This wonderful 1970s Droopy and Browns dress might not be entirely weather-appropriate, but I was warm enough with the addition of a trusty faux fur coat and gloves.
I thought about wearing it to the 70s party last weekend, but decided more colour was required for that occasion.
I also thought I might sell it on Ebay, but now I've worn it, I've decided it's definitely a keeper.
It has pockets. And the original tie belt.
It's completely see-through, so a vintage slip underneath is necessary.
But its floaty, blowing-in-the-wind drapey angel-sleeved gorgeousness just makes me feel...
Yes Sir, I can boogie.
Excuse the cat's tail sneaking into shot, Jess wanted to dance too.
Ok, so not quite such a glamorous animal companion as Bianca's, but you can't have everything.
And l have some really cool friends, look.
1970s Droopy and Browns dress, sequin beret, shoes and bangles - charity shopped
1970s beaded peacock bag - Ebay
Flower and necklace - retail (sale)
Speaking of cool friends, have I told you lately that I love you?
'Cause I do.
From time to time, I have an acute sense of myself as Odd One Out in my real life.
It's obvious that I dress differently from a lot of people I know, but it's more than that.
I do wonder if the differences in my outward appearance are a manifestation of the other ways in which I don't fit in with the prevailing views, the consensus. I find myself amazed that people question so little and accept so much.
Which is why I appreciate my blogging friends, especially those who aren't afraid to have an opinion, to take a risk, to stand out and be visible and original. Those who don't feel the need to hide their intelligence, their confidence and self-esteem for fear of being seen as big-headed.
There have been a few incidents lately which have had me asking myself, where do I belong?
And the answer is right here.
Now freak out!