Saturday, December 12, 2009

Echuca rama + Echuca inspired new buys.

Tis almost the season to be jolly, and this means a couple things for me that took place in the last week.
1. I make gingerbread houses.
2. I go to our three day work party.

This week it was our work party up in Echuca. For fear of someone googling "echuc a rama" at some point I'll keep the details scant. It was one night on the paddlesteamer, a day watching depressing documentaries in the room i was sharing with Narrelle, then getting myself absolutely SLOSHED (in order to cope) at the big party night. Holy moly did I succeed. haha.

I had an outfit disaster at Echuca. Upon arrival, i realised i had worn my oldest (most torn) jeans down, and packed a bag of mini dresses- with no tights!!!! Night 1. I had to get creative and wear my sass and bide studded oversized singlet dress, with jeans.. I think it looked scrappy, esp as the dress has lost half it's studs! Next day I went to buy tights from town, bought a pair from sportsgirl. When i got dresssed in my zimmermann silk dress- the static electricity from the tights was off the scale! It was horrendous- the worst look ever! So i had to wear a cotton American Aparel oversized thing underneith- which looked gross and +5keg! Combined with the terrible job my hairdresser did on the weekend (did she add ANY highlights!?) I think I looked my worst ever.

(un)Fortunately I have no party photos because..

I lost my camera at the cemetary last weekend (papa's 90th) - I came home and realised it had vanished from my handbag! I am now in the market for a new camera, which infuriates me because I have been through at least a camera a year, and this last one was a present from LPs for my birthday. damnit.

I can't seem to get my sh!t together and have become a bit of a joke when it comes to losing things- I broke my House of Harlow locket being drunk and disorderly at Echuca. Will need to go buy some jewellery mending supplies. I also lost my beautiful saphire ring (actually my mum's!)
How on earth I did that... yeesh. I came home and realised that one ring was missing- housekeeping hasn't handed it in.

Anyways! It looks like I'm stuck with the iphone camera right now, so here we go...

The Paddelsteamer cruise...
Our room.. we had guests around to drink with us at these tables..
My bed.. yup. Narrelle was in the other room, but can you imagine checking in and paying your OWN MONEY to stay here!? it really begs for a MAJOR spruce up...

In more exciting news, I brought some new summer staples into my life:

I am determined to make these adorable Gorman clog-esque platforms a Summer Staple! The girls in the shop insisted they were comfortable, so when i realised they only had a pair in my favourite colour (Yellow) left in my size, it kinda was a sign.

I have loved this style of Bloch Ballet slipper, made with the most unusual Italian leather (soft and lovely) for ever (esp since they've been on Netaporter!) but when I was in the store the other day and realised they'd been reduced to $40 and $50 I almost fell over. Yowzer, these babies were mine with a blink of an eye. I went with the "Capuccino" colour tones because they had a bit of Chanel to them...

This one's a weird one.. I bought this House of Baulch Tusk necklace in this amazing shop in Echuca, mainly because I think i was bored! It is ENORMOUS, and pretty harsh tones! (ie, the dark bronzey chain) .. it's pretty cool though, and I thought worn with black it will be a bit of an outfit 'hilight'.. having said that I have not yet tried it on with anything that suits!


Frock Around the Clock said...

I spent last week stuffing my face with gingerbread squirrels I made.. yum. It is christmas after all! Losing your camera is sooo annoying - I lost mine after a few too many gin and tonics one night.. oops! Love your new buys! :) x

Cotton Socks said...

that sucks re: your camera!!

i did the same stupid thing with packing up here. i got up here to realise i packed nothing. and ive been rotating the same 3 outfits over the past week. its off. but theres no shops here. no sportsgirl. nothing.
id even settle for a supre at this point. gahh!
oh and i broke my house of harlow necklace too! the one that opens up. i snagged it on something and it nearly took my neck off. but it was easily fixed. yay

cant believe u made those gingerbread houses! very impressive. they look really hard. i wont even attempt to try making them.

Cotton Socks said...

hey on the hair front i tried this toner/treatment that helped me quite a bit.
usually those purple toners i cant notice a different but this one i noticed my hair was lighter after one wash.

it looks like this

and i got the purple one called "platinum blonde"
which scared me because i dont want my hair to be platinum blonde but it lightened it nicely.
and its only a 3 minute treatment.
and u can buy them in a one-off ball for like $9 to try before you buy the bottle.

my hair still has that dull appearance to it but ive been using this to help pep it up a bit until my next appointment.
i bought it at my hairdresser but i noticed heaps of hairdressers sell them.