I’m actually doing a blog post on a Friday and I’m wearing a frock. What are the chances? So, this is my very first Frock on Friday post!
I had curled my hair again, so I was looking to wear something floaty and romantic to go with the curls.
I bought this not-vintage dress at TRAID in Camden when I was in London in the spring. I liked the color and the art nouveau-ish type design. Even though the skirt was too poofy on me, I thought I could make it work.
The skirt still sticks out too much, even with a lightweight cotton sleeveless tunic over it, so I may alter it someday.
In other news, I am still taking care of my friend’s cat Tigro, who likes to sleep with his face pressed into the side of his bed.
I don’t know how he breathes. Is it just me, or does he look like a garden slug?
So as not to leave you with an image of a slug, I’ll post my latest thrift find -- a stunning panné velvet maxi skirt. It has the most vibrant fuchsia, purple, green and orange flowers on a black background.
Panné velvet is impossible to photograph –neither photo does it justice. The skirt has a 24-inch waist, and I don’t, so it will go into the pile of clothes purchased for their fabric, to be made into something. I now realize that the print and colors are similar to the chenille velvet of the purse in the photo above.
I am going on a daytrip tomorrow to a town where I hear there is a great vintage clothing store with reasonable prices. Not that I need to buy anything. I'll just look...