Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Back.

 Faced the Inevitable today and hauled Self back to the Coalface after the Glory of the Beach. 
 This book is on sale for $15 at Target if you're in the Mood for Travel
 Luff my Waterford champagne flutes (Thanks Irish L). 
 Cleomes taking over your Garden? Stay Calm. Don't Panic. This drought'll stop them. I hope.
Luff Herend? Me too. I covet The Hungarian to the Stars Collection with every cell and fibre of my being. It's Stunning.
 J's friend says it's Pretentious to colour coordinate your wardrobe but I say it's Crazy not to. 
Saves time locating outfits and Looks Good too. Win/Win People.
Look I never pretended this was a Blog about World Peace.
Watching Crossfire Hurricane? Me too. Say what you will about the Stones, they're Thin. 
With Superior Hair. You're either Mick or Keef. Team Keef here.
xxxxx

31 comments:

  1. That is such a pretty top/dress. My wardrobe is easy - most of it's black.Just looking at the Stones makes me laugh.

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  2. Oooo, I shall pick up a copy of the The Holiday Goddess. Thank you for the tip.

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  3. I used to colour coordinate my wardrobe until I had my friend the stylist come over last August and help edit the wardrobe. She suggested to mix the colours up. I did it and now I find myself looking at everything with a fresh eye. Many things that were unworn or under-worn are now on higher rotation and I don't decide what to wear before I open the door as much anymore. Change is fun and I think my wardrobe is more fun too now.

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  4. Dear FF

    It all looks so good!

    Coincidence though, just wrote a comment on Heidi's AV blog about Herend. Your Hungarian friend's butterfly and flower set is the kind I adore. Sadly I bought only a couple of butter dishes, little cream jug etc in this pattern, originally created for Queen Victoria. Would just love a whole dinner set! Must be twins because we have the Spode blue and white Italian dinner set too.

    Best wishes, Pamela

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  5. Hilarious! Was just thinking about my pretentious, colour-coordinated wardrobe a minute ago.
    Now fear I am a) shallow, and b) foolish for buying too many clothes. Was going to have a FF-style declutter tomorrow.
    May even be rebellious and shove a fuchsia frock in with the cream blazers.
    xx
    PS Very, very scared of being thought of as pretentious. It's akin to a crime in this country, you know. Look at poor Melissa George and her French bulldog. The girl can't step foot back in Australia anymore.

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  6. I love the Holiday Goddess book. I bought the Paris one for my iPad, but at $15 I am thinking the "proper" book is a keeper, and I will be finding my way to Target. I only just discovered your blog, from following A-M on Instagram. I cannot believe I have lived in Brisbane for so long and not read your blog (which I like very much, by the way). Oh and I agree about the colour coding, who could question the validity of this?

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  7. That top! I just madly scrolled down hoping it would be mentioned. How beautiful. I hoped the Coalface treated you well

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  8. My closet is also color-coordinated. Just makes it easy to find things in the morning rush. You are gorgeous as always. I love the succulents in pots.

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  9. I love your dress you wore today. It is beautiful!

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  10. That fuchsia and blue bloom looks like it's from outer space!
    You've got some wonderful specimens in the FF garden.
    I've got my wee wardrobe in colour groupings too, makes getting dressed a breeze...
    and when we are off to the salt mines or to the Coalface we need to be quick about dressing in the mornings.
    Enjoy your week!

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  11. Hi FF, I saw a strapless Milly dress on gilt.com which soooo reminded me of you. Perhaps it would soften the return-to-work blow??? Am totally with you on the colour-coordinated wardrobe and I have been known to do the same. Xoxo

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  12. I've never been a fan of any Stone. The only one for me has ever been Paul, except during the Prince phase.

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  13. I've never been a fan of any Stone. The only one for me has ever been Paul, except during the Prince phase.

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  14. team mick....after all he is the one that kissed my hand. say what you will he can still move around that stage like a teenager...and we are the same age so....
    and also he is my fashion hero...

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  15. I love the dress or top you are wearing in one of the first pics too. So pretty.

