Friday, February 11, 2011

What I looked like

A few days ago, it was my friend Hannah's birthday. She had a lovely dinner party attended by a very select few, myself inculded. In natural Sam styles, I was way overdressed. But, it was worth it, because I just couldn't keep this bad boy in the wardrobe any longer.
I got this dress from the lovely Sarah of Misfits Vintage. Its early 1940's, and its awesome. It had a few spots with damage. Some sustained by ruffians and others which could probably be attributed to the age of the dress. I fixed them by sort of darning over the tears. It worked quite well. They are hardly noticeable anymore.

Dress: Vintage - Misfits Vintage
Shoes: Big W, years ago
Broch: Gift from Boyfriend

So, I hope everyone's weekend is going well,

Cheerio Pretties!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Wives and Girlfriends......what can I say about this unique breed of woman. To be the wife or girlfriend of a serviceman is not an easy feat. You have to put up with a lot of crap. Mainly, well in my case anyway, army (dis)organisation. Were leaving on the 8th. No, the planes broke, were leaving in a week and a half. Wait on, were leaving this afternoon....
I get that you cant set some things in stone. Sometimes, routines don't work. I work in health care. Routines don't really work at all. Something always comes up and your routine gets thrown out. You think your shift is going really well, then 4 people that need mechanical lifters all need to go to the toilet at the same time, and Mr Jones has a fall. You end up running between rooms with people who cant control their legs sitting on toilets, while trying to mop up the bit that missed the bowl.
So, the point is, you have to learn to be adaptable, and be OK with it.
Anyway, the reason I'm writing this dribble on my blog about clothes and stuff, is that I found a bunch of photos from when my Grandpop was at sea, and my Nana was livin it I thought id share, as my Nana has style, at my Grandpop has cool hair.

Grandpop, chillin in Venezuela

Nana and the Girls chillin at redcar, or Blackpool or some other British beach with a colour in the name.

Old mate, sleeping in the background

And Grandpops hair. I think he wanted to be Dirk Bogard
So, there we have it. Some styles from the Grandparentals. Nana being awesome and Grandpop having hipster in 2011 hair. My Grandparents kind of rock.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

makin stuff...

Ok, so, Sarah of Misfits Vintage posted this pay it forward and I was one of the first 5 to comment, so here we are. Paying it forward. 5 comments, maybe a stretch, we'll give it a go eh?....

I'm sorry I've been so absent, I just haven't been motivated to blog at the moment. Its probably the combination of working like a crazy person and it being too hot to wear anything cute and too humid to spend ages on hair that wont work, so I'm hoping that it will cool down soon, and swing also starts back up again this week, and ill find something cool to write about.
So anyway, if your one of the first 5 people to comment, ill make you something cool, so come on, get to it!