Monday, May 25, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Nowhere in particular, I don’t think – but certainly not on my blog, sorry about that!!


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This is my Joan Holloway dress! I liken it to the dress she wears below.


It’s woolen and lovely and warm and it comes with a matching jacket. I don’t think I’d wear the jacket with the dress though because I think it’s a little too matchy matchy. Speaking of Joan Holloway, I still haven’t finished season 1 of Mad Men. I’m about half way through and it just kind of fizzled out for me, but I do still plan to watch the rest of it!!


Last week was quite the eventful week work wise - our show finished on Saturday to sell out crowds. There were 10 shows all up, held in a theatre that seats around 480 people and almost all the nights were completely full!


This week is also going to be quite eventful too. Tomorrow, David and I celebrate our 4 year anniversary (wow, that is a long time – and funny story, we met at the show I’ve just finished!! I was backstage, he was an actor and the rest is history!!). I also turn the grand old age of 24 on Thursday (which I plan to take off work!) and my blog turns the smaller age of 1 (which I don’t plan to take off work).


The shop is humming along nicely, yesterday I bought a whole bunch of storage boxes and started sorting out my buttons, cotton, zips, buckles etc. I’m going to let you in on a little secret and tell you all that I am a very messy person!! I leave my stuff everywhere and for the past few months David has had to put up with my sewing bits and pieces being sprawled out all over the dining room table! Sorry Hun!! So yesterday, I decided that I really needed to get organised so that I can start properly planning out the items for my shop. I’m not completely finished, but it’s getting there.


XX

Jen


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38 comments:

  1. I love the bow detail on the dress - and that coat is going to look wonderful with lots of different outfits, I know!

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  2. Oh, fantastic dress – can you tell us where it's from? Or is it top secret ;) I really like the jacket with it too, I kinda like the matchy-matchy at the moment. :) That's great with the shop, how exciting! And congratulations on all those big dates!

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  3. You have the most amazing little vintage dresses.
    I'm super jealous of this one!

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  4. Thanks Ladies!!

    Esme - i got it from a little vintage shop down here!!

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  5. I love love love the colour of that dress! It's so Joan :)

    I just celebrated my 4th year with my own David. Here's to many more!

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  6. HILARIOUS! I was just thinking about how I need to get myself a Joan Holloway dress. She's is FOXY. Love love love all her dresses. Yours is such a beautiful colour and goes so well with your gorgeous red hair.

    You must watch the rest of Mad Men, it's great. I'm watching the last episode of series 1 right now (when I should be studying!).

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  7. That color suit you very well :)

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  8. Don't feel bad about being messy. I am too!

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  9. Happy pre birthday wishes and your dress is positively gorgeous!!

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  10. I love your dress! So pretty!

    Good to see you back!

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  11. what a wonderful dress! and yes, i think you should wear the dress and the jacket together, at least on occasions such as opera or theatre. nobody is matchymatchy today anymore, so i think it would be very pretty and special!

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  12. this colour is precious.... and the dress too.

    V*

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  13. WOW!
    The dress is incredible!
    It totally went well with your skin tone!

    xoxo

    Aline

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  14. Love the color of that dress! That color blue always looks terrific on red-heads, in my opinion!

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  15. The dress is so nice! And I love the shoes with it

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  16. I love that dress! I think Joan Holloway is one of my style icons.

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  17. That's such an adorable dress! I'm also quite a messy person, especially when working on a project (even if it's an incredibly long-term thing). Happy anniversary!! :)

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  18. Jen, you're gorgeous! This dress looks like it was made just for you :) I love everything about it!

    Congrats on your anniversary! We're almost birthday twins (my 24th is Tuesday)! Happy early Birthday :)

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  19. You look perfect in that dress!

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  20. That dress is gorgeous! I love the cut and the colour. So perfect.

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  21. Haha, I thought you looked just like Joan before I scrolled down and saw that was who you were channelling :) You are so lucky to be a redhead *sigh*...

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  22. I love the dress. So vintage elegant! And it looks perfect on you!

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  23. That dress looks fabulous - the colour is great! I just started watching the second series of Mad Men and I thought it was pretty good. The costumes were amazing. I should go back and watch the first season too.

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  24. I love your dress and cape! Happy Anniversary ! Happy Birthday! Happy Blog Day! You have plenty of reasons to celebrate...I hope you'll have a nice time!

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  25. goodness gracious you look marvelous!! congrats on your anniversary well both of them really! :)

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  26. I love your clothes!
    it's fantastic!

    xxx!
    Anah

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  27. I love your dress! It's a great cut & color!

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  28. Gorgeous dress! The color and fit are both terrific!

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  29. I just ran across your blog for the first time - I *love* your ability to wear retro/vintage silhouettes but make everything look so fresh and modern. I especially love this sweet dress.

    (Is Joan Holloway from Mad Men? I've never seen the show, but I've seen so many bloggers who are inspired by the style that I may have to check it out.)

    Hope that you had a great anniversary and have a wonderful birthday.

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  30. The Jane Holloway dress is amazing! I love the bow and the matching belt and the detailing! The coat is totally fabulous, too, even if it is a little matchy matchy. ;)

    So glad to see you back again!

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  31. That dress is gorgeous--I love the color!

    Good luck getting all your sewing stuff organized! :) I need to get mine tidied up too; right now it's competing for space with the old tv, rabbit cage, and scuba equipment. lol! Now it's migrated out into the dining room... oh dear! :p I swear notions and embellishment magically multiply! haha!

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  32. Goodness what a beautiful dress! I love it :)

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XX
Jen