There has been unexpected sunshine over the last few days, it's been lovely.
I've been wearing maxis with a short sleeved top of some description and a denim jacket, which seems to cover all eventualities.
I love my vintage suede jerkins but have been on the look out for a shorter waistcoat. This suede one is modern but fits well, and was only £1.99.
The label calls it navy - does it look navy to you? It looks more of a charcoal-y grey/scuffed black to me. Scuffed black isn't a very elegant description, but you know what I mean.
I considered wearing the waistcoat and ruffle-front blouse with this 1970s wool/cashmere tartan maxi skirt, but I was rather afraid of looking like Moira Anderson, circa 1972...
Beautiful fabric, gorgeous little leather straps and buckles at the side, it still has its original kilt pin too, and is in lovely condition; but I will just have to confess that I have dissident views. I am not a fully paid-up member of the Vintage Blogger Plaid-Loving Party.
Don't hate me.
It's not as though I'm admitting I don't like deer. Or owls. Or Pyrex.
Anyway, the skirt is away to Ebay soon, to catch this autumn/winter's Tartan Wave.
(Email me for details if you're interested; it's a UK size 12-14.)
And come on, make me feel better - is there anything fellow bloggers adore which you just don't get? You can be truthful; it'll be our little secret, and I won't tell a soul.
1970s Mackerness cotton maxi dress - Ebay
Denim jacket, shoes, cropped cardigan, bangles and 1960s vinyl/tapestry bag - charity shopped
Beads - gift from Brodie
I wore this at the weekend, for a quiet couple of days of pottering, chazzing, telly-watching (it's Strictly and X Factor season) and Big Roast Dinner cooking (and eating, of course).
I found a few bits and pieces - a set of 4 bowls, and a bit of vintage Poole pottery for £1.
Tights; I never buy tights from anywhere other than charity shops, there are always loads of them!
And my favourite find;
And look what Brodie sent me!
A beautiful emerald green crochet waistcoat, beads, and a lovely purse.
Blouse - jumble sale
Tapestry flats - Ebay
Waistcoat, bangles and jacket - charity shopped
1970s Debroyal maxi skirt - vintage fair
1960s tapestry/vinyl shopper - gift from Voice of Reason Vix
Charlie was playing in the tree again, and I wandered into a spider's web, which I was trying to get out of my hair.
It's a good thing I'm not arachnophobic, there are loads of the buggers around at this time of year. They spin their webs so industriously, only to have clumsy old me barging through them and wrecking all their hard work.
It's been a good year for the roses.
Not heard anything from Debenhams yet, which is giving me a sinking feeling...
In the meantime, thank you for your memories of 1979, your thoughts on daring to be unique, and for supporting Kylie's fundraising efforts. I always love hearing what you have to say.
See you soon!