Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Day 23: Pimp Your Wardrobe and My Valentine's Present!


Dress: Blossom, Cardigan: Fat Face, Fur Gilet:: Primark, Belt: Fat Face

Hello angels,

Do you find it hard to choose what to wear in the morning? What goes with what? Colours? Shape? Well, struggle no more...Pimp Your Wardrobe is here! I'm going to share some of the easy guidelines I use all the time to pick out outfits.

Mission 1, should you choose to accept it, is to sort through your wardrobe and get rid (that's right, get rid) of any clothes that don't fit you well. I don't mean clothes that are the wrong size necessarily but clothes that don't flatter you, whatever shape you are.

We all have them. Clothes with baggy bottoms, or shapeless elbows. Dresses that are waaaaaay past their sell-by date. Give the items that look great on you NOW a chance to shine.
Bin, bin, bin those nasties.

How was your Valentine's Day? 
This year, mine was absolutely perfect. So, you want to know what my big surprise was? The waiting-six-months-in-total-suspense surprise?

It was this:


Guy took the photo and had it framed for me. It's the Bible reading that was read at our wedding. The ring is Guy's wedding ring and did you see that the angle of the light makes the shadow fall as a heart?

It honestly feels like the most romantic thing in all the world. Not the hearts and flowers that I might normally like, but deep, steady, committed, lasting love.

Readers, I swooned.



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47 comments :

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

What a fabulous gift! Beautiful and meaningful.

Bluebells and Lavender said...

That is sooooo beautiful Sarah, really touching....and I love this outfit, you look delightfully bohemian with the tiered skirt, love love!! Have a great day! Sharon

Maria said...

Ooohh I love that idea! That's what true love is! ;o) Very sweet!

Grubby Cottage said...

Beautiful... and the HEART....WOW!

fourkidsmom said...

Sarah, such a romantic outfit and such an awesome gift. Don't you just love it when they actually put some thought into the gift. Lovely.

Brandi said...

Your husband is such a sweetie! I love your Valentine's gift!

dornrös*chen living now said...

a really great gift - wonderful!
have a love-full wednesday!
greetings by dornrös*chen♥

Duni said...

Oh! Wow! What a special and truly unique gift. Love the heart shadow - so sweet!! You lucky lady :)
And you look amazing! I'm too small to wear a maxi-dress, unfortunately.
Take care, sweetie!!

Stephanie said...

Oh my word that is so beautiful! What a great Valentine's Day gift!

P.S. I love the pink and gray on you today!

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

What a beautiful gift! So meaningful...

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is such a SWEET gift!! i love it! my husband gave me a bottle of organic wine in my fave flave... malbec! of course he may have just been trying to get me drunk.

thedorsetfinca said...

What a gorgeously romantic present! What a lovely man! x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Such a sweet and meaningful gift. Jim got me a double chocolate Swiss roll from Tescos!!

Love the flouncy skirt on you - what a shame it's a maternity skirt. xxx

Susan T said...

Very lovely and very romantic. I am all of a sniffle here.

Marta said...

Beautiful skirt!! You look like a gipsy princess!! :)

chris said...

What a lovely thing Guy did for you! I would be swooning too. :)

Jamie said...

Great vest!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

that outfit looks quite sassy, I might say.
and secondly... oh my goodness, way better than flowers. A well thought out--took some effort- sort of gift!
I love those.

Casa Très Chic said...

You have a sweet husband, happy girl.
Hugs
Tereza

oota said...

Love your outfit - it is adorable :)

loveandlilac said...

A wonderful gift. Flowers last such a short time but the thought and sentiments that went into that will last a lifetime. What a fab man you have!

Loving the outfit too!

Louise x

CHRIS said...

Sooo sooo romantic. You look gorgeous too. xx chris

GoldenValley50 said...

WOW! That is the most beautiful gift I have ever seen. Truly from the heart. LOVE your little outfit today as well - so pretty in pink.
;)Sharyne

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

Aw, definitely a swoon-worthy valentine gift! Very sweet. I love your outfit!

And thanks for the wardrobe tip! I actually did that this time last year, getting rid of all my skinny clothes. Then I lost weight and had nothing to wear! A good problem to have ;-)

miss b said...

