Time to play size and fit roulette, the game that Lindybop love to play with their garments. Today it's a green polkadot dress that I really love, but doesn't fit me very well. I'm too tall for it - the waist is too high, the skirt too short, and the bust isn't sitting quite right. I know all of this, yet still I wear this dress. I love the colour, the style, and when I look in the mirror it doesn't look as bad as it does on camera. So, I shall continue to wear it. Because how something feels is more important than how it looks sometimes.
It's been a busy couple of weeks, with my husband's birthday and mine 6 days apart. There has been much celebration - a house party, birthday lunches, bbqs and afternoon teas. On my birthday last weekend it was the hottest day of the year so far in the UK. I couldn't believe my luck! For my birthday last year we were at Clevedon Hall, and were also blessed with great weather. A great improvement on the rainy and cold birthdays of previous years (of which there have been many).
We all love to indulge in a little luxury now and again. A few years ago here in the UK's economic recession, it was often mentioned about the 'lipstick effect' - people having less money for big expensive treats like holidays were turning to small indulgences, such as a new lipstick. My favourite luxury treats would be dark chocolate, fresh flowers, or perhaps some new makeup. I imagine stockings were also at the top of every girl's list back in the early part of the 20th century. These days there's not quite the same thrill, picking up a pair of bodyshaper tights, is there?