Sunday, 12 January 2014

The apple of my eye

 
I am thoroughly enjoying my vacation time and am not entirely sure I can ever go back to work.
Nup, I just don't think my body, mind and spirit are up to it yet.
Maybe after a bit more time home. Like three years. Then I will see if I'm up to it.
Whilst making the most of my break we have been out and about, doing kid friendly activities and trying to fit in some mum friendly activities, like op shopping, as well.
I have dragged my poor little fella around to all of my local haunts, bribing him with a book from each and assuring him in each one that I will be "only five minutes more!"
The good boy complains a little, but at least not as much as his father. Yet!
I have had some lovely thrifted spoils lately with a few new frocks including this vintage inspired shirt waister in black with white polka dots.
 
 
It really is the most classic of combo's - black, white with a dash of red. You can't go wrong!
And this dress is so comfortable and so stylish, and with us in Melbourne expecting some scorchers this week, perfect for the hot weather.
 
 
And one of my new old brooches, the little rosy red apple, seems to be made for the ensemble.
I was overjoyed to discover this collection of lovelies at the same op shop and when told that I could have them all for 50 cents, was positively ecstatic.
 
 
Aren't they all adorable? I felt almost guilty handing over that measly amount. Guilty but still happy!
Another week of holidays to fit in more adventures, with us planning on visiting the old Melbourne Gaol (we are all a little obsessed after our Geelong gaol trip!), the beach, going roller skating and maybe, if I am lucky, a few more op shops. Fingers crossed!
 


14 comments:

  1. Time off is the best time ever, I am enjoying my weekend before going back to work tomorrow. Lovely outfit, I like a lot the combo of polka dots and red bag, and yes, those brooches are so cute :)

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    1. If only we could all swan about, shopping, socialising, and never have to work. Ah, that would be the life!

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  2. oh you have scored well! the brooches are just fabulous and your polka dot frock too,the little fella sounds like a little star, minimal complaining is something I would love, hehe! I touch a garment and it's all groans and eye rolling from mine, appalling stuff!! I'm glad you are enjoying your break, don't think of the return to work, just your blissful times right now (I say that, I used to feel ill in my old job about a week before I would return, what do I know?!) x x x

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    1. I think I am already getting that awful feeling that means my holiday time is up. Its an awful sick-in-the-tummy feeling. I will try and ignore it and get on with more fun! XXX

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  3. Oh I love those brooches, especially the flapper! I love your polka dot dress. I'm with you postpone work for three years and then think about it then:)

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    1. I love the flapper too! If only I could postpone work indefinitely. I am hoping that a bit more op shopping and fun will take my mind off returning to work :)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, timeless ensemble! I adore everything here from the shape of the skirt to the white tights (they need more wardrobe love the world over, IMO) to the cheerful red accessories, every element works in perfect harmony and looks fantastic!

    ♥ Jessica

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. So glad to hear from a fellow lover of white tights! Thanks so much for the kind comments.

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  5. Beautiful outfit, Brooke - I agree, a classic colour combination, works every time! Wonderful brooches too, weren't they a bargain? Enjoy the rest of your holiday - who knows what the op shop gods will bestow upon you as compensation for having to go back to work?! xxx

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    1. Thanks! I love those brooches too - I felt kind of like I had stolen them and had to scurry out of the shop before they realised. Am trying to enjoy my last week off and do have my fingers crossed the op shop gods will bestow me with their blessed bounty. XXX

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  6. This outfit is gloriarse! Perfection! The wee brooches are adorable, and what a great deal! That sort of deal makes me SQUEE!
    Don't think about going back to work......XXX

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    1. Doing my best to not think about work but the thought keeps creeping in and catching me unawares. Bloody work!

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  7. So glad to have found you.
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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! XXX

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