Yep, it was payday last week so I bought things. I thought I'd display them on my mannequin Betty for a change and I think it looks better than just hanging them up. I really need to find the finnial-thing for Betty - it's been misplaced in a move.
First up is this lovely checked blue dress. I now have about 8 blue 1950s dresses - it's definitely the most common colour in my wardrobe. I'm still searching for that elusive purple 1950s dress though. I also have a lot of dresses with checks. It seems to hang a bit funny in this pic, but it's fine on.
I love the buttons on this dress and it has sleeves - I'm on the lookout for more dresses with sleeves. There's no label to show you on this dress.
|1950s Checked Dress from Pop Boutique - £30|
|Maxi dress from Lili Bizarre - £15|
Yay it's purple! I really like this maxi by Berketex. I think it's 1970s, but I tend to associate spots more with the 1960s, so I'm not too sure. It's quite thin cotton, but lined in purple fabric.
|Close-up of Bow|
I also got another pretty maxi dress:
|Floral Maxi Dress from Pop Boutique - £21.60 and one Luna|
This dress is so sweet and I've wanted a pinafore-type dress for ages. This one reminds me of the 1980s cartoon Strawberry Shortcake.
It has a bow at the back too, but there isn't a brand label to show you, just a size label. It's quite thin cotton and only lined as far as the bodice, so I'll have to be careful what I wear underneath.
I'm rather pleased with my purchases, but again not sure when I'll get chance to wear the maxis with the weather and all. I've worn the 1950s dress to work already.
Apart from buying things, I've been getting a real back-to-school bug. Autumn really has that "new beginnings" feeling for me. I can practically feel it in the air. In the run-up to September, I always feel like I should be buying new stationery and starting new courses or projects. I'd love to go to lectures again - proper ones in warm, dimly-lit rooms with a noisy slide machine- taking notes and filling my brain with fascinating stuff. I'm even missing writing and researching. If I had loads of money, I'd go and get another degree - I'm not sure what in though. There are so many things I wish I'd studied or kept up. I'd love to get back into French, or do Classics and I've got a bit of a hankering to learn Latin (my boss can speak Latin - I am in awe). I just want to learn things! I'm a bit stuck on what to do really - I've had a look at evening classes and I don't really fancy any of them., but I'll keep my eye out.
Hrmm... what I should really do is sell things, so maybe I'll get on with that!