An Australian Skirt

Today, I wore a very special skirt. the thing that makes it so special is that Brian’s aunt made it for me.  In 3 days!

While traveling on the cruise, one of my favorite spots that we stopped was Sydney, Australia.  

On our last trip to Sydney, I walked around for a while by myself waiting to meet up with a friend who lives in Sydney.  There just happened to be a market with a ton of arts, crafts, hand made goods, and tasty looking food.  I couldn’t resist when the first booth I saw was full of beautiful patterned skirts (much like the one that I am wearing from Brian’s Aunt).  The woman’s stall was called Gigi’s Fairy Fashion’s , and as we started chatting we instantly hit it off.  She had me trying on skirts over my shorts, putting on belts, and holding up shoes…and then I saw the one.  The perfect skirt for me.

I don’t know what came over me because I am usually very frugal with my money.  The skirt cost $165….but I didn’t care.  It was the perfect skirt to wear with a tank top, boots, heels, a sweater, cardigan, anything…and the fabric was gorgeous…so I bought it!

I am wearing the skirt!

Gigi (of Gigi’s Fairy Fashion’s) told me that she hand makes each of the pieces that she sells, and she started by making these pieces for her daughters.  Eventually, her daughters’ friends wanted these wonderful skirts, and in 1996 Gigi was making enough skirts to start a business!  I don’t regret purchasing the skirt one single bit, and now I am glad that I have two!!

Thanks Aunt Erin :)

After work today, I stopped at the gas station and picked myself up a little treat…

When I start chewing gum…I can get pretty addicted and I had gone all week without it, so I decided today was the day to break down and chomp!

Special Night

Tonight is a very special night for two reasons:

  1. Erin is having her rehearsal dinner because she gets married tomorrow!!
  2. BRIAN AND I GET MARRIED ONE YEAR FROM TODAY….crazy

This next year is going to fly, but I can hardly wait to marry my best friend.

Just after I said yes!

I want you to tell me about the biggest impulse buy you have ever made…did you feel guilty about??

Comments

  1. That’s a gorgeous skirt your aunt made for you, and the fact that she made it is so sweet!

    I understand what you mean about being very frugal but sometimes, just sometimes you see something that reaches out and calls you lol. The fact that the skirt you bought was handmade by a sole trader with sentimental value really makes it a better buy too.

    I don’t want to say what my biggest impulse buy was but let’s just say it wasn’t fashion wise and the thing is like a burden I’ll never use or probably be able to sell – blah! Lol fashion wise I’ve been pretty lucky since I tend to buy via auction, sale/clearance or second hand anyway.

    Congrats on the double wedding events both past and present!

    • We all have those purchases that we will never use…but at least you got a good story out of it :) I am very thankful that Brian’s aunt made me the skirt, and I think that both of the pieces are timeless!!! :)

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