I was really busy with preparations for our school Christmas Fair last week, so I have been neglectful of blogging duties.
Plus I have had a cold, but being Woman Flu, it just got ignored and I carried on as normal.
I tried not to let the fact that I was scurrying around decorating Santa's Grotto, setting up and working on stalls, and then doing the big clear up afterwards, get in the way of style!
I thought the day called for a bit of leopard print. Nothing says Christmas like animal print, right?
Here comes Minnie, she can't resist the lure of Leopard Love any more than I can.
Leopard print dress (£4.50, charity shop), scarf and black/gold bangle (Heavenly Hottie Helga), gold bangle (Lovely Lucy), sparkly tights (Vivacious Vix), Clarks ankle boots (£2, community fair)
That's Other Half as Santa, with another
Please, no more Elf and Safety jokes.
Can you tell that Eldest LB had had enough by then? She had been really helpful all day, but was having a moment here, I know not why.
And can you believe that the kids insisted on paying the £2 to go and meet Santa in his Grotto? They paid (or rather I did) to see their own father. How mad is that? Oh well, all in a good cause...
The fair went well, I meant to take lots of photos because there were some lovely stalls, but needless to say, I was too busy and forgot.
I did manage to sneak in a little charity shop trip with friends last week. Apart from the leopard dress, I found this amazing 1960s Swedish cotton jersey trouser suit.
It's a bit mad but I couldn't leave it behind! It may be destined for Ebay, or the school run, I haven't decided yet. My friends can't believe I'll actually wear it, so that's reason enough to do so, isn't it?
This little selection of vintage stockings made me smile - we have a couple of 1970s dolly birds and then we have...
...this lady. Wolsey were obviously aiming at a different demographic. The transvestite market, perhaps?
...Bargain of the Week, £2 from a stall on Chesterfield flea market, this fabulous 1960s maxi dress.
Off to catch up with you all now! xxxxxxx