Friday, November 16, 2012

Lady in {a} Red {skirt}

Yup, that's right, I'm totally a Lady (in a red skirt...).

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I actually finished this self-drafted circle skirt a few weeks back and it's quickly made itself a staple in my wardrobe. I've worn it at least once a week since I made it - pretty and functional, perfect!

And on a totally different (but red related) note, did you know Christmas is only 5 weeks away? Yay! Not that I'm counting or anything though...

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Jen

ps) It was David's 30th birthday 2 weeks ago and I surprised him with a weekend away in the Hunter Valley and I made him an awesome 1Up Mushroom cake.



Note to self - don't use a crumbly cake when you need to make the cake look pretty.

Second note to self - probably not a good idea not to embark on a cake decorating career.

17 comments:

  1. Nice skirt! And happy birthday to David. Corey's birthday is next weekend and I am working on cake ideas at the moment. I love your mushroom cake! Such a cute idea.

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  2. Ooh, what a pretty red skirt! What kind of fabric did you use? Also, that cake is awesome. :)

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  3. Aww! That red skirt is so bold and fun! :) And the cake is still adorable ;)

    xo
    summer

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  4. The skirt looks lovely, and that color is beautiful on you.

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  5. Hehe - It's a true sign of our generation that man turning 30 would love and appreciate a Mario cake! (I know my husband would!)

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  6. Ahh! I love Super Mario Bros. It's the only video game I am good at. There's two copies in my house because my husband and I each brought one to the relationship.

    You look adorable, as always. I want to steal those red flats.

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  7. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies :)

    Sue - it's made from a cotton blend suiting fabric. I highly recommend using suiting for circle skirts, it drapes brilliantly and is light enough to 'swish' when you walk :)

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  8. Love the red skirt - and the cake looks pretty awesome to me! :)

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  9. Really, really cute! Love that vibrant red! And the cake is awesome!

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  10. Gorgeous outfit!!!! Well done on that stunning skirt xx

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  11. That has to be one of the coolest - and cutest! - birthday cakes ever. To my mind, there is no better video game system then the original Nintendo, and no better series of games than the Super Mario Bros ones, so you can guess why I love this awesome cake! :)

    And speaking of awesome things, your outfit is so wonderfully sweet. The palette is fresh and sweetly nautical, and look beautiful with your colouring.

    ♥ Jessica

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  12. Love your red skirt! And that cake is the best, don't worry it's not perfect.

    I've sent you an invite for my Art Deco Picnic Party on FB, but let's do catch up soon too :)

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  13. Your outfit is simple yet so chic - I love that pop of red! And what an amazing cake (your cake decorating skills seem pretty good to me!), you're a much more dedicated wife than I am!

    I just stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I did, following now :)

    http://www.takecourageblog.com/

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  14. I always love your outfits! I've nominated you for an Inspiring Blogger Award.

    http://lacouturieredimanche.blogspot.com/2012/12/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

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  15. A really old post I know, but in case you haven't worked it out yet, the trick is to put the cake in the fridge or freezer for a while before icing - ideally the night before, but even an hour will do. Even better, do a crumb layer first where you put a thin layer of icing on first, pop it in the freezer for 30-60 minutes, then it will be WAY easier to ice

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XX
Jen