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In the dressing room – Kmart & Millers

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done an ‘in the dressing room’ post, and it’s one I get asked for often. Only a quick one today, from two stores. First up is this Kmart Tunic. I saw it hanging up and loved the colours in the print. I tried on the 22 and it fit pretty perfectly. The back was black with some elastic darting to give it a bit of shape. It was $17. I didn’t buy it, but after posting the pic on instagram, I decided to go back and buy it. I have been doing good with my “non essential spending ban’, I thought I could give myself a little treat

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This outfit is from Millers. I often find a piece or two I like in Millers and they usually offer some BRILLIANT SALES. Today wasn’t one of those days, sadly. I loved this knitted top on the hanger, not so much on me. These pants however = love. I’m really digging harem pants and find they suit my apple shape better then most.

Have you ever gone back into a shop half an hour later to buy something you tried on?

Melbourne Roller Derby

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When I was down in Melbourne, a couple of awesome friends invited me to come along and see a Roller Derby match. I jumped at the chance. Apart from watching ‘Whip it’ years ago, I didn’t know anything really about Roller Derby. A few people I knew when I was in Adelaide had joined teams, but being such a recluse at that time, I never went to see any games.

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I’m SO GLAD I went though, cause it’s pretty amazing! I didn’t really understand anything until part way through the 2nd game, even after being given a pamphlet will all the info on it. While it’s a very stop & start game, it’s also very fast paced. Sometimes I felt scared to blink in case I missed something!

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The games I watched were between the Gold Lions vs WestSide Glory. Then Queen Bees vs Bloody Marys.

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I don’t know how they do it. Yes, I know they get taught the right way to fall/land, but I also know I am such a big wuss that if I came down on that floor like some of those ladies did, I’d be sitting there crying. They are some strong and capable ladies!

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They also have some pretty amazing names! DaClaire Da Pain, GoldiBlocks, Green Eggs & Slam, Slippery Nicholls, Mad Eye Murphy,  Carmen Attcha and, uh, Crotch Candy. Just to name a few.

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Roller Derby seems to be growing in popularity, and Victoria seems to have a large following. If you have any bouts in your area, i’d really recommend you go. It’s a great night of fun, and family friendly!

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And I’ll leave you with the VRDL Queen Bees doing the dance from ‘Bring it on’.

Have you been to a roller derby game before? What did you think?

 

If you knew me…

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 You’d know…

My dream career would be either an Interior Designer, a Book jacket Designer or a Plus size Clothing designer. I’ve also always wanted to own acreage to set up a home for foster dogs needing homes.

I have a love of shoes & that I own over 100 pairs.

I’m scared of spiders, and clowns, and dentists, and tornadoes. Actually, I’m afraid of a lot of things.

That I love flowers. My favourites being big bright coloured gerberas.

I also answer to Natatree. A nickname i’ve had for over 10 years.

I LOVE stationary. You’d know that when I was in my teens & I’d get sad or depressed, my parents would often take me to Office Works to cheer me up.

 That I love nothing more then having a nap on a summers day, with the sun shining through the window onto me, and a fan creating a nice breeze. Bliss.

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I actually enjoy flying. Though my longest plane journey has only been like 7 hours. (And that I got so excited taking the photo above because SNOW!!!)

I hardly ever drink. I may have like 4 alcoholic beverages a year. Though if you want to be technical, I do love a good lemon, lime & bitters & that does have a minute amount of alcohol.

That I’m an Auntie 7 times, and a great Aunt 3 times.

I’m super dooper clumsy!

Now, tell me something about yourself!

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