Got a bit of a 60s thing going on today.
I've Warholed myself.
The inspiration was this fabulous 1960s dress...
...which was a gift from my lovely blogger friend Sara (Mrs D of Hello the Mushroom).
She came to Sheffield yesterday for several hours of vintage and charity shopping, chatting, strolling round the city centre in the sunshine, and a glass or two of wine!
If you don't already know Sara's blog, check it out. She's a fabulous photographer, and she has put some photos from our day together on Flickr.
Isn't she lovely? A delightful combination of sassy style, intelligence, humour and friendliness.
Portugal's loss is the UK's gain.
And a demon shopper - Sara scored some great finds.
She'll show you her's- I'll show you mine.
A 1960s Sid Greene lurex dress, in the same fabric as my favourite mermaid skirt, but this time in shades of gold and bronze;
and a (probably) 1980s German dirndl skirt - the label says made in West Germany so it must be pre-1989. The little metal tag at the top says Kuhnen Dirndl.
Sara said buy it buy it buy it about 20 times when I picked it up in the charity shop - so I did!
1960s dress - gift from sweetheart Sara
Denim jacket, bangles, tights and shoes - charity shopped
Huge white sunglasses - gift from darling Helga
When I looked through today's photos, I had to laugh - I think I look very similar to my eldest sister in this photo from 1969;
We were by Regent's Park canal at London Zoo, my eldest sister was 14, and clearly none to pleased to be picnicking with the small fry. We have matching pouts - I don't know what my problem was.
Middle sister (age 9) and I (age 5) were wearing matching mini dresses, they were an orange floral print with a high neck and puffy sleeves. I loved that dress.
Are you seeing it?
Having a face like a slapped arse seems to run in the family.
But I am very happy with my new frock - thank you Sara!
I am also happy to find myself here, along with all you other Odd Ones Out, freaks and misfits.
And I am very happy to recommend blogger meet-ups - in real life, like Sara's visit, or a virtual get-together, like the weekly gathering over at Patti's on Visible Mondays!