Yo, tumblr! I’m feeling a mite snarly this evening as I’d just finished the original version of this post when something untoward happened with the ol’ internet connection and I lost the whole enchilada – pics, bon mots and all. So I’ll err on the side of safety and keep it brief this time.
Cute Monsoon frock bagged on eBay for fifteen quid several years after it graced their stores. I’m iffy about contemporary embroidered items as I find they invariably start unravelling the moment you wear them and this one was no exception. But I do love it lots and folk often compliment me on it.
It put me in mind of Wedgewood Jasperware, which given its quintessential Britishness and Victorian popularity, probably explains why I think it has a vaguely Lolita flavour. While I certainly wouldn’t go the whole hog at my time of life, it could definitely stand a crinoline petticoat or two, and I quite enjoyed pairing it with my cat bag. Ditto my new mother of pearl bangle, which I’m quite made up with.
It was a goodly week in the charity shops. This was one of three bangular scores – another, wider mother of pearl job in pinks and greens, (£3.99), and a sage green carved number, (£2.00), that I happen to know retailed at over twenty smackers back in the day because I have one just like it in cream, for which I paid the full whack. I also liberated a very nice enamel 60s flower brooch for my ever-burgeoning collection for a princely £2.99. I flirted with a gold Mulberry bag and a Penny Plain dress with a dodgy neck but accessories reigned supreme.
And that’s pretty much it today. I’m afraid I’m too knackered by this infernal humidity to apply my brain to anything more demanding than an OOTD this evening.