Monday, 27 August 2012

Forties Does Viking???

You've heard of 80s does fifties right? Well today was Mel does forties does Viking re-enactment! :P

With the help of Heyday!

Today my hubby and I took the kids to The Last Drop Village in Bolton (we met up with my oldest friend Wendy and her family) for the Viking extravaganza. It was absolutely lashing it down though and they were packing up their tents and getting in their 4x4s erm I mean their long-boats as we arrived at about 2pm...cue tea-rooms! Yay!

Here's the piccies of my outfit before I set off


1940s Style Ladies' Swing Trousers in Dark Chocolate with Olivia Blouse - Deco Circles in Smoke

with a cardi from Primark...which is a bit too bright green for the shoes...irritatingly


Shoes are Hush Puppy ones and COMFY! It is VERY difficult to take pictures of your own feet you know!






Buy online here: Heyday:







Day of the Dead at Costa Coffee

My buddies and I meet at Costa once a month for a Mummy chat...this is what I wore:






Leon is looking decidedly chicken-pocky and is wearing his pyjamas too! He loves my new Miss Fortune Skirt as much as I do since his favourite dress up theme is 'pirates' and his favourite film is 'The Three Amigos' with Chevy Chase


so my skirt is a wonderful mix of the two for him!

I also got stopped in Marks and Spencers by a man who told me he loved my skirt...he asked was it 'Day of the Dead' and explained that his wife had one very similar with flamingos on it. I asked him to say hello to her from me...I felt a bond with this woman immediately!!!!Check out the skirt HERE it's on my wish list!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

So I have been unable to post all week...

due to having what can only be described as a carbunkle on my face all week...but today I went off to the hairdressers to cheer myself up a bit and due to the acne was more likely of course to come out with a 'new look'. So here it is!
Snip snip

Um...Sandra Bullock!


The finished result!
I am going to probably go a bit shorter as I get used to it... it felt waaaaaay short in the salon but it isn't Bettie Page yet. The rest needs to grow too!


Sunday, 19 August 2012

I want a bean feast

presents and prizes and sweets and suprises in all shapes and sizes!!! Don't mind how...I want it NOW!

I have actually ordered some super cute things which I am waiting for and will take some pictures when they arrive however I am keen to share this with you:

Misstiki Designs:


This is such a pretty brooch! I want it to go with this skirt:

Fiesta Skirt

And I want them NOW!!!

Veruca Salt!

well...I am not actually Verucca Salt. So I would like them now, but will happily wait a month or two. There. That's a bit nicer!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Me and my dawg and my new Freddies dress

So I am still being naughty!
Here is my new purchase...I got Paul to take my picture and today my little Dorothy Dog is in a starring role as my prop!

:)

The dress is the new one from Freddies of Pinewood and I really love it! It is stretchy t-shirt material and I needed to shimmy to get it over the curves, but once on it fits like a glove and I feel super sexy in it although it's very modest. I know I can wear it with some boots or flats to a ball pool and some towering heels on a night out.







The dress was £45 which I thought was more than reasonable!! And they do another colour way which I am rather tempted by.....Dress

Saturday, 11 August 2012

The Yanks are back ...

...in Saddleworth

so I had to go and see for myself what it was all about!

Website

Here's my attempt at a 40s look...Paul took my picture when I got home so I look a bit knackered!


I am wearing a ReVamp dress with a Tesco blouse and some shoes I found on an old lady stall on the market! I can't afford the ones I really want:

These in cream. (Size 6 if you feel like ordering me a pair!!!)

I think this skirt is a bit too short. I don't like my knees. My beautiful chambray one I had made was with the ironing lady so at short notice I didn't have that one...this looks blue but is actually a duck egg blue. (Isn't most everything I own??)

Here are some pictures of the day:


There was a chap in the park blowing amazingly huge bubbles!




My beautful friend Paula.

Leon at the top of the roundabout/climbingframe thingy

You may notice that there's no pictures of all the ww2 stuff going on! It was pretty crowded and trying to get the kids through lots of people meant I didn't get chance to pose atop a jeep or anything!

Never mind! Was a fun day :)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

You will have to bear with me...


... whilst I catch you up on the older pictures...I am a bit OCD and it's offending me greatly that this is now in the wrong order.

I can do it in order of most recent first if you like? If you don't like, then scroll to the bottom and work up and it will be a progression the right way round!

Ok so this is a rainy July day (2012) and I am at Martin Mere...getting my picture taken isn't something I 'do' usually...so this is one taken because I was about to go down the zip-slide with Leon!!! I've gone for cropped jeans (one's fallen down) and that's a crocheted jumper which has a slash neck and 3/4 length sleeves. It was from Next in the sale and I thought that Doris might've worn it...it is kinda cute. The raincoat also has 3/4 length sleeves and a tie waist. Not a brilliant retro effort...but, well I don't think Dita does zip-slides...

Mad hair moment...this is me at a ball pool (July again) with the kids and my nephew and his beautiful Mama. The hair looked pretty BEFORE (ie when I set out that morning)...but you will have to believe me! My outfit was a bit tedious, high waisted cropped  jeans with red shoes, red belt and little green cardigan. I had a red flower pinned in my hair.
Fabby fab shoes, need I say more?

Straight hair on this one. Looks like I'd made no effort at all!

Crazy smile! My friend made me this brooch from felt and I sent her this picture with me wearing it...a self portrait! The top is one from Dorothy Perkins and is black with 3/4 length sleeves. Looks like I've managed to curl the mop.
Trip out to Stainforth Foss, Yorkshire. Pinned my hair up, red spotty sun top with my turquoise skirt.
Me trying on my dress for Paul's birthday night out in June...I didn't wear the shoes with it in the end as they are a different leopard print. I think that's a Stop Staring dress.

This isn't a 'breast' picture it's a cardigan clip picture! he he

The best my blonde hair ever looked...it was these photos that made me give up! It was like coton wool, the roots were lilac and the ends were copper. YIKES! (December 2011)

My birthday (November 2011) when my hair was a really ace shade of peach! Also it's very short as they had to cut loads of damaged hair off. I really felt like I had lost my femininity.
September, when I had done the deed. Me trying to tell myself, "It's fine!"
What it was SUPPOSED to look like (obviously)

The hair before I went kind of blonde! I'd had the cool streak put in the front and had fooled myself into thinking it would all go platinum blonde. If you look, it's plain to anyone that it was copper! (Not to me, obviously!)
At Lego land..you can just see the start of my streak at the front. It went a light brown colour first. That's a cute dress. It's just a shift dress, but I liked it.
So there you have it! My terrible photos! Those are the only ones I have of my 'journey' thus far...probably for the best! ha ha