Monday, 2 December 2013
palest yellow 1940's vintage dresses and big big travel plans for our honeymoon!
Happy Monday! It's summer time, officially, at last here. I cannot – cannot! – believe how fast the last week has gone. I mean, really! It flew! This is from last weekend, when John and I made some travel plans for next year. To say we are excited is an understatement! We haven't been overseas since we arrived in Australia just over 10 years ago (yes, that anniversary whizzed by un-marked and unnoticed by us, but we actually did do something quite Australian on the day anyway, and I have pics of it to share with you!) and I think this is possibly the best honeymoon we could have. I almost feel guilty about going but then I remember I haven't been "home" since I moved here, so I think I might just be due! We've having some fantastic, wonderful spring weather over these past few weeks – I know, I'm weather obsessed, but it is the number one thing that controls what you wear, so... I would be! I don't remember there ever being such an extreme spring since I've been here. It's been either hot or cold, so the nice, inbetween-y days are so, so welcome. Especially good for when you're wanting to wear vintage! I've been wanting to wear my palest yellow 1940's dress with the white and amber beads for a little while and at last I could. It's SO NICE to wear a dress and cardigan and be completely comfortable. I am trying to remember if this is the first vintage dress I ever bought, but, if not the first, it is definitely one of the very first. It was from a shop that sells vintage magazines and things but never many clothes, and the owner put it aside for me as he thought I might like it. It turned out to be a perfect fit! I've been doing more with my hair, and wearing some 1940's styles. I love having volume and rolls! Desperately need a haircut but also want to keep it this length for the wedding and then grow it longer, so... the age old conundrum: to chop or not to chop! My all time favourite style of buttons, and one of my favourite vintage dress details! So happy, silly big smile! (I later had to make a doge of where we are going to make it seem more real for John and me. I don't think it was entirely successful but it was fun to do! Much wow.) We had to get something to eat afterwards. We made the most of the final trails of chill to eat soup and porridge while we looked at the map of Europe and pinched ourselves because it's true: we are going overseas at last! I wonder if Babycat will notice we're gone?!