A few weeks ago I went to a friends post-wedding party, held so that everyone could celebrate after the actual wedding in France that some people weren’t able to attend. It was a swelteringly hot day, so I had to wear something that would keep me vaguely cool (though really, the vodkas with iced lemonade did a much better job of that than any article of clothing ever could).
The dress is a recent eBay purchase – it is clearly from the early 60s, but the person selling it had listed it as 40s. It is always hard to tell whether people incorrectly list things on eBay because they innocently don’t know what they are selling, or are manipulatively trying to trick buyers into thinking things are older than they are. I would say it is an even mix. In any case, the fact this dress was listed as 40s rather than 60s meant that the 60s-lovers who might have bid against me didn’t see it, the 40s-lovers didn’t want it, and I managed to pick up a bargain.
The dress is in a lovely light cotton, printed with flowers on a blue background. I wore it with secondhand cream Ferragamo shoes, a vintage cream leather bag, 60s style bucket hat from Marks & Spencer (not on their website but it is still in some stores), and a vintage mustard belt.
I’m rather pleased with the black and white photos – I think I really do look like a 60s chick! The last one reminds me of an old year book photo.