I'm not quite sure where that week went but it's flown by, and here we are at the weekend again. Yippee!
This is what I wore on Wednesday; a customer in the charity shop admired my dress, and told me I was very on trend with my florals. She'd clearly read the same Observer fashion article as me, so we had a bit of a laugh about that.
I must say I like my dress far more than the pieces selected to accompany the article (above) and at 99p from Ebay, it was a great deal cheaper.
(Incidentally, that blue top on the right, the polo shirt with the hardly-floral-at-all print? Topshop, £85. Can you believe it?)
1970s maxi dress - Ebay
1960s jacket, shoes, belt and bangles - charity shopped
1960s carpet bag and necklace - gifts
1960s brooch - The Queen's Drawers
No one puts on a big blobby rose pattern before striding into a boardroom and closing a billion dollar deal, writes Alice Fisher.
She might be right (although there are a whole load of assumptions begging to be questioned in that sentence) but since boardrooms and high-flying deals aren't really my thing, I'll happily continue to wear my beloved floral prints.
As it happens, the world of employment, if not exactly the boardroom, is beckoning; I've applied for a job as a charity shop deputy manager. I'll keep you posted.
What else is new?
Well, this dress is - new-to-me anyway. It has glittery gold lurex stripes, huge sleeves, and I love it.
Thanks, Em, what a great gift!
1970s Dumarsel maxi dress - gift from Emma
Hat, necklace and bangles - charity shopped
1960s beaded bag - car boot
Ankle boots - community fair
This little Wade cutie was too sweet to leave in the 50p basket in a charity shop.
He's Scamp, from Disney's Lady and the Tramp (1956).
I found a vintage sheet for a couple of quid which would make a lovely dress. If I ever get round to doing some sewing...
There are forget-me-nots all over my garden...
Just how I like it.
Have a great weekend, everyone!