Monday, 28 February 2011
black and cream floral dress
Well, I finally finished painting the yellow room, well, yellow – a lovely creamy buttery shade which is, appropriately enough, called Butter. Until last week this room was a horrible, overcrowded, dingy-white painted bike shed, and a general dumping ground for things that didn't belong anywhere else. After a bit of hard work under the floorboards, we now have a carpeted cellar (hehe, of sorts – it really isn't as grand as I just made it sound – but it is most awesome and useful) for storage, and this room, a study proper, although we have been jokingly referring to it as our sun room and the term is starting to stick. Now we need to put up pictures (left a bit, down a bit) and lots of shelves (down a bit, left a bit) and find a good lamp, and maybe a little table and chairs set. It's nice in here :)
I am out of practice – I forgot to list the details. The dress is from Alannah Hill, and the shoes are Jeffry Campbell – but you knew about the shoes already :)
I love this dress – it's pretty much a favourite at the moment. And, see, it's silk, it's good in summer and winter (so goes my reasoning) and, well, I just really like it. Especially with my ridiculously high platforms, which, in case anyone was wondering, are really easy to walk in.
It's the last day of summer here, not that you'd notice; it's really grey and gloomy and it's been raining on and off all day. I'm not really a summer person, and although it would have been nice to have some more sunny, warm, let's-go-outside kind of days, I am so chuffed to be going into Autumn. It's still my favourite season, even though it is so different from the London Autumn I will always be in love with, and I am looking forward to wearing my warmer clothes – and this time that means lots of velvet, my trusty black cape (I wouldn't mind finding a heavier waterproof one, though, but I do like this one), my black '40s wool suit jacket, various fluffy scarfy-collary things and some vintage hats I picked up last week.