Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Imperfect Green Polkadot Dress

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.

Green polkadot dress
Dress: Lindybop
Shoes: Clarks
Bag: Car boot sale
Sunglasses: Cardiff vintage fair
Brooch: Vintage, car boot sale

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Birthdays, Boot Sales and BBQs

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).

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Silk Stockings

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? 

"These days there's not quite
the same thrill, picking up a pair
of bodyshaper tights"
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