... Or Pimms, late evenings where you don't realise the time or shut the balcony door until way after dark, or walks along Brighton sea front in a light cotton dress on a Saturday afternoon with the The Beard. Alas, summer is no longer dying - I believe it has croaked. *Sigh*
But - with all the woolen knits and lushious retro inspired coats out there, we have something left to look forward to, right gals? I am throwing myself into preparations for a trip to Wales in a few weeks and trying to plan vintage, yet warm and practical walking outfits so that I can skip around Hey on Wye in a stylish, yet warm and waterproof way. Wish me luck.
But I am digressing. This post was meant to be more a goodbye to summer. And more to the point, goodbye to my summer dresses. I went a bit dress-mental this summer. I confess. I should be ashamed, but I'm not. I thrifted all of them and saved a wodge of cash in the process whilst helping various charities (when their prices were right). Hurrah! The obsession began when I started to lose weight at the beginning of Feb. 30 + pounds later and my whole shape has changed. Not only am I more confident, but the diamonds in the rough I find in charity shops or on ebay actually fit!
There have been my favourites which shall stand me in good stead for next summer as they can be taken in (I have another 20lbs to go until goal) ...
Apologies for the same hair do and the fact that I appear to look like a man in the last pic. I can assure you I'm not - I was squinting at the sun.
And then there are the pieces that I just didn't get a chance to wear. Reasons being that they were either a tad small when I got them and I thought "this will fit in a couple of weeks" and then promptly forgot all about them. Or I just plain forgot. And I fear that by the time next summer heaves into view, I shant be heaving myself anywhere as I will be at goal weight and the forgotten frocks will need to be adapted or re-sold. Oh for shame.
So - in the mean time - here are some (shoddy) pics of my favourites. Well.. obviously not that favourite - or I would have blummin' worn them!
Way too small. Serves me right for thinking I could loose weight chomping on
Cadbury Caramel Nibbles.
Lovely yellow day dress, to be worn with belt. Didn't do up over the chestage.
One of my faves - but could not get it done up at the back without assistance. Shall fit like a dream
My absolute fave. 1950's, I know, but how could I resist for such a good price? And it spoke to me. I had to have it. And then forgot about it *weep*
So there you have it. They have all been carefully packed away for next year. Ahh - the joy of a vintage styling of oneself - things are never last season!
What laments have you got from this summers frocks?