Moving swiftly on from my WW2 Rationing Chic attire, I thought I needed to pull something a little more exciting out of the wardrobe today.
Don't want to bore you lovely ladies, you might not come back - and I would really miss you!
I have had this 1960s maxi for ages but rarely wear it.
It fits well, has a fabulously funky geometric print, I love the colours, and you know I can't resist a maxi - so what's the problem?
I'll tell you.
That high neck is the problem.
It poufs out at the front, which irritates me, and I hate high necks - I do not possess anything with a turtle/roll neck. I don't like the feel of them against my skin.
I know, I'm just a little freaky like that.
I wondered if I could cope better with the neckline if I shortened the dress into a mini - perhaps there is just too much of a good thing with that mad print?
But then I undid the back zip a little way, and turned the neck in to see how that would look, and I
am much happier!
Now I just need to alter it...
Any advice/assistance gratefully accepted. Since the zip goes right up to the high neck, I think I would have to take it out and replace it with a slightly shorter one, or just move the whole thing down.
There was a little snow on the ground from yesterday, but we have had lots more today, after I took these pics.
1960s D L Barron Crimplene maxi dress - flea market
Cardigan, bangles and faux fur coat - charity shopped
Boots - Ebay
I must say a big thank you to my lovely blog friend Kylie, who is always so kind and thoughtful and sends delightful gifts.
She sent me this hilarious tea towel, safe in the knowledge that I always looketh exceedingly well to the ways of my household.
And the Ladybird book covers contain an assortment of cards made from Ladybird illustrations.
Thank you, Kylie - you are a treasure!
It's been a slim week on the charity shopping front, but I did pick up a funny little object today for £3.
It's a carved wooden sliding book shelf with hinged ends.
Not particularly rare or amazing, but I like wood, and I like books.
The books on it are some of those I bought for the kids this week - the first two Twilight novels for Eldest; Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz and Harry Potter for Seldom Seen; and Paddington Bear stories for Littlest.
All between 10p-£1.
I am so relieved the kids like to read, I am more than happy to scour the charity shops to feed their enthusiasm.
Have a fabulous weekend, my dears - try and keep warm or cool, depending on the conditions!