Breaking news! British Airways has won a High Court injunction blocking the 12-day strike that had been planned for Christmas. This means that my much anticipated holiday is back on and despite my stinking cold I fully intend to celebrate this evening.
1960's "Nouvelle Vague" wool dress and black shoe boots (Charity shop), Silver bangles and rings (India), Urban Outfitters tassel necklace and H&M tassel earrings (Car boot), Faux fur duck-down filled hat (jumble sale).
It's freezing cold here and tonight's plan are fairly low-key. A brisk walk into town, catching up with friends over a couple of pints in a traditional real ale pub followed by buffet night at our favourite Gujarati restaurant.
I'm not sure what I loved most about this dress when I spotted it in a charity shop last year, the cosy wool content, the glorious retro print or the fabulous label. Old clothing labels are just superb , embroidered and often with kitsch designs. So much more care was taken with the production of vintage clothes as they weren't mass produced. I'm intrigued to find out how a dress made in Bologna ended up in a industrial Black Country town.