Gooooooooood morning folks! So it’s ruffles week for the Aussie Curves girls and I was all ready to sit this one out. I used to have this amazing Ralph Lauren crossover top with a ruffle along the crossover hem. It was amazing and I loved it for a number of years before the black dye in the ruffle {a different fabric to the rest} faded and was almost gray so I got rid of it. Had I had that top I would absolutely be wearing it. But I don’t. So I’m not.

And it turns out I have no clothing with ruffles. Clearly, ruffles and I do not agree. So when I was looking for a necklace or something for this once again very monochrome outfit, I came across this handmade ruffle brooch. Perfect. Two birds with the one stone as it was. Ruffle week would be completed and I had THE perfect excuse to wear some new shoes I picked up from Torrid via Jess.

Orange in winter, how very sunny days of me.

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And then THIS happened!!

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Don’t you HATE THAT!? Some description of poo brown smudge on these new shoes. Gah. The worst. I sulked all the way to the car, rubbing the mark to try to remove it with my skirt. Trying my very best to ignore it while Hubby and I continued along on our adventure before FINALLY arriving home where I managed to remove the mark completely. Woo-freaking-hoo. If these orange beauties had been ruined I would have had a hissy fit akin to a over-tired and hopped up on sugar 2-year-old.

You know what I mean right? I’m not alone in this why can’t I have nice THINGS thing, am I? When I spill egg on a brand new t-shirt, or I trip over and scuff the toe of a new pair of shoes. It’s not confined to fashion either. When my new car was first backed into and then hit in the side panel with a trolley in the first 3 months I thought it too. WHY? Why can’t I have nice things? I wonder sometimes. But I have to remind myself to write it off as a bad day, rub the stains out and try again.

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Phew. Just made it in there with the ruffle badge. Just.

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