Sunday, 24 August 2014

Forgive me

Forgive me for I have sinned.
It has been over a month since I have last blogged. And in the greater scheme of things I know that sins like murder and voting for Tony Abbot  are probably worse and will gain a little more roasting time in hell but still, I feel pretty bad about my lack of blogging.
What is even worse is that for a while I could not even read blogs for our lap top decided to conk out and have a lengthy and expensive holiday in the repair shop. Oh how we suffered with no technology! Oh how we were so ill informed with no Internet!
But, hurrah, for all has been fixed and I have thrown myself back into a lovely long spell visiting blogland today. It is true that I should have been doing house work and home work, but as I am already heading into the fiery pits anyway for not blogging I might as well be truly naughty and irresponsible and have some fun whilst I am at it.
Gosh, what have I been doing over the last month?
Work....yep, still battling away at that.
Op better believe it! I have become a regular at my work owned shop and have scored some fab shoes and accessories.
I scored this very boxy, yet very awesome, blue vintage jacket and quickly got to the job of revamping it to fit, and am very happy with the more tailored results.
See, much better! I am pretty sure that the last pic is of me showing off the sharp lapels but it also could be me smelling something bad. Hmmmm.
Enjoying the freshness of lemon and just loving this hand made knitted cardigan that I found in the kids section of the op shop. It just goes to show that you have to look everywhere when you op shop.
These little beauties of brooches were found at my works op shop and I know that they are just little plastic trinkets but I do find them adorable. I now have a little collection of these lovelies to brighten up an outfit.
I have to travel a little to hit some of my fave op shops but it pays off when you find stunning cocktail frocks that fit like they were made for me for only $7.99 each. Check out the rich pewter shades and bustle type ruffles of the frock above. And a pussy bow at the neck!!!!
I must be drawn to these shades at the moment because this shimmery metallic olive green cocktail  frock demanded to be mine too. How could I say no?
More goodies. And just to show that I am not obsessed with green 50's styles I found this fabulous pink, orange and purple number from the 70's. I do have some revamping to do (sorry vintage purists) but can't wait to don that bright happy dress.
Attended the "Heart of St Kilda" concert and despite a terrible head cold and sinus infection, enjoyed the great entertainers for a truly wonderful cause of helping the homeless and disadvantaged in the area.
Frocked up and gorged at a luxurious high tea with my pal.
Yummy! And also for a brilliant cause so I didn't feel so bad working my way through all of the goodies on offer.
So ladylike!
And last Wednesday my beautiful Little Miss turned four and we have celebrated with lots of gatherings and parties (and so much "Frozen" paraphernalia!) and cake. The little Miss is positive she has grown taller and when I look at these pics I have to agree. She looks so grown up!
I am sure there has been a lot more going on in my life but my poor old brain can't remember or recall much beyond what I had for brekkie this morning.
I do hope you all have been well and I hope that you can forgive me for my sinning.
I shall go read some more of your lovely blogs and redeem my self.


  1. It's good to see you, Brooke! And happy 4th birthday to your little girl!
    Wow, you've been busy - all that work, and studying, and very successful op shopping too. Love all the dresses you found - you're going to shorten that divine maxi, aren't you?!
    Nice reworking of the jacket, love the sweet brooches, and the floral frock you wore for your ladylike tea is a beauty! xxx

    1. I know it is a sacrilege but I am going to shorten it. Forgive me! I just know that I will love and adore it even more a bit shorter and without all that sleeve action. XXX

  2. good to read from you ... and ... eeeeeek, what awesome finds. wow!!!! i think the fun brooches are my favs!
    have a nice week, my dear!

    1. Gosh I love those little bits of plastic! Enjoy the rest of your week! XXX

  3. Hey, somethimes life just takes over!
    You've gone and spoilt us with a pile of gloriarse frockage, so OF COURSE you're forgiven! XXX

    1. Bloody life putting a spanner in the works! Glad you like the frockage and thank you for your forgiveness. XXX

  4. So nice to have you back dear Brooke:) Some very lovely dresses! I love the dress you wore for tea:) What a fun event:)

    1. Nice to be back! The dress you admired is one of my only non vintage but it is so pretty and always gets comments when I wear it out. XXX

  5. Lovely to see your gorgeous face popping up in my reader! You have been busy. Love the revamped jacket and that happy maxi is out of this world. Can't wait to see it tweaked and worn.
    I'm not usually one for brooches but I love these! xxx

    1. It is so nice to be back! When I purchased my happy maxi I thought of you straight away. It is definitely a Vix kind of dress. Hopefully my tweakings are successful and do the frock justice. XXX

  6. Splendid op shop finds!!! The 50s dresses in particular made my green eyes light up like fireworks. That is so true about combing every square inch of a thrift/op shop in the hopes of unearthing a hidden gem. I've found some great pieces in the kids section (being petite helps there for sure) and also the men's (usually XS or S) over the years. Boy's private school style white button front skirts in particular can be great for women. They're well tailored but not very long or baggy usually, as some more modern (80s onward) ladies styles can be.

    Great post and recap of what's been transpiring on your end lately, honey. Hope you have a splendid end of August!

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Isn't it fun finding those hidden treasures in the unlikeliest places. Even more satisfying! A great rest of the month to you too! XXX