When I was a skinny teen I wore short skirts all the time but over the last 15 years my hemlines have become a more sensible length as my body mass has increased. Now I'm a UK size 18-20 I'm really cautious about wearing short skirts for fear of looking like, well..... a fat slag.
I bought this dress from ebay and dyed it lavender. However the crappy inner slip just looked hideous so I decided to wear a regular petticoat with it.
Necklace - Salvation Army Christmas Bazaar
Belt - Primark
Tights - H&M - new fave place for tights, great fit, great colours, don't fall down after one wear
Shoes - ebay
Ok girls, so honestly, how do I look? Is it just too short. Is the fit all wrong? Am I too big to get away with that hem length. Do I resemble an orange balanced on matchsticks?
I need your feed back, I know the colours look great. I'm so pleased the dye actually too. I recommend Dylon, just keep stirring it for ages.
I had an audience for my posing, not sure what they thought of it
Neither the squirrel or the Great Tits seemed to care what I was up to. The birds are so sweet on the feeder, they actually queue up. Very British of them.
The amazing Lucy of Small Talk sent me the matching dress to the 60s/70s waistcoat I got last week. It look rather fabulous
I love it! That dark patch is just water, the material attracts moisture.
She also sent me
|Beautiful card made by her fair hands, crucifix icon for decorating ala Sarah Misfit, Miffy phone case, lovely Royal Albert coffee cup and saucer and some depression flashcards!|
Yesterday I went to the Salvation Army Christmas bazaar and also had a wander round town. There was a large selection of handknitted goods at the bazaar
The beret is my favourite purchase of yesterday. I'm trying to emulate Curitse "The Bod" "Vintage Mother Superior" of The Second Hand Years
50s coat - Ebay 99p bargain
This is what I ended up wearing for a lazy Sunday
So let me know what you think about the dress!
I'm still tracing my family history and I've managed to get back to 1584 in Buckinghamshire alone. So my "old soul" side likes a bit of folk. It makes me feel attached to the place my genes have been hanging around for centuries. Like a chav in a vandalised playground