Friday, January 8, 2010

A Pretty Green Dress...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments and congratulations on David's and my engagement, its very exciting. In fact, I got really excited when some one told me I would be a bride. Oh yes, I'm going to be a bride!! The little girl in me is loving it!

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I did have to take my engagement ring into the jewelers today though because it was a bit big (I have ridiculously teeny fingers!) and won't have it back until Monday afternoon (sad face!). I was tempted to just let the ring be too big because I didn't want to take it off. But, it will be gracing my finger again on Monday.


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Me? Shamelessly showing off my ring? Never!

I actually took these pictures a few days ago, I am not wearing a dress today. Its freezing and rainy and horrible outside and I had my very first urge for the next few weeks to hurry up and happen already so that we can leave for Sydney, where they actually get a summer.

The dress is vintage and the shoes, oh the shoes. Best thrift find ever! These are leather and were brand new in the box (they still had the paper stuffing in them), and the price on the box said $199 and I paid next to nothing for them!


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Its back to work on Monday for my last two weeks - I am thinking about cutting it down to a week and a bit though as we only have three more weeks left in this house and I feel we'll need more than a week to sort everything out.

I've been making feeble attempts to pack (and have managed to pack three boxes of books) but there is so much to do and so little time.


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I can feel the stress creeping up - its not here yet, but it is chilling in the background, biding it's time...

XX
Jen

28 comments:

  1. Oh, I hadn't heard! Hooray! Hooray! Congratulations on your engagement!

    I love your frothy, summery dress! And I'm sending you all my good thoughts for an easy, breezy move!

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  2. Oooh I adore that little green dress!
    Good luck for the rest of the packing.

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  3. Good luck with the packing! I know its a pain but the easiest way to get rid of unwanted stuff is to donate them to the salvation army, I donated heaps when I moved here :D

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  4. What a charming dress! And I don't blame you for not wanting to take your ring off - it's lovely :) Is it a vintage ring?

    You may be looking forward to a Sydney summer, but you'll probably regret it once you get here - it's been so humid lately. I wouldn't mind running off to NZ instead to escape the heat.

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  5. Pretty indeed!

    P.S.: ♥Please don't forget to join the Miss C. Alexandria giveaway!♥

    Good luck!


    X♥X♥

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  6. Love the dress and shoes. Awesome find!

    I also had to get my engagement ring resized and didn't want to take it off. I found a jeweler that did it in 30 mins for me, though.

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  7. That dress is so pretty on you! At least it is not snowing, like it is here!

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  8. Cute cute cute dress! Best of luck on packing. It's so much work, but you can do it!

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  9. I think it was great idea getting it re-sized cause I my husband lost his wedding ring in our yard last year. :(

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  10. You're going to make such a lovely bride! :)
    Good luck finishing the rest of your packing! Just think of how nice it will be in warm, sunny Sydney- that should be excellent motivation! :D

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  11. That minty green is so lovely with your hair color! Congrats on the engagement!

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  12. Don't worry, you will get it all done in time, even though it probably seems pretty daunting right now! I once moved to another country too... but only was able to take two suitcases with me (CRAZY!)!!

    Love the green dress! Good luck on your packing!!

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  13. I love love the green dress on you! It's such a good color and it makes me very envious of your nice weather! You should see the snow we have! And of course you should always show off your ring. :D

    And don't stress! Are you planning something traditional or a bit more funky? Either way I say you should check out offbeatbride.com

    They have lists of vendors and great ideas for any kind of wedding!

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  14. I always wonder about those expensive new items in the thrift. A lady with lots of dough and tons of things she has never worn? A gift that didn't fit? The only thing the lady didn't wear and regrets having to donate it still to this day?

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  15. You are so cute - I'm glad to hear how excited you are about your new life and engagement. Big smiles!

    Your green dress is beautiful.

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  16. That dress is gorgeous! You have such amazing vintage finds.

    I hope the moving stress doesn't get too bad.

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  17. I just wanted to chime in and say a big congratulations on your engagement!!! I'm so excited and happy for you!!! :D

    You look so cute, btw. :) I just love this dress to pieces--the color is fantastic for you!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  18. Divine frock!Best wishes for the move,congrats on the engagement!

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  19. I'm so excited to see your wedding take shape on your blog, I am positive its going to be amazing, with your taste.
    I would love to catch up sometime when you get to Sydney! Its funny you are wanting some heat, my parents are in Dunedin at the moment and say its freezing and they miss the heat, whilst my husband and I are dying in the heat right now and wish we were in Dunedin! :D

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  20. CONGRATS on your engagement!
    Sorry you lost the grass ring...very sweet and romantic that he proposed that way.

    You'll make a lovely bride.

    ~lola

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  21. With your credentials and creativity you're going to plan the perfect wedding. :) Good luck with the packing!

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  22. Awww just read your engagement story- so lovely! Congratulations!!!!!!!! How exciting!! Love your green dress- it's the perfect shade! You look sooo lovely- like a glowing soon to be bride :) xo, mel

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  23. congratulations again, best of luck with the move, and my goodness, fantastic finds! 2010 is shaping to be a lovely year, yes?

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  24. Congrats on your engagement! And Sydney...Wow! I found it a bit lonely when I first moved to Melbourne, but I put an ad on gumtree looking for people to go op shopping with and I have met heaps of like minded people since!Good luck :-)

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  25. Wooowwwww CONRATULATIONS!!!! :D

    Gorgeous ring, and dress, and good luck with the packing :)

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  26. A gorgeous little dress!

    Congratulations on your engagement! My best friend got engaged 3 days ago, it's all very exciting!

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  27. gorgeous dress & gorgeous ring - congratulations!

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  28. Congratulations on your engagement! Your green dress is just lovely!

    I had my engagement ring resized (I'd put it off for almost a year) and cleaned a few weeks ago, and I felt so naked without it. I understand how hard it is to let your ring go even for a few days.

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XX
Jen