Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tiny happy gates and a big shiny bow

(Bob Ross, anyone?) Another outfit post, I´ve got a run I guess. This one comes to you straight from last weeks friday, when summer made it´s last appearance for 2013 (and I succesfully managed to stay nearly tan-free). It was ridiculously warm so I did the only reasonable thing and wore a new old dress I had just bought the weekend before. I got it at an all in all disappointing flea market for the crazy sum of 4 Euros. I tried to get it for 3 because I had to do some repair work and the armholes were stained but in the end I gave in because I really needed something nice that fit and damn did I like the fabric.

The fabric has little gates printed all over that look like they jumped out of 1950s fairy tale illustrations and what´s not to love about that. The belt is from a flea market earlier this year. The outfit got quite some attention at work and made everyone smile, which is always a good thing in my book.
 The next day it started raining cats and dogs and so far nothing much has changed about that. It´s officially autumn I´m afraid. Time to get out your knitwear and warm jackets.

I wish you all a fantastic, cosy weekend!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dressing up for a baptism

Look who´s back! After more than 2 months of being a bit unter the weather, the stress of moving and not having any internet connection (Oh, the horror!) I can now finally report that we have the internetz in our new appartment. Not that it was unbearable, I actually read a lot of books which was nice, but I missed bloggerland and browsing ebay and such things. I even unpacked some of the boxes out of pure boredom ;) There´s still enough of them left, though, as not all furniture is standing at it´s final place yet. But we already have most of the living room done so that´s what you see in the following pictures. I´ll make a separate post about our new old furniture as soon as everything´s done, because it´s furniture with a story worth telling.

But now about the baptism outfit. It was my first baptism and I can say with all honesty that it was horrible. First we were late and I forgot the lipstick. And then there was church. Even people that attended more than the 3 church services I went through in life admitted that it was one of their most boring service experiences. Add the fact that I felt miserable, cold and needed a toilet really badly and you get an idea of how much fun I had. But at least, and here´s the positive note, I got a lot of compliments for the dress. I actually had it on my to-sell-list for months now but as I´m going through some fitting issues lately this one came to the rescue. I still consider selling it though, because we just don´t seem to fit perfectly, no matter what. My hair is also a horrible mess at the moment (can´t decide for a new colour) so I put a hat on to hide the massive roots. It worked out ok I think. Here´s the details:

Dress with Bolero: flea market
Hat: flea market
Jewellery: thrift shops
Shoes: Forever 18 (I think)

I did a little math. The whole outfit cost me not more than 20 € including shoes. I´d like to call this a success.


This picture comes with a quote from the photographer:
"My crooked pictures somehow always look best!" Yeah, well...

In the afternoon the real party took place at a bbq station in the woods and while I had changed the outfit to something forest appropriate (I might have looked like a lumberjack...) I didn´t change the shoes. And I didn´t take a jacket with me. Baaaaaaad mistake. Because when we arrived it started raining cats and dogs. And it kept raining, and raining, and raining. Let´s just say it wasn´t the best of days but at least I had some delicious cheese cake. All praise the cheesecake!

I hope your last 2,5 months were great, ladies! :)