Monday, January 21, 2013

I've been pruning...

... and a day of tidying up the garden leads to one very happy outcome.  No, wait, make that two very happy outcomes... the first being of course a nice, newly neat and tidy garden.  The other is lovely big new FREE floral arrangement for the house!  Doesn't everyone keep the prunings for a really big and dramatic floral extravaganza?  Seriously if, like me, you are not a prima ballerina, then this is the best way to get gratuitous and regular fabulous floral displays happening in your house.
My outfit today serendipitously matches the new floral arrangement; so I took another arty, hand-held, looking-down-to-my-toes shot of my outfit, like Kirsty did the other day too.  I'm thinking we should start a Flickr group together, and call it Selfie Foot-Shots, or the Navel-Gazing Fashion Bloggers Society, or something... 
Details:
Dress; Burda 8511, details here
Sandals; Misano
Nail varnish; Glamourpuss, BYS

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful -- so jealous -- we're getting snow again tonight!

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  2. Your flowers and your lovely summer outfits are a breath of fresh air! Here in Canada we are knee deep in snow:(

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  3. Don't make me hate you Carolyn. These pictures of gratuitous beauty must stop. The only thing growing in my part of the world is icicles. 8-)

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  4. oh to see pretty flowers outside at the moment - we just have slushy sno

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  5. Lovely blooms and toes. :-) I love your fashion diary ... I must've missed its debut.

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  6. Is that Bougainvillea? That's something I miss from my childhood. Of course, there are lots of pretty flowers in England too, just different. At the moment, we have snow on the ground and school is closed.

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  7. you newly minted "Society of Navel-Gazing fashion bloggers" is hilarious. I often feel that way when trying to take photos for the blog. It is always best to laugh at myself. Oh I miss summer - you are making me jealous wearing a summer shift.

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  8. Those are some beautiful flowers!

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  9. Is that crepe myrtle? They are lovely whatever they are.

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  10. Yay for pruned floral arrangements, and matching toenails, and your lovely outfit sketches. :)
    I'll second the Nave-Gazing Fashion Bloggers. :D
    I'm still longing for summer, so today I painted my nails (coral and aqua, because I like the two-toned contrast) even though I'm only going to see them twice a day in the bathroom (because I currently wear knitted socks even to bed). It felt good. I shall keep painting my nails even in winter, because it makes me smile.

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  11. Cute shoes! I remember the first time I heard Martha Stewart talk about bringing in her pruning for arrangements - I think it was Crabapples. Never occurred to me!

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  12. Your funny Carolyn! I love those names. A navel gazing foot shot certainly beats battles with the self timer! Gorgeous arrangement..

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  13. A beautiful foral arrangement. I have done this before with prunings. Bottlebrush make a magnificent floral arrangement.

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  14. I love Bougainvillea. It cascades down the mountain behind my house. I love the little white top in you last post. I think I have a little bit of top envy.

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  15. mmmm, pretty ... both the dress and the flowers!

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  16. Ha ha! You're funny! Love the navel gazing interpretation! The best kind of floral arrangements are from your garden. You know you like the flowers or you wouldn't be growing them. Is your dress a border print fabric?

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  17. Those are gorgeous flowers.
    Umh and the flickr suggestion could become an internet sensation.

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  18. Beautiful flowers. I think I can see a sneak peak of your itty bitty stash busting project !

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  19. Gorgeous! I'm jealous of your summer and your course of floral arrangement, you always make me laugh, haha, "Navel-Gazing Fashion Bloggers Society", haha.

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