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Sunday, 13 March 2011

i wish nothing but the best for you too..

still feeling under the weather, so here is last saturday's mooching into town / around the house outfit as i currently look (even) rough(er)..
i know i've shown this dress before, i'm quite pleased with the way it turned out, although i erred a little too much on the caution side of things, and it's probably a bit too big..luckily the tie at the front can be used to cinch it in quite a bit..i love the material, it's a kind of flannel feel to it, which makes it lovely and warm (definitely needed on a chilly saturday, which it was!) 
speaking of my dressmaking skills (disclaimer - term 'skills' used in the loosest possible sense of the word..) i'm rather excited - as part of my Queen's Guide award, i'm planning to improve my skills at dressmaking, and have been in contact with a lovely woman who is planning to help me with this - i have to go and meet her with something i have made, and see how i can set up some 'targets' to show my progression and improvement over a year..
back to the outfit - i totally love these comfortable red boots as well, i think that for quality, Office usually do seem to make shoes which last very well - my favourite nautical platforms have put up with days and days of heavy wear and the heel tips aren't even showing any damage..these boots are leather and were a fantastic ebay bargain at £31, and even better they are ridiculously comfortable - i'd choose them over a pair of uggs any day...the rest of the outfit was fairly boring, black cardi, new look lace tights in cream..roll on feeling better and getting more adventurous :)
hope that everyone is having a lovely weekend, i'm spending mine catering for 20 girls at my friends' guide unit holiday..we will be doing our 'filmlover' badge..apologies for being such a guidey-geek at the moment .... :)

8 comments:

  1. this dress is amazing, love the scenes on it, so fun. I am looking for some flat leather boots, but it seems that shops don't like stocking real leather anymore. I just want a proper leather pair that will last forever, or at least a while.
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  2. Ahh my favourite dress - I love it with the red boots! You're so god to have that as your 'lounging about' outfit - I'm lounging about today and it's old jeans and a hoody!

    That sounds so exciting about the dressmaking, I hope you'll post your progress on here xx

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  3. Ooh a 'Filmlover' badge sounds like something I could achieve haha! Guides sounds like fun now, it sure wasn't very interesting when I went... I still love this dress! :)

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  4. I would love your shoe collection and also your collection of dresses please! x

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  5. Second attempt...

    Glad to see the alpine dress getting another outing, it's so fab. I'm with Lucy on both her points. One - you do lounging with such style (I'm in leggings, a long vest and cosy cardi right now) and two - you must show us your progress with the dressmaking. You are already so good so I'm certain you will be doing amazing things. x

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  6. Guidey geekage is good! I really must do something about the Mary Poppins badge mustn't I?

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  7. That dress is fabulous, made even better with those quirky red booties! xxx

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  8. I've probably already mentioned this on Facebook, but I love this dress and those boots are amazing. Very Mighty Boosh, in case you've seen the tv series, which is a good thing by the way! Love this whole outfit. xxx

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