02 March 2012

first day of shopping after surgery, retail therapy

Greetings all,
Thanks for the awesome feedback on the last post, including a Member of Parliament, sorry to bump big Ben off the top of my blog for gratuitous retail shopping showing off, but it was my first day out alone in the city for ages. 
I covered the basics of stationery & accessories at Kikki-K & TYPO.  Mollie Makes arrived in the mail, along with bills - i'm paying for my anaesthetist's yacht too it seems.  Did i mention i had cortisone injection for my tennis elbow while under the general anaesthetic, not brave enough to do it awake.
 Seed feeds my inner child with their playful style, i do share with my actual children but the plaid scarf & flower bottle is pour moi.
I picked up some gifts for friends & birthday parties, then walked into Laura Ashley, on a whim i might find the birdie dress i adored in Brisbane in January.  Not only did i find the dress, it had a 60% off tag too.  I so want to go back for the butterfly version.  
 
It's a blank canvas dress - can't you see this mixed up a million ways, with cardigans, tights, dressed up or down, teamed with cream or colour??!!  Best of all, my shopping was light enough to carry all by myself.
 
 We actually have some exciting events mid year when my husband comes home, adult parties, like weddings & 40th birthdays.  Totally warrants some new frocks.  I do need a bed side table lamp, not sure how i can introduce that into frock-necessary shopping??
Argh, on super slow internet as handsome soldier hogged the monthly usage to update all his Apple software & today i discovered a glitch in my ability to drive - i can't do a reverse hill start, as i still need 2 hands to operate the hand brake.  That was fun in the school car park, with a numb left thumb in a 2 tonne car.  Today my hands have yellow bruising, with tiny bandaids on my wrists, such a smooth recovery.  Have gorgeous weekends everyone, love Posie

24 comments:

Sarah B said...

Glad to hear recovery is going well Posie. I think your new frock is lovely. Have a relaxing weekend x

Jan-Maree said...

Certainly looks like you have a varied readership! Also looks like you had some great retail therapy. Love what you bought and that bird dress is lovely. Have a great weekend and stay dry!

tinajo said...

I like that dress, very useful! :-)

Seaweed and Raine said...

You go girl! And what a shopping bonanza! I almost think I should send you shopping for me ;) Hope you have a marvellous weekend.
S xo

Bron said...

Some great shopping there, don't over do the recovery though. x Have a great weekend.

SAHMlovingit said...

Lovely to hear you are doing so well honey. That dress is just so beautiful x

Jen R said...

So glad you got out and about, that dress is looovely xx

jennie said...

So glad to hear your op went well Jennie! A bit of recovery shopping for yourself is well deserved. Much love,XXJ.

Tania said...

Oh, way to go Mrs. So glad the recovery is going smooooooothly...

ally said...

Glad its all going so smoothly (reverse parking woes notwithstanding)
I'm sure the lamp can be smuggled in
And the butterfly frock

Mum on the Run said...

Um, I can't do a reverse hill park able-handed - so bravo.
Well shopped, woman.
Lovely purchases.
:-) xx

TexWisGirl said...

so glad you're doing well, even with a few limitations! :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

I'm so glad it went well...loving your retail therapy!!

BarefootBride said...

Well done on your recovery. I hope it goes better than everyone expects.

the old boathouse said...

Hey glad you are getting there on the recovery front, I just read your last post and you know I agree with you 100%, the ignorance those journalists showed is just shocking...I'd like to drop them in behind enemy lines and see how they fair actually i liked to leave them there ha. As you know my family is army and my dad was chaplain to the Vietnam training team which is the highest decorated military unit in Australian history. To me these men and their modern counterparts are supermen!! They make James bond or Jason Bourne seem like wimps and the mental scars they carry for us we can never repay. Xxxxx

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Miss Muggins said...

Your shopping haul is the perfect antidote to what you have just been through. (You have great taste!)Big hugs for your bravery, and do I love your previous post - well said!

Shapewear said...

Wow what lovely Dress. it looks beautiful.

grace said...

cute dress! I love Mollie makes - great you can get it in Australia too x

Posie Patchwork said...

Bummed, went back for the butterfly dress & it was sold out, sigh, love Posie

Calico Child said...

So glad you have your spirits & the recovery is going well loving that dress its so cute I bet you were glad you waited to get some savings on it.
Take care & enjoy your goddies :)) x

Jane said...

Oh Jennie. I can't believe you're driving. You never fail to amaze me. J x

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