Have you seen darling Vix's post, where she challenges those of us experiencing what seems to be an endless winter to throw off the woollies, the fur and the boots, and wear something inappropriate?
So have I!
OK, so I didn't follow the instruction about floatiness, but I thought a vintage Hawaiian frock would flick a cheeky two-fingered salute to the wintry conditions which have continued to engulf the UK.
And I can tell you that leopard print faux suede t-bars were definitely inappropriate footwear, my feet got soaked in the snow. How I suffer, just for you.
Flowers and feathers? Yep, and not a woolly hat in sight.
Ooh, a little bit of sunshine? Yes please!
Love the scooped back of this dress and the extra fabric in the pleat detail.
And because it seemed like a good enough way to spend Good Friday, I had a play around with my hair (I have limited skills in this area) and the new effects on PicMonkey (easier to manage than hair).
It's my natural radiance.
Littlest liked it, so she got the same treatment!
Don't let the angelic look fool you. She can be a holy terror.
No doubt my mother would say the same of me.
1950-60s Hawaiian dress (flea market, worth every penny of the £1.70 I paid for it)
Shoes, feather fascinator, wool shawl, 1950s carpet bag, 1980s cats' eye sunglasses - Ebay
Bangles - charity shopped
Tights and chartreuse flower - retail
Orange flower - gift from fabulous Melanie Coconut
The camellia has buds, and the mini daffs are surviving the snow.
Spring will come. Eventually.
I am fondly imagining that I look a wee bit like the beautiful Brodie of Camelias and Crinolines in these photos.
Maybe Brodie's mum...
Or older sister, let's settle on that.
Anyway, she's gorgeous and she sews like a dream and you should check out her blog if you haven't already.
Now banish the winter blues with a burst of hula-ing Hawaiian fun from Elvis.
Go on, really move the grass around!