Friday, 29 January 2010

A Circus Costume & A Bathing Suit

bathing suit

• 1950's blue plaid halter bathing suit, eBay.
• Black taffeta skirt, eBay.
• Red 1960's patent t-strap shoes, eBay.
• Red lipstick by Natio.

This is what I wore for most of sweltering Thursday - i could have easily lounged about all day in my underwear, but instead, i opted for a 1950's bathing suit & red lipstick. I added the skirt - which is actually covered in paint - when I had to venture out into the world for an hour to drop off forms and do boring errand-y nonsense.

raised eyebrow?!

I changed into this outfit during the afternoon to go to a friend's farewell picnic - the dress is actually one part of a three-piece 1930's circus costume. i didn't realise until much later that it is actually designed to flash one's undies when one bends over ... I then tried not to bend over for the rest of the night. It was a really lovely farewell, with plenty of wine, cake, sour cherry & sherry punch served in beakers, and a game of 'duck duck goose' in which I was accidentally tackled. Fun!!

light in my eyes

I am a shameless ham. Truth.

what is this i see?

• Lambswool beret, bought in the Netherlands, 2006.
• 1930's navy and cerise circus girl rayon dress, eBay.
• Black OTK socks,!
• Black 80's Trotters oxfords, eBay.
• 1980's Rayban wayfarers, eBay.
• Red lipstick by Natio.


Solanah said...

That dress is so cool!

Louise said...

LOVE the bathing suit. Such a fantastic idea to mix it with a breezy circle skirt.

Mamushka Marie said...

SO cute!

Twila said...

The bathing suit and dress are both so cute!! I love the sequin number below!!

The Sequin Cat said...

I just love your style. But you already know that.

Hurray for the new photo location in the new home!

Adventures of a Sequin Cat

frankie said...

wear the swimmers to work if its hot on Friday! Dare ya. . .

Anonymous said...

You know we need to see the back of that dress now :)
Love it!

VoteAudrey said...

You're my new favorite dress-er.

wardrobeexperience said...

love both outfits! pretty cute!


Stéphanie said...

You're adorable !

hannah and landon said...

ahh, so super cute!

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Velveteen Libertine said...

I LOVE the vintage bathing suit, so so much. Grand snag.



The Sequin Cat said...

Missing your posting! Also, had no idea you were Page Three girl in 'What I wore Today'. You go girl!

Pony said...

Oh, I'm sorry hon! I've been feeling very uninspired to post since I started working around the clock. I have a day off tomorrow, so maybe then :)

I hope you're doing well!


The Sequin Cat said...

What projects are you working on at the moment? Have a lovely day off!

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