I have a new bikini that's in a psychedelic pink paisley. I'd been hunting for ages for the perfect one, and a chance conversation led me to start looking on Ebay. That's where I tracked down this new with tags bikini by Pistol Panties, a fancy brand I've been admiring from afar. The brand specialises in flattering, feminine and glamorous swimwear, but as their new bikinis retail for £139, I hadn't made a purchase. I'm delighted that this one off Ebay cost me under a tenner, including postage.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
I've read some super historical novels in the last year, and was looking forward to reading another book set in the 1940s. 'Secrets of the Singer Girls' is Kate Thompson's first novel and is a tale from the homefront. Set in London's East End during WWII, the story follows a group of women working in a factory, sewing bandages and uniforms for the war effort. Friendships are formed and tested, and war claims casualities in inumerable ways in this most enjoyable tale of female caramaderie.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Apparently gingham is really on trend for Spring and Summer this year. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it always on trend? All of the gingham in my wardrobe is 'past season', from years and years ago if I'm honest. Some years they call gingham 'picnic check', or bring out different colours, in an attempt to get you to buy this year's offerings. But you can wear whatever old gingham you've got in your wardrobe and I bet unless you work at Vogue (in which case you aren't reading this anyway) that nobody will know it's old. That's part of the beauty of being a fan of vintage styles. They never go out of fashion if they're classics. And you don't have to frantically 'update' your wardrobe every season. That must be exhausting. So, this is an old dress that I've shown previously on the blog.