Matin took me to Midhurst, a small town not far from Chichester, to visit the vintage shop Marmaduke's and the charity shops. I didn't end up buying anything - even though Marmaduke's had some decent stuff and the prices aren't bad, there was nothing there from my wishlist, so I came away empty handed.
I'm still undecided on this suit. It's 1980s vintage Monsoon, raw silk. I was meaning to sell it, but it hasn't got as far as the shop because it fits like a glove and I really like the shape (especially after I raised the hem from that unflattering late 80s mid-calf level to a more 1940s knee-length). It's the colour I'm unsure about, as I'm not sure that ultra-vibrant peacock green (more saturated than it looks in these pics) is a great colour on me. I thought about perhaps overdyeing it a more forest green. I do like it with pink though (the pink accessories barely show up in these pics - ghastly grey weather we had today). I don't know - what do you think?
Vintage 80s suit, Charity shop, re-hemmed by me; Vintage pink nylon gloves, can't remember (probably a charity shop); Pink feather cocktail hat, Janine Basil; Vintage milk glass bead necklace, can't remember; Beaded bracelets, Primark; 1940s grosgrain handbag, Charity shop; Marcasite poodle brooch, gift from Mummy; Tights and shoes, M&S.