Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Sunday Sort of Day

Sunday was the third anniversary of Matin's father passing away (sadly I never got the chance to meet him; Matin and I met six weeks later), and we've made a sort of tradition to take a quiet "remembrance walk" on the date. I hadn't planned to take outfit photos today but since the weather and the setting were so nice we thought it a shame not to take advantage. So you get to see what I look like on a normal day - hair in a loose ponytail, minimal accessories (in fact the only reason I'm wearing any at all is that I was tidying up my jewellery box in the morning). I've had the necklace since I was about five - it's probably the first piece of jewellery I ever owned, and I thought it was wonderful.

This is my new dress, pale lemon nylon with a cute novelty cactus print - my reward for stalking the vintage category on ebay at random times of day, I snagged it for an exceedingly bargainful £10. It's a couple of sizes too big so it needs a bit of work, but that doesn't stop me from wearing it in the meantime for pottering about in (like I said, this wasn't supposed to be an outfit photo day!). I wasn't wearing a petticoat to start with, but as the nylon is so featherlight the slightest breeze can send it flying so I added one before leaving the house.

1950s dress, ebay; 1950s cardigan, etsy; Hairclip, car boot sale (I think); Necklace (vintage 80s!), mine from when I was little; Bracelets, Primark; Handbag, etsy; Shoes, can't remember - bought them new about 8 years ago.


  1. Lovely look as ever. I do like that handbag.

  2. I love that your "off-duty" look is still so glamorous :)
    R xx

  3. What a lovely thing to do :)

    Ooooh - yummy lemon dress!

  4. You look lovely- it's so important to remember people who were special- and to tell those around us while they're still living!
    Do you think you could look on eBay for a 1950s dress for me for £10?! x

  5. Love, love, love the dress and jacket. Your pictures are wonderful.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  6. What a touchingly sweet thing to do in memory of a dear soul. You look so, so elegantly beautiful here - amazing bargain find on the dress, it's stellar.

    ♥ Jessica

  7. Beautiful outfit, Charlotte! :) That dress is an amazing find!

  8. That sweater is super adorable! I wish I had one in every color!

    PS Did I read something on Twitter about you possibly coming to Portland?

    1. It's still a bit pie in the sky at the moment, but if I can get the funds together then yes, Portland here I come!

      xx Charlotte


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