This is what I woar today. A beautiful, flowy leopard dress I bought on ebay a few months ago. It fit me like a glove. It's also a very comfortable dress. Tomorrow I'm going shopping and to dinner with my niece Dorien. She's also staying over for the night, so on sunday more fun to come! She's not just family, she's also one of my best friends. Probably the one that knows me the best, since she was born 10 months after me, there's not a lot she missed about me. We're still inseparable on this day.
Today at work (H&M) the campagne "True blues" started. It's a campagne around jeansitems. The floormanagers asked if we could dress ourselves preferable in jeans or the colours (red,blue, white) of the campagne. So another occasion for Freddies to come out the door. I matched them up with my new old favourite red polkadot belt, which only cost me €5, and that €5 I got from a skirt I sold, so basically the belt was for free!! With that I woar my polkadot T-shirt. I really love Freddies and polkadots!! The day started out with beautiful sunny weather and ended in boring rainy weather. But it's getting less colder, so we're coming closer to spring!!
Today I had a free day from work. I made something I've been planning to do for some time now. Some time ago I bought 3 hats on the internet, one of them was absolutely beautiful, another one sadly too small for me, but pretty to hang in my bedroom and the third I didn't really fancy. But if there's one thing I don't like to throw money away! Ok, I buy a lot of things but 99% of the time I use everything I buy, but this hat I really didn't fancy at all. So today I remade this hat into a little pretty hat, excellent for springweather. So today my hopes for sunshine and summerdresses only grew bigger. Please mind the dull hairdo in the pictures, once that I buy myself hairrollers, mousse and setting lotion the hat will sit pretty in a voluptuous curly hairdo, or so I hope so. The only thing I have to buy for the hat is a haircomb so that it stays in place. Then some sunny weather, curly hair and off we go. This is the result. I'm quite proud of it. I didn't use all of the flowers, only white once, but with the remaining white flowers, red flowers and leafs I'm planning to make a brooch out of it. Also very suitable for spring or summer. Also please mind the bad photos, I'm longing for a camera to take pretty pictures for my blog, but I seem to rather buy pretty clothes instead. Ooohh well, some day :). Also the third picture of the new result, were I'm not wearing the hat, the feather sits perfectly but I wanted good light, since my camera can't photograph well, I stuck out my arm out the window, but it was quite windy, hence the result of the feather. I promise once I get the chance to wear my pretty little hat, I'll let someone else take a picture, so you can have a propper view of the hat.
When I was looking through my closet during the week. I noticed that I had a white dress, that I hadn't worn in quite a while. This was because I thought it was a bit dull. It was completely white, white fabric, white belt, white buttons, a bit boring for me. Now I also remembered that about a year ago or so, I bought these vintage buttons but still hadn't used them. Now I had the idea to use them to revamp my white dress. And this is the result!! It's not a huge chance, but just with darker buttons, the dress has an attention point and then using a dark belt, I can really put focus on my waist as well, which goes for most 50s dresses, who are sinched in. So hopefully the dress will see more daylight from now on. Now I'm going to enjoy the rest of my sunday, because tomorrow I have a working day of 10h which will be exhausting at the end, but tuesday is another free day from work! So time enough to blog, so see you all on tuesday!
On friday, I finally woar on of my original 50s dresses. I was super glad and felt really pretty I might add. But it's hard not to feel pretty in such a dress. I went for drinks to a bar with a friend and had a really great time since it had been about 3 months since I'd seen her. This was mainly because she's still in school and was busy with exams and stuff. But I was happy to see her!! Photos of that evening I don't have yet, because it wasn't my camera we used, my camera's battery was dead. We also didn't take a lot of picture because we were having so much fun. But once I've got the ones we took, I'll show them to you!
This is what I woar yesterday for work and my afterwork shoppingafternoon with my friend Rebecca. The blouse is new from H&M, I bought it last week. I allready had a similar model in black and couldn't resist to buy this one. In the picture you see that I made a single bow with the ribbon of the blouse. During the day, I was getting annoyed that the ribbon was still so long that it hung all the way on my skirt, which basically annoyed me as I said. So with the remaining ribbon I made a second bow, making that the ribbon wasn't reaching my skirt anymore and it immediatly gave a prettier look, sadly I don't have it on picture, but I'm certain I will wear the blouse again, so no worries!! With that I'm wearing one of my favourite vintage skirts. I really like the buttons on the side of the skirt, which you can't see in the picture unfortunatelly because it's on the left side of the skirt. The skirt is a great model of you want to go out dancing for the night!! The great about the skirt when I bought it is, that it had a stain on the bottom of the skirt, because of the stain, not certain if it would come out, I got €2 discount. Lucky for me, the stain come out with a bit of soap and water. On thing about working at H&M, is that it's really improving my confidence. This is manely because of compliments I get about my clothes from customers. The fun thing for me is also, when they ask me if the clothes I'm wearing are from H&M (hoping I'm going to say yes) that when I get to say "no, they're not, they're vintage", makes my day even better, knowing that I have unique clothes. These kind of things makes a gal go through a day with sometimes unpleasant customers, but otherwise I like my job!!
OOhh yes she's quite a charmer!! Her name is Coco and I love her!! This is one of the 4 darling kittycats we have at home. Coco even has a pretty leopard necklace with a silver heart on it, which has her name Coco on it. I just wanted to share her with all of you. She especially posed for you guys in the second picture.
The previous 2 sundays, I went to flea markets, which in both occasions I did some good finds. One of them being the party fruit lights I've allready shown you. I also bought some pretty 50s plates, manely Boch, which isn't in any picture. But being Boch plates, it means lot's and lot's of pastels. Now in one of the pictures is the pretty bow brooch I told you about. I'm going to wear it tomorrow after work !! I also found the coolest "thing" (since I don't know what to call it) with some kind of deer decoration inside of it. I hung it upon my wall together with my plastic deerhead. Then I also found this beautiful 50s glass pink plate with 5 matching coasters or tiny plates.
