I hate to brag, but I had a fabulous weekend.
I spent the saturday daytime scavenging through the local charity shops with my mum. We were on a serious buying spree and I ended up spending £50.00 on 8 second hand dresses, three of them vintage and the others fab makes.
I love Sundays, I especially love Sundays when my Scott is off work and we get to go on mini adventures. Last weekend we decided to go to the beach with Scott’s parents, his lovely sister and her fiance. Scott’s parents took us all to West Wittering, I have never been there before so it was quite a Sunday outing for me. The weather looked dodgy in the morning so I decided to wear jeans and a gypsy blouse – I very rarely wear jeans and trust me to choose them on the day that the weather turns out to be superb. I wear my dresses in the rain and snow, but the day we actually have warm sunshine I wear jeans…irritating and typical!
We had an early start so I couldn’t really be bothered to style my hair properly, I thought a quick quiff and large flower would rockabilly my outfit enough for me. I love the gingham blouse I wore, I brought it from a jumble sale last summer, it has no label and is a little tatty around the hems so I am guessing it is homemade – which makes me love it more! My little black cardigan was a find at the bootsale last Sunday, it is cashmere with different coloured small roses dotted all over it, it is stunning and only cost me £1.50 – I was chuffed when i found it, I have only worn it three times and I have had compliments on it each time.
Wittering is a fabulous little place. At first I was horrified by the £7.50 per car entrance fee but the toilets are nice and clean – for that, I would be £15.00 per car! When you go on an outing with the Stables clan, you do it properly, and I was delighted when Scott’s dad started pulling out gazebos, deck chairs, blankets, barbeques, gas stoves, kettles, a china tea set and every type of meat and salad you could think of. I sat on the beach in the sun, drinking beer and eating too much food – my ideal day!
I felt very chilled out, just what I needed after a hectic week at work, and it was made all the more marvellous by my OH. He wore a vintage coffee coloured Fred Perry with his 1970’s aviators and dark jeans – he looked like a retro seventies detective! He is so handsome, I am a very lucky girl and love him very much.
I love my second family, and I cannot wait to be Mrs Stables. I hope you all had fabulous weekends, and its Thursday now, so we all have the bank holiday very close (wahoo)!!
Psssst. Me and Scott got the gorgeous flat that I spoke about in my last post! I will write and put up pictures when we move in!
Well what a rocking weekend I have had! My fiance and have been looking forward to seeing Rudy la Crouix for months, they are our friend Rowdy’s band and we having them play at wedding next year so we were very excited for the night out.
As usual, I did not have a clue what I was going to wear! I haven’t been to the Westie rock and roll night before so I didn’t know whether it was a swing dress and petticoat night or jeans and a gingham shirt – so I decided I would go for something in-between. Thank God for my loyal flatmate Sam, she sat in my room with me for over an hour going through all my dresses, changing my underwear, shoes, jewellery – I think I changed at least 12 times! I was very nearly at the point of tears when Sam ventured into the part of my wardrobe reserved for dresses that don’t fit me at the moment, she took out my silk pokadot halterneck £95.00 dress from Monsoon. It has never fitted me, even when I brought it it was a slimming into number, so when she made me try it on and the zip eased up, I felt smug! I am on a wedding diet at the moment and over the last 6 weeks have lost 16Ibs, I currently have a 35″ waist and I am determined to have a 28″ waist for my wedding dress.
The gig was hosted by the ‘Memphis Belles’ a bloody brilliant local rock and roll club. The members are a real assortment of people, but you will never meet a more accommodating and welcoming bunch. Scott and I have been going out on the Rock and Roll circuit for just over a year now but because of our business we are normally selling our clothing so don’t always get the chance to dance so our jiving is still not the standard we want it, and I am still learning the basic moves for the ladies only dancing but they take you under their wings and teach you all their moves – Rockers never judge!
Rudy la Crouix play lots of boppin songs and we want them for the wedding because their “Folsom Prison Bop” is one of mine and Scott’s songs so of course I had a wiggle on the dance floor to that. They also have a country influence adding their own rock and roll twist to classics like ‘House of the Rising Sun’. The band really do know how to entertain and I hope that when we have them at the wedding our friends and family will love the foot tapping beats and music that can’t help but put a smile on your face!
Please check out the band and if they are playing any gigs near to you – try to see them – they are true gentleman and a band that you don’t want to miss out on!