The next outfits to go with my fancy new bag are in two totally different styles. The dress above is properly vampy. I believe it is late 50s, but can’t be entirely certain because the style is so classic it could have been made any time in the past 70 years. However, whenever it was made, it is perfect for imaginary vintage cocktails.
It is also gut-suckingly tight on me; I had to jump and wiggle to get the skirt lining down, and the bodice boning was digging into my tum. Thinking we’d have to take the photos quickly, fate then decreed that would be the moment my camera ran out of juice. So while it charged I spent the next 30 minutes miserably half-lying on the sofa to avoid the bones digging into my poor podgy belly. Mr D even had to plug in the charger for me because I couldn’t bend over. So, this is the perfect dress for next time I need to attend an elegant party where I don’t need to eat, move or breathe. It does look good with the bag though huh?
(note: the dress will definitely be going into the shop next time I do an update).
(second note: what do you think of the ankle straps on those shoes? I like the shoes themselves but suspect the straps shorten my legs and make my ankles look thick. Do you think I should do a Gok and cut them off?)
This next outfit is my ‘folky-biker’ look. Easy to wear for day or evening, and really all it is is a flowery maxi dress with a necklace and leather jacket. I can’t remember the dress label, I bought it from a little store in Covent Garden called Apple Tree. The jacket is vintage 80s, the boots were bought yonks ago from Oasis, the beads are from Primark and the chunky gold chain is another 80s piece.
I also took a quick photo on Sunday of the current state of my dressing table. The last time I wrote about it I was complimented on how neat and tidy it all was, so I thought it only fair to show you all what it usually really looks like:
Not looking so glamorous anymore, is it!