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Saturday 19 January 2013

Shopping and perspectives

Today, i put my optimism down somewhere and now i can't find it again. It got lost in the piles of worry, longing and
ache that are lying around.

But i am still somehow sticking with self care. Seeing that the day is off kilter, the self care is also not all that holy
and grown-up.

I went shopping. Knowing full well that Eva's gymnastic fee has to be paid, that all the pets need their inoculations
this month, that the fridge is pretty empty...

But i went shopping anyway, i found clothes i like, and i am feeling better.
Especially after giving myself a good talking to that the clothes were on sale, that i haven't bought anything new in
ages, and that i need to look presentable when i am seeing clients (or when i run into old boyfriends...).

I found a dress that is light and pretty and yellow in parts. The last time I owned anything yellow was in my teens.
It feels a bit scary, but in a nice way (and it also has big parts of reassuringly familiar grey):

I also bought an everyday practical 'do the dishes and walk the dogs and see clients in' kind of dress, and a star
struck pullover with yet more yellow (ha, there must be some optimism left! There is no way that I can wear that
pullover in the current heat, but I am clearly expecting it to get colder here one of these days...):

Now I just need some places to go to...

That reminds me:

Sometimes you find yourself in the desert
and sometimes, in the desert, you find yourself 
(although it might take a while, and might contain some dry stretches :-) )

Lots of love dear friends,


Ps: I wrote this post yesterday, but was too unenthusiastic to hit 'publish'. Am feeling MUCH better today.
No need to worry, mum :-)

I am linking to The Pleated Poppy and to Zickimicki.

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  1. Lovely choices and you look fantastic in them. Everyone needs a little retail therapy from time to time.

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  2. Just leave it to some yellow to brighten up the new day.
    You are being so so SO incredibly brave dear jutta!!
    Oh, and I love the grey dress with bright yellow. It is gorgeous

  3. I like your choices, I like the combination of colors ... express freedom and joy!
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks so much dear Anastasia! Freedom and joy it is! :-)

  4. Love those dresses and jumper you bought. The yellow looks fab on you. Chin up - there are always better days!!!

    1. Dankeschön liebe Sonja! einen wunderschönen Sonntag wünsche ich Dir, alles Liebe, Jutta

  5. Oh das Kleid.
    Steht dir wunderbar, liebe Jutta.
    Und das Gelb.
    So schön - gegen die Kälte in Berlin ;)
    Liebste Grüße

    1. Danke liebe Marie! Deine Tulpen sind aber auch schön gegen die Kälte..
      Alles Liebe

  6. Good for you! About time you spent some you time and you money. The best way to take care of you kids is to take good care of yourself. You look fantastic!

    Woo hoo! Glad you are getting back to the playing field, too.

  7. Jutta, you are STUNNING. That gray and yellow dress is BEAUTIFUL and looks amazing on you. I also love the yellow star sweater. It's quite cold here, you can send it to me and I'll send it back in a few months :)

    And, I love your self portraits. They are artistic and beautiful.

  8. Simply adorable! You look great in each outfit! :)

  9. dankeschön liebe Claudia :-). Dir auch ein schönes Wochenende, geniess die Zeit mit Ralph und Frank xxx

  10. I LOVE LOVE your gray and yellow dress. Looks so pretty on you!
    Yes, the ups and downs of our glad today is better for you!

    1. Thanks so much dear Kay! i am sure you could have sewn the dress easily :-)

  11. At this stage, you are going into battle for the way you want the rest of your life to go. Every soldier needs a uniform and I love that your's is so stylish with hits of yellow! Lookin' good girl.

  12. It's amazing how sometimes making your outside look all new and better can make you feel more positive on the inside! I like the sweater. I just thought this morning that I need a nice comfy one for the slightly off days.

  13. my goodness, love all 3 pieces. great purchases!

    1. Thank you :-). It is not often that i find something here that i like, but ons this shopping spree i was on a roll...

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  15. You scored some FAB pieces! LOVE them all!! And the way you mixed them!

  16. die sachen sind ein traum! und du hast eine umwerfend gute figur;););)
    liebste grüße von birgit, die sich sehr freut, dass du mitmachst:)

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