What a week it’s been since I last posted! After developing what I thought was just a cold it became obvious that I’d caught Covid from Isobel. But whereas her PCR came back positive the next day, mine got lost. So, I don’t have absolute proof that I caught it. However, the streaming nose, terrible headaches, fatigue and (most tellingly) loss of taste and smell all point overwhelmingly to that conclusion. Oh, and the three positive lateral flow tests too. I’ll be honest it’s been a really shit week, topped off with our holiday to Barbados being scuppered. Unlike some countries, Barbados requires a negative PCR for entry, and so soon after infection it’s almost guaranteed that both of us will still test positive by next week.
This was the third attempt at this trip, which was supposed to be for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday…she’ll be 82 in December! After a nervous few days waiting to hear if the insurance company would reimburse us, Virgin agreed to refund the flight money as they had cancelled our return flight, forcing us to move it to the following day. That means we’re entitled to a full refund, which is an enormous relief. The accommodation is another matter, but we’re repeat customers of the villa’s owner so we’re hoping to work something out. We’re considering a holiday somewhere else instead, but nevertheless, it’s been bitterly disappointing. Anyway, after a rough week there was only one thing for it: shower, makeup and get dressed!
I really didn’t want to miss today’s post as I haven’t skipped a Tuesday post since I started the link up. (This is the 248th!). Besides, dragging myself off the sofa and getting out of my PJs was what I needed to get out of the doldrums. When I first surveyed the contents of my wardrobe/bed/floor, I felt absolutely no inspiration or enthusiasm for getting dressed. But once I forced myself to try on some different outfits I started to come back to life. I realised I hadn’t worn a vintage dress for a while and I’ve never featured this one on the blog before.
I bought this vintage St Michael dress on eBay several months ago and wasn’t sure at first whether the style suited me. It’s not super fitted on the waist so I tried a belt, but the fabric doesn’t look great cinched in. To avoid making me look dumpy it needs chunky heels…but what colour? When in doubt, go for white footwear, especially with a vintage outfit! The white top handle bag pairs so well with these white retro-style boots. They’re from XY London and are still available. At under £30, they are very affordable, however, they do run a little narrow on the calf.
The outline of the flowers in the print of the dress is white, but the petals are yellow. As I don’t have any white earrings I chose some yellow ones instead to pick out the petals. It just so happens that my nails are painted with a neon yellow shade too. (It’s from the Revolution neon range and lasts better than any other nail polish I’ve tried…only £4 too!) My butterfly-shaped Moschino sunglasses finished off the look.
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