    Caught some of the Stones doc and felt queasy watching how hard those guys partied. Strong constitutions no doubt. Team Keith over here too. .

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  16. I really like your chair ...meant to say last post how lucly you are to have another adult in the house who likes to cook.....v.envious

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  17. Love watching Crossfire Hurricane - caught a fabulous movie on Channel One accidentally over the past week or so called Shine a Light (I think), absolutely fabulous about a concert that the Stones did in a smallish venue in about 2006. A real gem when there is so little to watch at this time of year.
    Hope it wasn't too dreadful for your first day back at the coalface.
    Cindy F

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  18. Think the Stones belong to the 'eating's cheating' school of thought.

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  19. I also colour coordinate my wardrobe! Makes it easier to find things :)

    And I love your 'K' monogram

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  20. Dear Ms FF, I hope that there were some gems among the millions of emails which awaited you and that after your first coffee, you felt quite happy to be at the Coalface. Of course, you looked a treat. I am loving all the FF garden shots - we have come home to a Triffid-like jungle (rather disconcerting in Canberra) and I feel I need a machete to visit the clothes line. I am beyond pretentious (überpretentious?) as I arrange my clothes by type and then by colour - this way the shapes are soothing too! love Lindaxxx

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  21. I colour coordinate my wardrobe too, what else are you supposed to do?!?! I am not pretentious I am downright daggy and unstylish.

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  22. It stinks getting back to the old grind doesn't it? Looks like you had lovely holidays though! I totally agree with organizing by color. It's inspiring and your closet looks much neater that way too..

    Love the Stones. I'm team Mick, but I know he's a cad.

    xo
    Kim

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  23. Your back to school outfit is fab. Love the applique and sparkles. So much eye candy in this post. The Herend is Absolutely Stunning. If I ever get to Brisbane, I will email you and force you to take me to Zsa Zsa's private museum. Also love the "K" monogrammed linen hand towel - stunning colours as well. I have that book too - used it on my trip os last March. xx

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  24. Every time I reorganize my wardrobe I colour co-ordinate in the hope I keep it that way but it never lasts long. I dare say I'm thoroughly undisiplined in this regard but I do try.
    Loved watching the Stones doco but afraid I'm not a die hard fan and I blame this on my first workplace. The salon owner was a Stones fan and played them incessantly so after four years I couldn't stand the mere mention of this band. It's only now I can let myself not flinch when I hear their music. Scared I tell you.
    I do wonder how old Mick had time to romance, marry, divorce, father countless children and be world famous!
    xx

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  25. Used to hate going back to work....it's the whole dreaded return to boarding school feeling all over again.....now everyday is work for me and it's the hardest job I've ever had especially as my cleaner has just deserted, right in the middle of the school hols! Timing. Might have to acquire that book and escape to a world of denial. Your workplace must have been happy to see you in that divine frock! Rx

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  26. Welcome back! Loved the reportage, and hope you all have good start going back to work and play. I came across a wonderful site.. I wish I'd known about it when DS was still small! It is by a woman in the States who transforms children's drawings into real soft toys. With your son's artistic talent, I thought of you! Her site: www.childsown.com
    And some expamples of her work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/childsown/sets/72157623877403860/

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  27. It wasn't until I saw the Stones live that I really understood that sex appeal thing with old Mick. Holy smokes FF when he's up on stage he really can move those hips. Mind you I was pregnant and hormonal at the time. PS: I love a monogrammed K. Hope work's going ok, am sure they'd love having you back x

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  28. Dear FF,
    Your back to work dress is just beautiful - I love the collar. I'm on Team Mick as he has such superior hair! Having seen him in concert on three occasions I wonder whey he gets all that energy. Absolutely loving the monogrammed 'K' as I practice calligraphy and the 'K' is such a gorgeous design.
    Kind Regards,
    Lorraine E.

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  29. Yes! I love Herend. Herend and colored glass critters both!

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  30. Yes I am Team Keith as I enjoyed his autobiography and he doesn't seem to take himself too seriously..

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