Yeah, you already know that I'm a freak because I don't embrace Autumn like 99.99% of the blogging world but you can keep your chunky knitwear, hot chocolate, dark evenings, tweed, prohibitive heating bills and stodgy stews. I'm sticking to crisp salads and pear cider and won't be swapping my neon dresses, in-yer-face eye shadow and Barry M nails for neutral autumnal hues any time soon.
Nylon's just as cosy as knitwear and the beauty of a maxi dress is that you can wang thermal undies, woolly socks and leggings on underneath and nobody's any the wiser. Thank goodness I stocked up on fake fur coats at car boot sales in the summer when they were £2 each and nobody else was interested. I've a new-to-me 1960s cropped white number I'll stick over this to the pub later.
The one good thing about this time of year is that these platforms which I'd been eyeing up since June were marked down to £5 this morning. Yes, I not only bought something retail but I bought two pairs whilst I was at it (in different colour ways), too.
I reckon they'll look even more fabulous worn with some bubblegum pink opaques.
Anyway, enough about the weather. Here's some of the things I've been buying from car boot sales this week.
A huge stash of 1960s and 70s dressmaking patterns including an awesome majorette costume which should be brilliant to make for next year's festival season. £1 the lot.
Marcasite Art Deco buckle - destined for my stall at Sunday's Vintage Fair
A pile of fabulous mostly 1950s era satin scarves including one marking her Maj's coronation. How very apt! These are off to the vintage fair.
A 1930s Wyndham Creation bias cut silk slip.
How pretty is this rose trim?
Two 1960s hipster belts in rainbow colours.
Unworn 1960s swimsuit, destined for the vintage fair.
Three fabulous 1960s frocks, one handmade and the other two by English Lady. I love all three but they're too big so they're off to the fair to find a home with a curvier girl.
Unworn 1960s Windsmoor woollen skirt suit. Another item for my stall.
I wore this 1960s crochet poncho today (yes, me and knitwear, who'd have thought it?) and got lots of smiles so I'm keeping this. It was £2
A groovy psychedelic make-up bag to replace my manky Barry M one. It was 20p
This 1950s Midwinter Fashion Plate cake stand will be on my stall on Sunday.
I love this huge 1970s Diana Ross mirror but Jon hates it! What a shame, if it doesn't sell on Sunday then I'll have to keep it!
This 1930s/1940s full length gown is a work of art but not my style so this'll also be off to the vintage fair on Sunday where hopefully it'll find a loving home.
I'm off to the pub in a bit as I don't think going out on the lash on Saturday with a 9am start the following day is a good idea. I'll try and take plenty of photos of my stall (unless I'm inundated with customers!)
Have a fabulous weekend!
See you soon.
See you soon.