There's something I have to tell you.
It isn't easy to say, so just listen and don't say anything until I've finished.
You know how I kept firmly to my resolve last year, and only bought secondhand. And you heard me say here that I didn't think I would be shopping on the high street anymore. And here that I had to live frugally this month.
I have sinned, Sisters of the Thrifty Vintage Order.
I only popped into Dorothy Perkins to look at tights (I want some leopard print ones and cannot find them anywhere.) I spotted this jumpsuit. Heavily reduced in the sale. I bought it.
I can't look you in the eye.
After all I promised... I am so ashamed. It meant nothing to me, and I felt so dirty and guilty afterwards. Please try and forgive me. We can get through this.
That said - it's bloody great, isn't it? Completely inappropriate for the weather now, of course, and an LB has to do the buttons up for me at the neck whenever I go to the loo, but hey, whoever said style had to be practical?
On Saturday, we ventured out to the Nichols building, an old grocery wholesalers which has been converted into an antiques, crafts and vintage centre.
I had been meaning to go for ages and finally got round to it, there were lots of lovely things to peruse, not to mention a fine little cafe.
Eldest LB enjoying the hat section.
I played too. Yes, I realise now I have the hat elastic over my forehead, a fact the LB omitted to tell me.
Loved this frock but it was a bit pricey.
Really loved this 1970s Susan Small frock. So much so that I bought it. I know, I am bad.
Look, it's a Helga porn star chair - woo hoo!
I look mighty shite in these photos - hair needs washing, pasty face, multichinned. I need more slap on, I think. I should have taken lessons from Karen - pop over to her blog to see her hilarious more-is-more make-up tutorial!
She was very patient but she eventually got a bit fed up....
On to my night out - went to the theatre, darlings, an unusual occurrence these days, accompanied by these 2 lovely ladies.
That's Claire on the left, who bought us the tickets to see "Company" at the Crucible theatre as Christmas gifts. She lives 4 doors away, we went to her house for New Years Eve. And there's Sally on the right, looking as good as she has ever done in all the 30 years I have known her! The three of us shared a house for a year in 1988-9 so we go back a bit.
And this is what I wore.
1970s chevron lurex maxi skirt (99p, Ebay - the seller threw in the matching purple top for free), black ruffle top (charity shop), belt and bracelet (Oasis sale), gold shrug (free, clothes swap with friends), silver and gold pendant on leather thong (Greece, another life)
Musical theatre isn't really my thing, but I enjoyed the production, the 1970s costumes and hair were fabulous, and we necked some Prosecco afterwards, while chatting too much to remember to take any more photos. Oh well.
A good day.
Hope you have had fine weekends all. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx