Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DAYS 27 & 28

Hi all!
Yesterday, whilst getting dressed, i ran into a little problem.. when putting on the blue birdy dress i was supposed to be wearing, the zip broke! Completely! I was in a hurry so i grabbed the dress i was supposed to be wearing today, and today i wore a pretty lacey dress that i bought last week. So i will put up the photos of the dresses i SHOULD be wearing, even though they're kind of lies.

DAY 27:

This is the dress that broke.. :(
It was bought on a really good special in a dress shop in town, $120 marked down to $40! It was purchased to wear to a fancy dinner and i haven't worn it since.. It's very cute though!

DAY 28:

I was meant to be wearing this dress on Thursday, but instead wore it on Wednesday after the zip debaucle.. I bought this frock from my local (favourite!) op shop to wear to a party out in the bush. I quite like it! I think it was $3.50?

Tomorrow is my last day of wearing a frock to work, and we're having a morning tea & "Get Frocked Friday", where all employees are encouraged to wear a frock to work! I'm really looking forward to it!

Jes x

Monday, October 25, 2010

DAYS 23, 24, 25

Hi all :)

Have been super busy, so have also been super slack!
But here are the next few days frocks :)

DAY 23:

Op shop frock - Ryan calls it my 'trendy' dress! Again hacked up with scissors.

DAY 24:

I actually don't remember where i got this one? I'm thinking perhaps Just Jeans! But it was a verrrrry long time ago, it doesn't quite fit like it used to!

DAY 25:

This was purchased on Sydney Rd in Brunswick, on lunch break from uni one day. During my sailor craze! Bargain too, $20!

DAY 26:

Linsey found this at Savers Sydeny Rd for me yesterday - she is lovely! Nice & bright, only $10!

That's all for now! Except, oh yeah, i got a brand new sewing machine on the weekend!! It's beautiful. A brother, named Bertie. Amazing!! Now i can hem all those op shop dresses i've been hacking away at..

Jes x

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DAY 20 & 21

Didn't get a chance to upload yesterdays frock AGAIN! So will do two again today, it's all good!

Have been organising a "Get Frocked Friday" for at work next Friday, so am just about to make the posters  up and stick them around the office! Then all that is left to do is order some morning tea goodies & we'll be all set!

The weather is getting warm again, it just can't make up it's mind! Tomorrow is meant to be 26C so i think i will be able to ditch the stockings.

DAY 20:

One of my favourite frocks - I just love the story behind it!
I was going through a stage about 18 months ago where i was addicted to anything nautically themed. (I am still attracted mostly to dark red & blue hues, not to mention stripes!) I was down the street in down with Ryan & a few other friends & we were hitting up a few op shops. I found this frock in the back of a tiny op shop, instantly fell in love, tried it on & refused to take it off! I purchased it for $2 & continued to wear it around the street. We then went to get some food off our good friend who was working in a burger shop, who saw my dress & stated that it had been HER that gave it to the op shop to begin with! Not too rare in a small-ish town, but Jo then continued on to say that it had been her best friends sisters, and had been through Leah, Steph, Linsey & Jo to get to me. Which i thought was pretty great. :D

DAY 21:

I always get compliments when i wear this little number! I bought it from Just Jeans early last year, for about $60 i think. I wore it around Byron Bay for Bluesfest, and also for Christmas 2009, and probably lots of other times as well. It has cute little bronze coins around the neck that jungle when i walk :)

Gotta go - It's pay day & i have my eye on a few nice little frocks!

Jes x

Monday, October 18, 2010

DAY 18 & 19

Morning all :)
Didn't get a chance to upload yesterdays frock, so i will do yesterday & today right now!
Powderfinger were fantastic, though it was probably the most inappropriate day for a frock yet, SO COLD and rainy and windy.. I nearly froze!

DAY 18:

This a dress that i think i got from Valleygirl last time i was in the city. I's pretty cute, floral of course, but a tiny bit short so it's good the weather is calling for tights!

DAY 19:

I love the story behind this frock :) My sister has one that the same, only in purple & blue colours, that i borrowed before she'd even worn in & completely fell in love - so much so, i didn't want to give it back! Eventually, she convinced me to return it, adding that i could buy my own for $10 from this little shop in town. So i went to buy one, but the only one left was this yellow one the manequin! So i was pretty lucky i got one at all. My sister & i wore these matching frocks at Christmas time when we had our annual photo taken with Santa, too. A lovely summery frock :D

That's all for today, super busy, but all is going well!

Jes x

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DAY 14 (& more!)

Hi all :)

I have to upload todays dress, plus frocks for the weekend now, as i won't be back at my computer until Sunday.. that is because i am going to Bendigo to see Powderfinger tomorrow, pretty excited! I'm taking my dad for Father's Day.
Yesterday afternoon i went and tried on some wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses at a local Bridal Drapery, i think i will be wearing one of each on the 29th, which is when we are having a frock Friday & morning tea at work. We will see though, the frocks were beautiful but of course the wedding dresses were so impractical, i'm not sure how i would go working in one!

DAY 14:

This is an easy, sack of a frock, bought from Myers about 1 and a half ago for $40. Because it is so plain and simple it has seen its fair share of funerals, but is also so comfortable and practical for work!

DAY 15:

Another op-shop frock, one that has been chopped up and is completely due for a hem! Otherwise it will thread away to nothing, i'm thinking. I chose this frock weeks ago to wear to Powderfinger, i'm not completely sure why but i guess that's what i'm wearing now!

DAY 16:

I surprised myself when i bought this frock a few weeks ok from Valleygirl - very pink and floral and has a nice big lacy collar! But i figured it was pretty, and affordable at $35, so i would just wear it when i was feeling particularly girly! My dad and i will be driving back from Bendigo the day i wear this, hopefully i don't have to get up to anything too physical or messy on Saturday night that i wouldn't want to wear my nice frock for! Ha.

Day 17:

This frock was bought in Byron Bay in 2009 whilst Ryan and I were up for the Bluesfest. I loved it at the time, but haven't worn it for ages, which is part of the reason i decided to wear this on a Sunday and not to work, as i don't really fit into the same way and i'm not sure how i feel about that! Haha. I will probably be around on Sunday to upload this image, but better safe than sorry!

Halfway there now - til next time!

Jes x

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DAY 13

Today was the day I got to wear the frock donated by from the vintage shop in Paynesville, Old Salts. Pretty exciting, everybody loves a freebie and a free frock is even better! I got lots of lovely comments today as well, & made sure to tell everyone just where this frock was from.

I also had two people come in to see me at work and make donations after seeing me in the newspaper - very positive stuff! A lady who owns a bridal clothing shop in town also is interested in putting me in one of her wedding dresses for the day! I guess we'll see how that goes, i certainly would look funny walking around work in a wedding gown!

DAY 13:
This is the vintage frock! I think perhaps from the 80s, not as old as some of the other frocks in the store but i wanted to wear a frock that fitted me, haha. Lovely red colour too, and it's warm enough to not need the tights! Bonus!

More tomorrow - i will have to upload the frocks for the next four days as i am going away for the weekend again. Just means i have to be uber orgainised i suppose!

Jes x

Monday, October 11, 2010

DAY 12

Hi everybody!
I have not had a very good frock wearing day today - purely because the only tights i could find to wear had a huge hole in them, that was quite visible, and just got bigger and bigger as the day went on.. Ha.

This is a horrible photo! But a lovely frock - another el cheapo Dotti frock from a factory outlet! I think it was also $10. Bargain!

Jes x