Sunday, 13 May 2012
Autumn in May
We've had the most appalling weather in the UK for the last two-and-a-half weeks. As soon as it was announced that we were officially in drought and a hosepipe ban was launced, the skies turned slate grey and it rained pretty much continuously until yesterday. Today, however, I awoke early to glorious sunshine and blue skies so maybe things are about to take a turn for the better? It is without a doubt Lawnmowing Weather, even if just for a day.
When I took these pictures it was an bitterly cold day for May and it felt more like October, hence the Autumnal-hued outfit choice. The shift dress is a recent charity shop win, it is Kors by Michael Kors and made from 100% wool so I didn't hesitate once I saw it was only a pound. It is the sort of dress I've been looking for, slightly modish in style for layering with an assortment of shirts and blouses. Really I was after a black one but I shouldn't complain too much. Brown is good too, especially with a cream silk blouse. This blouse was also thrifted for about two pounds in The Dead Shop in Manchester, the tights were a Christmas present from Jian Wei from Topshop, the sixties/seventies pea coat I bought years ago for a fiver in a charity shop and continually wear to death. I probably should invest some pennies into getting it professionally relined soon...
As you can see, the endless rain has transformed the already unkempt garden into a jungle. There are so many wildflowers such as bluebells and forget-me-nots growing amongst the grass it seems a shame to cut it.
Kors by Michael Kors dress: charity shop
Sixties/seventies rust jacket: charity shop
Silk blouse: charity shop
Copper tights: Topshop
Cream Mary Janes (just seen): New Look
Vintage butterfly brooch: gift from younger sisters
Headband: American Apparel
Photos by Jian Wei