Friday, 21 May 2010
The Red Coat
I think I just have to accept my fate as an intermittent blogger. Activities like scouring eBay for vintage clothing, painting, obsessively checking my email, eating copious amounts of toast and working hard for the money are just going to take precedence over blogging most days. And that's okay. I'm not to going to blogger hell for it. I hope.
It's already bitterly cold in Canberra, despite that fact that we haven't quite reached Winter yet. I have a habit of getting sartorially lazy when it gets colder, so I am trying to rectify that by sorting through my tights, cardigans, jumpers and coats, getting rid of and replacing anything cheap, nasty or unflattering. Reducing my options, I guess. This Witchery cardigan hits the spot - soft and in my current favourite colour - dark blue. I have to be careful, though - I work among a lot of different shops these days, which really just heightens my latent rabid-consumer tendencies, so I have to carefully consider each purchase. Correction. I should carefully consider each purchase. Ha.
Also: I LOVE THIS DRESS. Too bad it's so small. I ate dinner with friends last night, which for me means devouring my weight in dosai, and I had to unzip it at the end of the meal. Classy, eh?
• Vintage 'Vera' animal print scarf.
• Pale cream pleated organdy 50's dress, Mam'selle by Betty Carol. To be fair, this dress would have withstood a normal meal's worth of food, but I ate way, way too much ...
• Grey cotton tights, underneath.
• Black 'Modern Vintage' buckle boots, purchased secondhand on ebay.
• Navy blue fine wool cardigan, 'Witchery'.
• Red 1960's juniors coat, bought at an opshop in my little hometown, last time I visited my parents.
This the coat I had to wear to face the ridiculously low temperatures last night:
I bought it for five dollars at an opshop in my hometown. It's a 1960's juniors babydoll coat. Yes, I am STILL pleased with mself for this steal.
P.S. I am not pretending to be on the phone. My mum rang in the middle of taking these photographs. I'm not sure she even knew I was taking them while talking to her. Hi mum! Haha.