Sunday, 8 May 2011

To the Max

IMG_1896
IMG_1898
IMG_1894
IMG_1899

yellow
IMG_1892
IMG_1893



I bought this maxi dress from Ringspun back in 2008- yet again it's time to recycle old items! The sandals (Primark) are pretty old and smell a bit musty but I can't be parted with them quite yet..
(Last three photos of Camden Passage in Islington)

My mum is remaining fairly upbeat at present- the NHS can be terrible, and sometimes they can be amazing. So far she's been offered all sorts of services (she can have some aromatherapy and Indian head message sessions.., counselling etc) and already has a wig, which doesn't look too awful. She's planning to be more of a turban woman and I told her I have plenty of vintage scarves which can jazz things up too. I'm just really hoping it is as "straightforward" as going through 18 weeks of chemo, and slowly getting on with life. As silly as it seems, one of the saddest elements is my mum missing out on her new retired life in France. Our house there has been painstakingly renovated, added to, decorated and so on since she bought it in 1989. Now, finally, it's looking lovely with all sorts of finds from markets and bric a bracs, and now she's been torn away from all that, from her Ladies who Lunch meetings, pub quizzes, walks in the countryside and more besides. I can only hope that soon she can enjoy that all again.
I've also vaguely come to the decision to hand in my notice mid June, which would mean leaving mid July, in time for my move back to my mum's place. I simply don't have the time and energy to properly look for something else at the same time as carrying on this job... Speaking of jobs, D has finally got a new job! He'll be a paralegal for a law company earning about £6,000 more than we both are now, so I'm very happy for him. Now it's my turn!

48 comments:

  1. nice post & love youre blog!
    I'm following now!
    wanna follow me?
    love,xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. The print on your dress is so pretty, I love the colours! x

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really like your leather jacket and the print of your dress! :)
    I'm so glad your mum is keeping as cheerful as she can be, I'm sure she'll get to France eventually and enjoy her lovely decorated house! just a little more waiting than what was expected, big love xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous dress! Really like this outfit :) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Im glad the NHS are being so good, it is nice to hear something positive about them. Well done on deciding to leave as well, def sounds like the best decision! Gorgeous summery dress as well :) xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm in love with your leather jacket! Looks great with the maxi too :) glad your mum's feeling ok, and that's great for D!

    Rosie x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm sorry about your mum, my best wishes for her health!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have my fingers crossed for your mum lovely, I am sure it will be just as straightforward as you hope it will be!
    Live the pattern on the dress, sometimes it nice to recycle old outfits. Feels like you have something new haha!
    Congrats to your boyfriend on the new job!
    Sophie
    x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love, love, love your dress!!!! Both the print and style are GORGEOUS! It really is the best recycling older items to be worn again.
    Wishing and hoping the best for your mom...for quick healing and recovery!
    You look beautiful as always darling:)
    xx Marisa

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous dress, I love a maxi with a leather jacket worn over. such a cool look. Fingers crossed on the job front.
    I go past Camden passage everyday you know, and have never been down to the little market there. I should really go.
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ooh, you look incredible in that maxi - and I am loving the leather jacket. Such a fun look! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gorgeous dress, the colours are lovely!
    Sending love to your mum and I really hope she can enjoy France soon :')
    x

    ReplyDelete
  13. I agree with Marissa Noelle; I'm glad your mom is staying positive, and you really are lovely.

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love your dress, its perfect for summer :)looks great with the jacket to. Your mums house in france sounds amazing, I hope she will be able to go back out there soon and enjoy it. Also congrats for D's new job :) X x

    ReplyDelete
  15. You look lovely! I absolutely love your dress' print. It's gorgeous, and the colours contrast wonderfully. Also love how you've paired it with the jacket. Hopefully your mum continues feelings alright!
    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

    ReplyDelete
  16. lady! the print on that dress is to die for. you look adorable. Glad to hear your moms upbeat and the NHS is doing a good job.
    x

    ReplyDelete
  17. You look lovely. I am sorry to hear your unwelcome news. Turbans are great, your mum sounds very stylish. x

    ReplyDelete
  18. love the tree print on your dress. i hope everything works out soon, sending good vibes your way :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ahh I wish I could pull off maxi dresses, but I'm far too short! I wish all of the best for your Mum sweetie xo

    ReplyDelete
  20. the print is so pretty and unique! love the jacket your paired it with as well.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the print - kind of art deco. Hope things go well for your Mum. x

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow, the print on that maxi is just gorgeous. What a great buy.

    Glad to hear things are going as well as possible with your mum and what great news about D's new job!

    ReplyDelete
  23. nice dress, the print is so pretty and fresh

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm wishing you great strength throughout the next 18 weeks and beyond - strength for yourself as well as for supporting your mum. It's brave to share this on your blog but it's also a positive way of responding to this situation. It sounds like your mum is adopting an attitude of 'life goes on and so shall I' and that she's facing this with an upbeat, strong frame of mind.

    ReplyDelete
  25. thanks so much for visiting my blog so that i could find yours! i love love your style already, that maxi is perfection :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. wow i am so much in love with the dress. the colors and the print are divine. love the maxi shape. it looks amazing on you. really really want that dress

    ReplyDelete
  27. You look lovely here my dear! That dress is so pretty and looks awesome with the leather jacket =D
    I'm so glad your mum is staying upbeat about everything, I think that's the best thing she can do =) Pass on my best wishes to her =)
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  28. best wishes for your mum.
    your dress is beautiful, you look fab! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Claire xo

    ReplyDelete
  29. Loving the jacket :)
    Thank you for your comment, I hope I sell them as well. I did well today!
    Now following :)

    Natasha,x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Best wishes for your mum, and good luck on finding a new job, I hope it's something you will enjoy. I love your maxi dress, by the way.

    Sarah
    x

    http://dollydotgirl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your dress is so beautiful! You are gorgeous!


    LOVE!

    ReplyDelete
  32. how cute is that maxi paired with the leather jacket. Love the look!

    ReplyDelete
  33. These photos are so weird .... well.... not the ones of you. You look gorgeous in the maxi. I love the vibrant colots.

    That mask is super creepy. I want one!

    ReplyDelete
  34. i love that sign :) thanks for your sweet comment xx

    www.moustachic.com
    www.moustachic.com
    www.moustachic.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. love the bold print and colors of the maxi! you look so cute!

    love from San Francisco,

    Britt+Whit

    ReplyDelete
  36. Cool outfit! I love the print of the maxi <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  37. the maxi with the leather coat combo is great!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Such a big fan of maxi dresses. This one has a gorgeous pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love that print! Recycling is so awesome when you find a gem like this!

    Good luck to your mom! Hopefully she'll be back in France in no time, and congrats to D! :D

    Shy

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love the maxi and camden is fabulous! Thanks for the comment again, I've entered into the vlog world! So my new post is all about that ehehe :)
    www.swampedinflowers.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. gorgeous dress!
    sorry to hear about your mum, sending lots of good vibes your way.
    sounds like a very hectic time. but the turbans sound awesome. I like your mums style!!
    xxx

    ReplyDelete

thank you, I love reading your pretty words <3