The UK's weather has been dreadfully wet for most of this winter, and today is no exception. Add gale-force winds to the mix and we are in for a stormy night. Hope the slates and chimney pot are still on the roof in the morning...
I was despairing of getting outside to take any photos, but managed to dash out when the rain slowed from a downpour to a drizzle this afternoon.
I was forced back indoors though; I'm really not keen on taking my photos in the house, but needs must.
Dress, cardigan, bangles and leggings - charity shopped
Boots - retail
1970s apple necklace - flea market
I was volunteering in school today, and although that doesn't mean I have to tone down my outfits, I have found that sitting on tiny chairs and squatting down next to little kids rules out very short or very long dresses. The kids tread on my maxis, and one of my flouncier skirts ended up draped over the back of a chair when I sat down, showing rather more of my backside than any 6 year old needs to see. Thank heavens for granny pants and thick tights.
My chazzing drought continues; I went to five with my mate Jo on Tuesday, and didn't find a thing.
Thankfully, blogging has brought me into contact with wonderfully generous friends who source vintage treasures for me which see me through the hard times. Look what lovely Shelley sent me!
A floaty dream of a 1970s Tricoville dress, and a 1970s Canadian-made wool maxi skirt. Of course I love them both, and couldn't resist giving the frock a quick try to show you.
It's my third Tricoville dress;
the 1970s frock on the left was a gift from darling Vix, and the one on the right is part of a 1960s suit (I seem to wear the matching coat more than the dress, it's that pesky turtleneck that bothers me.)
So does that constitute a collection? I think so.
And if you search Tricoville on Google images, I pop up in the results, which makes me chuckle. Our Vix is usually the Queen of Google images, she's everywhere!
Thank you, Shelley, these are the perfect gifts to cheer up a rather gloomy day.
And thanks go to Sacramento too for being kind enough to include me in her latest Stylish Friends round-up. I'm below Vix and next to Jan, and Sara, Senora Allnut and Mel are in the mix too. Lovely.
Hope you are keeping warm/dry/cool wherever you are!