Saturday, March 2, 2013

Out and about

 A day out in the City... after having a delicious lunch outdoors, {I chose the fish, chips and a salad} with my dear family.  I wandered off and the first thing that caught my eye was this enormous pink shoe  in the square ... it made me smile and it is nice to see something to brighten up our day.  'Smitten' was the name of the colour of the Resene's paint and it was therefor advertising
'Fashion in the BIG little City', which is taking place, from the 28th February until the 10th March.

 When it comes to shopping, I love it when all the summer sales are on and even better when you can find something you like and at a bargain price.  I wasn't looking for anything in particular. Just hoping to find something to catch my eye.
I was happy to buy this trench-coat and the lovely Paris inspired tee-shirt and will be able to dream of my next holiday away.

How did it get to be the first day of March?
The hours, days and weeks are flying by!

This weekend, I hope you take time for you.
Enjoy your weekend, my lovely friends.


  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    What a fun way of advertising!
    For me today was a happy day as the water stopped seeping into Pieter's work shop! Feeling relieved. Yesterday the painters finished the remodeling of our office and enlarging of the guest bedroom closet. So now it's getting things back into place. By next week we will have our regular routine!
    Hugs to you,

  2. You will be tres chic in your new trench coat and tee! Great pink shoe!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, big pink shoe and advertising♡♡♡ Yes, it sure is surprising size, isn't it☆☆☆
    Lovely coat and tee-shirt you bought. Now winter sale is almost over here and sadly no chance to buy ay tis season p;) Isn't it nice to browse around boutique(*^_^*)

    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend as well.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  4. The big shoe is funny.

    A trench coat is alway a good chose.

  5. I love the oversize shoe. That ought to get people's attention. A great shoe!
    Very nice clothing. The sales always make the buy better.
    May you have a wonderful week-end,

  6. No one can miss that shoe, lovely
    pink color. And your new trench coat
    is so nice.
    Happy weekend and hugs

  7. Hi Carolyn, glad you had a great day. Love your new coat and the tee. Looks like it's sunny in the photos, can you just send some over my way please? We've had too much rain out here. Have a lovely week-end, hugs Robyn x

  8. Blessings and Happy march 1st.............Love you my sweet friend............
    Love and smiles across the miles

  9. What a statement that shoe makes in the square.
    I think your Tee shirt and coat are great.

  10. Beautiful friend!

    You confirmed a thought I woke up with this morning, that WE NEED ARTISTS, writers, visionaries because at the end of the day, after all is said and done, they are the ones that make us smile, cry, think, venture out. How fun is that shoe! And enjoy the rest of your weekend! OH that trenchcoat is marvelous. I saw a gray trench with white stripes the other day at Banana Republic (I wonder if you have that chain of shops?) It is a beautiful coat! Anita

  11. What a beautiful coat and shirt Carolyn.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  12. Love your new trench coat Carolyn! Hope you are having a good weekend:)
    ~Anne xx

  13. BEAUTIFUL post:) How can I follow your blog??

    If you want to see a lovely shop..check out my new post:)

    Have a great weekend dear

    LOVE Maria from

  14. Ciao carissima.
    Davvero simpatica la scarpa.
    Un abbraccio. ;) NI

  15. That shoe is amazing! I agree with you, it seems less than 5 mins since I said where has January gone!! x

  16. What a great find your trench coat is Carolyn. Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  17. If I were an old woman and had to live in a shoe, I'd pick that one. Love your fashion finds! Have a fantastic weekend!

  18. Fun post, darling!
    That trench is gorgeous!


  19. What a beautiful trench Carolyn! You will look so lovely in it.
    That's a big shoe to fill :)
    I hope your weekend is going good my friend.
    sending hugs...

  20. Cool shoe, and fab coat! Lucky you : )
    I can't believe it is already the end of March 2nd! I hope your weekend is a good one too.

  21. Thats such an innovative way of advertising. The bright color and the enormous size surely must have made people turn heads in its direction!
    My march has started off well, I think I will be having a journey at the month end! Have a fabulous day Carolyn :)

  22. OMG!!!^^
    great advertising ;)


  23. You made my morning as I saw your comment; it is nice to know that I am missed! I will be back by the end of the week! I better get my blog post ready!

    Have a super fun day sweet friend! Anita

  24. That pink shoe is great! Made me smile. Looks like you lucked out with your shopping, too. Love your trench coat, Carolyn.
    Hope you're having a marvelous weekend! I can't believe it's March either.

