Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Christmas swag

 I hope you had a great Christmas! I've been a terribly lazy pudding and have done very little, but given how hectic the first part of December was, I think I've earned it. Considering my extremely basic outfit this morning, which didn't even include jewellery or perfume, I thought: Goody and Vix would NOT approve of this, and then I thought: but they're big on dressing to please onesself, and if I want to spend a week in slobwear, they'd probably say, 'Go forth and slob, O Mim.'

As always I got thoroughly spoiled, though I didn't get so much vintage stuff this year.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Outfit post: 90s goth

I dunno, you wait months for an outfit post and then I do two on the bounce. I'm not sure this qualifies as vintage, though some people seem to slap the v-word on 90s stuff nowadays, but it definitely is 1990s because that's when I bought this dress, from a stall on Snetterton Market.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Outfit post: secondhand special

Yeah, that's a scratching post
On my way into work this morning it hit me that I wasn't entirely convinced with this outfit. I had a yearning for something different, so got out a deadstock St Michael skirt I bought from a charity shop over the summer. I haven't worn it before as I really don't think it's me, but you know what it's like when you see 20th-century deadstock, you pick it up anyhow - or is that just me? It's got an elastic waist at the back, and I'm not a fan of those, but I decided the pale sage green top (BHS, also deadstock from a chazza but 21st century) would cover that. It would give me a reason to break open the khaki tights, till today still packaged in my drawer.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Crinoline Robot's vintage week

Woohoo! We've got the tree up and I'm finally feeling Christmassy - when the cats aren't driving me towards mogslaughter, that is. I've had to replace branches already thanks to Pippin hauling her fat furry arse up the Christmas tree. This is why I have unbreakable baubles. I miss putting up my glass baubles, but hopefully in a few years' time the cats will have grown up a bit and I'll be able to enjoy them again.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

My five favourite Bond films

Sean Connery as James Bond
This time of year makes me think of Bond films*. Once Christmas gets here, then it'll be time for Muppets' Christmas Carol (the rare version with Belle's song!), It's A Wonderful Life (Mr Robot's annual hankiefest) and the Lord of the Rings special editions, but before then something about the season makes me long for Bond, James Bond. That said, when ITV does show them – they seem to go through spells of being on ITV3 or ITV4 – the lot are shown in succession and there are some I always watch, and others I always miss. Frankly, life's too short to bother with GoldenEye. Here are my must-sees.