Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pouf!

I feel, poufy! I'm wearing a crinoline for the first time that I bought last week and I feel like I should be flouncing about the place. Why didn't I get one sooner? Its so much fun!

23rd Jan 10

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My last day at work was Thursday (although officially my last day was Friday). It was surreal and really didn't feel much like my last day, except that when I went into my office, I didn't have a desk to sit at. Luckily, the day was filled with meetings and eating so I wasn't in the office much.

My going away morning tea was lovely, we held it outside as it was beautiful, sunny and warm despite the forecast predicting rain.

cake
Lethal Gluten Free chocolate cake! It originally said 'We will miss you Jen' now it just says 'Miss Jen'

As my leaving present, I was given a lovely set of pearls which I had actually bought myself! When you work in events, you become terribly practical and I knew the others in the office wouldn't have time to go out and buy a gift (the first and biggest event of the year is fast approaching). So, as I still had my work credit card, I offered to buy it for them. Armed with an amount I was allowed to spend, off I went.

I initially thought I'd buy a watch, but I'm quite picky when it comes to those things and nothing took my fancy. I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted when, pearls magically popped into my head - I've wanted some real ones for a long time. I was lucky enough to find a beautiful strand of fresh water pearls that happened to be 20% off which meant I could also get some pearl studs as well. I love them! They are beautiful.

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I am wearing my earrings, but you can't see them because my hair is in the way!

I made sure I didn't say any good byes, only 'see you laters', as I plan to go back the day before we leave Dunedin and do all of that. There was no reason to say good bye just then...

Now we only have one more week in this house and its looking decidedly empty, which is a good thing, but also a little sad.

I'm going to pop off and enjoy the afternoon now as its become warm and sunny,

Have a lovely weekend all,

XX
Jen


23rd Jan 10 crinoline

26 comments:

  1. Ah gorgeous! I have been trying to buy a crinoline today :) Love your pearls, too!

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  2. gorgeous petticoat! Where did you get it from. I have wanted one for ages but just haven't gotten around to buying one.

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  3. I love the pearls you picked out, they're gorgeous! I've always wanted some as well. :)

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  4. beautiful! and your shoes are ever-so-lovely!

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  5. How cute and floofy your skirt is! I love it! And your shoes are so cute!

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  6. the pearl necklace and the skirt are beautiful.
    the cake looks delicious! i have never tried a gluten free cake but this looks yum!

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  7. Wow, its gorgeous! I want one - I want my skirts to be all poufy and beautiful.
    Your farewell gift is gorgeous, well-chosen. Hope all goes well in the lead-up to the move! x

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  8. Beautiful outfit!! And I love pearls, they are just classic and beautiful!

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  9. Very pretty and ladylike. The pearls are the perfect addition!

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  10. It must be sad to say 'See you again' to your workmates, I would miss mine terribly if I had to move countries. You look well equipped and gorgeously darling to face Australia.

    All the best in doing so, Veronica Darling xoxo

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  11. such a nice skirt!
    the cake seems delicious!

    xoxo

    aline

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  12. Love your slip! I can't wait to do a post wearing mine!
    What a lovely gift those pearls are :o)

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  13. Pearls and petticoats are love. Hands down.
    Also, I thought of you when I bought some shoes with bows on them yesterday.

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  14. I love this vintage look! So pretty!

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  15. now THIS is just ADORABLE. i think this is my favorite outfit post thus far!

    good luck with the last days and the upcoming move!

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  16. The crinoline is so fun!

    I hope that you feel positive as you are wrapping things up here and enjoying your last week. Best wishes for you during your move.

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  17. This outfit is absolutely adorable! I love it - so simple and clean, and it makes me feel pretty just looking at you! Well done you :-)

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  18. Yay for the poufiness! I love this!!

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  19. I love your outfit! Where did you get your crinoline?

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  20. You look as sweet as anything! And what a fabulous present - nothing is as lovely or prescious or versatile as a beautiful string of pearls :)

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  21. Crinolines are so fun. Your pearls are very pretty.

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  22. you look soo adorable! cute skirt!

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  23. I love the last shot of it peeking out of your skirt :)

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  24. You are too, too cute! :) I just love those shoes you're wearing... and don't get me started on my love of pearls! Sadly, I don't own any of the real thing, but adore vintage strands (especially the heavy, almost-realistic glass ones). *sigh* ;)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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Jen