It's been a thoroughly autumnal weekend - windy, wet, dark and chilly.
It had to happen.
What better than a bright frock to pierce the gloom?
This was from Friday.
I think it's the closest I'll ever come to neon.
Ecco ankle boots, new-to-me via a charity shop, obviously. But actually, they look pretty new-to-anyone and unworn.
£7; similar boots are currently retailing for around £120.
Not exactly high fashion, but my feet are grateful nonetheless.
1960s Davisella maxi dress - Ebay
Tie-front cardigan, ankle boots and bangles - charity shopped
Pendants - gift and flea market
The girls and I braved the all-day rain to go to a jumble sale on Saturday, but the pickings were slim.
Selection of vintage children's books
Small kilner jar
Gladstone china plate
Lovely illustrations by Inga Borg from Parrak - The White Reindeer.
1950s cuteness from the Little Folks' Annual.
The 1958 Girl Annual advises morning stretching and cooking a nutritious lunch, and admires the equestrian talents of the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Who doesn't?
(I think that may be Fiona in the kitchen.)
Vix gets to wear a headscarf for an adventure in Spain - with me!
And Sarah seems to have run away to join the circus, along with sistercousinwife Helga, who is washing their smalls.
There they are in action.
This one was a big part of my childhood; I had the same 1972 edition of The Wombles (before they became TV stars).
A quiet sort of weekend...
InWear dress, boots, bangles and beret - charity shopped
1950s back-buttoning blouse, worn as a jacket - community fair
KMK leggings - gift from Cristi
Brooch - gift from Sarah
Ha, just as I claim never to wear things upside down or back to front, here I am doing just that!
It'll be pants on my head next. I'm crazy, I tell ya.
In case anyone's wondering;
I didn't hear anything from Debenhams last week, so I rang them.
The "Resourcing Centre" told me they did not have the information back from the store yet, and didn't know why it was taking so long.
The woman on the phone promised to chase it up.
I still haven't heard.
Hope you have had a rather more successful weekend than me.
Although I have taken on the ironing pile - and smoothed it into submission, hurray!