It's been a glorious weekend here, sunny and warm with a real buzz of summer about it.
And I've been wearing white.
This is relatively unusual for me; I am very fair-skinned and tend to feel overly pale in white.
In addition, I am messy and prone to spillages.
But all of these new-to-me beauties were too good to leave behind, and it's good to challenge those preconceptions once in a while.
1970s St Michael cotton maxi skirt, denim jacket, 1960s silk scarf, sunglasses and leather belt - charity shopped
Hobbs t-shirt - jumble sale
Indian leather bag - vintage fair
Sandals - retail (sale)
This fabulous skirt was in the Vintage Corner of one of my local charity shops, but still only cost £4, and the Hobbs t-shirt was 50p at last Saturday's jumble.
My kind of outfit!
1970s California Cottons dress (but made in the UK) - flea market (£8)
Cardigan and belt - charity shopped
1980s sunglasses - vintage shop
I am slightly concerned that this makes me look like Sandy from Grease before her makeover...
...but not worried enough to prevent me from wearing the dress today and feeling perfectly happy.
Nina has declared she would like it when I've finished with it - you know, when you're 90, Mum.
She and I had a mooch around our local secondhand/vintage shops this afternoon.
The Vault used to be a bank, and still has the old safe in the basement; Nina posed in front of it on the proviso I wouldn't lock her in it.
That reel-to-reel was fabulous, but had a hefty price tag; my friend Sue bought one from last week's jumble for a quid.
There's darling Vix, posing nude again. She'll do anything for votes.
I only bought this 1960s bracelet. It's not marked, but it's satisfyingly chunky and well-made.
From early 1970s maxi chic...
... to a late '70s recreation of 1950s style.
The two outfits seem to bookend the 1970s in a way I find ridiculously satisfying.
I'm easily pleased.
I'll be taking my 1970s looks to Patti's Visible Monday as always; see you there!