Extremely Green

Monday, 30 May 2011

Evening all! Have you had a splendid Bank Holiday weekend? It was work as normal for me today but I had a jolly fun weekend with probably more cake than is good for me. Char came round yesterday so that I could treat her to a lavish birthday indoor picnic (surprise, surprise, it was raining). I was far too busy eating all the food to bother taking pictures of it, but we did manage to sneak outside in a break in the rain for some quick outfit snaps.

Helga
my lovely, you requested full length pictures of the vintage frock featured in my last post, so here you are:





They might look mad, but they're surprisingly easy and comfy to walk in.



Dress - Vintage, via charity shop
Cardigan - Tesco sale
Shoes - Irregular Choice via ebay, birthday present
Clutch - Jacques Vert via charity shop. No idea what age it is, but I like it.



And what else should you do on a lazy Sunday afternoon but paint your nails to match your outfit? I am so cackhanded - the diagonal stripes are not straight at all, but the overall effect is kinda fun I think. The yellow is a Boots 17 one and the green is from Barry M. It was a blog giveaway win from the very lovely Annie and arrived in a fab parcel on Saturday morning. Can't wait to get cracking on the make-your-own washbag kit!



I may be a little quiet over the next few days. My friend's two month old baby has just been transferred to Great Ormond Street. We knew she had a serious heart problem that's going to mean a couple of big operations in the first six months of her life but now it turns out she has a very rare lung problem too (only 10 cases in the UK a year) and needs a complex, and very risky operation which should be taking place tomorrow. If you believe in prayer, or even just the power of positive thinking, please spare her a thought. I'm feeling horribly worried and quite frustrated that I can't do anything to help except feed their cat when they're in London.

40 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous dress~! And you can't beat a little Irregular Choice ;) x

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  2. You look amazing I love that frock, those shoes are a wonder of modern science. I'll send a prayer out for the little one tonight and her parents too, bless xx
    Kandi x

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  3. Love the clutch - great shape and colour. Thinking of your pal and her wee one. Little ones are far more resilient than we think and she'll get the best possible treatment/care in Great Ormond St. Keeping everything crossed for the best possible outcome. Lots of love. xx

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  4. Prayers are with u, you friends and the little one. Cool greeness by the way.

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  5. positive thinking it is. At least it's been spotted, and she's in the best place to be? x

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  6. that dress is gorgeous and OMG those shoes are amazing. Gotta love a bit of matchy matchy now and then. Also love that Cath Kidson print, I have a few bits and bobs with it on =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  7. That clutch is fantastic, love it! Eek to the shoes, I could never walk in them.

    Will be thinking of your friends' baby, I'm sure they appreciate you helping out with their cat, it'll be a load off their minds xx

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  8. Those shoes are so strange and yet so gorgeous honey! You look amazing in that dress xx Sending love to your friend and her baby xx

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  9. Those shoes are odd but rather lovely & the dress is a beauty. I'd say that the Jacques Vert clutch is 1980's, it's gorgeous and the nails are amazing.
    Sending lots of postive vibes your friends' way. Feeding the cat would be one less stress for them. xxx

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  10. Alex, I love your green outfit, the dress is fab and yes, I thought your shoes looked mad, but so fun! I'm not religious so sending positivity to your friends and their baby.

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  11. Wow, those shoes are incredible and the dress looks lovely.

    Sending best wishes for your friend and baby.

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  12. beautiful outfit!! i love the color pallet <3 and i adore your dress!!

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  13. I didn't get to have lunch at the Pump Room! We got so immersed in the Roman Baths that by the time we finished, they wouldn't let us into the dining rooms! I did get to try a Sally Lunn bun though.

    You always can pull off the craziest shoes! I wish I could. But more importantly, I hope your friend's baby gets much better.

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  14. Loving the green. One of my favourite colours. As for the shoes, strangely stunning. Love them.

    Added your friends baby and them to my prayers. Being strong or them is the best you can do.

    Sending hugs.

