Since these two were clearly separated at birth....
... Miss Dolly has been renamed Lucille.
Now, it occurs to me that I talk a load of bullshit. No, don't try and disagree. (Oh. You weren't?) It's true. I blather on about needing to be frugal and enjoy what I have blah blah de blah. And then I spend all month chazzin' like a demon.
Seriously, you can't believe a word I say.
Have you ever experienced that great moment when you realise someone has donated a lot of stuff to a charity shop which is all right up your alley - and in your size? It's a good feeling. And it's a feeling I had last week in the PDSA shop when I found 4 vintage late 1970s/early 1980s frocks which fit me. Just. Though there may be minor adjustments/button moving required... Boobs. Don't they get in the way sometimes?)
Do I need more frocks? More more more? I do if they are like this one.
It's got that 1970s-does-1940s styling about it, a beautiful butterfly print, and I can just about squeeze into it, so I'm gonna.
1970s dress, woolly beret, tights, basket bag (charity shopped), shoe boots (Ebay), red flower (Boots sale)
I actually wore something more suited to braving the elements at Chesterfield flea market today.
More more more faux fur. Yes, I know I already have 4 fur jackets/coats. But I didn't have a black one,and it's so lovely... It was only £5 in Oxfam, bargainacious.
It has the name Doreen Shuttleworth written on the label. I can only assume that Doreen went into residential care (what other reason would there be for having your name written on your clothes as an adult?) She probably died and the family took her things to Oxfam, but I hope she would appreciate the fact that I will continue to wear her coat and that I love it. Thank you Doreen Shuttleworth.
This sweater dress, last seen here, is proving quite a useful garment over leggings with long boots.
I had a productive trip to Chesterfield and came back with all sorts of interesting goodies. Too much to show you here, but I will be revealing each and every one when they are washed, altered where necessary, and ready to go.
By the way, does anyone know if it's OK to wash brocade? I'm thinking a very gentle hand wash in soap flakes, but let me know your thoughts and experiences.
Here's a little preview.
This bargain doesn't require any work, it's ready to wear as it is.
A cashmere (well, 88% of it is) Paul Costelloe coat for a fiver. Ridiculous bargain price. More more more coats, but I couldn't leave this one behind, could I?
I feel that I may have slightly overdone the shopping this month. However we all know you can go through droughts when it comes to hunting for vintage treasures and secondhand bargains, so I have the philosophy of "buy it when I see it". That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Now wouldn't our Vix look amazing in the hot pant suit Andrea's wearing in this clip?
Sadly Andrea True died last November, aged 68. I had no idea she was a porn star when this single was released in 1976; perhaps she's referencing her previous career in this song? I remember it well and I still love it! xxxxx