Thursday, 1 October 2009

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge - Day Four

Today is a very good news day.
After battling for seven years my husband took his employers (a large public body) to an Employment Tribunal.
During that time my husband has suffered from severe bouts of depression, ill health and it has affected seven years of my children's family life.
His depression was so bad that on at least two occasions our marriage almost ended.
A three-day hearing took place in July.
And today he heard he had won.
I cannot express what relief I feel.
But as many of you have folllowed me during the darker days and left messages of support (even though I couldn't say what was happening) I wanted to share my joy with you.
And if anyone is fighting an uphill struggle against unjust employers then keep the faith.
Miracles can, and do happen.

Today I wore:
Tan boots - Dorothy Perkins
Stone skirt - Gap
Stone Bag - Wallis
T-shirt - Gap
Cardigan - Zara


  1. congrads Jane and family :) I am so glad the issue has been worked out legally, and now I hope in your personal lives you can sort this out and get over what this has done to all of you. I hope things from here out are better for your whole family!

    The skirt and cardigan are adorable :)

  2. Congratulations! That is amazingly good news and what a nice resolution after 7 years of difficulties.

    You also look great today - I love the blue and purple together.

  3. I'm so happy for you all, especially for your husband. It must have been such a terrible time! But as you've just experienced, there is justice after all. From now on everything is only on the way up! It's time to celebrate. All the best to your great family! Ciao. A.

  4. That's great news.

    I love your very casual look. You look so young here.

  5. Much congratulations to all of your family, justice won through in the end, such a shame it took so long though. I'm sure you'll all be celebrating later!!

  6. I am so happy when I hear these type of stories... Congrats :)

    This is why it's solely IMPORTANT to never give up, no matter how trying things can be!!!
    p.s. As always YOU look FABULOUS, and the BLUE cardigan solely creates another FAB outfit!!!:)

  8. Congratulations - great news for the family.

  9. 7 years is a long time! Great news that your husband has triumphed and justice has been served, I hope he can start to live life again and your family can relax and enjoy him :-)

    Your outfit is great too - your best accessory of the week so far, your smile :-)

  10. I can only imagine the joy vindication by justice gives. I'm very pleased for you and your family. The strain sounds horrendous and I hope the relief repairs it all.

    You look lovely and are so good at wearing colour!

  11. I am so glad to read your great news!
    Hopefully now your family can keep continuing moving forward and enjoy all!!!

    And, as usual you look great, I love this color palette on you!

  12. hehe found another woman doing the challenge.

  13. How wonderful for you all, Jane. A three day hearing... that alone must have been intense.

  14. Those are good news :) Hope that from now on you can leave that behind and have happy new life.

  15. That's great news indeed! I'm so happy for you and your family.

  16. Thank you so much for your support. We now have to wait for another hearing to decide damages but that is so unimportant. My husband has been proved right - and that is all that matters!
    Meli - thanks for the tip!

  17. This bring so much happiness to my heart for you and your family. Congrats!

  18. My goodness, that sounds like a huge ordeal.

    Congratulations to your husband and your family, and I hope that it will be a huge relief to have this struggle behind you!

  19. That's wonderful news! Having experiences both personal and with depressive family members, I know how hard it is to deal with. All the best to your husband and your whole family!

    I also love the color of this wrap!

    (btw, I've experienced some trouble with commenting on your blog, it often tells me there are problems with my open ID... do you have any idea why that is?)

  20. Happy news! I always like to hear a happy ending - even if it did take too long.


  21. Much congratulations to all of your family, justice won through in the end, such a shame it took so long though. I'm sure you'll all be celebrating later!!