Friday 14 October 2011

The Case for Lace

It seems to me that every year, a trend in autumn/winter is lace.

Which is fine with me, I think lace is lovely any year. Sorry, season, I am forgetting my fashion-speak...

So I have two lacy numbers to show how on-trend I am. Like I give a toss, ha!

                                            Pretty, no?

                 Couldn't help myself, I had to match the tights and the flower. 

                         I know, it's lame but I can't help it.

1950s Norman Young black lace cocktail dress (charity shop, £5.99), shoes (ancient), tights (gift), rings, bangle, pendant (charity shopped)

Then just when you think you've had enough, here comes another lacy number.

               Mmmm,  this one is in warm shades of caramel and chocolate.

Hmm, just pausing to consider my belly, which needs to be covered. Shall I have another baby? No thanks.

Oh good grief, here I go with the leg again. I think I am pondering the wisdom of pulling silly faces on the internet. Oooh, go on then, no one's looking...

1960s brown/nude lace homemade dress (charity shop, £3.99), tights (charity shop, £1), shoes (sale 10 years ago), pendant (car boot)

                            Here's the pins! How cute are the daisy tights?

Who's coming out for cocktails with me then? OK, I'll buy you a pint if you'd rather.

I am most excited to be off to London on Saturday with my dear friend Patsy, who is paying for my half of the hotel bill as my belated birthday present. Hoping to do a bit of culture, a lot of eating and drinking, maybe some vintage shopping, we shall see. Definitely lots of talking and laughing, that much is guaranteed!

Have a wonderful weekend, you lovelies!


Frocktasia said...

I think they are both stunning frocks and you've styled them beautifully too. I also think that black lace is a trend perennial but then again I am a bit of a closet goth it has to be said. Have a great time in Londinium tomorrow; hubby & I are going to the city to hook up with the protest...what will I wear, now there's a thought ;) x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I'm not sure how, but I don't own any lace any more, I used to have loads of the black stuff. Seeing your pictures makes me think I need to rectify this immediately.

Have a great time in our fair city!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I think these are my favourite frocks of yours so far. You look gorgeous. Have a brilliant weekend in London. Oh, and mines a pint most definitely. Xx

Please may I? said...

Loving the first dress and the daisy tights.

X x

Helga said...

Pretty?YES!!! Pretty fecking gorgeous!!! You are such a hot trollop,and I'll gladly go out for a cocktail or two with you,darl!!! I adore you,and I adore both these amaaaazing frocks AND how you've styled them!On trend?!Feck that,you ARE the trend!!!

Vintage Coconut said...

You look beautiful in lace and I adore both dresses you are strutting in. *The tights are MAD CUTE*

I pose silly when I am alone in a confined space. (Like my bathroom) AHAHHA

Nelly said...

Never ever too much lace.That 2nd one I think I love xx

Unknown said...

They are both DELIGHTFUL and I especially ADORE the second one... you look EXQUISITE!

I love those daisy tights and you look super gorgeous and I am totally envious - I wanna come to London with you guys!

Love! Sarah xxx

mispapelicos said...

Gorgeous. You have such a fabulous figure, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Much love.

Vix said...

Get you, all "On TREND" and freaking fabulous. You look gorgeous in both of them and the tights are amazing.
I look like an Italian widow in black lace, never a great look.
Have a fantastic weekend in London, hope the sun's shining on you and you manage a few cocktails. xxx

Rose&Bird said...

Those are great - especially like the second one and the tights. Hope you're having a fab time in London!

Debberoo said...

Oh I'm sooooooo jealous, London AND the lovely Patsy!!! Please give her loads of love from Simon and I and tell her to look out for "disrespectful" piggies! xxx

Vintage Sweetheart said...

You look lovely in lace! Definitely worth kicking up your heels for.

Krista said...

Loving you in lace. You have the most adorable figure I can't believe you have had any kids. I also love the bits of blue!