Monday, 2 April 2012

two dresses, two breakfasts and one cat – my weekend

autumn weekend
I just had a lovely weekend, and I hope you did too! Here are some pics from my Instagram – I'm laneway_esme if you want to follow me. Come join me!
We've had some more beautiful weather, warm and sunny but not too hot, and basically the kind of weather that I think of as the perfect summer kind, even though we are now one whole month into Autumn! It really has put me in a good mood. I am finding that this good mood means I also want to wear happy, girly clothes, having spent the last half of our summer proper wanting to wear anything but. As I've mentioned in my recent posts, I am really enjoying wearing full skirted dresses, and no longer find them cloying. In fact, I might have added a new vintage one to my collection..!
Saturday was warm but also very windy, so of course I chose to wear a shorter, full skirted dress and spent the next few hours desperately holding it down, a move I find is greatly helped by swearing often. We had a delicious breakfast at a favourite cafes, and then went to the Retro Star vintage sale. A quick change of dress (a vintage fitted dress, much better for sanity, not to mention decency, in windy weather) and met up with some friends at an art exhibition, and then saw some bands. On Sunday we had a lovely late breakfast with a couple friends, made a third, new one – see the kitty? her name is Penny and she is far more affectionate than that photo might suggest! – and drank lots of very good coffee, and finally headed home to enjoy some hot cross buns. And now I'd like to do it all again, please!
The shorter gingham dress is from asos, as is the bag, and the shoes in that picture are by topshop – yep, all brand new! That doesn't happen everyday! Oh, I've just remembered the head scarf – it's a vintage '60s one, from an op shop... see, there's always something, it seems! In the bottom left pic I am wearing a 1950s dress (an absolute favourite at the moment) with a hand knitted shrug from a second hand shop and the shoes are again from topshop. The top left pic is possibly my favourite breakfast, poached eggs and avocado on toast. I make an amazing version at home, and I'll do a post on that very soon!

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18 comments:

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Yay, I love a kitty visitor. She is gorgeous. *pat, pat, pat*


I'm loving that short gingham one, so cute.

Melissa G said...

I love the gingham dress. I'd want to wear that about. It's cute and sexy.

markedbeautyblog said...

Gorgeous dresses & gorgeous kitten! xx

Alexandra said...

what a great piture of the cat!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, as usual! And love the kitty cat.

xoxo
Lynn

grosir pakaian murah said...

WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..

Riikka said...

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those TopShop shoes but unfortunately I've never been able to find them here in London Town.

leonie fanning said...

Your looking beautiful dresses fab.love the sho
es too. Best wishes from Dublin.xx leo.

Mrs Amber Apple said...

precious! i like poached eggs too! it's been windy here too and of course i have been wearing full skirts and they've been flying up - it's dreadful!

i heard that the Queen of England has tiny weights sewn into the hems of her dresses/skirts - wonder if that's true, and if it is, how do they do it?

AngeliqueDama said...

Your style is incredible! I love your heels! You always have such a great heels!:D
Kisses

Laura said...

Beautiful dresses, and what a precious kitty! :)

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Helen said...

Very jealous of your delightful breakfast!
I have similar problems with skirts- I live in a rather windy city and I am constantly having to grasp hold of my skirt!

kaarlijnx-x said...

waauw, I really like this pictures. Beautiful dress!

MarieBayArea said...

those dresses are so lovely on you, pretty lady. and the kitty is darling too.

Sandra said...

What an adorable cat. Yum, love breakfast and love the checkered red dress.

Cassie Stephens said...

Those blue shoes...gah!! I love them! You look amazing as always. And including a kitty picture is always the right thing to do ;)

Jessica Cangiano said...

Sweet, girly frocks, a darling kitty, and a scrumptious meal - sounds like weekend bliss to me! :)


Wishing you a gorgeous day,
♥ Jessica

eline said...

what an amazing floral dress! and the food looks good!

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