Thursday, December 30, 2010

Two Days .........

Well the D-day for no-clothes-buying-for-a-whole-year (with three exceptions: australia/charity thing I'm organising/pregnancy) is near.

I bought two plain t's today. Grey and green. They'll go with most things.

I've deleted all my 'favourites' on Trade Me (gulp). BUT there are two vintage pieces closing on the 3rd of Jan which if I can get for under $10 each I'd be super stoked.

My question is .... if I put a buy now bid on them now will it count as buying clothing next year?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Oh my gosh, the panic has set in.
I have only three days left before I embark on my year of not buying clothing.
The terror has set in.
I have three beautiful vintage pieces on my Trade Me watchlist and the auctions all end in the New Year so I won't be able to buy them! *tear*

With fear pulsing through my shopaholic veins there is only one thing left for me to do: SHOP!

Today I'm off to Witchery in Smith & Caughey's with maybe a blat down to Jeans West and Glassons. I will shop in my lunch hour (or two hours) til I drop!!!

I will pump money into the economy!!

Hmmm, that makes me wonder ... what will happen next year with me out of the retail loop? Will the economy collapse?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dear Red Wine

Dear Red Wine,

Why do you look so good?
All dark red and alluring.
Glinting at me through the glass.
Enticing me to take a sip and another sip .... oh and one more sip for good measure.
Until there are no more sips to take.

Dear Self,
Why do you have no resistance to this cherry coloured strumpet?
Why do you let it seduce you?

Dear Head.
Please stop throbbing.

I'd like to blame my constant jaw clenching for this headache but I do suspect the cause of it is the red wine that was consumed last night with my lovely neighbours.

No dresses today. Just denim and cotton.

Need. Nurofen. Now.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lazy day dress

This dress was given to me by a friend at work. And it quickly became a favourite.

It's bright and breezy, perfect for warm summer days just lazing about doing nothing.

The only set back is that it's quite short ... so I have to remember not to bend over to pull weeds out of the garden otherwise the neighbours will end up getting a free peep show!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Casual

Aaah Christmas.
A day of food.
And presents!!
Also a day of changeable weather, that's if you live in New Zealand of course.
Yes it can be stinking hot leading up to the day that the birth of the sweet baby Jesus is celebrated, but in a flash it can turn like a premenstrual woman and be nippy round the pippy.
This Christmas it just chose to be even tempered (in the Waikato at least), mainly cloudy with hints of sun every now and then.
So what does one wear?
A cool and casual shirt dress. Nice but not too fancy. Cool but still covering enough flesh to keep you warm.
Admittedly I changed into jeans and a jumper once the sun dropped, but the Summer Of Dresses only occurs when it feels summery.
Great day though ... wish I was given presents every day *sigh*

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Christmas Butterfly

It's the day before Christmas and I'm off to work.
In a dark and cold windowless office.

But that's not going to stop me from getting my summer on!!

I bought this dress on a whim and it's its first outing.

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it ...
But I do know that I feel like a big orange butterfly!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dress Number One - The Fancy Fancy

I love this dress.

I bought it from Witchery and it was quite the experience.

After trying on lots of dresses and looking terrible in them the terribly sophisticated French sales lady took pity on me and brought me a dress to try on. One that I would never have picked. And I adore it. It's got this whole Grecian draping thing going on up top.

At the time she also tried to sell me a $90 black belt to wear. As if. The dress itself was on special for that price, no way was I spending $90 on a black strip. So I wandered down to Glassons and picked up a 24.95 belt. Much nicer on the wallet and I think it looks lovely with the dress, giving it an edge while giving me a bit of shape.

I wore it out to my beloved's birthday dinner and it'll get another outing next year at a friends wedding. Can't wait!!

The Summer of Dresses

After years of living in shorts and jeans and denim skirts teamed with a t-shirt for summer I've decided it's time to change it up.

I'm in my 30's now, I need to project a more grown up look. And how do I plan to do that?

By wearing dresses.

In the last month or so I've been on a mission to accumulate lots of dresses to wear through summer (and hopefully winter). I've bought modern dresses, vintage dresses, lord-knows-when-they-were-made dresses and so far I love ALL of them.

So this summer (what's left of it) I plan to share with you my dresses in all their glory.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree ...

Oh Christmas Tree.
Oh Christmas Tree.
Your piney smell avoids us.

Yep, we were all set to put up a real tree this year but work got in the way. As well as slack as Christmas Tree selling folk who clearly couldn't be bothered selling their wares after 5.30pm when the majority of working people actually have the time to forage for a tree. Grrrr. What is the world coming to?

So we bought a fake tree.

A white one.

And I love it.

The only thing is I wish they created Christmas lights using white wire/plastic/whatever it's called cause the green wire/plastic/whatever it's called is ruining my trees minimalistic look.

Still, Merry Christmas!! And while it's highly unlikely to be a white Christmas EVER in NZ, it's going to be a sort of white Christmas at our house : )