I wore my new vintage pink dress with floral embroidery on the bodice. Ever since I wore my pale pink dress (with the white embroidery – I am getting a collection going, ooo-oooh yay!) (what, two can't be a collection? I'll keep trying, then!) I've had a thing for that colour and that detail, so I was chuffed to find this one on etsy. And it fits like a dream... love love love it! In honour of being a new age I decided to try a new makeup, too, and wore some lip gloss over my usual lipstick. I never usually have shiny lips – forever a fan of the matte finish, it will always will be my number one love, especially in cold weather – but I really like them at the moment. We went for breakfast at one of our all time favourite Melbourne cafes. I say breakfast, I mean lunch, because it was after midday. Birthday girls get lie-ins, that's the rule! It was such a blissfully warm day that we bucked a trend (for us) and sat outside in the beautiful bricked courtyard under the big yellow shades. It's so pretty out there, among all the flowers and lush herbs, but being a firm believer of the great indoors (and a firm disliker of the hot hot sun) I always sit inside and miss out on this. It's now a good time of year to get outside, though, I think! But then it was too hot and there were bees. Dear buildings, I love you. John had an impressive omlette and I had the avocado toast as you know. Simple pleasures can be the best kind sometimes. Then John took me to the flower shop next door and got me the Veronicas that Babycat enjoyed so much. I think she is even more chuffed about this unexpected visit than I am. I love the flowers in the ice cream cones – nice idea! Very happy with the flowers, too. It was sooooo sunny it made photo-taking very tricky! Next, we went to the Exhibition Building on Nicholson Street, to visit the Finders Keepers market. This is such a beautiful place that any chance to see it and I'm there! Plus this market is lovely, and I had a couple of friends who had stalls there and I wanted to say hello. But first, a touristy picture by that gorgeous fountain. (I couldn't hear the shutter so didn't know if John had taken the picture, so there is a second one of me impatiently opening one eye to check) (I am SO tempted to post it). Don't you love this balloons on the bike idea – and that beagle! My friend Joyce had a stall and looked very busy when I was there so I didn't want to interrupt her. The building is just incredible. We had a short wait in the queue and then found just the right spots for our stickers. It was quite the visual overload. I went to see Trish, who had a neat spot in the Frankie Vintage Emporium! There was fairy floss, which is Australian for candy floss. I love the look of this stuff but can never manage more than a mouthful. I remember how when I first started this blog, I posted about wanting fairy floss hair and now I do. This pleases me greatly. I must also do some more high hair with decorations in it – remind me! Afterwards it was time to try to buy some shoes I'd seen online – they're green and are very like late 1940's heels, all round toed and curvy and gorgeous – but we couldn't find the shop, so instead went home for a quiet evening in, watching old films and resting from the outside world for a bit. Heaven!
Monday, 15 April 2013
my new pink vintage dress, sparkling fountains and a sunny birthday
As you know, last Saturday – the one just over a week ago – hasn't the last week gone so quickly?! – was my birthday, and here is how I spent my very sunny, very warm and very-not-Autumny day. It made me so happy! I used to dread birthdays for some strange reason but I really quite enjoy them now.