And erm, what happened to April?Tuesday, April 29, 2014
My post title is a little déjà vu perhaps? Yep, although we're not quite at the end of April, I do feel like this month has disappeared a little quicker than I would have liked. And no posts again either.
Work has eased a little but mostly I blame my addiction to my patchwork quilt. It's coming along nicely, although I broke a resolution in starting it. I'd promised myself that I wouldn't start any new projects until I'd finished all the ones I'd started or had in the queue. But then I figured the best plan of action would be to get on with it, finish it and then worry about all those other projects.
It's about 1/4 of the size it needs to be so if I continue as I have it'll take another six months to finish. Yikes! That's a scary thought, I'm likely to get bored if it does take that long. Better get a wriggle on.
I've done a little shopping in April. I searched high and low for a dress I could wear for a wedding this weekend. It's been described as a 'casual wedding', men don't have to wear a suit or a tie but what does that mean for the ladies? It's all a bit confusing for me. I decided that I would still make an effort - it's their special day after all - and I'd rather look overdressed at a wedding (mainly because if I did decide to go casual I can guarantee that I'd be the only one and I'd end up looking like a complete dick).
I saw this dress months ago on ASOS (in green) but when I went to buy it they only had red ones in stock (although it looks more orange to me). Red seemed a little too 'look-at-me', especially for a casual wedding and I was gutted. For some reason I returned the next day and found that they had a green one in stock but in size smaller than I usually wear. I ordered it anyway as it's a wrap dress and it fits perfectly.
It's an excellent dress (good length - not too long, not too short), has some shape but not too fitted (easily adjusted to accommodate a huge wedding breakfast food baby), can be worn with bare legs if good weather, black opaques if bad - almost the perfect dress for a wedding and something that I'm certain I'll wear again. I will be adding a few strategically placed stitches at the neckline though...
And... I have ordered my very first pair of Irregular Choice shoes! Eeeeep! They arrive tomorrow and I'm stupidly excited.
I ordered this skirt too. The material reminds me of a Granny's dressing gown - flammable and quilted - but it has a certain crapness factor that I kinda love - so I'm tempted to keep it, even though I have no clue when I'd wear it. What do you think?
I have a ball to go to at the end of May and am trying to convince myself that I can wear something I already own but where's the fun in that? I could wear my bargain black maxi skirt with a different top, or I could wear my much neglected red dress but I really, really want something new (or new to me). I think this is what's referred to as a bad case of The Wants. It's not doing much for my eBay addiction either.
I hope April has been kind to you all and I hope to catch up with your blogs soon, just don't think I'm stalking you if I leave (or already have left) numerous comments.