My dearest friend Vix posted a while back about two dresses she bought from Ebay, same style but different colours.
Go see her gorgeous pair (of frocks, I mean) here.
And the ever-delicious Tania mentioned a similar experience, though she chose the red and left the turquoise version of her frock for someone else.
Now it's my turn!
Why have one superb 1960s maxi when you can have two?
These are Sherman of London dresses, both bought from Ebay.
I loved the story of the navy/pink version, which the seller described in her listing (bought in 1969, then family came along, and the dress was unworn and relegated to a suitcase).
While browsing Ebay some time afterwards, I spotted the black/yellow version, with no such story attached, and not in such good condition, but obviously too good to miss.
The prints and colours make me happy just looking at them.
(Please ignore the creases...)
I haven't worn this one as much; the elastic of the shirred bodice is loose, and there was a hole in the skirt.
I've patched the hole now, I intend to take in the sides of the bodice for a snugger fit, and let down the hem where it has been taken up.
1960s Sherman maxi dresses - Ebay
Kimono jacket, black cardigan, hair flowers, necklace and bangles - charity shopped
Sandals and sunglasses - retail
Pendant - car boot
I suppose maxis are my signature style (though I sound a right pompous arse using that phrase).
I enjoy wearing dresses and skirts of other lengths, but I often feel my best in a maxi.
My best self.
Is anyone else finding it hard to know what time of day to take their photos?
The bright sun around midday is impossible, but even later in the afternoon/early evening, the conditions are tricky, at least for my modest little point-and-press camera.
Maybe I should forget any attempts at realism and just go mad with PicMonkey's effects...
Sometimes, amid a sea of black, grey, cream and denim, I think I must look like this to other people.
My pair of Shermans and I can live with it.
Hope you are feeling colourful and beautiful and undeniably your best selves this week.
Thanks so much for all the encouragement to continue having a big mouth!