  25. People in this country wear shoes like that all the time and I wonder how they get around without topping over. Ha! Several years ago in the States there was a a big shoe like that in a consignment shop that was actually a chair, in leopard-print. Of course, I had to take a picture of it. :) Hope you had a good weekend. Best wishes for the week. Tammy

  26. That pink shoes look really cool! :) And I also love your trench!

    Kisses, Lucy :)

  27. Carolyn,
    This big pink shoe is so delightful! What an eye catcher it is. You had such a lovely day out in the city. The fish and chips sound very yummy. Being Catholic and up until Easter, we don't eat meat on Fridays, and often have fish and other things. I will have to have fish and chips soon. It's always so nice to catch up on the happenings here. I just came from a blog that was freezing up on me for 10 min. and then I came over here, and got right through. How I smiled when I came over to visit. Happy weekend, Carolyn.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  28. Hi Carolyn,
    I love the huge pink shoe. What a sight in the city. Your day and shopping sounds like so much fun and the fish and chips so yummy.
    Looks like you found some pretty items too. Love the trench coat and the t-shirt.
    So enjoyed my visit and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
    With Love, Celestina Marie

  29. Dear Carolyn,
    lovely new Coat and T-Shirt :O)You will look great!

    This huge big Pink Hugh Heel is a well seen advertising :O)))))

    Yes, time is flying away, where are all the hours, days gons since New Years day.....
    The first March days where grey, but this week finally the Spring will beginn with milder temperatures and....SUN :O))))

    Have a grest week, my dear friend,
    Love and hugs

  30. Love your trench coat Carolyn... and that BIG SHOE! That would brighten anyone's day, no?
    You are always so kind to wander over for a visit.. So happy you enjoyed the owl.. Bebe is still under cover..
    Wishing you a joyful week.

  31. Awesome post, dear, and co cute blog!!!

    I am your follower now (with gfc).
    And I will be SOO happy, if you follow me:-)



  32. Lovely ad! The huge shoes are so tempting!!!!
    Love your trench dear!!! :)

  33. Hi Carolyn,
    Looks like you had a fun day, that big pink shoe is incredible!^^
    Love your trench coat and tee!


  34. Lovely finds my friend...what a fun pink shoe..if that doesn't catch your eye ..nothing will. Happy Monday.

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    Have a great week dear

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  36. What great finds, a coat and a Tee!

    I'm in love with the shoe. Have you ever seen pictures from The Krewe of Muses parade in New Orleans Mardi Gras. Shoes are a large part of what they throw. If you Google them you will find lots of neat stuff.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's always a pleasure to hear from the other side of the world.

    Enjoy your week..........*S*

  37. Sounds like a perfect day to me :-) Wishing you a wonderful new week.


  38. I loved this post on so many levels. We've got lots in common ;) The colour of your coat is beyond fabulous, I could almost live in grey shades. Fish and chips? Ticked! You cannot have too many esp living at the seaside like us. Have a great day!!! xx

  39. That shoe certainly makes an impact – what fun!

    Dreaming of one's next trip is one of the best pastimes. Will you be in Paris soon?



  40. Dearest Carolyn, I love your trench-coat and the pretty Paris-T-shirt! Such City-shopping-Days are quite nice, aren't they? :o))
    ☼☼ Lots of Rusty-rose-SUNSHINE-Greetings & HUGS Traude ☼☼

  41. I want that pink shoe for my bedroom :)

  42. Love the trench ~ great color and endless options!


  43. Dear, sweet Carolyn! That is quite a large shoe and such a lovely pink! So glad it brightened your day and you enjoyed a wonderful lunch out of doors with your dear ones! Your trench coat and t~shirt are both beautiful sweetie! I hope you can enjoy a holiday soon! I hope you have a wonderful and happy week lovely friend! Lots of love and hugs, Paula xoxo

  44. great finds---i love that pink shoe--reminds me of a store near me--they have big shoes like that one--and they are chairs :)

  45. Oh quelle grande chossure!! :0) Et j`aime beaucoup la t-chirt !!

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

  46. Welcome to my blog A fairytrale come true. Thank you for your kind comment. Yes I was lucky enough to win Mieke's giveaway, I also feel so lucky. You have some lovely pictures on your blog.

    It sounds like a lovely day in the city.

  47. Gosh all the new spring and summer clothes and sales are hitting me hard! Im so excited for the upcoming season! I've been buying flowers and spring scented candles to get myself in the spirit! I ADORE this killer shoe you spotted, I'll take a pair in size 8 please!


  48. How did I MISS this post!!!!
    Dear Carolyn
    I obviously need a trip into the city as I haven't seen the beautiful "pink stiletto" - v clever advertising for "Fashion in the City"!
    Mary who is in our embroidery group lives in a city apartment and she told us about all the goings on at Britomart but she forgot to mention this!!
    aDORe the trench coat and I hope I see it on you one day C!!!
    Shane ♥

  49. The pink shoe is both silly and pretty and I like your new coat and Paris themed tee shirt.

  50. Hi!
    Great blog !
    Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know, I will follow you back!


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