It's been a while but I've been putting my time to good use, as you do at this time of year. You know... making lists, buying presents, paying a lump sum off my mortgage and buying a vintage frock.
Yes indeedy and what a beauty...check her out.
I found her in a chazza on their vintage rails which are shoved up in one corner. An elderly couple were dithering about and blocking my way, rather than push them out of the way such was my impatience, I turned my attention to the evening dresses which I could access. Not something I would usually make a beeline for (invitations to dinner dances rarely come my way these days) but on this occasion I was glad I did. I couldn't believe my luck when I saw this sixties stunner so paid the required £22 and ran off with her before someone beat me to it.
The fabric is taffetta-like, overlaid with georgette and look at the elegant bow detail and 'drapey-ness' on the back! Lush.
I've tried to research Melbray of London with little success, are you an owner of one of their frocks?
Fortunately I just managed to squeeze my bulk into it although Magic Knickers will definitely be required. I've nowhere in mind to wear it just now but heeded advice from fabulous fashionista Vix, so when an occasion does present itself I'll be party-ready and won't need to dash around the shops like a greased weasel.
I must say I do feel tres elegant in it.
Frock - St Catherines Hospice shop
Beaded satin shoes, had them for years - Debut by Debenhams
Fishnets - TK Maxx
My approach to Christmas has never been more laid back, most presents are bought but not wrapped, cards almost written.. some posted, no decorations up at all...still not sure about that one. Things to do in the coming week - shop for last few pressies and food, wrap parcels, make two dozen mince pies and freeze, enjoy a night out with friends, a pub lunch with relatives and I've even found time to fit in a smear test, yuk. Now I'm 5
01 I've been expecting the dreaded first mammogram appointment to drop through the door any minute....no doubt something to look forward to in the New Year hey?
I'm at work again tonight so will miss the Strictly dance-off and results show.... bugger. Fervently hoping that Fit Patrick will stay in but he is the bookies favourite to be voted off. It looks like it could be an all female final.
Who's your favourite?