This 1970s dress is very plain, but I love the mossy green colour, it fits well, and as soon as I spotted it, I imagined wearing it with my huge tan belt, brown boots, green hat and my 1960s shopper. So I did.
I thought I might be completely camouflaged in the garden in such an earthy green and brown palette, so a bit of leopard print added some oomph!
It's Essence of 70s though, isn't it? Well, a certain type of suburban secretary 1970s chic anyway.
Just like this.
So the Other Half had an interview for a new job yesterday and was successful, and we took the kids out for tapas to celebrate.
The job is only a year's secondment, and still within the public sector where the shadow of cuts and redundancy loom large, but it's a better bet than staying where he is, so we hope the job will be made permanent after a year. He's just got to dazzle them - no pressure!
Cheers! Littlest had pinched my lippy again.
Seldom Seen Kid having a Zen moment with a candle... Part of his Jedi training (what with Darth Vadar being his dad...)
Tucking in - that's my girl!
Girls just wanna have tapas. Who knew the kids would love calamari?
1970s Liza Peta dress (jumble sale), 1970s Peter Bettley hat, scarf and leopard print faux fur jacket (flea market), bangles and beads (charity shop), boots (Ebay)
And last but not least - who remembers Noggin the Nog?
When my Mum visited with a stash of all sorts of goodies for me, she included two Noggin the Nog books from the late 1960s-early 1970s. These books and TV cartoons are a delightful memory from my childhood, Oliver Postgate's work was so wonderful - I loved Pogle's Wood, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, but Bagpuss and Noggin were my favourites.
Queen Nooka - doesn't she look like our returning-from-India Queen of Vintage, Vix?
Oh and thanks for the sympathy and support over my rumble in the jumble! Next time, I will hide my prize finds better and no old hag will make off with them, so there!