Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Not quite cats-eye
This is the more dramatic of the two new pairs I bought. They're heavier than I'm used to, so I'm still getting used to the weight of them on my nose. Proper catseye glasses look wrong on my face, which is probably too small and round for such dramatic shapes, but these glasses have the upper part of a catseye plus squared, rimless bottoms, and seems to give a bit of a catseye effect.
As usual when I'm overbusy, I ended up buying myself a cheer-me-up pressie. This time it was the 'Mabel' skirt in Fever's sale. (They still have some in stock.) Often when I buy things by mail order I'm slightly underwhelmed by the thing itself, but this time I was happier with it than I'd expected it to be. The turquoise, indigo and khaki colours look much more 1960s than they did on the blog, and the fabric is a sturdy, woven one that's very similar to an authentic vintage dress I own. So you can count me cheered! The cardi is a 1990s pattern by Rowan. I'm not so keen on the ancient, tatty green long-sleeved top beneath it, but it's mostly hidden and I'll find a smarter replacement at some point.
I really like this outfit. As much as anything, it's very me. Lately I've found it hard to find clothes that are my style, very simple in shape and colour, and a good style for an apple figure. I find lots I like, but usually it's because I can picture them looking beautiful on other people. Then when I buy those things they don't feel 'natural'. I was so tempted by a couple of pieces in the Collectif sale, but I knew they wouldn't be right for me. Then I realised this skirt was on sale, and I'm so pleased with it. There's a lesson for me there.