How romantic and thoughtful - creative too with the heart-shaped shadow!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

Privet and Holly said...

Well, we already
knew that he was
a great photographer
based on his modeling
sessions with you....!
But this takes it to a
whole new level: the
romantic one. Love it!

xx Suzanne

Full Circle Creations said...

You look gorgeous today! And what a gift. Guy did a fabulous job on your gift! I love it!

Holly

ImSoVintage said...

That would definitely make one swoon. I love your dress.

Thoughts for the day said...

What a sweet gift, kind of like the time my hubby drove me to the beach and got on his knees and proposed again, handing me a diamond band, he and our daughter had picked out. (we have been married 38 years this was our '35th' year) HE WAS SO HAPPY I said YES. (goofy guy) :o)

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

That is absolutely positvely the most romantic gift I have ever seen. How sweet is your hubby? He's definitely a keeper. May I also say you look so beautiful Sarah!

diana said...

Are you kidding me?? This is seriously THE most romantic gift I've just about ever seen in my life. It is deeply personal, filled with personal and spiritual heft and it's lovely to look at. AND he planned it out ahead of time. Hey - fugeddabout the flowers and candy - this is the real deal. KEEP THIS MAN.

Thanks for your sweet notes at my place from time to time, sweetie. Love checking in here each night before I head to sleep. You're looking lovely as ever. :>)

lizzybradbury said...

Oh, I love the word swooned! There's not enough swooning these days. And that is a lovely passage, not usual for weddings but very apt. That is a great present from Guy - Tell him top husband points!

My boy didn't do too badly either...I was really rather thrilled with valentines this year :-) It's only our second married.

You looked lovely as per usual and the tip of getting rid of baggy things is a good idea - but am I allowed to keep one pair of baggy comfortable jeans (they are designer) and one loose jumper - Just for slouchy days?

Or is that bad?

L x

Seaweed and Raine said...

I had to share your V-day pressie idea with the hubby! :) I like thinking that is outside the box.
Hey Sarah, do you apply the "get rid of clothes that don't fit you well" principle while you are pregnant? (being that it's short term) I have things that fitted well before this pregnancy... with 17 weeks to go, I kinda feel like I should wait a bit to sort what works and what doesn't.

Annie said...

This outfit is gorgeous! That skirt looks so lovely on you - and I love the belted fur vest :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Sweet, sweet gift, and you look absolutely beautiful :)

Patricia said...

Beautiful as always, lovely girl ! But most importantly - can we clone this wonderful husband of yours !? What a sensitive, special man he must be......

michelle said...

You look beautiful my dear, I love that skirt!
What a sweet and meaningful gift, he is definitely a keeper. :)
xoxo

Erin S. said...

That is such a sweet, romantic gift. Love it. And I'm up for a wardrobe challenge. I seem to either look fabulous, or scroungy. I'm working on evening out things a little more.

Jenni said...

Hello Sarah! I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! And the gift your husband gave is so sweet, and I did notice that the ring made a heart shape. It is a beautiful reminder to you, and one you can always treasure, so special! :)

And I must also say you look adorable in that outfit, and I LOVE that skirt! :)

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Hugs,
Jenni

Anonymous said...

Please upload day 22 :) i love looking at all your different outfit ideas!

Robynne's Nest said...

What a beautiful romantic present, and the 'heart' shaped shadow is very clever. Robx

Cindy said...

Oh WOW girl, I would have swooned too!!! Your gift is amazing!
Your tip for a great wardrobe is great too.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs, cindy

On Crooked Creek said...

Sarah,
Amazing ...a ring turned heart! I am a hopeless romantic, so of course, this is enchanting!
Fondly,
Pat

annie said...

I've been loving all your outfits, but this one...the maxi and the vest with a belt...so gorgeous! And the gift from your husband, very sweet and the heart shadow...pretty cool!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What an incredibly beautiful Valentine's gift from your husband. This is a man who is deeply in love with his wife. Now this is what Valentine's Day is all about. He is definitely a keeper!
You look beautiful!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Awww...how cool is that? Very creative and thoughtful :) Laurel

Okio B Designs said...

The dress, the vest - love everything! You are definitely one chic mama!

Jeanine

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