Saturday, December 31, 2011

i resolve...

Okay,  here is a list of things I would like to accomplish on 2012.

Have a my moles checked.
Submit some articles for publication.
Get a chest piece tattooed.
Have my (tattoo) sleeve extended down to my wrist.
Do this online sewing course for beginners.
Keep trying to get pregnant.
If above doesn't work, enter Miss Pinup Australia 2012.
Take an overseas holiday (thinking Malaysia).
Seriously declutter my home.
Take weekly tap-dance classes with my girlfriends.

Some are small, some are big, butI would like to tick almost
all of them off this list by 2013. On your marks, get set...

50s-style day dress in the works

Remember this fabric my mother-in-law bought me for my birthday?

Well, she is in the midst of making me the long-sleeved
 version right now.  I am very freaking excited.:)

Friday, December 30, 2011

when you run out of room for your crap...

Hang your handbags on picture hooks around the house.
Better than bad art!

dressing table disgrace

Look at this DISGRACE! Mid party season, after me flying in the door,
tossing accessories about, and then flying out the door again (without tidying),
this is what you get. Shambolic! So I'm about to have a tidy and a photo shoot.
Stay tuned. You will be delightfully surprised.

summer holiday bliss

I have acouple weeks off over theChristmas/Newyear period.
Spending my time brunching, coffeeing, shopping, napping, sleeping
in, staying up late watching movies, and making myself perty (see above).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

the year that was

 1. Started this blog and was hugely inspired by other bloggers.
2. Got a half-sleeve tattooed on my right arm.
3. Unsuccessfully had fertility treatment to start our family.
4. Had my heart broken when my fourteen-year-old cat Snickers died.
5. Went to Tasmania for the first time - beautiful.
6. Added a third pug, Thelma Louise Sausage, to our brood.
7. Adopted Mr and Mrs Black, out two bunnies.
8. Had the honour of being MC for the Future Fashion Now event.
9. Found a kindred spirit and friend-for-life in Tam.
10. Got a new laptop, camera and an iPhone.
11. My love gifted me necklaces from Tiffany and Karen Walker.
12. I bought fewer new dresses and more vintage ones.
13. Swooned over Season Four of Mad Men.
14. I had my hair butchered worse than ever before.
15. Turned our spare bedroom into my "Dressing Room".
16. Discovered the joys of having shellaced nails.
17. Was asked to write the front page article for our staff newsletter.
18. MCd the work Christmas party.
19. Successfully survived two years of marriage. ;)
20. Did not finish a single book I started reading.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

christmas when i was a little girl

I reckon I am about four and five, respectively, in these pics.
Lovely memories. I believe this was the "Money Tree" -
when us kids woke up in the morning, this tree would have
$1, $2 and $5 notes pegged all over it. Showing my age! ;)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

aussie christmas

Me & my sister Shailey.

My other sister, Kyla.

My partner Heather.

My friend Tam.

My friend Cass.

We had Christmas dinner at mine this year. The first guest arrived while
I WAS IN MY UNDERWEAR,  WITH WET HAIR. So the outfit didn't
really go as planned. Had a lovely day. Warm, but rainy. I hope you all
had beautiful days, also. Stay tuned for gift posts. Yippee! xxx

tallulah porkchop upsidedown

Thursday, December 22, 2011

festive dressing

Vintage dress from etsy store VeraVague.
Xmas decoration worn as brooch $1 from a $2 shop.
Macronet tights Myer.
Thrifted Prada pumps.

my friend sian and her ace dress

When I first saw the dress, I thought it was a Trashy sweetie dress -
but the contrasting fabric threw me. Anyway, it's a Leona
(one of the expensive ones, I only buy the el cheapos).
Anyhoo, it's hot and you all needed to see it.