I think this post must be a new record in the number of photos I can cram into an outfit post. I do apologise, though I obviously don’t feel bad enough for me to take any out.
This outfit was taken on the day of our 12 year (getting together) anniversary. We had lunch in the restaurant we had our wedding lunch in – the Water of Leith Bistro – and then went for a little walk along the river. This bit with the trees you can see is the bit where we had some of our wedding pictures taken!
The dress I’m wearing here is the one I had been looking for advice on how to wear. This way of styling it is inspired by one of the suggestions and I’ll write about that properly in a separate post. But essentially I discovered that that dress is just too big for me. It’s just so loose at the top and doesn’t fit right. I tried to hold it together with mini safety pins at the back but that didn’t work for very long because they just became undone. I’m in two minds whether to try and rescue the dress by either taking it in or shortening it or whether to just give up and hope that someone slightly larger can make use of it. Anyway, more on that another time.
I’m also not sure I’ve ever shown this hat in all it’s full glory. I’ve talked about it on the blog before (including it’s resemblance or otherwise to Mary Poppins and Paddington bear hats) but the photos were indoors in artificial light so you can’t see it all that well. Well, here it is in proper light! It’s from Fabhatrix, a local hat design shop and it was a present from Dave. I don’t wear it a huge amount because the feathers mean I can’t just scrunch it up and stick it in a bag, but I always love it when I do wear it.
And see that suicidal sausage in the bottom picture? Isn’t it just the creepiest thing? I’ve seen the same thing on a touristy street somewhere (possibly Amsterdam?) so it must have been some advertsing thing. But even if I found hot dogs appealing, this would put me off.
Me: * dress – vintage, given to me by a friend * hat – fabhatrix * top under – vero moda * coat – next * shoes – el naturalista * brooches – gift * belt – charity shop * vintage bag – charity shop * necklace – gift *
Dave: * skunkfunk jacket * new Bronx boots * jeans from some high street shop, maybe next?