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Day 161: I Am Mortified

I am mortified: Believe it or not, with all those cocktails and desserts and sitting arounds, I put on three kilos while I was away. I could just about fall over dead with crying right now. This means I am back to square one. I still have twenty-five kilos to go. I am almost so upset that I think the only possible solution is new scales—the old ones must be wrong!

Irene               List_Addict

I am mortified: Letting people go on holiday and then making them come back straight into a twelve hour shift is, frankly, irresponsible. From a 'health of your employees' point of view, I truly believe that the first four shifts back from holidays should build to the full twelve hours. Three hours first day, six the next, nine the next and then onto twelve. Of course, the employee shouldn't be disadvantaged. They should recieve twelve hours pay for each day regardless. Although, if it came down to it, I think I would still prefer the time over the money. She says now! But later?


The Outfit
Dress: Op-shopped
Cardigan: Op-shopped
Heart Brooch: Handknitted by Moi
Tights: Retail
Boots: Irregular Choice


Photographer de Jour: V——


Who wore it better?

Getting linky today with:
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I'm popping these shoes over onto Shoe Shine at The Citizen Rosebud: if you love shoes, get over there now!

Comments

  1. I totally agree with your idea for easing back into work. It's too much a shock to the system. Love your look, esp those incredible boots, and thanks for sharing with Vis Monday!

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  2. I shall dream of those boots and you have given me a bajillion ideas for my ongoing recycle of my cracked and disintegrating boot project. I caught up on your trip, etc., and enjoy your posts so much. And your brooch!!! LOL! I LOVE that! Gorgeous you.

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  3. Wow, those boots are pretty special! Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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  4. Nice shoes! You ought to link those babies up at Shoe Shine at The Citizen Rosebud. I linked my summer boots today, but yours are something else...original...love it! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  5. I'm sorry about the added weight- been there, ate that! : (
    However I am so distracted by Your Amazing Shoes and style- what adorable and amazing boots you have! Thank you for sharing your soul (and soles) for June's Shoe Shine!

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