I have mentioned before that I seem to be susceptible to Colour Rut.
Hmm, I'm having another attack...
Yesterday on the left, today on the right.
Brown and teal are good together.
Fabulous make up!
Kingfishers look good in it too.
Kingfisher blue and orange, mmmm...
I weathered the various Scottish dancing/Prime of Miss Jean Brodie/"is it Hogmanay?" comments with equanimity.
Yeah, right. In my head, I was being sarcastic as fuck.
1960-70s Balmoral Scottish-made wool tartan dress and boots - Ebay
Tights, poncho, brooch and bangles - charity shopped
Jabot-front blouse - jumble sale
In keeping with the colour scheme, my friend Robert, an avid Poole pottery collector and expert, sent me this beautiful little dish this week.
Isn't it pretty? Thanks, Rob!
I bought this dress half-price in a Karen Millen sale in the late 90s, I think.
It has been a favourite but I haven't worn it in ages, and considered putting it on Ebay.
I think I'll keep it, but wear it as a day dress, rather than keeping it as a going out frock.
Let me show you the neckline - sequins and velvet to frame one's magnificent decolletage!
Karen Millen lace dress - retail (sale)
Tights - charity shop
Shoes and 1960s vinyl shopper - Ebay
Royal Worcester china brooch - car boot
Flower brooch - gift from Eldest
Necklace and chunky bracelets - gifts
Green beaded ring - handmade gift from ever-colourful Krista
I read lovely Jean's post this morning on drossintogold, and was very taken by her sensuous, sexy, tactile descriptions of the textures and fabrics of her outfit.
Of course I like to look at the photos my favourite bloggers share, but have I mentioned how much I love to read well-written, thoughtful, funny posts which showcase my friends' brains as well as their beauty?
Hearing an authentic voice and personality through prose; being engaged by the thoughts, opinions and experiences described; sharing gentle humour, corruscating foul-mouthed sarcasm, or ribald naughtiness; luxuriating in the generous wit and warmth of friends...
The blogs I love are so much more than frocks, shoes, makes, or photo opportunities!
Keep doing it, darlings!