I woke up the other day and thought ‘I really want an 80’s shirt’. That sounds like something no one would ever say, a joke, even, but I did, bizarre!
In a moment of nostalgia I decided to hunt for a genuine article, something that would evoke a ‘girls just wanna have fun’ moment. It wasn’t easy and I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for but I came across this instead:
It had shoulder pads the size of cushions (instantly snipped out) and it was decidedly yellowed with age (Even a wash with Dr Beckmann Glowwhite wasn’t enough and it needed to be soaked in hydrogen peroxide solution for a day to restore the whiteness).
I never wore shirts with pilgrim collars in the 80’s but there’s a first time for everything and it’s a beautiful cotton and cotton lace combination. So, to set the scene, I’m humming Tears for Fears – Pale Shelter, remember that? as I snap this selfie in the mirror. I’m rubbish at it, I dropped the phone before I got one I could use.
I wore it with an orange skirt similar in colour but different in material and style to one I acquired second hand this week:
I love the carnival colours, I am besotted! What is it about orange? It’s just such a happy colour.
The garden finally got my attention this last weekend. I weeded and chopped back and noticed that the seeds I had scattered a week ago had germinated and needed water, as did my tomato plants.
Best of all though are the roses.
Last year I planted a rambling rose on the stump of an old apple tree (I couldn’t bear to take it out).
I noticed for the first time that it’s covered in roses.
Roses seem to divide people. I have a friend who hates them, I love them though. I love to smell them and I love the wild and cultured ones.
My garden is full of climbers and the ones that make massive rose hips, that look so fabulous in the autumn.
And rose buds…perfection in plant form!
As ever, wishing you a good week.
Linked up with Terri Gardner’s Slow fashion 2nd loved 1st Friday linkup, over at Meadowtree Style