This is, I’m fairly certain, only the second time I’ve worn this dress. The first time was at a wedding in 2011, can you believe it! I think I stashed it away because it’s such delicate fabric and handwashing is such a faff (though Dave just stuck it in the wash and it survived, phew! So maybe not that delicate a fabric). It wasn’t my first choice that night either, I was going to a charity variety show, with a vintage theme, and had planned to wear my wedding reception dress, but it is too small! I could just about zip it up, but eating or drinking anything would have been impossible, and sitting down would not have been advisable. I am back to pre pregnancy weight so I thought it should be fine, but obviously not! I’m pretty annoyed at this, because I’m really really not into intentional weight/inch loss, but on the other hand I bought that dress specifically because I could wear it again, and now I can’t. Oh well, that’s something to worry about another time!
In any case, I found this powder blue one in one of the boxes, and it did a fine job as a stand in. It actually fits me better now than when I was a bit trimmer, as I’m filling out the waist now, so the drape sits like it is meant to. Plus the wedding one might have been abit OTT, there were plenty of non dressed up people there on the night.
In other news, I got my hair cut! It was all so broken I went for a proper chop. I love the way it looks, but I’m not sure I’ll keep it, it’s too high maintenance for me, requiring blowdrying and ideally straightening as well, plus it’s too short to tie it back, so I have to cover myself in kirby grips on non-hairwash days.
vintage dress – penny dreadful vintage * shoes – clarks * jacket – charity shop * bag – fripe shop in Paris *