Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Sunday, 13 January 2013
And these are today's earrings. I've not worn dangly earrings for years, but S bought me these reversible moonstone/filigree beauties for Christmas. The only trouble I have with them is that they reverse themselves on a regular basis, so I look in the mirror to find that I appear to be wearing odd earrings! Nobody else seems have noticed, thankfully :-)
Friday, 11 January 2013
Right, I'm back!
Today I had the day off work, as I've somehow got lots of holiday to use up by the end of March. I saw on Monday that I had no meetings in my diary for today (a rare occurrence!) so took the opportunity to grab some time for myself!
I had no great plans, so decided just to head off to our local big shopping mall to give the sales a good going over! We did go as a family on the 27th, but with 2 children and a husband in tow there's really no opportunity to properly mooch!
I tried on lots and lots - I was looking for casual tops as well as smart tops for work - all those dresses have resulted in a lack of tops to go with my smart skirts and trousers! All I ended up with was I jumper (which wasn't even in the sale!) from next, which I bought with the gift card from my Mum, and a bright blue cotton shirt, which I'm mainly intending on wearing as a sun block on holidays - I had a white one last year which was fab, but the sun cream turned it yellow :-/
I topped off the stripey top with the gorgeous fat face body warmer (I refuse to go all fancy and refer to it as a gillet!) S bought me for Christmas, alongside my beautiful turquoise converse :-)
As I was wondering around Debenhams (a department store chain, for any non uk readers!) I came across the Precis section - they had exactly the same style dress as 22 (see my Dressember roundup post) in a different pattern, for £99! I paid 99p from eBay :-D
I'll leave you today with this, which made me chuckle!
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
I've got a great little app on my phone called "framies", which has allowed me to collate all 35 dresses into 2 photos!
They're not all going to be staying in my wardrobe - 2, 14, 23 and 27 will be going on eBay, along with 11 unseen dresses. 6 unseen dresses will be allowed to stay! (Mainly party/summer holiday dresses)
I'm a little on the fence about 4, 8, 16, 18, 28, 30, 34 and 35. They'll stay for the time being, but may not make it through to Dressember 2013!
I was particularly "meh" (to coin my 17 year old's phrase") about Dressember this year, and at the beginning of November I had no intention of joining in - but I was doing the admin on the group anyway, and I kind of got sucked along with the wonderful enthusiasm!
I have enjoyed it again - I've joked with colleagues that I can't wait to get back into my jeans - but actually that's far from the reality. I do have a pair of slim leg trousers for work which I bought on 28th November which I'm itching to wear, and I probably will wear my jeans today - but I'm also quite excited about re-wearing some of the dresses I wore earlier in the month - number 1 (for example) is my smart-but-comfy daytime or evening go to, and I've missed it! 3, 7 and 12 are work staples, and would definitely have got more than 1 wear in a "normal" month.
The funny thing is, nobody noticed I was doing it - I think people are now so used to seeing me in a dress they don't even register! We went for a walk with friends on Sunday, when I was wearing 33, and they did comment I was very smart for a walk (and if anyone ever comments about my dresses I always tell them about Dressember) but I didn't feel "smart" - I just felt normal!
So, having a look at all 35 above - which do you think need to go to new homes, and which are your favourites? :-)
Unfortunately I was back at work again today, which was ok, actually, and I managed to achieve a lot :-)
So the first dress of the day was a rather boring, but very comfy green jersey dress, from wallis, via eBay (of course!)
After a little after work nap, I was up and at 'em, and all ready to party my way to 2013. We were at a friend's house party, so I didn't go overboard, but I got some compliments (drunk men/short dress lol!).
This is an "ax Paris" dress, which (you know what I'm going to say!) came to me via eBay :-)
What shall I leave you with today?
On of my favourite moments from 2012! Me and the girls in the Olympic stadium - we were at the Paralympics, and we'd just watched David Weir receive his second gold medal. We were just 5 rows back from the flagpoles, and it was a very proud moment :-)