Monday mourning (22.06.15)

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Please don’t make me get up. After all, I’m in the Director’s chair so I should be calling the shots.

Much as I want to make a sequel to this weekend, sadly that’s a wrap and now I find myself the reluctant starlet of Monday mourning. Correction. Who am I kidding? Those brogues are headlining.

You will not believe how many years I’ve had these hoofs. Folks, we’re talking north of a decade. When I purchased them, I had grand plans of teaming them with pinstripe suits and acting all aloof. In truth I looked a goof and never wore them.

See, that’s the beauty of ageing. Now I’m in my forties and finally embracing 1940’s fashion.

Upstairs is 100% thrifted. The blouse has a necktie, if you don’t mind, and sets off a jacket like nobody’s business. Now for some secret women’s business. Keep your voice down but that jacket is (shhh) thrifted.

Yes I kicked off my weekend with some op shopping and I’d barely crossed the threshold when I spied said coat. Admittedly it was a little pricier than I’d anticipated but I’d been looking for a black jacket for what seemed like an age and voila there she was centre stage.

You’ll never guess what else was co-starring this weekend. Of all things, education. Yep I taught myself some handy techy tricks and enrolled in an online course designed to help me get my geek on (and I say that in the most endearing way; I seriously have the greatest admiration for anyone who knows their way around a widget).

Finally, I saved the best for last. Sunday was sublime…a long lunch in picturesque surrounds where the flavour sensations abound. I’m going to leave you salivating on that one because I’m planning a delicious post to take you course by course in due course.

For now, bon appetit for the rest of your week.

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How was your weekend?

Linking up today with The Multitasking Mummy.

14 Comments

  • Reply June 22, 2015

    Lydia C. Lee

    Looking forward to hearing about the Sunday – sounds great. Ours was logistics but caught up with friends and partner and I snuck out for a quick dinner together on Friday, so that was nice!

    • Reply June 22, 2015

      Tonia

      Glad you squeezed in some one-on-one time in amongst the juggle. I tell you, those long weekends have done me in. Now I’m always craving three days to fit everything in. Have a good week Lydia.

  • Looking forward to hearing about your lovely, long lunch. We had a vodka high tea (the post is a-coming) and a delicious dinner with friends. The only thing I don’t like about the weekends is that they never seem long enough! I think you totally look the part today – those brogues, oldies but goodies!

    • Reply June 22, 2015

      Tonia

      Thanks Sammie. I’ll definitely tune in for the vodka high tea…I’m intrigued. As for those brogues, I’m attempting to put my best foot forward but (between you and me) I’d rather be sleeping in and having breakfast in bed…but I digress…have a good week and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply June 22, 2015

    merilyn

    Monday mourning already! … you look really great tonia! I love those shoes especially!
    I love thrifted pieces especially when they are almost new!
    I love to be creative and an op shop does it for me!
    sounds like your long lunch was luscious!
    I was lost in my painting maze!
    btw what’s a widget!;l
    lol m:)X

    • Reply June 22, 2015

      Tonia

      Thanks Merilyn. You’ve got me intrigued. Now I want to know what you’re painting and with what (oils, watercolour, acrylic)? As for that worrisome widget, I don’t really know either – I think it’s something to do with coding to add bits and bobs to a website (don’t quote me on that)! Hope you have a lovely week. xx

      • Reply June 23, 2015

        merilyn

        as you asked for it tonia! I’m always creating, painting or drawing something!
        I have bodies of works and series within those bodies it is all pretty profound really!
        I mainly work in mixed media some small pieces art journals, pencils, pens, w/c
        acrylics and oils collages large canvases etc
        I also do installations and or little vignettes of collected tat mainly “beached and washed!”
        I have reams on what I do as my practice! subject matter psychological renderings etc!I give myself permission to do it everyday! I’m driven and it’s in the process where it happens for me! … do not like a label as it is limiting!
        i’ll stop now!
        thankyou for your interest … hope you find it interesting! … much love m:)X

        btw perfect in the director’s chair!

        • Reply June 23, 2015

          Tonia

          That sounds fascinating Merilyn. I imagine mixed media gives you great freedom. Funny you mention installations too…many years ago, when I lived overseas, I was friends with a bunch of artists who specialised in installations. I loved going to their exhibitions and chatting about their work and inspirations. You sound like such a talent. Thanks for sharing a slice of your creative life with me here. xx

  • Reply June 22, 2015

    Mumma McD

    Love those brogues!! And I’m also crushing on your hair colour more than a little bit, might be taking your photo with me to my hairdresser next week (is that weird??). 😉

    • Reply June 22, 2015

      Tonia

      Not weird at all, I’m totally flattered! I can’t take the credit though. Funny story, I got my hair coloured in Melbourne when I was down there in January and recently when I was back down there last weekend. I’ve officially decided I cannot get my hair coloured anywhere but Melbourne (how deliciously decadent). p.s. I go to Joey Scandizzo in South Yarra. Not sponsored…blah, blah. Heck, they don’t even know I have a blog. I just have to say the service and standards are beyond brilliant. I’ve had two different colourists and both were amazing. Love that salon. Thanks for your kind words. xx

  • Oh I love those shoes, so glad you can pull them off because they look fab!

    • Reply June 22, 2015

      Tonia

      Thanks Malinda. I literally had to wipe the dust off them…been in the back of the wardrobe forever!

  • I have tried so hard to op shop but have been put off because I just can’t seem to find anything decent. I don’t know if it’s because I’m looking in the wrong places or that I’m fussy. I love your whole outfit!

    • Reply June 24, 2015

      Tonia

      Oh Eva, don’t give up! I have a few favourites and tend to re-visit the same places again and again. Trust me, once you uncover a few good stores you’ll be set. Are you based in Brisbane (I think I remember reading that in your profile)? If so, check out 144 Adelaide Street, Revamp Fashions (they specialise in high-end pieces and designer pre-loved bits and bobs) you’re bound to find something in there. Geebung is also brilliant – from memory, there are about 3 or 4 op shops within walking distance from the train station. Keep me posted on how you go.

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