There's a massive contrast in the blogosphere today, some bloggers are chosing to maintain a respectful silence in recognition of the ongoing plight of the Japanese whilst many UK residents are spending it laughing whilst raising money for Comic Relief.
My Red Nose Day efforts so far have consisted of lending out some of my clothes to friends for workplace fancy dress and throwing money in buckets wielded by collectors in the town centre. No doubt I'll be spending this evening in both fits of laughter and floods of tears as the televised extravaganza intersects hilarious comedy sketches with heartbreaking real life tales from across the UK and Africa.
There's so many worthy causes out there, many hold an intensely personal reason for our support and it's up to the individual to choose. I prefer my charitable deeds to be done privately without need for recognition, if people wish to donate they should do so because they want to and not through peer pressure. I'm not financially well-off but my life is a hell of a lot richer than millions of people the world over. For me buying most of my clothes from charity shops isn't nearly generous enough although I hear this defence frequently bandied about when there's a collection tin being rattled.
Anyway, that's enough chat when there's two new dresses to show off.
This 1960's Keynote mini dress was from a jumble sale two weeks ago and cost 20p. I've rehemmed it and repaired the hooks and eyes at the back. I'm wearing it with some vintage grey leather boots (PDSA £4.99) and the 1960's white disc bag I bought for £1 from yesterday's car boot sale. The disc earrings were a prize from lovely Lisa-Jane's blog giveaway.
This gorgeously slinky dress arrived from South-West France today from my glamorous friend Dash. Jon's finding it very distracting, it fits beautifully and I love it. It's the colour of fine wine so it would be a crime not a quaff a bottle later in Dash's honour.
I'm wearing it with a vintage turban and a pretty basket shaped bejewelled padlock (courtesy of the beautiful Sarah Misfit) refashioned into a pendant with the addition of ribbon.
However you've chosen to spend today, in quiet contemplation, hilarity or just hungover from St Patrick's Day shenanigans I hope it was good.