3 new pairs!
Reddish/burgundy leather round toe slingbacks: $230 $40
Red patent leather, wood stacked heel, basket weave at toes: $239 $40
(One can never have too many red shoes!)
Black kid pointy toe quilted flats: $299 $40 (my concession to having to occasionally revert to flats. At least these are kind glam, with their nod to Chanel’s delish quilted flats…)
SCORE!! Should I go back tomorrow and get the pink sandals? Hmmmmm….
All from Arabella Shoe Boutique’s back room sale. Normally all I do at Arabella’s is leave nose prints on their windows… cos I can’t afford even to walk in the door!
Sue got the most fabbo pointy toe burgundy pumps for $20 – I mean, how could you POSSIBLY not get them at that price?
In other news… I now am the proud owner of a copy (in almost my size – will have to enlarge the waist, grrr) of this beauty:
Simplicity 4260; ©1953; Misses’ and Women’s One-Piece Dress: “Simple to Make” dress has short kimono sleeves and bodice underarm section for freedom of action. Concealed pockets in flared skirt are optional. View 1 buttons down entire front. Collar and cuffs are contrasting. View 2 has wide shaped neckline. sleeves open at outer edge. Buttons close dress to hipline with a pleat below closing. Saddle stitching trims the dress.
The envelope for mine is really tattered, but the instructions are there and the pattern has been neatly cut. Which to do first – the super cute crisp white collar and cuffs (perhaps in a white pique if I can find some?) or the lovely shaped neckline with the shorter sleeves with slit? Oh decisions, decisions….
And in health news: the swelly belly isn’t going down. In fact, it’s getting worse. *sigh* Ultrasound of my liver tomorrow morning (cue Monty Python’s Meaning of Life Liver Donor Sketch running in my head…) and reverting to gluten free diet (even though the gastroenterologist swears up and down that I don’t have coeliac. Grrrr.)
And my fabulous primary health care doctor has made arrangements for me to see a psych about my OCD issues. Woot. I’m – thrilled? No really – it will be good to get some help. It’s just that – well, if it’s not one thing, it’s another – when will I be FIXED?! (can’t get the parts, you know, out of warranty…)
Oh – and thanks for those who were worried, but Toowoomba didn’t get the big storms that really hit Brisbane – as usual, the storm went around the hill. We only got some heavy rain for about 10 minutes and drizzle since then. Some suburbs in Brisbane were severely damaged. Our roof leaks in one or two small, manageable spots, but apart from that we’re fine.
Hoping to do some sewing tomorrow…