I've been impatient to wear my purchases from last Saturday's blogger meet-up in Sheffield, so today I did just that.
I hadn't really imagined them together, but why not?
I will always think of this cotton velvet jacket as my Krista jacket; and the vintage tapestry bag, a gift from Gisela, has rapidly become one of my favourites.
I'm a little in love with this dress too, it couldn't fit me any better if it tried.
And while we are on the subject of vintage maxi dresses and pink, look what I found in a charity shop this week;
the sweetest late 1960s-early 1970s Dollyrockers maxi.
Look at that gorgeous smocking.
Nope, doesn't fit.
One day, I will find a Dollyrockers dress which I can actually wear; this one must away to Ebay.
This beautiful silk scarf cost just £1 from the flea market.
I've no idea what age it is (I'm guessing it is 1950-60s) but it is really lovely, with different Chinese or Japanese figures and scenes all over it.
And it's also pink!
Velvet jacket - vintage shop
1970s chiffon maxi dress - vintage fair
1970s tapestry bag - gift from Gisela
Bangles - charity shopped
Ankle boots -Ebay
Linking to Sacramento's Share-in-Style; the theme is Pink.
In fact, it has been a week of finding all sorts of random bits and bobs in charity shops and at the flea market, things which caught my eye, but cost next to nothing.
1970s pig-shaped pomander, and unused 1970s tea towels.
The Infants' Magazine annual from 1903.
Lots of wonderful illustrations, including some by Louis Wain.
I love Louis Wain cats.
Who remembers Fab 208? It was the official magazine of Radio Luxembourg.
And this might be my favourite;
Was there ever a kids' TV show quite as sweetly psychedelic as The Herbs?
It was first broadcast in 1968, and I did indeed watch it with my mother before I started school that year.
All those memories, for a mere 50p!
The annuals, this dress, and the Dollyrockers pink beauty, could all be around the same age.
A neat coincidence, I like that.
I'm off to a jumble sale and a friend's birthday barbeque tomorrow, I'm hoping for treasure and no rain, but will of course enjoy the rummaging and chat whatever the weather!
Have a great weekend.