Thursday, 22 November 2012

Hypocrisy - spending update, indoor cats and a dress reveal

Hello lovelies

Well, my no spend week is almost over and aside from buying some wine - which was very much needed but I won't go into that - I seem to have made it!  I am paid at midnight tonight.

So - I've decided I'm going to attempt some sort of budgeting over December, while I don't usually go any more crazy over the festive season than usual, it would be good to keep an eye.  I'm therefore implementing an envelope system.  I am taking all the cash I need out of the bank in one go, allocating it to various envelopes (cats, going out, cleaner, groceries, Christmas) and will try to stick to these amounts, or under, over the month.  It ain't going to be easy but better to try and fail than not even try, eh?



Most of my allocated Christmas cash is going to be spent tomorrow, on the cats.  Over the past couple of months my two indoor cats, previously soft, cuddly, calm creatures, have becoming increasing whiny. Marlon (the big blue) meows constantly from around 6 in the morning.  He doesn't WANT anything, apart from me to get up.  Once I'm up, he just ignores me.  Little b@$^A£d!  Gene, the small one, likes to sit in the hallway yowling at the front door but seem to have no desire to actually go out.  He just miaows at it.  For hours. 



I adore both my boys and they are, by and large, good natured creatures - I just can't take the noise.  they aren't ill, they are still putting away food like nobodies business and are very perky.  I think they must just be bored, and I can't blame them.  As such I am finally getting them a cat tree.  The one I have wanted for a couple of years is finally on sale at half price.  Half price is still £60 but this is £60 spent on my sleep (i.e. sanity).  With a combination of this, a laser pen for easy playing and a Valerian toy I'm hoping they will chill a bit. 



I'm also finally going to attempt to leash train them.  I can quite see myself, decked out in my vintage regalia, visiting the local hostelry with two cats on leads.


Anyway - the real reason I popped in today was to show you my new baby.  My Christmas present to myself.

Feast your peepers:








Oh yeah.  Sexy innit?  Could there be anything better than a full length emerald green velvet dress with a matching turban?  I don't think so.  And heavens, she fits like a glove.

Thank you to the lovely Kellie at Via's Vintage on Etsy for answering my many questions.  It really was a dream of a transaction and its a dream of a dress.

I've paired her with some stunning and scandalously cheap repro shoes (dance shoes) I picked up on eBay from Freed (used to be Equity).  They aren't quite like these but almost.



I shall go to the ball, I shall.  Whether I have a prince to take me, well, we shall see.  ;-)








19 comments:

  1. The dress is just stunning! And to have the matching hat, just the bee's knees! Enjoy it, it just superb, look at those sleeves!!!
    I've been wanting one of those in my wardrobe for AGES, can't even begin to tell you how much "want" is allocated to this specific dream, as I am big on velvet too, but no luck so far as they seem to be either the wrong size or cost -especially lately- an arm and a leg. I'm afraid to ask how much you parted with for this beauty in case it is going to shatter my dream of ever being able to own one.

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    1. It wasn't cheap. Put it that way, but it will hopefully last me for many parties. I'm currently selling lots of eBay to pay for it!

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  2. Magnificent dress! And excellent cat tree. I don't understand cat psychology - I scooped Urchin out of the bath at 5am today, she was just playing in there but it was noisy toenails on the enamel!

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    1. Mine like to use the bath as a litter tray. sigh

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  3. Wow, I love your dress! It's stunning!

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  4. Hope the cats appreciate their pressent.
    Amazing dress!
    Giving me a strange hankering for something similar. I've NEVER worn a full length dress EVER - this needs to be remedied I think. How tall is tall enough for floor length? What I really mean is, how short is too short?

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    1. not sure, hmm, my friend Jeni (Yesterday Girl) is a teeny one and she looks great in full length.

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  5. I too have indoor meewsome cats. Drives me NUTS!

    Top gown darling! Can't wait to see your gawjuss self in it!

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    1. Fanks hon. I actually thought about putting him out the window this morning. i'm on the third floor. i'm mean, i know.

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  6. I gasp for breath... this dress! can´t wait to see you in it. My granny does the envelope system from the wartime till today - it works great for her! xxx

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  7. Oh my goodness that dress! No wonder you just had to buy it it's stunning. Can't wait to see you in it. x

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  8. So pretty! Question about the dance shoes -- do you only wear them for dancing? Or do you wear them out and about? Do you get street soles? I often see very pretty dance shoes that seem practical for all the walking I do, but I don't know if they'll hold up in the real world.

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  9. THAT TURBAN OMG
    Amazing
    xxx

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  10. WOW! Quite the stunning hat and dress combo, will you pretty please with sugar on top takes pics of yourself in it when you go to wear it???

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  11. At this time of year my cats look out of the window and think 'looks nice out' they then mew for ages till I let them out, then they realise it's actually cold out there and mew at the door to come back in. Then they go back to look out of the window and it starts again. They're driving me loopy!

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  12. DIVINE!!! To have the matching cap is just tops!

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  13. I cant wait to see pictures of you in it!!!
    You are going to be AMAZING!!! I am thrilled it fits like a dream!!!

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  14. That dress is absolutely divine. Is it 1930s?

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  15. What a splendidly stunning gown! I too sometimes find that I absolutely must unearth a matching or complimentary hat for a great vintage gown, too, but have never (yet) had one come as a set with the dress. That's so awesome!

    ♥ Jessica

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