    X x

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  15. Alex - I think golf is dreadfully dull and couldn't have cared less about it either but I did have a good day out and was surprised by the variety of people. Never say never as they say.

    Glad Helga made the request it is such a gorg dress. The clutch is fab & your shoes are 'wicked'!

    It is terribly sad to hear about your friend's baby. My thoughts will be with her & her operation. They do such amazing work, think of the best outcome xx

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  16. That dress is beautiful Alex.

    Love and positivity to your friends. I remain astonished how resilient and what fighters tiny babies can be xxx

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  17. Gorgeous dress Alex, I'm glad Helga demanded we see more. The shoes are fab too, totally bonkers.

    I hope all goes well with your friend's baby, thinking of you and them xxx

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  18. Those shoes are utterly amazing, gorgeous love them.
    And I had a yummy Wagas thanks, duck gyoza and a lovely coconut noodle soup. Yum! :)

    I'm sending lots of get well soon prayers and thoughts to the little one. It's amazing what they can achieve these days medical wise, so fingers crossed.
    xxx

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  19. i am sending lots of positive thoughts to the baby and your friends!!

    thank you very much for my lovely picnic and making my birthday fabulously fun!! xx

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  20. Hope everything goes well with your friends's baby! Those shoes are bizarrely-awesome!x

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  21. so cute! i love the green in combination with the yellow, so daring :)
    xo

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  22. LOVE this outfit beautiful Alex! So envious you get to hang out with Char so much!

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  23. OMG I LOVE THAT FROCK!!!!
    Thanks for the full length,it is just gorgeous and fits/suits you so well!Those shoes are completely mad in the BEST possible way!!!
    I too end positive vibes the way of your friend!XXXXX LOVE!!

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  24. Woah! Irregular Choice are seriously pushing the boundaries of physics there :P Fantastic shoe candy and a gorgeous outfit overall.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous dress, I really love the print! Sending lots of positive thoughts for your friends baby, I hope everything goes ok :)

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  26. Ohh sending lots of support your way to your friends and their baby, don't feel so useless pet, being there and worrying on their behalf will mean a lot to them. I hope everything goes well tomorrow *hugs* ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  27. What a great outfit! Liking the shoes once again, and looking forward to news of the washkit-make!

    Oh thats horrible, poor things. Such a scary time. Thinking of them all. xxx

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  28. That's awful news about your friend's baby, I hope that the operation goes ok and that she can be helped in any way possible. You look lovely as always, and I imagine the indoor picnic was lots of fun. I'm glad you liked the inspiration board, it was only a recent thing I've been doing. xxx

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  29. The dress is adorable. I love the shoes.

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  30. Dearest Alex, you look great. The shoes are amazing! So are your nails.

    Sending love and good wishes to your friends, love, C xx

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  31. PS. The Actor doesn't know he's on the blog. He probably won't notice and you can't see his face anyway. Iggy took heroin for fifteen years non stop. Wasn't he beautiful? xx

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  32. You look gorgeous! I love that colour and so beautifully co ordinated!

    I hope your friends baby is ok. My best wishes to them.

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  33. Gorgeous Alex! That dress is perfect on you :)

    Have my fingers crossed for your friends little one x

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  34. those shoes are amazing! how the heck do you walk in them thou! lol :) x

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  35. i adore your green dress! <3 it looks so refreshing! and your yellow clutch is the perfect pair to the dress...love it! <3

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  36. I absolutely love this outfit! The clutch and shoes are perfect. And might I mention, you are looking quite slendy, pretty lady!


    I am so sorry to hear about your friend's struggles with her child. That has to be the most stressful situation. Best wishes and prayers for your loved ones.

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  37. love love loving the dress xxxxx

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  38. That outfit REALLY suits you - totally cool and v pretty! xxx

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  39. I see from your more recent post that things aren't going as well as hoped for your friend's little baby but I shall be thinking positive thoughts with hope for the best for future.

    And, embracing your talk of the frivilous, I must tell you that I ADORE that dress - it's gorgeous! xxx

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