Well the blue had to go, my roots had grown through and I couldn't bleach it again. Plus I was looking a bit washed out.
You know when the answer to something is staring you in the face? I always wanted a 1920s or 1930s straw hat with an upturned brim - in the style of my 30s heroines: Flora Poste, Emmeline Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp.
They'd alluded me on ebay for years and I'd just been outbid again, when the idea struck me to buy a cheap modern one and just turn up the brim myself and pin it in place. Duhhhh, how obvious
This rather super one is from Primark
Dress from ebay with collar sewn on by me from New Look.
I definitely want to dedicate a whole post to Cold Comfort Farm sometime soon.
Since it's actually hot, I can get away with just wearing this M&S nightie as a dress, it's too pretty to be hidden away.
I also shopped in Primark again - oops, I really should stay out of there. Whilst I was after something for a project, I found this cream fake leather waistcoat, which I rather love.
I couldn't find any Janelle Monae t shirts in the UK and couldn't afford to ship from the US.... so I made my own. Sweatshirt from Primark £6 and £3 pot of dylon fabric paint, makes this ultra cheap. And since I designed it, the only one in the world. Woo!
My creativeness too a delicious turn, when Mike and I picked elderflower, which I turned into cordial over a couple of days.
It's such a delicious and delicate drink, I'm really pleased with it.
I haven't bought much recently. If you were wondering where I'd gone, I have been very poor, ill, anxious and driving, All at the same time some days. Therefore the only second hand stuff I've bought is:
Obviously the name is what attracted me! Only 80p too, what a bargain!
Madam Pussy Purr Feels Lonely - I only typed it out to see what kind of search stats I'll get!
These pretty Hobbs shoes are real leather and only £3.
That's me done for now, but I'll be back sooner, just before my next holiday!