2014 Week 18: My Wednesday Style Collective......

Finally we've had a proper start to term two of the school year after last weeks short week. On Sunday night it started raining and thundering, and come Monday morning it was clear we were going to have our first school drop off in the pouring rain. I wasn't bothered by the rain I was excited as it was finally cooler to dress more winter like, which I relished the chance to do so. 

So got ready, we did and off to school we went. If you've ever had to do school runs and the dropping and picking up of children you'll know it's like running a gauntlet, add rain into the mix and you're taking things to the next level. I was all dressed for a morning of errands with Fraser and Sarah in tow after getting Cohen to class. So I took care making sure the kids had rain ponchos on and that I was wearing Fraser in a carrier so he would be protected by the huge golf umbrella I nicked out of Ben's golf bag. I thought I'd done well in the pouring rain to keep all of us dry, but if you read on you'll hear how Sarah had other plans.

Vintage Red Wool Sportscraft Trousers - op shopped
1970's Long Sleeve Tree Print Top - gifted by a beautiful MVC Facebook follower
Gold Cap Ballet Flats - retail


Now the shoes I'm wearing above we're not the original shoes I had on with this outfit. I actually had my blue suede ballets flats on originally. What happened you ask? Well when we arrived at school I had told Sarah to take her shoes off because she will always walk straight into puddles and drench her footwear, despite my efforts to tell her to steer clear. So I figured I'd get ahead of that and avoid it happening since we'd have a morning busy with errands.

But what I didn't bank on was despite me dressing her in a rain poncho, was that she'd whip it off right when I was getting Cohen into class and do a runner in the rain. Yep that's right, she went for the puddles jumping in them, running around the playground in the rain, laying down on the ground in water. She ran around squealing this is fun, she laughed at me trying to get her to listen to me, she yelled out come catch me. Catch her I couldn't because I was wearing Fraser in a carrier and it would be plain dangerous of me to do so. She even drank puddle water, and threw her head back in the air trying to catch rain in her mouth from the skies above. Other parents watched and laughed, and they laughed hard, she was a drowned rat.

Her antics didn't end there, and in the car park at school she proceeded to lick water off cars and tried to drink water falling from the tips of the umbrella and began spitting water at parked cars and at me, all whilst trying to pull away from me and jumping in puddles. She was off the hook on rainy glee, there was no reasoning with her she was a drenched giggling three year old mess. As you can imagine her antics resulted in this mummas lower half copping a drenching, so we were homeward bound. Mondays errands were cancelled and we settled in home for a hot Milo and biscuits to dry out and warm up.

The above photos were taken after I did some drying out but Sarah required a whole new set of clothes. I don't know what got into Sarah but at least she had fun and she was just being a kid, doing what kids do.

What's life if we can't dance in the rain sometimes?

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My Vintage Childhood: 2014 Week 18: My Wednesday Style Collective......

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

2014 Week 18: My Wednesday Style Collective......

Finally we've had a proper start to term two of the school year after last weeks short week. On Sunday night it started raining and thundering, and come Monday morning it was clear we were going to have our first school drop off in the pouring rain. I wasn't bothered by the rain I was excited as it was finally cooler to dress more winter like, which I relished the chance to do so. 

So got ready, we did and off to school we went. If you've ever had to do school runs and the dropping and picking up of children you'll know it's like running a gauntlet, add rain into the mix and you're taking things to the next level. I was all dressed for a morning of errands with Fraser and Sarah in tow after getting Cohen to class. So I took care making sure the kids had rain ponchos on and that I was wearing Fraser in a carrier so he would be protected by the huge golf umbrella I nicked out of Ben's golf bag. I thought I'd done well in the pouring rain to keep all of us dry, but if you read on you'll hear how Sarah had other plans.

Vintage Red Wool Sportscraft Trousers - op shopped
1970's Long Sleeve Tree Print Top - gifted by a beautiful MVC Facebook follower
Gold Cap Ballet Flats - retail


Now the shoes I'm wearing above we're not the original shoes I had on with this outfit. I actually had my blue suede ballets flats on originally. What happened you ask? Well when we arrived at school I had told Sarah to take her shoes off because she will always walk straight into puddles and drench her footwear, despite my efforts to tell her to steer clear. So I figured I'd get ahead of that and avoid it happening since we'd have a morning busy with errands.

But what I didn't bank on was despite me dressing her in a rain poncho, was that she'd whip it off right when I was getting Cohen into class and do a runner in the rain. Yep that's right, she went for the puddles jumping in them, running around the playground in the rain, laying down on the ground in water. She ran around squealing this is fun, she laughed at me trying to get her to listen to me, she yelled out come catch me. Catch her I couldn't because I was wearing Fraser in a carrier and it would be plain dangerous of me to do so. She even drank puddle water, and threw her head back in the air trying to catch rain in her mouth from the skies above. Other parents watched and laughed, and they laughed hard, she was a drowned rat.

Her antics didn't end there, and in the car park at school she proceeded to lick water off cars and tried to drink water falling from the tips of the umbrella and began spitting water at parked cars and at me, all whilst trying to pull away from me and jumping in puddles. She was off the hook on rainy glee, there was no reasoning with her she was a drenched giggling three year old mess. As you can imagine her antics resulted in this mummas lower half copping a drenching, so we were homeward bound. Mondays errands were cancelled and we settled in home for a hot Milo and biscuits to dry out and warm up.

The above photos were taken after I did some drying out but Sarah required a whole new set of clothes. I don't know what got into Sarah but at least she had fun and she was just being a kid, doing what kids do.

What's life if we can't dance in the rain sometimes?

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2 Comments:

At April 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

That sure must have been a sight! Bless her heart for loving the rain like we do! Must be true that kids go a bit crazy when it rains! Funky outfit. That style of pants looks so good on you being so tall & slim. Xx

 
At May 2, 2014 at 2:31 AM , Blogger Vix said...

The print on that blouse is just gorgeous, such a lovely fit, too. xxx

 

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