It's just as well you visit my blog for my scintillating conversation 'cos there ain't no new clothes to see here.
Here's my dress hanging out to dry on the day I bought it from a car boot sale back in 2010. It was several sizes too big so Liz helped me alter it. My body's changed in the 7 years since I found it (my waist has shrunk and my boobs have expanded) so this weekend I've unpicked and redone the seams so it fits better.
While I couldn't give a toss as to whether my clothes are in or out of fashion other people's reactions to this dress change by the season. This year gingham's "in" and I've been chased down the street on several occasions and asked where my dress was from, usually met with a blank look when I tell them it's a vintage piece from the 1970s and they'd be hard pressed to find one the same. I like that - I don't want to look vintage, I wear old stuff to look different and not like I'm off to a fancy dress party. My dress never fails to make older gentlemen come over a bit frisky. I'll have to watch my step in the pub later.
Gingham can look a bit prim & school-girlish so I've ramped up the trashy plastic accessories. The peace sign earrings were 50p off Walsall market, the Urban Outfitters perspex & neon belt a Xmas present from 2012 and the plastic bangles are all charity shop buys - I snap them up them whenever I can find them for less than 50p. The nails are, as always, painted in Barry M's finest.
What do you want to do for your birthday? I asked Jon after he'd opened his presents on Saturday morning. Nothing, he told me, We're always doing stuff, I just want to stay at home, eat junk and be lazy. We'll have an all-dayer in 'Spoons on Monday instead.
Being Jon, his doing nothing meant spending the day sticking sequins to disco jackets ready for selling at our next festival.
Sequins aren't just for girls, you know.
These jackets might be his creation but he seems strangely reluctant to wear one to Wetherspoons.
|California Cottons 1970s maxi dress (50p, car boot, 2010), Mexican-style recycled plastic basket (inspired by Lynn and her love for jelly shoes)|
The pub is calling, see you soon!
Linking to Patti & The Gang for Visible Monday.