Wednesday, 22 February 2012

why let one bad apple spoil the whole damn bunch..

shoes: irregular choice
apple necklace: topshop
cardigan: new look // belt: borrowed from some shorts?
dress: cow vintage (birmingham)

Well, given that it's Ash Wednesday, I've been trying to think of what to give up for Lent (not that I'm at all religious, but I do like the idea of Lent and giving something up), but I'm struggling to decide what..I've been fairly good with what I've been eating recently, and seem to have cut out all of the bad things without too much trouble..

I've already given up spending for Danielle's 100 day challenge, so my finances should be ok for the time being as well..I'm wondering about turning it on it's head and giving up laziness and procrastination..I have plenty of dressmaking, and other craft projects which I want to get done but never seem to get around to finding the time for, so I'm thinking of some kind of creativity challenge - maybe setting myself a target to do 30mins of sewing towards one of my never-ending pile of half-finished projects, whether it's making something new or mending something which has been languishing in the repairs pile..

Another effect which the shopping ban has been having is that I am starting to wear my way through some of the other things in my wardrobe, which I wouldn't usually pick..This dress was from Cow Vintage in Birmingham and I think I've only worn it once since then..It's a bit big, but I managed to make a hole in this belt with a screw this morning and belt the waist, which I think has helped a little..

Not sure how I'm going to fit everything in today; having one of those manic days where the to-do list seems to just get longer and longer, and then off swimming before a meeting this evening, and then to come home and bake 40 or so fairy cakes, which I think will have to count for today's creative attempt..

What are you giving up for Lent? Also, to anyone else in Girlguiding, happy Thinking Day!


  1. I know how you feel, my to-do list never seems to reduce. I've been thinking of something to give up for lent, but everything I wanted to do was in my new years resolutions so I'm stuck now xxx

  2. I used to have that necklace, I'm hoping I still have it somewhere in the depths of my jewellery box! The spending ban seems like a good idea, I'm already tempted to take part too xxx

  3. Look at your teeny waist!
    I still haven't decided what to give up for lent. Maybe crisps?

  4. I think I'm going to give up crisps for lent, I eat way too many. Good luck with the spending ban!

  5. Love your outfit and cute little poses :) xx

  6. love your dress Char! I used to give up chocolate for lent back in the old days.

  7. The necklace is identical to one I bought in Asda a few years ago but sadly it broke.....:(. May have to break my spending ban just to buy this one!!

  8. Wow Char you're looking amazin, look at your waist! Love the dress, the florals are so pretty!

  9. Love this dress, definitely one to keep pulling out Char. I'm an utter heathen, had pancakes on Wednesday, not giving anything up and the only things I'm bothered about for Easter are time off and Malteaser Bunnies. Good Luck with todos.