And, with typical Melbourne weather behaviour, our last day of summer is actually kind of cold. It's delicious! I have four new (to me, as ever) vintage dresses that I can't wait to start wearing this Autumn and winter. They are all Mad Men style fitted dresses (dare we say wiggle dresses?) (I don't know, I can take or leave the term) and were bargains I snapped up while I was
lazing about on etsy for hours on end doing very important research with just a touch of shopping during the Christmas holidays.
I put them on hangars for a few minutes to photograph them, as hanging them like this can be bad for their poor shoulders. I am chuffed with each one. And I found a mustard one – so happy! Of course, mustard will look extra good with red hair, which might be just perfect for Autumn..!
And I stuck mustard's sleeve down the front of black-bow to show off the neckline detail... which also shows off another, temporary, detail, courtesy of Babycat. Fluff! It is reminding me why I don't have a lot of black clothes. Seriously, I could hoover everyday and it wouldn't be enough. Plus I need to remember to say vacuum here so people here know what I'm on about.
Check out the kitteh tumbleweeds. I've got a new Sharp
hoov vacuum which I'll be taking for a spin later. It's nice to have a hoover (oh I give in) that works after what happened to our last one; the head fell off the nozzle which fell of the bendy hose which broke off from the hoover itself... all of which made an already tedious job somewhat more difficult. Then John finally gave it a firm tap (whack?!) on the floor – totally in the name of maintenance, nothing to do with frustration, oh, no – which jammed half the brush into the head so it scratched the floorboards and... yeah, I love my new hoover. It actually works very well and it beeps, too, which mildly confuses Babycat which I find to be an amusing bonus.
I'm also looking at what accessories will go with these dresses. My vintage blue veiled hat is a good contender. Black of course will be good with the mustard, and I think warm browns with the blue will be nice, too. And, should I be embarrassed, I don't know, but I've already started looking at stocking and tights to match... can you tell I'm excited?! I wonder which one I'll wear first. Which one is your favourite?