Because of work being so busy it's been all quiet round these parts. I had to work in London on Friday and was home late, and on Saturday was up for a quiet day. Nic and I took the bus over to Kenilworth to have a poke around the charity shops (nothing much of interest there) and coffee and a cake with SJ in Sweet As. The sun was shining and I was in the mood to flounce, so out came the crinoline and a wee dress that had arrived in the post from Pin Up Parade earlier in the week:
Bettie Page Cheers dress and double t-bar shoes from Topshop
I just love the fabric this dress is made from. I have a weakness for novelty prints, and this has lots of stylised cocktail glasses on it:
The dress was in the sale, and paid for almost entirely out of paypal funds so it feels a bit like a freebie (although, obviously it isn't, like.) I had to buy a size bigger than I normally would because that's all that was left, so when it arrived I took it in all over and took the hem up by about 2 inches. It's still a teeny bit big in the bodice, but a bit of ease in a summer dress is no bad thing. I wore this out to the pub on Saturday night, and of course I was drinking cocktails! I was a little bit put out, though, when there was a whole hen party in dressed in a similar style - they were dressed in fancy dress pretty much how I was actually dressed. Sigh. Oh well!
Due to the numerous cocktails, I spent all of yesterday recovering. I didn't think I'd had that much to drink but I suppose cocktails are deceptive, so yesterday was a bit of a trial. It has to be done sometimes, though! I do have a few wee outfit shots from the past few weeks that I've been meaning to share and I'll never get around to it if I don't do it now, sorry to stuff them all into one post!
31st March - River Island dress, Primark platforms and Nica bag
Another crinoline shot! I saw that Annebeth of The Styling Dutchman had put a crinoline under one of her River Island prom dresses, so I gave it a go too. My Paris print one is in fairly heavy rotation so I got out a more spring-y one. I'm not sure what's going on with my hair and makeup here - I look a bit more done than usual! I wore this out to dinner and to test-drive these shoes from Primark:
Aren't they pretty?! They were also suprisingly comfortable for platforms...
Sunday 1st April - Sewaholic Lonsdale dress, Melissa Amazonas sandals and Ness Ebony bag
I wore this to the pub for Sunday drinks with friends, before it got really cold again. I love this dress so much and it inspired me to get my arse in gear to make my second one!
Saturday 7th April - Laura Lees for Topshop dress, star print tights from Topshop and Irregular Choice Serpintime heels
This is one of my favourite dresses EVER. I don't wear it that often because it's quite old now and I'll be so gutted when it gives out. I have so many happy memories associated with it. It's covered in embroidery like this:
There's also a skull and cross-bones on there somewhere. I used to wear this when I was a teacher and my kids were absolutely fascinated by the embroidery.
That's your lot for now - apologies for the bombardment! Now, I'm off for an exciting evening of ironing, chippy tea (yum) and Scott and Bailey. Have a lovely evening, my darlings!