This week it started to feel like spring is just around the corner. It’s still chilly, but buds are appearing on the trees and the sun is setting a little later every day. During such a difficult time we have to hold on to every glimmer of hope and optimism. January was a tough month for everybody, but putting on “proper” clothes and going to work every day helped to keep my spirits up enormously.
As I’m sure you know, I love wearing bright colours all year round! But wearing bold hues and prints has kept those winter blues away (mostly). I’m particularly partial to certain colour combinations for their mood-boosting properties. This vintage orange top and green trousers tick all the boxes when it comes to happy dressing.
The top had been on my watch list for a few weeks before I decided to buy it. When buying vintage you have to pay extra attention to sizing because a 1970s size 10 is considerably smaller than a modern day size 10. Sellers will usually provide measurements, but if I’m unsure I’ll message them for more information.
The other thing to consider is the condition of the fabric and stitching. The elastic shirring in the cuffs of this top has lost its stretch, which was included in the description. It also said that it had been repaired under the arm which needed restitching but I don’t think it does…nobody is going to see it anyway! It buttons up at the back, which was another reason I hesitated to buy it, but I can do it up without any bother…having long arms is useful sometimes!
My Fabienne Chapot hat and these green trousers seem made for each other; they’re a near-perfect colour match and both have gold hardware. I haven’t had my hair cut since October and it’s getting a bit bushy – I think I look better in hats when my hair is thinned out on the sides. Goodness knows what it will look like by the time I finally get it cut!
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These earrings are the result of my first foray into making jewellery with polymer clay. I’ve seen some amazing creations on Instagram and Etsy so I thought I’d give it a go. I don’t have all the tools I need yet to achieve a professional finish, but when I get around to ordering them I’m planning on making several batches.
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