How I love the school holidays!
I don't love the snotty cold I have at the moment, but I am highly appreciative of the lie-ins, the lack of schedule and homework, and the general lazy arse-ness of it all.
I am taking full advantage.
Hurray for vintage maxi dresses and my Favourite Best Ever Sandals.
(Art Company, bought online and half price 4 years ago, and worth every penny.)
1970s After Eight by Lerose dress - Ebay
Shirt and bangles - charity shopped
Sandals and sunglasses- retail (sale)
Necklace - gift
1960s Sherman maxi dress - Ebay
Sheer jacket and bangles - charity shopped
1960s necklace - flea market
I went on a bit of a chazzathon with my mate Sue on Monday - we had daughters in tow, who did pretty well out of it.
Is there any doubt of the benefits of charity shopping?
Our haul of a Reiss skirt; dresses from Cos and Mango; Melissa, Clarks and Vans shoes; and sundry other bits and bobs (including a vintage Spirograph set), with no greater price tag than £4, would surely convince anyone of the benefits of secondhand shopping.
What else have I been doing?
Pegging out the washing to take advantage of the weather;
doing the pub quiz with my darlings of the Ladies Purse (don't ask; any quiz where the winner only scores 11 out of 20 is clearly Too Fucking Hard);
and meeting up with old friends for a debrief about the vagaries and perils of Life.
1988-9; I lived with Sal and Claire; we are still friends. We reminisced about parties, relationships, snogging rashes, twin tubs, and music.
Rings and first bangle - charity shopped
Second bangle - gift
This is such a lovely time of year; the blossom on my ornamental cherry tree only lasts about 2 weeks, but I do love it when it comes.
Blue sky, white blossom, green leaves...
easy to see where the inspiration for this outfit came from.
I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend.
I'll leave you with a favourite musical memory from 1989.