This skirt has a tendency to garner some attention.
You don't see many mermaids in landlocked Sheffield.
I wear it a lot, it's one of my absolute favourite items of clothing (last seen here).
It was old stock from a fancy dress shop, a fact which never ceases to delight me!
I didn't notice the hem is falling down at the front, despite wearing the skirt all day.
When the members of the Ladies Purse, my quiz team pals, called for me en route to the pub, they spotted it immediately. Bah!
I am attempting to give two colours a go which I rarely wear and have in my mental doesn't-suit-me file; cream and grey.
I figured if I wore them with some crazy black/gold/silver lurex mermaid scales, I might pull it off.
And I have tried a trusty Vix Trick - a waistcoat!
The Ladies Purse came a creditable second in the quiz.
In and around the serious intellectual rigour,
the discussion encompassed:
Potato Day at Saltaire and which potato we would like to be (I chose Desiree, in homage to the Sassy Vamp herself.)
Vajazzling, whether there is a market for a male version (feel free to make up your own name), and whether the technology is available for a vajazzle kit which lights up when your partner hits the spot. Expect to see us any day on Dragons Den with that idea...
The chewy consistency of escargot and whelks, and opinions thereof.
Living on a remote Outer Hebridean island, and its relative merits/problems.
I love my quiz nights - we never win but we do have a laugh!
1970s Atlantic Made in England lurex maxi skirt - Ebay
1970s sheer cream hippy top, waistcoat, shoes, bangles and necklaces - charity shops
Brooch - car boot
Silver cuff - Brick Lane street market
Flower - retail
Blogging is a fascinating pastime, for many reasons.
Not least is the feedback one receives - about clothes, photography, styling, blog layout, comic timing, and writing style.
I have spent all my adult life developing a brand of self-deprecating humour, which serves two purposes. It makes people laugh (I love making people laugh) and if I get the joke about myself in first, it prevents anyone else from saying it.
If it's an annoying trait, I can only apologise, and say that I will try to rein it in. I think my self-esteem is pretty good these days, but old habits die hard.
Thanks for the feedback, it may not always be easy reading, but it's all good!