold on the red one on me though, I don’t think I suit it on my head no matter how much red I actually wear – its just a little too much!!


I also got these beautiful white vintage shoes. They are too big for me, but nothing stuffing a little fabric in the toes won’t fix!


Also, a few weeks ago, I entered into a little competition on Casey’s blog. She had the greatest competition idea where we all added 4-5words to make a little story, she then drew names and low and behold, mine came out - I think I squealed when she emailed me and told me I won something, but I was by myself so there is no proof!! Here is the story we made up –


“The cool breeze reminded me of an autumn day three years ago in the city. A ravishing young woman with fiery red hair sauntered past me. She seemed to be in quite a hurry, her heels clicking away at the pavement…”

And this is what I won – it’s made out of vintage fabric and it’s lovely, I think she needs to make a tutorial for them because they would make such great gifts for people!!


Now, I think I have about 3-4 awards to pass on, and I know I said I’d do it this week, but I haven’t gotten round to it, sorry!! I’ll dedicate a whole post to them next week :)


Have a lovely weekend,


XX

Jen




23 comments:

  1. Awe, you look so lovely and elegant! I have the straw-colored cloche from Forever21, aren't they so comfortable and lovely! :)

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  2. The 20's is such a good look for you! Your slim shillouete is perfect for the style. And your curly hair with the cloche! I adore it!
    And is May 29th your birthday?! That's my boyfriends birthday as well. I will for certain not forget it now.
    Perhaps a birthday card is in order. :D
    Oh, my boyfriend is also a natural redhead. You're both so lucky! I want not pretend out of bottle red hair!

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  3. Thanks Aya!

    Amber - I'm the 28th of may, does that mean i turn 24 in 27 days? I'm confused. And just so you know 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' (mark twain), so bring on all the dyed redheads :)

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  4. I'm feeling your 20s vibe. Cute hat. I know I keep saying this, but I really need to wear more hats!

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  5. Very cute outfit, it suits you :)
    Funny how we are in completely different places in the world, yet our weather sounds exactly the same right now :P

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  6. Really cute! You look like Nicole Kidman in "Australia" :)

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  7. You look so adorable! The cloche looks perfect on you, as well! It's a look I've never been able to pull off; I'm very envious! hehe!

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  8. love the little hat on you!
    congrats on winning the contest, the little story sounds like it has a great begining wonder if she will keep it going?

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  9. That hat is utterly fantastic.

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  10. You look sooooooo cute with the hat!

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  11. I know what you mean about the weather! Yesterday it was raining but the sun was still shiningi so brightly!!! :(

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  12. You look so elegant, I adore the hat.

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  13. You look so pretty! I love your hat!

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  14. I love the 20's inspired outfit! I'm totally wishing I had a cloche right now!

    Aww, thanks so much for spotlighting my little contest. I'm thrilled that you like the sachet so much. I may do a tutorial for them this summer, we'll see. :)

    The last b&w photo is terrific! B&W really suits you!

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  15. This look really suits you.

    I am sorry I haven't posted your surprise to you. I have been nursing my little 6 year old (he is unwell), but hopefully tomorrow!

    xo

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  16. Gosh you look real pretty. :)

    I missed your blog.
    Glad to have come back.
    I'm linking you so I don't ever forget about it again.

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  17. I just adore that hat. Super cute!

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  18. I am ENORMOUSLY jealous of the shoes!

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  19. Oh my gosh I must know where you got that gorgeous hat! I've been looking for one of those.

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  20. You look SO adorable in that cloche! I wish I could pull off hats but I always look like an escaped mental patient. Also, happy upcoming anniversary!

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  21. Adorable little twenties look! And those journals would make nice gifts, I like that idea of covering one with pretty fabric!

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  22. Cute outfit!

    I especially adore the shoes :)

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Jen