Not in an obsessive, anal kind of way, you understand. No no. I like to think of it as my hobby.
But sometimes the reality isn't quite up to the standard of my imagined version.
Reality can be so disappointing.
I bought this nautical skirt in The Shop on Brick Lane during my jaunt to London last month, then picked up a little 1960s Orlon knit top in a charity shop for £1.99. I thought the two were made for each other, but now I'm not so sure.
It's a feeling I've had before...
See, I was thinking cute retro 50s nautical gorgeousness. But I think I just look frumpy dumpy lumpy. What can I do? Help me, oh Stylish Lady Readers!
On a more positive note, there was another Craft and Vintage Fair on Saturday so I took the female LBs along with me this time.
As usual, there were lovely things and lovely friendly people, not to mention lovely food.
Two stall holders remembered me from last time, because they liked my frock - wearing vintage definitely gets you noticed, I'm getting to like it!
I bought a few Christmas presents, and a couple of things for myself... For me? Oh you shouldn't have. But go on then. Here's a sneaky peek.
So we had a good time, the girls "helped" Elodie on her stall while I browsed (thanks Elodie!), and they each chose something for their hair. Helga will be impressed that Eldest LB picked an F-O bow to match her shirt (Fuck Off Bows and Matchy Match - she's learning!) and Smallest LB selected a button flower clip (Krista and Loo, who know all about the Button Love, will approve.)
Posing on the grave stones - how very Goth of us, hahahaha!
Did I mention I bought a few things?
I wore a 1970s (I think) maxi with a fabulous almost-paisley print. And my ubiquitous denim jacket, and the necklace from Jennie's giveaway.
The fair was held at St. Mary's church. The vintage finery lurked under the organ pipes, beneath the watchful eye of Mary.
Is it my imagination, or is she flicking the Vs?
Perhaps it's a comment on those heathens who only set foot in church if there's shopping to be done there.
Which of course includes me.