One thing I am really, really looking forward to come April is wearing some black, some pencil skirts and some mid century wiggle dresses. Things far more strict, serious and grown up than colourful summer fripperies. As much as I love to
see my clothes rack heaving with a rainbow of vintage cotton prints – and that section of the rack is looking
wonderfully, upliftingly stuffed these days – I look forward to the contrast, too. I love living with seasons, and the
changes they insist on. One such dress that I can't wait to wear is this black wool fitted number, with intricate embroidery on a cream collar. I can't imagine wearing this now, as it would be so warm, and I can't imagine ever wanting to layer up again. Of course I feel like this twice year, at each extreme, and soon enough will be more than happy to be quickly getting into full slips and warm wool dresses after reluctantly wrenching myself out of a toasty bed.
I think this dress might have inspired me and mah nails. I am really getting into the fancy nail art trend and deicided to add a little something to my fire engine red. I love red heart tips on pale pink, but in keeping with my dark, bold mood of this morning, I tipped the red with darkest purple, the colour of sticky fig jam, and made a little collar and added some buttons, and topped it off with a lilac... well, I guess it's a top button! I am new to this free handing nail business but I intend to get a good amount of practice in. Funnily enough, I painted my right ring finger with my left hand better than the other side – I'm right handed. Something to do with concentration? Whatever, it's something to do while watching films – if only I could find Betty Grable's Pin Up Girl! Anyway, it's time to go and make dinner, so I'm off to get cooking and presumably chip my polish – which'll give me a good reason to practice straight away! x