Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
But, here is the sad little story behind the title.......
in two days i have to give up my beloved cat harry, as the BF and i were planning to go to Melbourne to live for a while, but now we are not so sure...
i have lived there before, and loved the shopping.....
both the BF and i are well travelled, and while we still have the travel bug, we get a bit sick of the loneliness that always comes when you move somewhere you know no one..and we are thinking, well maybe we should move back to Christchurch instead of melbourne, because we have friends there and could keep harry.....but then we will miss out on the chance to live in melbourne and the chance we may love it!
plus there is all the money we will need for the move...
but we kinda get a bit stir crazy when we live in christchurch...
but what if we make no friends in Melbourne, and we hate it?
and what if the BF can't find a job?
and we have to make the decision by tuesday or we will lose our harry...though he will be going to a great new home....
what to do, what to do!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=1500034, and if that does'nt work then search under 'members' and put in 'vicci1' and my stuff should come up!
computor stuff is so confusing sometimes!
Monday, February 16, 2009
this sunday was spent going around the car boot sales, where i found the MOST PERFECT velvet blazer! so instead of spending the $55 i was going to spend on one at a local upmarket vintage store, i only spent $5, don't i sound cheap!and the other bonus was the cheaper jacket fits me better!yay!
and the boyfriend also had a good day, he got his bday pressie a month earlier..a fold-up bike, which he wants so he can take it on the public transport in Melbourne...he was so excited i thought he would wet himself!
The dress above is one i have shown before, but it is so flattering and i am still in love with it....
it was about 10 cents from the recycling centre..i found it ON THE FLOOR, where they seemed to be using it as a mat!but after a good wash it turned out to be a lovely floaty cotton dress with an embriodered neckline..and POCKETS!i love pockets.
my feet nearly died in these shoes, i have discovered that a few hours on the booze is different to a whole day sober when it comes to wearing high high shoes!
yesterday i henneaed my hair, it takes about three hours but it is so worth it..
and i listed a whole PILE of stuff on trademe, at $1 reserve, so hopefully i will get some money to add to my 'getting to australia' fund!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
today i spent an hour at the recycling centre, and after searching through the bins i came away with a whole load of bargins
the Ashley Fogel jacket im wearing the picture..it is brown tweed and has awesome buttons! I don't ususally wear jackets this length, but i think i kind of like it...and its super comfy
This amazing vintage leather jacket, made in mexico, it fits perfectly and has the wide collar i love, but its a bit too long, so im not sure what i can do about that!?I love natural fabrics, but can't bear to buy new leather, so i only buy it secondhand...a bit warped i know, but at least its recycling!?
i got three beautiful leather bags, one with heaps of compartments and paisley silk lining! another is a document holder in stylish black with big old fashioned zips in perfect working order, and the other is a black wrist bag...i love it!
A black and gold lace puffball skirt from the 60's...too small for me but i could'nt leave it there, it was calling out to me, in a sad little voice..."i'm too beautiful to be left here"
I also got:
two scarves, one multicoloured silk, one handknitted cream and gold wool
a rose silk dressing gown, in perfect condition
a lace camisole( i love these things!)
a grey flannel homemade top with a fitted buttoned hem
a blue and white kaftan top
and some shirts for the boy...
and all of this for $8!
while i was sweating my arse off in the iron shed oven that is the recycling centre...
I was sending my thoughts and sympathy to all those involved in and affected by the horrific bush fires raging accross Victoria, Australia. Currently NZ newspapers are reporting the death toll at 181 people...but this is bound to increase...
So if you have stumbled accross this page please consider donating some money towards the people and animals suffering http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/detail.chtml?filename_num=260955
Sunday, February 8, 2009
its over priced...but will be worth it!
this dress is a favourite...it has cute pin tucks accross the bodice, and one of those permenant pleat skirts..it was too long...and took me AGES to sew up, it now has a bubble hem kinda look to it which i like...