Then I found these 50s albums to put singles in, but I'm think I'm going to use it as a photoalbum. I just have to figger out how I'm going to do that. On the albums are doggies, pretty girls in dresses and lot's more!! I also bought a nice scarf for only 25 cents, too much a bargain to let go. And last but certainly not least!! I bought this snowglobe with a flamingo in it!!! This really couldn't have been better, hence my flamingo obsession. But these little things can really make a gals day!
Just a quick look at my outfit I woar yesterday. I'm really into light pink and mint green lately. Those 2 colours together makes a perfect combination in my book !! My mom also shortened the lining of my pretty skirt, because came peeping at the bottom. But now it's in perfect shape again!! The skirt really has a perfect 50s shape to it, with the necessary fluff, but not too much, without wearing a petticoat, couldn't be better!! And of course, one of my favourite cardigans, my fluffy pink one!! Which I've only paid €3 for, i love it! Oh yeah, please excuse my squeezy eyes, it was only 8 am, so I was still a bit tired.
Unfortunatelly, I hardly wear my brooches, because I have to wear a badge with my name at H&M, which prevents me of wearing my oohh so pretty brooches. Speaking of brooches, I bought an old new one this weekend for only €1 and the best part is, that it's shaped like a bow and it's golden!! I will show you the brooch as soon as I have the time. Probably thursday, then I have the day off. Until then, enjoy the rest of the week.
Yesterday I felt like baking cupcakes, which had been long ago seen I've done that. I enjoyed my baking time and the eating time afterwards wasn't bad either!! It also was a very easy and quick recepy. The cupcakes were super fluffy.
I made the dough look pink, unfortunately I didn't have enough dye, so it became it cute pale pink. The best part about baking cookies or cakes is that you can lick the spoon afterwards!!
The end result!!
(somethings I forgot to mention bake at 180°C for about 15 min, depending on your oven).
Wednesday I woar my favourite earrings. My 50s red flowery earrings. I just love them!! I also woar my red necklace I got from my grandmother on Christmas, but hadn't put it on until now. It's a really nice necklace, that sits just at the right length on your neck. In the picture I'm also wearing my home-made hat, which I didn't wear to go to work. I feel it isn't suitable for winter, so I'm praying that spring will be here soon enough!
I mentioned earlier, that I went to a fleamarket on sunday and that I found some great things. Well, this is one of them. It are partylights made into the shape of fruit. Bananas, watermelon, pineapples, strawberries, you name it..... It's a whole fruitbowl on my wall. Now I just need a place of my own and a tikibar and I'm settled!!
This is the outfit I woar yesterday night, to go to a friends birthday party. The wrap blouse I'm wearing I made myself out of an old blouse. I just cut off the long sleeves and the length of the blouse and made into a cute wrap blouse. I'm also wearing my new white doves brooch. I also bought red flats on friday, they absolutely have a perfect shade of red. For once I asked my mom to take a picture of me, so you could see my pretty Freddies properly for once. I'm really really glad I decided to buy them!! Couldn't live without Freddies anymore. The birthday party was really fun! Ate homemade lasagne which was delicious, drank white wine and partied all night long. Which resulted that I had a little hangover this morning :). Getting home at 5 am and getting out at 9.30am to go to a fleamarket :). But I did find some great things, so I didn't get out for nothing.
This was my outfit I woar on thursday, but I didn't have to time to post earlier. The pink blouse with little white hearts is new. I bought it during sales, it's from H&M and I only paid €2 for it. The trousers also from H&M during sales cost me about €15. It's the second pants now that I've got. I'm starting to get used to wearing trousers again. But still skirts and dresses are my favourite!! I paired the trousers with my pretty shoes I bought online a while ago and my cherries cardigan.
Previous saturday, I went to my niece Dorien. We went thrift shopping to 4 different thrift shops. Allthought my birthday was in November, I still had to get my present from my niece, which was to buy things at thrift shops for a certain budget. These are things I've found until now. I found 2 purses. One is a chinese round one, made out of some kind of wood. It's in mint condition. Then the other purse is a little cute purse, which has anchers on the inside. Then I also found the prettiest magazine stand ever made out of bamboo. Last but not least, I also found a little "picture" of a white bird made out of plastic, which sits on a wooden board. Then I also bought 3 belts during sales myself. A blue/white and red/white striped ones and a light blue one with a bow in the front, all 3 come form h&m, I only paid 75 cents each.
Today I'm going to a friends birthday party, I think I'm going to wear my new pretty dress from ebay (the pink and purple one).
Sorry for the lack of posting this week. I've been so tired when I've come home from work and all I wanted to do was sit in my couch. Then to top it all, today I had to work until 6 pm, wanted to take the train of 6.30 pm and be home at 7.15 pm. But no no, they wouldn't let me the stupid trains, my first train 6.30 pm didn't show up, my next train 7.13 pm was toooooo late, so finally I got home at 8.15 pm, 1 hour later than planned and 2h and 15 min after work. And then you're supposed to be good for the environment because you go to work by train. Well wooptidoo, good for me! So tomorrow when I stop working at 12 o'clock noon, I'm going to treat myself to a big bag of yummy candy!!
As much as I love winter and snow, I'm looking forward to spring. I can't wait to wear all the new stuff, I couldn't resist to buy, but too soon to wear. So many spring dresses and blouses, so little sunshine! To get myself in a bit of a warmer spirit. I looked at pictures from last spring. Blowing bubbles says nothing more then spring and summer.