The last few days it's been so sunny it's like we're having a replacement August! We had October in August, so now we're finally having August. I can't even remember the last time I went out in short sleeves without a coat in October.
And so to celebrate, a sunny little ensemble! The late 40s / early 50s dress is one of my favourites (I wear it quite a lot, but this is actually the first time I've managed to take a full-length photo of it) - it makes my waist look tiny (I'm not corseted!), though the bodice is so tight I can't raise my arms above my head. You can't see too well from the photo, but the collar and cuffs have little red polka dots. And I topped it off with one of my collection of cherry hats, a 1950s straw with cherries heaped over the brim.
♥ Early 50s dress, ebay ♥ 1950s hat, ebay ♥ Bangle, H&M ♥ Sandals, Marks & Spencer ♥ Petticoat, antique shop in Midhurst.
I wear a lot of navy blue. I like navy blue, but I want to have more colours in my wardrobe to choose from. I got a beige 1940s suit from ebay, and it fits perfectly but beige does nothing for me so I've been mulling over what colour to dye it - I first thought navy blue, but I already have two navy blue suit jackets (one's missing a skirt; the skirt of the other is too small, but I have a cunning plan to remedy that - more on that another time). So I'm considering either chocolate brown or forest green, but I don't know which would suit me better. I really want to get my colours done.