I've been having some pretty swell luck at the op-shops recently! This is one of my favourite finds ever - look at that gorgeous print! You may have noticed, I am a sucker for anything with a Japanese theme. My dream is to find one of the souvenirs that American soldiers brought home from the pacific - this dress isn't one, but it's close enough for now! Chinese New Year happens to fall on Valentine's Day, I'm hoping The Boy and I can drop in on the festivities - I want to stock up on lacquered parasols and fans!
It's 100% cotton, which is just perfect for the disgustingly hot weather we've been having recently. I'm hoping for cooler weather by sunday; the dress I had planned on wearing is satin (and lord knows that will not mix well with 35 degree heat...)
The label of this dress is marked "SSW" - is anyone familiar with that acronym's meaning?
I hope you are all having a good week! I have to think of some good picnic foods to cook before Sunday; any suggestions? Please keep in mind that I'm domestically challenged - anything from books with titles like "Kid's Kitchen" probably makes for a good start!
Time for an update on my blog profile, 2 years on! I still don't know how to sew properly (how is it that I always manage to sew stuff inside out?) Still at university (although I'm one step further along the road to becoming a psychologist!) I work full time, so I am no longer a regular at any opshops (but hopefully can now afford a few etsy pieces that were previously out of my price range!) I still love the 40s and 50s, but am divebombing into the fun and experimental fashions of the 60s, 70s, and (gasp) today! I post irregularly, but when I do I hope you like what you see!