Monday, 4 October 2010

Retail Therapy.

The Good Homes article is out and Hazel and Brent have created a lovely tribute to the old house, although it is very odd to read about it now. 
This photoshoot was the very first back in the Spring of 2009 which is clearly a lifetime ago now. The beautiful boy is delighted that his room got a whole page of it's own...
The 'Get the Look' feature had me in stitches as I'm sure many of my regular readers will understand! I mean that's an extremely fine Cath Kidston pink chair but my pink chair was skip-dived and cost only some leftover paint!
Having said all of that, there has been some retail therapy of the unusual kind around here...
Oh stop! Plumbing kit doesn't count! I mean the grown up kind which I very rarely do. No skip diving, no charity shops and no car boots. Just full on girly retail therapy of the excessive and indulgent kind!
And just for a change it was a great deal of fun! I fell in love with this Warehouse frock...although I have no idea when it will get an outing!
but of course there had to be shoes so I'm ready on the day...
Mmm. That feels better. Now, back to the plumbing.. a couple of weeks is looking decidedly optimistic... but there's nothing wrong with optimism! t.xx

20 comments:

Cate said...

gorgeous shoes! gotta pop out and get a copy of good homes so i can have a good nose!

cate, x

marble rose said...

Oh how I wish I could do a girly shop, I've forgotten how to do it - I'd probably end up trying to barter the check-out girl down in price.

I love your look!!! But it just feels so much better when you know you haven't broken the bank for it and used a bit of initiative doesn't it!!!
Weldone you!!

Fleur
xxxx

MelMel said...

Lovely dress and shoes!
Hope you get a chance to wear them soon!xxx

Jeannie B. said...

I am amazed. I must have missed alot here because I thought your house was still in bits and pieces!! Looks wonderful.

Menopausal musing said...

WONDERFUL DRESS AND SHOES! :O) Just the boost you need whilst "up to your eyes in it"...

Frances said...

Your new dress and shoes are terrific!

I am going to keep an eye out for that magazine on the newstands around here that carry international publications. I like your comment about "how to get the look."

Best wishes.

Lottie said...

Fantastic shopping(excluding the plumbing kit) You will have to find somewhere/one to get glammed up and out with - can't wait to them on!

The all new look, new you!

do you mind if i knit said...

That dress and shoes, very glam! Will be going to the newsagent to find that mag immediately. How long till your new home is in a mag? Not long I bet. Love Vanessa xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

A new outfit is good for the soul - the dress is lovely!

Jayne

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I love that dress.

It must be very strange seeing your old house in the magazine. Has it helped or hindered you or nothing at all?

I'll make sure to grab a copy.

silverpebble said...

Hello! That looks like the perfect retail therapy Teena. Those shoes are to die for. I've been thinking of you and hoping all is going OK. Will drop you an email x

Planet Penny said...

Hmm... That article must be bittersweet... Still onwards and upwards, you've got the frock, got the shoes - knock their socks off!

vintagehousewife said...

Have you moved now Teena,I love your home & your blog xxx

Suewan said...

I'm sorry you had to leave your beautiful house behind. I really hope that doing the new house up helps the healing and its a sight to behold. I'm sure with your high standards it will be stunning! I wish my house was as beautiful, it seems to be cluttered these days with ongoing knitting projects and books!
Take care of yourself and the beautiful boy!

Helen said...

Gosh those two . . . . . . . . Hazel and Brent are everywhere eh?? CONGRATULATIONS!!
I am sure your latest project will knock the socks of your old home, it's just that it maybe wasn't what you expected to be doing when they took the photo's?
Will they do your new home too?

Karen, Surrey said...

Loving the dress and the shoes, they look fabulous. I bought Good Homes for your article which looks great and must be a bit strange for you now you've moved on. I have now sent it off to the US in Broc Troc and Recup's magazine swap!

Sheila said...

Your house is so beautiful, its really lovely. Im glad that the 'real thing' is much better than an expensive CK chair!
Sheila

Pamela said...

Just bought the good homes magazine and looking forward to reading about your old house. Look forward to seeing the new one in there!

Rubyred said...

Oh your old house was beautiful and I'm sure your new house will be too! Love the dress and shoes very glam!
Rachel x

A Time to Dance said...

Oh my goodness I couldnt walk in heels like that...what did you buy from Marc Jacobs...I loooove his stuff...especially handbags