There's a new volunteer in the Salvation army. Don't you look like Cher? She exclaimed, following me around the shop, pointing at different parts of my outfit and admiring them, in particular my bell-bottom pants*.
When Jon told her they were a pair of curtains less two days ago she told me that I was awesome and she loved me, how nice to be appreciated.
|This is the 1972 Family Circle pattern I used, courtesy of Elizabeth.|
In honour of the 100 year anniversary of Indian cinema I celebrated by dressing in a colour combination commonplace in India but show-stopping on the greige UK streets. As usual almost everyone in Walsall felt the need to pass comment, including the fruit and veg man on the market who yelled Get your sunglasses on, lads at the top of his voice.
Tania's amazing Helen brooch got an outing.
and some bastard massive Indian earrings.
Here's just a few of the dresses I've found this week - some already have homes. They're all washed, line-dried and packed away with the rest of the Kinky Melon stock ready for Sunday's Blighty Boutique vintage fair (See HERE) - three decades of frocks up to a UK 22, something for almost everyone.
Here's some more of this week's second-hand finds - a 1970s bin for Gilbert (Sally Army), a 1960s vinyl handbag (Thursday's car boot), a promotional picture for Whitefriars glass (Sally Army) and two waxed fruit crates (Thursday's car boot) for displaying my stock.
As we're working on Sunday (can't wait, I love Amy and I'm so excited to finally meet her mum, Annie, after being blogging buddies for years) we're off out tonight instead of Saturday.
|Bell bottoms (made from a curtain given to me by our friends, Sonya and Matt), 1970s Crimplene blazer (£5, Vintage Village @ Clothes Show Live, 2011), Fake Litas (£5, retail), Perspex belt (Urban Outfitters via Liz)|
Real ale, Indian food, good company and decent weather, what could be better?
The UK have a long weekend as it's May Bank Holiday.
Wherever you are have a brilliant weekend and see you very soon!
* I agree with you, Janet, it's how the dressmaking pattern refers to them.