Saturday, 17 October 2009
The Right Length
Note the tired, puffy eight a.m. face. I'm probably thinking: Guhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I wore this to work last weekend: I'd hemmed the dress, a 1950's seersucker sun dress, the night before. I've worn this dress a million times because I love it so much, but every time I've worn it I've sighed and tossed up whether I should take it up or not. I have an aversion to altering vintage clothing too much - it irks me to no end when I see beautiful 50's dresses shoddily machine-hemmed and sold as "mini dresses" in trendy eBay shops. So if I end up hemming a vintage dress (or if I'm very lucky, convincing my mother to do it for me and send it back to me) I try to do it properly and carefully.
Anyway, I'm wearing:
• 'Blue Juice' jacket.
• 1950's seersucker floral dress. eBay.
• Raspberry patterned tights, opshopped in my hometown.
• 80's granny boots, eBay.
Here is what the dress looked like before. This photograph was taken early last year:
I am so sorry for my long absences between posts. My thesisy thingy is due in a little over a week. My final painting assessment for Honours is looming. Between writing and painting, the only other things I do are eat and sleep. Sometimes I nearly fall asleep while eating. So bear with me :) I hope to be dressing up, flower picking and going tra-la-la very very soon.
I hope you're all doing well and are doing lovely things, gearing up for winter or summer, wherever you are.