All that black and white had me craving some bright colour, so giving this dress its first outing was timely.
Pink! Very pink.
I won't go on again about how I don't really like pink - it's creeping its way into my wardrobe and my heart, there's no point denying it.
(For further proof, look here.)
I have had this dress for a while, and not worn it.
I think the shape put me off more than the colour, I thought I might look pregnant in it...
And if I keep it, I will have to open up a split in the back hem so I can take my usual size of stride - the bottom of the dress is narrow, and dainty little pitter-patter steps just aren't me!
The back has a little button-up tab to pull in the waist.
I was pottering about in the garden taking photos, and caught a bee making its way into one of the foxglove bells. In fact there were loads of bees around today, which is A Very Good Thing.
Did you know that all bees have names, and they all begin with B?
Of course you did, everyone knows that.
And doubtless you also know that scooping up a cat and burying your face in its fur is one of life's great pleasures.
For the human, if not the cat.
1970s The Switch by Martin Emprex maxi dress and Clarks sandals - Ebay
Bangles and hair flower - charity shopped
Peacock pendant - local vintage market
Miracle cross pendant - car boot sale
Red and pink garden inspiration.
Another visitor to the garden this afternoon, apart from the bees, was a large handsome greyhound.
He appeared at the back door, much to the indignation of my cats, wearing a collar but no tag with a phone number. A discussion with my neighbour (also a greyhound owner who recognised the dog from walking in the park) led to him being returned to his family up the road, who were mystified as to how he had got out.
I am completely and utterly a cat person, but Seve was beautiful and very gentle. I could be persuaded that greyhounds make rather adorable pets.
Jess did not agree.
It's been a quiet kind of day, can you tell?
Chatting, taking photos, Ebay listing, pottering, hanging out washing in the sunshine, bee watching, dog retrieving, cat cuddling - all Good Things.
Oh and cooking, but that's not such a good thing.
How's your Tuesday been?