Here's allready a little glimpse at the furcollar I got from my grandmother for my Christmas. I love it!!
This is what I woar yesterday. One of my favourite 50 dresses! I really love the white colar on it, also which you can't see in pictures on the sleeves there's a white border as well with a little red button on it. With that I woar my Tirolcardigan, which has detachable buttons, which is great for work, so I don't loose any of the original Tirolbuttons. The combination of the dress and the cardigan together with my green earrings, really made it feel kind of Fall'y' because of all the red/orange/green colours. Because it's actually a linen summer dress, I wear a second thin dress underneath to make it warmer for winter and so it doesn't have to wait several months to come out of the closet.
Today is New Year's Eve! I'm going to a rockabilly party, which is going to be great. I'm going with my sister Evelien and one of my best friends Hanne. I'm not sure what to wear yet. So much to choose from, my new leopard skirt from betty page, my new dress from betty page or my nut dress from H&M. And then the shoes. But oh well, we'll make a decision :). You'll all get to see it probably on monday. Seeing that the sales are starting on saturday here in Belgium. And I have to work both saturday and sunday (open for sales), means I don't have time until monday. Because sales = crazy customers !! But until then, I wish you all a happy new year's eve, with lot's of drinks and food.
Today I woar my green bows in a new way in my hair. I put them in so my hair was pulled back but loose at the same time. I really liked the result. The other thing is a project in the near future. I took this from the christmas cake at my grandmothers, now is the question will I make it into a brooch or a hairclip?!
This is what I woar for Christmas at my grandmothers. It's one of my favourite dresses at the moment. I don't have a pictures of it, but the back closes with buttons which is really pretty. I'm also wearing my 40s shoes, I hadn't had the chance to wear them yet, so they were perfect for Christmas! I'm also wearing my little cute heart brooch. It didn't stand out much on the dress :) but it's the thought that count of having a heart. For my christmas, I got from my grandmother, one of her old real fur collars (made from fox). Normally I don't wear real fur, but when it's vintage and from my grandmother, I don't object! It has a perfect colour wich matches my hair. I also got a vintage red necklace. From my brother-inlaw Ricardo, I got "Prep&Prime" and a red lipstick from MAC for my christmas. I'm wearing the new lipstick in the pictures. I was really glad with the colour he chose, which is called "Ramblas Red". I will show you these things later this week.
Last week, I decided it was time to clean out my closet again. I pulled out 20 things (dresses, skirts....) that I didn't wear anymore. Seeing that they were just hanging there, I decided to sell them. Immediatly I sold 4 dresses, which made it possible to buy these pretty shoes, that I've been drewling over for about more than a month. So, in fact, they are for free :) because I didn't have to use new money :) but I just sold some stuff. Some time this week they will arrive. They look very comfortable and hopefully they will be too. If you look at the first pictures, you can see that the shoelaces have the prettiest ends ever, they have a pretty piece of leather at the end, which makes the shoes even more cute.
Do you remember the shoes I told you, I was getting for my Christmas from my parents, well they haven't arrived yet, so some time this week they will also arrive, so that means it's going to be a shoeweek for me !!! Another thing, on thursday, Christmas' Eve, I had to work at H&M. Then when it was time to go home, we all had to come into the office and we received a giftcertificate of € 30. Which is great, because I allready had a leopard sweater hanging aside, but now it's going to be a present from work and I don't have to pay it myself :). The big bonus is with my discount, I can also buy a pretty blouse with a bow in the front, ooohh how I love working at H&M :).
The fun and pretty thing about Christmas is, that you can decorate your whole house full with lights and shiny stuff. It really gives your house a christmasspirit!! These are some pictures of lightdecorations around my house (moms house). Sorry about the bad pictures, but my camera is not so good for pictures without flash. But it are the lights that count :).
This is mostly all that I bought the previous 5 weeks. A couple of things that I bought on Ebay I allready showed you earlier. Again most of these things that I'm going to show you now, are things that I bought when I went shopping with my birthday money, which is always fun to have :), shopping on other people's account. The first things really didn't cost me a whole lot !! These 3 dresses, which still need to be altered, only cost me 50 cent each, which is hardly anything. Okay, they're not perfect, but for 50 cent, a gal can't complain. The dress underneath, which I just bought yesterday. My one month workanniversary at H&M was passed, which means, from now on, I get a 25% discount on everything at H&M, so to celebrate I bought this pretty dress. Which kind of has a 40s feel to it. And off course, seeing that it has nuts on it, it makes it extra cute!!
As it is getting colder and colder, this morning it was -9°C, so very cold !!! I needed a warm wintercoat. When I went shopping with my birthdaymoney, I found the most gorgeous coat ever!!! It's in a rusty brown color, kind of like my haircolour :) and it has a fur (fake) colar on it. What even makes it more perfect, is that it has it's own matching belt to sinch in. Sinching in, is something I really like doing :). So this is my perfect rustybrown wintercoat. I paid 30€ for it, which isn't bad for a warm coat. Above the pretty coat, you can see a cute checkered black/white shirt. Which I think is very 50s, which is never a bad thing!
Last but not least, I bought a whole bunch of winter skirts and sweaters/cardigans. Which I really needed, as it getting colder!! A funny things about one of the sweaters/cardigans is that it's a real Tirol cardigan :) so funny, but very pretty!!
This is how it looks outside at the moment. The garden and the street. Oh so pretty, but oh so slippery :) thank god I don't have to leave the house today and I can just enjoy the pretty snowy view. Hopefully the snow will stay like this until next week on friday. It would mean we'd have a White Christmas again! You can also see a bit of sunshine, which makes snowy weather extra pretty to look at!! On the second picture, if you look closely, you can see kitty footsteps on the roof from our cats, rumbling on the roof.
It's getting colder and colder nowadays, which is fun but unpleasant at the same time. But they say there's snow coming which I like!!! Today I went to Antwerp with Rebecca and Daisy, 2 of my friends from college. I bought some wintery things, a sweater, pretty skirt and a scarf, which I really needed!! The bad news about the cold is that my pretty red coat is getting to cold for this weather. Which means I won't be dressed in red for long. Unless I put on layers and layers of sweaters underneath :). Seeing that Christmas is coming, it's time to start wearing my mrs Claus poncho :). Besides a little shopping, we went to Antwerp's Chocolate Bar. It all looked so yummy and smelled so amazing. I ate chocolate mousse and drank a coca-cola. Daisy drank hot chocolate and Rebecca ate brownies and her own little chocolate fondue :). So fun, I'm sure gonna go there more!! On wednesday or Friday, I'm finally gonna show you all the things I bought the past 4 weeks. One new thing you can allready see in the pictures is my new tiki purse :) oohh how I love Bamboo. But since I started working at H&M, I still have to get my routine back for blogging, coming home at all those different hours has made it harder to blog, but I'm not giving up!! Seeing that blogging is a kind of relaxation for me :). So more blogging to come, until then freezing monday everybody! Oh yeah, I started wearing my "Red Hot" lipstick from Rimmel. Now I only need to buy "Prep and Prime" from MAC and I'm ready to go!
This sunday, my grandmother turned 80 years old. Because this is a very special age, we threw her a suprise birthday party. We all had funny little party hats on, which suprisingly matched my outfit :). Even Jasper, my sister's son had a party hat on, which was really really funny. We had yummy food (a whole gigantic buffet), nice presents and we laughed a lot!! She was very very happy with the suprise. From her 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson she got, 2 fishies in a fishbowl, a yummy cake (which you can see in the picture) and a framed photo of all her (great-)grandchildren and boy/girlfriend or husband/wifes. From her children and husbands/wifes she got an invitation to go with them to the opera, something she really loves and a bouquet of pretty red flowers. The night turned out really nice. On to the next birthday party :).
Hi, here are some quick peeps inside my room. One of the most important things has to be Mr.Presley off course!? Couldn't live without him. Living in a garden full of kitty cats and bambis while riding on teeny tiny bicycles, listening to music and painting my nails red. This must be heaven!! Tomorrow going to see my favorite niece Dorien, who you can see on the picture in our teeny tiny bathing suits (upper left). We are going to bake chocolate muffins together and giggle all night long. Until then sleepy wednesday everybody!
Today me and my sister Evelien went to lunch. We ate pancakes at a very cozy tearoom!! I couldn't take any photographes because the battery was dead. Instead we took some photobooth pictures when we got home. You can see my new red flower in my hair. It's the perfect shape and size. It immediatly brightens up a simple hairdo.
This is my new red beret. I love it!! It looks so pretty together with my red hair. And it's warm and comfy for the winter. The ceramic pot is part of my gift ,from my favorite niece Dorien, for my birthday. I use it now to store my brooches in. Underneath it is my pretty bedspread, so warm.
Today I went shopping, it was my day off. Instead of listening to customers, I got to be the customer! The fun thing was, it was birthday money :) so in fact I didn't pay any of it. And the best part is, I didn't spend it all, so there's going to be another shopping spree some time next week. I bought a lot of winterskirts, which I really needed because the most of my skirts were a bit to chilly. I also bought 3 cardigans, a red beret, a purse and one of the prettiest wintercoats ever !! I'm going to show you all this stuff, including my pinup cocktailsticks and the things I bought at the flea market 2 weeks ago, on sunday. Then I will have enough time to photograph everything and sit, relax and blog a bit!! Also on sunday, me and my sister Evelien are going to watch "Paranormal Activity" in the cinema. It's going to be spooky!! Until then great weekend everyone!
I just bought this beautiful 40s dress on Ebay. It even has a matching vest, so pretty. I also really like the colour, it goes very well with my red hair. The dress itself has a little lace colar, so cute. Now I just have to wait until it arrives. I also bought pin up cocktail sticks this weekend. I will show them as soon as they arrives. I bought about 60 for only €6.
A month or so ago, I went to dinner with my favorite niece Dorien for her birthday. She turned 21 and that's quite a special age! We have been good friends ever since we were little, because of that, I always enjoy myself surrounded by her company. We ate stone grill with french fries and salad which really was very delicious! You can't really see all that much food on the pictures, it's because it was so delicious that I forgot to take pictures in the beginning :). After we ate dessert, vanilla icecream and hot chocolate sauce, oohh boy that was heaven on earth. We really had a good time! It's time to do that again.