Wanderlust

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Guess what?

Today is Wednesday 25/11/15 and its my last ever Wednesday, working at Country Road.

Yep. It’s quite weird to even type this.

Truthfully, the last few weeks have simply flown by.

There has been so much going on in our lives, that if I’m honest thinking about leaving CR, has been the last thing on my mind.

We have been so preoccupied, that I’ve popped it onto the back-burner and not really given it much thought.

Until now.

It’s crept up on me.

Three days left (including today).

EEEEK!

On Friday I will start a weeks holiday, before officially finishing the Friday after.

So at 5:30 on Friday afternoon, I will say ‘see you soon’ to my work buddies before facing a huge week ahead.

No such luxury of a week chilling out by the pool whilst preparing for my new job though – no siree.

Instead, I will be frantically packing boxes with gusto.

Because on Thursday 3rd December we are moving house.

I know.

Kinda kept that one to myself didn’t I?

Over the past few weeks, so many stressful things have been going on:

  • Jonny has moved jobs.
  • I’m moving jobs.
  • We are moving house.
  • Beckie has been locked away in full study mode.
  • She sat the last ever exams of her Law degree.
  • Planning Beckie’s graduation.

We have really been stacking up the challenges, I tell ya.

So in just over a weeks time, the possibility of us falling into a heap of exhaustion the moment the removal van leaves the new place is extremely high, but I just know, that as long as we are all together we can move (pun intended) mountains.

Because it’s at those times, that we are always at our happiest.

So, in keeping with the theme of moving, the Wanderlust holiday dress from Bohemian Traders felt like the perfect dress to gush about today…because, as soon as I laid my eyes this gorgeousness, my little ole heart did skip a beat.

I was smitten.

I also love the sound of Wanderlust tripping of my tongue…


Wanderlust

[won-der-luhst]

noun

  1. a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

Origin: German, literally: wander desire.


Last but not least, it also happens to be OFF-THE-SHOULDER.

Which currently feeds another one of my obsessions perfectly!

Wanderlust

Wanderlust Holiday Dress * (L) $109.00 Bohemian Traders | Shoes: Witchery from the arc.

Now, before I talk about the brilliance of this frock, I need to discuss the size on me.

This dress is soft and flowy and screams summer perfection.

In this style of dress, I would normally opt for a S or 10 – which means this large is way too big on me.

I’m guessing the small would have fitted beautifully, but length wise –  it would have been a total nightmare on my chunky thighs.

Between the S and the L there is 3cm of difference.

So, listen up beauties.

If you have a case of Love Heart Eyes about an item of clothing, but have slight reservations if its going to work for you, ask yourself a few questions:

  • Would buying a different size work better?
  • Can you fix the problem? By you, I mean a talented seamstress 😉
  • It is worth your time plus the alteration cost?

With this dress what I’ve gained in desired length, I’ve forfeited in shape.

However, there are times when a piece of clothing is worth the trade-off and the time/hassle to fix it.

If it wasn’t for the arm-hole room, I could probably get away with it…but exposing my ample boobage while I’m dashing around Coles might scare off the shoppers!

Anyway, compare this dress I’m wearing, to the one I wore last week of the same style, you can clearly see the difference in size.

 

But girls I’m no quitter.

The colour and shape truly melt my heart.

I just know I will wear it to death throughout the summer.

It will be soft, light and comfortable especially when the humidity kicks in.

So just to prove this undying love of mine, I couldn’t resist the temptation to ‘snap-it’ before I sent it off to my seamstress.

Because sometimes just a small tweak with the sewing machine (as long as said sewing machine is not in my hands 😉 ) can work a tiny miracle.

What I’m not suggesting though, is that you make a habit of buying clothes that need altering.

That is a BIG fat No.

99% of the time, your purchases should work ‘as is’…

But occasionally, I like to keep 1% spare, for those special pieces that make me smile.

Pieces that I can’t imagine not having in my life.

And for those pieces, I’m happy to throw caution to the wind!

 

Do you ever buy an item with the intention of changing it? What’s the last piece you had Love Heart Eyes for?

 

Items marked * were gifted in accordance with my disclosure policy

 

 

 

 

 

Bev,

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  • That print is divine !

    You must be feeling so overwhelmed at present but it’ll all work out fine, bring on the new adventure!

