Perhaps Spring is finally here.
I walked to school this afternoon without a coat on!
All the better to show off this beautiful dress, which my dear friend Vanessa sent to me, along with assorted other goodies.
Green beads, a peacock brooch, handmade card, and two Woman's Weekly books.
The dress was one of Vanessa's own favourite frocks - it is time for it to start a new adventure, she wrote, and I am so happy she entrusted this fabulous 1970s dress to me, it fits me perfectly and I adore everything about it.
I did start the day with a jacket.
I like the fact that this outfit exists because of blogging.
The dress and bag are gifts from bloggers, and the boots were bought with Vix at the legendary Second to None in Walsall, which I would never have visited if not for blogging.
I can't tell you how much this delights me!
Velvet jacket, necklaces and bangles - charity shopped
1970s midi dress - gift from sweetest squirrel Vanessa
1970s suede bag - gift from soon-to-be-mum Kelly
1980s boots - Second to None
Brooch - car boot
Sunglasses - vintage shop
In other news, the flea market proved interesting this week. No clothes, but all manner of other treasures came home with me.
I have been on the look out for a globe lamp for ages and finally found one; four early Ladybird books; and my first cardigan clips (the stall holder from whom I bought them seemed impressed that I knew what they were!)
Fabulous 1966 Boyfriend annual.
Magic lantern slides.
There was a little pile of six (they were tricky to photograph and 2 of the pics were unclear) and I just thought they were beautiful.
No idea what to do with them... I wonder if they could be fixed in a frame somehow and displayed with a light behind them? Any suggestions? They are about 3" square. And how old do you think they might be?
Can I say again how much I love this frock?
(The greens in the print are actually quite vivid, the sunshine has bleached out the colours somewhat.)
Thank you, Vanessa, I'll treasure her.
Here you go, vintage label whores!
I'm all Modelly!
There are jumble sales and vintage markets to go to this weekend, the kids will be here, there and everywhere doing various activities with various friends, and there's a bottle of wine with my name on it in the fridge.
Hope you have fun this weekend!