So here’s another outfit from my summer stockpile as the weather grows ever more autumnal. And you’ve seen it all before though not in this particular combination. I first featured this frock three years ago, though my early photographs scarcely did it justice. I was quite shocked to read how much I paid for it though I suppose, from a cost-per-wear perspective, it wasn’t that bad a deal. And it’s not falling to pieces yet which is always a plus.
I can’t help thinking in the light of my mock-flock frock, (my goodness, I enjoyed writing that), and my Sadie-inspired number, that it could probably do with four inches off the hem and a big tulle petticoat underneath. (Why didn’t I buy one from Taking Shape when they were a paltry £15 back in the post-Christmas sale? Why?!)
For some reason I forgot to credit or photograph my 80s bangle – it was 79p from a charity shop in Southgate many moons ago.
In case you’re wondering how the search for gainful employment is going, the answer is slowly but a couple more possibilities have been brought to my attention. Nothing set in stone yet because everything depends on funding. And in art education my subject is frequently deemed less worthy than other disciplines. So we’ll see. Rest assured you’ll be the first one to know if and when anything good happens.