Friday, 16 December 2011

Friday frocks and festivities

I had some lovely lady friends round for coffee and cake this morning, so I thought a frock was in order.

As you know, I think a frock is in order on most days.

Remember this beauty? It was £2 from Chesterfield flea market, what a bargain.

What I had forgotten is that although allegedly a maxi, it's not long enough on me. There's about an inch of hem I can let down but that still won't make it ankle-length on me, especially in heels.

So I wore it as it is, I rather like the midi length. The print is gorgeous, and the long sleeves make it warm enough without more layers.

                                       Though a faux fur is always useful on a chilly winter's day.

The kids finished school today, so our morning starts will be a bit later and a bit less frantic for the next couple of weeks.  It's been a really busy time at school - Christmas concerts/plays x 3, parties, discos. All for the kids, no playtime for mummy, something I intend to rectify next week!

Now you know this isn't a cutesy mummy blog. But at the risk of making the LBs hate me for ever, and making all the non-parents out there yawn, I thought I'd show you a glimpse of their Christmas plays.

                                                               Channelling the spirit of Eeyore.

                                                              Auditioning for the role of Dopey.


                                                         Homage to the perm, Aussie style.

While I have been known to get a little misty-eyed at seeing the kids perform (not just mine, anybody's kid will do), I have to admit I felt more like chuckling this year. Bad Mummy.

                                                     Have a superb weekend, you lovely ladies!


Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

You're not a bad mummy at all, Curtise. Chuckling is perfectly normal behaviour, although I personally think that "Eeyore" and "Dopey" look rather cute; Perm Girl - mmmm yes, I see what you mean.

I'm "bad mummy" extraordinaire today. I sneaked out of Year 6's Xmas concert. It was a bit boring if truth be told and the school orchestra's version of Walking in the Air was the straw that broke the camel's back. Oh dear!

The dress, btw, is fab. I do like a good midi. xx

lucy joy said...

Please can I come for coffee and cake soon? I am with you on the playtime for adults. The false smile is officially in retirement until Easter.
Love the dress, and especially fond of the faux fur. Class.

Have a great weekend.

Lucy x

Krista said...

Hot mama that's what you are. Love this faux fur on you what a gorgeous color and with that dress , magnificent! The kids are adorable and I'm with you~ doesn't matter whose kids it's stinking cute!!!!
Have a nice weekend too dear! Stay warm!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Yup, I could really do with a coffee and cake morning with likeminded frocked up mothers. I may post a picture of my squished faced little 'Star' having seen your cheery characters. I enjoyed the nativities this year, it was Zac's first - there was a fellow nursery child who was brilliant, I was seriously impressed by this 3 year old girl who had obvious talent despite her tender years. My boy looked quite serious throughout but did attempt all the actions ;-)

Are you actually as tall and willowy as your blog makes you appear, or is it 'trick cameras'? (as I called it when I was small)

karensomethingorother said...

that's a lovely dress. I especially liked (and now covet) the faux fur! I think that's what's missing in my life.

two squirrels said...

That dress is fabulous, perfect for a coffee date!!!
The kids are so cute!!! Christmas must be lovely when you have wee poppets.
Oh I so want an eeyore outfit to wear.
happiness to you sweet. V

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Amazing frock! Green is my favourite colour so I love this one!

Vintage Coconut said...

I really like that dress on you and I think it is perfect the length it is. (It lets you show off your fabulous footwear.) I SERIOUSLY LOL'ED at the channeling Eeyore! HAHAH AND AWWW Dopey was always my favorite dwarf!

p.s. I like your faux fur

Vix said...

That's one gorgeous dress and rockin' fake fur, send 'em my way when you're bored of them!!!
According to my Fashion Alphabet book, a maxi is "any skirt reaching to or below mid-calf usually worn with boots" so it was more than likely designed that way (and it's ideal for not trailing in puddles and snow, always a bonus!)
Great LB pictures, the donkey outfit is one to show his girlfriends when he's about 25.
Hope you get to make up for lost time next week and party like you were born to. xxxx

Helga said...

ARGH! I've been waaay behind this week!
Firt,I must say I am trhilled at how gorgeous you look in the maxi I sent!!!GORGEOUS!Love the flower accessory!
Ok.Now,I love this maxi,and I actually really like the midi length too!It really works!Nice flow!Perfect for coffee and cake...yum!
We don't do much of the panto thing over here.I'm quite relieved about it,really.Ha!Busy time of year,obvilously,for bumming around with the kids and all their events!I recommend a bit of booze to get you through,although you might find you giggle more!
O,love your pissed face last post.How DO you look gorgeous and pissed at the same time?!I just look pissed and like I'm about to hurl or something!Lack of control.
Love and snowy snuggles!

Unknown said...

That frock is GORGEOUS! I love that divine fabric. I had a frock that was a funny length so I added a huge ruffle at the bottom and wore it until it fell apart. Man, I miss that frock...

Your kids are gorgeous. Especially Kath! And your hair is looking particularly fabulous too.

Love! Sarah xxx

Anonymous said...

Don't blame yourself for being a bad mum - no-one's superwoman!

I do love that dress & faux fur combo :) Can't believe that dress only cost £2!!

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Unknown said...

Hi lovey Curtise!

Lovely dress and the midi lenght is fine, i like it! As for bad mummy do not worry about it, i was too! still am sometimes- But i am happy that i do not have to see school plays, concerts and all, some of them i remember were quite bad;) Those kids of your are so cute! The cat is still in the basement will not come up...

Lots of love Curtise dear

Ariane xxxx

Robert Barnsley said...

I wish I'd found your blog sooner Curtise. Not sure if I'm in the right demographic for your vintage fashion, but great fun reading your posts. I'll keep following. Love Rob

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Corrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... of course I remember that gorgeous frock you saucy minx ... it's fecking green innit so I'm not likely to forget it in a hurry!!! I have the same problem with maxis and I just think "feck it, who would dare tell me my maxi is too short, I'm gonna wear it anyway!!!!" Look at moi, look at moi, look at moi, I've got one word to say to you my girl: all the best mums laugh their arses off at the kids school do's. Gorgeous!!!! xoxoxoxoxoox

Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Love your green frock! Actually I love your entire blog. I found you through Helga and Peetees Palace. I too adore vintage, and am always on the hunt for something new and fabulous.


Natalia Lialina said...

This is one of my most favorite dresses on you - so pretty! I love seeing your kids' photos - love to see them grow. :) They have such cute faces these three!