  • Oh my goodness, so much happening! What the heck is it about this time of year? Aren’t we all meant to be slowing down? Instead, it feels like we’re all speeding up! Love the colours in that dress – looks totally gorgeous against your beautiful skin and lovely blonde hair. x

    • I know! I feel like there is not a spare moment to catch up on all of the things I love doing. i.e. stalking the life out of you and your gorgeousness! xxx

  • Wow Bev – what a busy time for you! I hope the move goes well and you enjoy the time with your family. Look after yourself during the hecticness!! That dress is simply gorgeous. The style, the colours!! It’s on my wishlist for sure xox

    • Thanks so much Wendy. Yes things are a big crazy but I love moving house – I find it truly cleansing!
      So glad to hear this one is on your wishlist – the XS should fit you perfectly xxx Big hugs

  • You have so much going on Bev. But they are truly exciting things! I hope all goes well with the move and that you can settle into your new job quickly. I love the Wanderlust dress. The pattern is stunning. x

    • Thanks so much Bec. Yes, you’re right, everything is so exciting – I adore new beginnings!
      I can see you wearing this dress too – its the perfect summer frock in my eyes.
      So looking forward to seeing you on Saturday xx

  • fashion altitude

    Good luck with the all the moves Bev!!! How exciting!!! and this dress is a dream….
    I shop online a lot so I always check out the return and refund policies are easy.

    Big hugs from Paris,
    Mireille

    http://www.fashionaltitude.com

    • Thank you so much gorgeous Mireille!
      Do check out Bohemian Traders – the quality of their pieces is incredible. Especially the linen – which is to die for.
      Big hugs right back at ya beautiful! xxx

  • Amanda Bexon

    Wishing you the best of luck!!! Hope it all goes smoothly and you settle into your new life as bright and beautiful as ever! Congratulations to your baby girl on her graduation! Best of luck in your new job! Hoping your new home is filled with happiness ! Go get em girl yeah!!!!

    • Awwww thanks so much Gorgeous…so much going on at the moment, but I have a BIG smile plastered on my face, which I’m hoping will stay for the coming week! So looking forward to a fresh start though – its super exciting! xxx

  • Kathryn

    How exciting for you Bev! And you look beautiful! x

  • Petra

    Such a cute dress – and very excited to hear about all your latest news. Happy moving – hope it’s not too hot for you 🙂

    • Glad you like Petra!
      Would you believe I haven’t even stepped inside the rental we are moving too? I know, right! All I care about is that this is somewhere for me to take my pics…big pressure on Jonny me thinks! xx

  • Oh gosh what a bust time you have been having. I hope the move goes well.

    I love this bright colourful look on you too. xx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Wow Bev you have kept quiet about your move,I hope everything goes seamlessly for you and you’re happy in your new house my friend😊
    I adore this frock on you Bev the pattern is so very pretty I get heart eyes all the time over pretty things but try and not buy everything I fall in love with.Wishing you all the luck in the world for your new jobs,house and Beckie’s exams 😘😘

    • So nice to see you back among things Lisa. xx

    • Oh Lisa, I have had so much going on over the last few weeks that I decided to not stress and take it all in my stride! Fingers crossed I keep this positive attitude this coming week!
      This is such a fabulous frock Lisa. I was instantly drawn to it, so making a few tweaks is definitely worth the time and effort. Glad you’re a sensible shopper darling…allowing yourself reflection time, makes all the difference! Big hugs darling, hope you are feeling a little better every day! xx

  • Wow! You will need a real week off after all those major changes in your life to rest and recover! All the best with your move and new job!

  • So many exciting things happening for you, wow! Hope everything goes smoothly 🙂

    Your dress is lovely too – such a nice print! 🙂 I tend to buy things with good return policies so that if it doesn’t work out I can return it. while I do keep things that might need a small alteration (mainly hemming as I’m a shortie!) I tend not to do that any more after my wonderful and awesome tailor retired.

    • Thanks so much Mica! Buying from a store with a good returns policy is spot on. It gives you time to think without being under pressure too! xx

  • Good luck with the move, such an exhausting time, and with all the other changes in your life. Don’t forget to at least take a few minutes out when you can x

  • Oh my what a busy time for you. Sending huge hugs that everything rolls smoothly for you. V x

    • Thanks so much darling. I know, bit of a stressful time ahead, but we’ll smile our way through it! xx