Ok, I know we are now halfway through the week – happy hump day! – but here I am catching up from last Saturday. At least we can think about the Saturday coming up, as it's not too too far away!
As you know, I tried wearing a pale pink lipgloss instead of my usual bold lip colour. It just felt right. I also wore my red, pink and autumn-y shades 1950s dress, with the buttons at the midriff, and my floral wedges. It was a bit warmer than expected, and, after such a cold, rainy and grey week, it was nice to celebrate a bit of warmth and sunshine. We went out for breakfast (at around lunchtime, but hey, we're not going to get picky, right?!). Don't pay any attention to my roots!
And this is the best way to start Saturday.
Especially when followed soon after with mushrooms on toast. And even more so when sitting in the sun! Yes, even I do it sometimes. It's so lovely when we're well out of summer and it's actually pleasant.
Mushrooms, hazelnuts, rocket, and, I think, goats cheese. Yum.
But I did have food envy for John's roast beef sandwich. I also had a bite of it. It's alright, he got some mushrooms. Fair's fair.
The leaves in the courtyard were most obliging and placed themselves in just the right spots, coordinating with us perfectly. Nice one, leaf.
I love this dress. Abolutely one of my favourites. You know how I was mentioning dress types yesterday? This is another one for me: full skirted 1950s and 1960s dress in colourful prints. I keep almost buying more pink and red ones... This one has been shortened (not by me, by a previous owner) which I really like for winter, but I do like the orignal lengths, too. I only have one red dress like this at the moment, and it's lonely! I forgot to bring my lipgloss along so I had matte lips. Boo.
But one is always serene and composed when wearing vintage.
Cute half table on the way home.
Babycat helped me pop the flowers in vases. She's very good like that.
We were having some family over for afternoon coffee and cakes (which is why I'd been baking brownies, chocolate biscuits, cupcakes and scones. The biscuits were probably the best, and the scones. The brownie was more of a cake slice.) so we rearranged the house a bit to fit in eight guests. I quite like having the dinner table back in the kitchen. It's better than the three (yes, three) bikes that usually live there! Not exactly the best picture in the world, but it gives you an idea of what it looks like here at home with me – although the blue duster (see it?!) is back in the cupboard. It also shows where the kitchen windows are – they're not like other windows!
I was happy with how everything ended up matching.
My rustic biscuits. I have no intention of making them perfectly round, yet.
The afternoon went really well, everyone ate too many sweet things and drank plenty of coffee – my in-laws are Italian – and we talked and laughed very loudly. Then we gave our lovely neighbours the extra cakes (I over-catered, and I'm proud of it!) and decided to head out with some friends for espresso martinis. It did get a bit cold, so I added black and pink zigzag seam stockings and wore my grey coat for the first time! But now it's dark so early, I'll need to use the flash... I'll start experimenting with that. Promise. :)