This dress is 15 years old.
I remember buying it very clearly; it was 1998, my mate Patsy and I had booked a holiday on the Greek island of Thassos, and I purchased this dress during a pre-holiday shopping trip, despite the fact it was pink and completely unlike anything I wore at the time.
I daresay I have worn it on most holidays since then, or whenever the weather was sufficiently warm.
We had a fabulous holiday in Thassos.
Beautiful beaches, great food, stunning scenery, friendly locals, and a holiday romance.
(I use the word romance euphemistically.)
I think we spent the entire fortnight laughing.
Apart from when we were horribly hungover following an ill-advised night drinking ouzo...
Dress - retail
Sunglasses - Ebay
1960s vinyl/tapestry bag, hair flower, bangles and shoes - charity shopped
Peacock pendant - vintage market
Silver bird pendant - retail (sale)
Well, life is different now.
Partner, three kids, holidays aren't quite the same these days, but I can still fit in the dress, and the heat in the UK has been positively Grecian this week!
I was pottering around in some secondhand shops on Friday, looking for a gift for a friend, when I stumbled across these two beauties.
The 1960-70s Horrockses maxi is another boob-squisher, which is very disappointing, so she must away to Ebay.
The 1950s cocktail dress fits well and is staying with me, hurray!
So is this 1960s amber pressed glass genie bottle, £2.
An update on Willow;
Hmm, not so good.
On a second visit to the vet, her eye was still very swollen and infected, her cornea has suffered extensive damage, and the vet thought she may lose the eye.
We have another antibiotic to try, and are hoping for the best, while rather fearing the worst.
She's obviously feeling better in herself though, judging by the way she takes umbrage when we try to administer her various medications...
I overheard Littlest talking to Willow, saying Don't worry, Pillsy, we'll still love you even if you only have one eye.
Had a hair cut and colour today; next time you see me, I'll be looking a bit brighter.
Despite feeling a little subdued, I reckon I'm still visible enough to join Patti's party as usual!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!