Sunday, 23 October 2016

Green Dress & Red Leaves

Like many others, I'm beginning my blog post this week by mentioning a shocking event that has seen the vintage community pulling together to support a valued member and friend.  Jessica Cangiano, of the Chronically Vintage blog, and her husband Tony, lost their home and everything in it, in a suspected arson attack.  They made it out with their dog, but were unable to find their cat.  In the blink of an eye, they lost not only their home, but a beloved pet, and Jessica also lost her livelihood in the form of the contents of her online vintage shop.  In a marvellous show of 'we can do it' spirit, a fundraising campaign has been started to help them get back on their feet, as well as a Facebook group co-ordinating practical parcels.  It's been incredibly heartwarming to see everyone rally round.  If you're not in a position to donate, please at least consider sharing the campaign details on social media.  It's going to be a long road back to normality for them.

Right, that's my public service announcement done, on with the outfit.  The photographs in this post were take on a beautiful Autumn morning.  We were down in Cardiff for Lou Lou's Vintage Fair, and stopped in the local park to look at the trees.  Some are in full Autumnal glory, others still have a week or two until they peak.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bernie Dexter Jeans for a Walk In The Welsh Hills

This wasn't meant to be an outfit post.  I'm not wearing anything particularly exciting here, but it was a beautiful day when we took one of our Sunday strolls along the top of the hill behind our house.  So, this is really about the pretty scenery, with a few photos thrown in of what I was wearing for those that need an outfit-fix!  It's been a busy time (again) and I just didn't get around to having a specific shoot this week, so you'll have to make do with this rather casual ensemble of jeans, trusty Clarks brogues, and a cosy jacket.  It's a typical weekend outfit for a day spent walking, tidying the house, and doing a supermarket shop. 

I need to talk a little bit about the jacket though.  I picked it up in a local charity shop, I think it was £5, which is a lot by my usual standards, but it has faux fur.  I love faux fur.  It's always so cosy to have a faux fur collar to nuzzle into when faced with a chill wind, and it increases the glamour factor measurably.  I think it originally would have had faux fur cuffs as well, which is taking glamour to another level!  Such a shame they were missing.

Bernie Dexter jeans

Bernie Dexter jeans

Bernie Dexter jeans

Bernie Dexter jeans

Bernie Dexter jeans

Bernie Dexter jeans
Jacket: M&S, via charity shop
Jeans: Bernie Dexter, via House of Foxy
Shoes: Clarks (in the sale)
Bag: Joules (in the sale)
Cat eye sunglasses: Can't remember!

So there you go, a very down-to-earth 'real' post with windswept hair to show that despite having a blog I am indeed a real person and don't just waft around the Welsh hills in silk gowns.  Well, not all the time at least.

I'll try and increase the glamour for next week's outfit post though.  I'll see what I can pull out of my magic wardrobe to show you all.  I wonder what you're all in the mood for?

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Floppy Hat & A Pearl Lowe Tea Dress

At rain's end,
Here in the valley.
Late afternoon light
Suspends us here.

We hop-scotch
Over puddles on the bridge.
Trees stoop,
Cheery with bright berries.
Pine trees on the hill tops
Fingertip-touch the sky.
Bracken's crack underfoot,
Breaks the spell

We pay no mind.
We'll cast another.

70s hat and Pearl Lowe tea dress
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