I was so busy yesterday I didn't even have time to get dressed and today hasn't been much better, I even went to the bank in my nightie.
I'd promised to show you what I'd brought back from the vintage fair on Sunday and this brushed cotton nightdress was amongst my haul. A couple of sizes too big with a zip running from the neck to the knee, it was far too pretty to keep for indoor wear (and I never wear clothes in bed), so I worn it backwards and stuck a massive belt around the middle and nobody was any the wiser.
I also came back with this pseudo-Victorian blouse by Antik Batik and a 1970s Jeff Banks blouse,
A 1970s Belle Aire Fashions of Melbourne starburst maxi and a folksy print maxi by English Lady, a floral midi currently in the wash I'm cutting up for patchwork and this 1970s wash bag that's so big I'm going to use it as a handbag.
And the best thing about it all? They were a gift from my lovely friend Amy of Blighty Boutique who had a pitch on Sunday so I didn't need to spend a penny, that's what I call a good shopping trip.
I gave Amy my Mum's childhood collection of Coronation cards as she loves anything to do with the Royal Family.
Amy reckoned the clothes would all be too big for me to wear but they're so gorgeous I'll find a way to make them fit, that's what waistcoats and belts were invented for, weren't they?
It's bloody gorgeous today, the sun's shining and it's actually warm. I even had to take my jacket off on the walk back from town.
|1970s brushed cotton housecoat worn with leather belt (bought for 75p from Age UK in 2010), 1950s leather overnight bag (40p from last week's jumble sale), fake Litas (£5, retail) and a heap of junk jewellery.|
Once I've caught up on a million blogs and a hundred emails it's back to the grindstone. I'm so behind I'm linking to Patti's Visible Monday a day late. Hopefully I'll be able to share what I've been up to before the end of the week.
See you soon.