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Friday, 19 February 2010

it's not always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise that moves us along..


it's such a sunny morning here, how can i be miserable?! i feel as though i've said all i have to say to him, and i can't help someone if they don't accept that they need any help..so i'm just leaving him to it, in the knowledge that one day he'll realise that he needs to do something about all this, and when he does i'll be there for him..until then, i'm concentrating on my own life..

i wish i was the organised type, who plans a whole outfit the night before to save the morning rush..that said, i'm a light sleeper and an early riser, so generally have plenty of time in the mornings..the closest i get to planning, is maybe picking one top or skirt i want to wear the following day, and then having to build everything else around it when i wake up..

today it was the new floral cardigan which i decided to wear..when i was clearing the wardrobe room out the other night i came across these green boots which i had totally forgotten about, and felt would match the colours of the cardi..i like them, think they were from new look..i used to time-share them with my mum, as she loves bottle green shades too, and luckily we just about have the same shoe size..i bought her some bottle green shoe-boots a couple of xmases ago on the proviso that these ones could come with me when i moved out :D

the brown dress is my boring neutral, as the main part of the outfit has to be the pretty cardi :) i'm not sure what to do with this dress, i've got a patch of foundation stain on it, and another random oil-based mark (prob make up as well), which have been there for ages, and don't seem to come out in the wash..any recommendations to remove them would be totally appreciated, as i do like this dress, but whenever i wear it i get that sinking feeling when i remember it's imperfections :(

ooh, last but not least..anyone fancy a bronze glittery coin purse?? it's just one i picked up on my last trip to london, but i can't seem to get on with it as it's small so got nowhere for cards..some of the glitter has fallen off, and is liable to get everywhere, but if that hasn't put you off, please leave me a PM or a comment..xx

13 comments:

  1. Lovely floral cardi, and it suits you so well. A good purchase!

    Have you tried working in some baking soda with an old toothbrush in order to remove the oils in the stains; you can use hairspray to bring the stain up and brush some of it off with a cloth. Then brush off any excess and put neat liquid washing detergent or washing up liquid (something with a strong surfactant action) and gently rub in, and then launder as normal. Hopefully that will do the trick or at least lessen the stains.

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  2. Oh Char, I love the boots and cardi! So, so pretty. I think you're right to stick with a fairly plain dress but I wouldn't call it boring. Looks lovely :)

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  3. I hate it when you get a stain on something that won't come out. I take it you've tried stain removers? You can get ones for greasy marks and they have always worked for me when I've used them.

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  4. I always think that if something is stained it's ruined so I will try anything to get a stain out. I just try washing up liquid on greasy stains, works wonders most of the time.

    I love the boots!

    C
    xxx

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  5. Hey, have just discovered your blog and love it. Great choice for a title. And that bag is lovely. xxx

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  6. I love that cardigan, such a great buy and your whole outfit works wonderfully with those divine boots x

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  7. I do like those green boots, Char...they'd fit into my wardrobe rather nicely!
    The cardi was a wise buy, wasn't it? It's so you, pretty, fresh and individual.
    Have a lovely weekend, my dear.
    Vix
    xxx

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  8. Love the cardi Char, so pretty. And I really like the little head band you are wearing.

    In terms of the stains - I tip I was taught for oily stains is get some baking paper or brown paper and put it over the stain and then iron it and the paper absorbs the grease. Not sure how it works on older stains but worth a shot.

    Nic x

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    Thank you :). KISSES FROM SPAIN

    •••HAVE A NICE WEEKEND•••

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  10. Those boots are beautiful, I used to have pair of long green bots but I gave them away and often regret it :( I love that cardi, realy suits you :)

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  11. The floral cardigan looks lovely - perfect for a sunny spring morning! Shame it's snowing now... ;) x

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  12. sometimes you have to leave people to their own devices. people have to learn their own life lessons. anyway, your blog is fab!

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