A couple of you were kind enough to liken my recent purchase of an English Lady maxi dress to Missoni.
I thought the same, the woven zig-zags on the skirt of this 1970s dress are very reminiscent of Missoni's trademark patterns, like these lovely vintage pieces (found on Google images);
I did once find a 1980s Missoni dress in a charity shop, which I sold on Ebay. But since that kind of lightning is unlikely to strike twice, I am more than happy to wear my English Lady version.
At £8, I suspect it cost a great deal less than any genuine Missoni items I might admire on Ebay or online vintage retailers.
This English Lady needs her faux furs at the moment.
What's the weather like here in the UK?
Bastard freezing, as Vix the Walsall Weather Girl would say!
Luckily this dress is lined, quite heavy, and very warm.
1970s English Lady maxi dress - Chesterfield flea market
Boots - Ebay
Cardigan, hat, bangles, and Silver Fox faux fur coat - charity shops
Pendant - gift from Lie Detector Joni
Here's a close-up of the lovely Limoges pendant from Joni - adding a soupcon of French romance to the English Lady!
On my trip to Barnsley this week, I picked up yet another coat.
Do I need any more coats?
No, I don't.
But it was a 1960s wool Eastex coat for £3 - what was I supposed to do?
I know the Pyrex whores out there will appreciate the snowflake dish (yes, Em, I'm talking to you!) and I can't resist a 1950s annual.
You may want to heed some of the advice therein, about growing up (old) gracefully.
Thank you to all who played along with sorting out the truthful wheat from the shameful chaff.
I think I may change my name to Fanny.
Enjoy your weekends, my darlings!