Time for another red frock, I reckon, to perk myself.
It can't have escaped your attention that an unfortunate loss occurred last night.
No, I don't mean England vs. Uruguay, although that was disappointing enough.
My wonderful friend Vix wasn't chosen as Vintage Personality of the Year at the Vintage Awards, despite having more sass, originality and character in her little finger than a room full of wannabe repro-wearing fame whores.
Annoyed? Me? Whatever gives you that idea?
Ah well, you can't win 'em all.
However, I was surprised to discover that the public vote counted for nothing.
Yet I am also delighted to note that Vix led that vote from start to finish; and all without TV appearances, a record deal, or endless tweets. That shows who the real winner is here, don't you think?
You're our Vintage Star, Vix, and always will be!
Charlie says balls to it.
1970s Shubette dress, cardigan, shoes, sunglasses, belt and bangles - charity shopped
1970s apple pendant - vintage market
1960s tapestry bag - gift from Gisela
Red wooden bangle - gift from Tania
1950s rose brooch - gift from Vanessa
My neighbour told me he needed sunglasses to look at me this morning.
I happen to think pillar box red, pink and purple are the perfect combination.
...as the rose
Blendeth its odour with the violet, -
If it's good enough for my beloved garden and Keats, it's good enough for me.
The other day, a woman I know paid me a compliment about a dress I was wearing, then said; some of the stuff you wear is... [pulled an appalled face] but that one's actually nice.
What would you have said?
I chose to laugh, while privately thinking that everything she wears is [pulls an appalled face]. I'm also choosing to share that opinion with you, but not her.
Aren't I polite?
Vix doesn't need an award to be successful and happy; and I don't need my clothing choices to be approved of by my neighbours or acquaintances.
And because I know it will make her laugh and dance, here's a song for Vix!
(Keats and Beck in the same post - can't say I don't cover all the bases.)
Have a great weekend!