Outfit post: here comes the sun!
The top is from Fat Face, which proved a surprisingly good source of lightweight yet covering clothing to take to India. Ironically, the stuff I bought there was made in India. Talk about taking coals to Newcastle. The embroidery round the shoulders and down the arms attracted me. There's something really appealing about self-coloured embroidery; I love all those frothy Edwardian dresses and blouses, and whitework will always carry some of that romance to me. However, on holiday I only got to wear the top for one day as the strap of the VERY EXPENSIVE handbag Mr Robot bought me for Christmas leaked dye into it when I got all sweaty, and it took several washes after we got home to get the dye out again. (The strap also damaged the leather of the bag. I really need to take that up with the bag manufacturer!)
The necklace is my Indian lapis 'clanker'. I loved it but didn't think I'd get much wear out of it, yet I find myself digging it out loads. And not seen, today's perfume is Annick Goutal Songes, because sunshine demands big white tropical flowers.
I'm already really in the mood for beach pyjamas again. These trousers always make me wish I owned more pairs. (I have a repro cotton pair from years ago. Would you believe it, they're navy...) House of Foxy have brought out a fantastic beach pyjama outfit in a proprietary 30s-style print, and I love it. Decades Of Style and Wearing History have great repro patterns. Those are all-in-one designs, though, and I'm not sure if I can be bothered with the faff of going to the loo in what's basically a floaty jumpsuit. Who knows? Sooner or later I have to tire of trying to perfect the same top, and perhaps then I'll be ready to give making beach pyjamas a go.