You may have noticed that I’ve been posting a little bit less frequently around here lately – or you didn’t, in which case, consider me offended 😉 – and that’s because life is pretty busy right now. I bought and moved into a new house a week ago and I’ve moved house before, but never into my own. I just didn’t know how much STUFF that would require and how much of my time and energy would go into acquiring said stuff. On the plus, I’m getting some great fodder for homeware posts, should I ever find the time to write them 😀 Throw into that still doing bits and pieces of arranging for the wedding and an all-new even longer commute to work and there just isn’t much left of me to go round. The good news is, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Things are beginning to sort themselves out and normal service will be resumed soon.
Now that I’ve explained myself, onto the outfit (which has come from my stockpile of photos, which I thankfully had prepped in advance of said move)! Before anyone gets too excited, there are no actual unicorn-dogs in this outfit post, because that would be weird. I’m, instead, of course referring to the hunt for a no-longer-sold item that is so elusive on eBay et al that it’s as rare as a unicorn. It will surprise no followers of this blog to know that said item, for me, has dogs all over it.
I’ve loved this Bernie dress for a long time. I love that it’s red (my favourite colour) and that the print features so many varieties of dogs and not just pugs. (Seriously, I like pugs and everything, but why are they the main source of dog novelty items right now?) I’ve been keeping an eye out for it for a long time, but to no avail. It really is a rare one. Then I bought the Paris dress I wore for my 30th birthday and I became even more desperate to find it, as now I knew that Bernie Dexter dresses are a good fit for my frame too and it wasn’t such a risk anymore. Then, lo and behold, a week or so after my birthday, there it was. But, alas, it was an XS and I am an S! Something told me to contact the seller just in case and it turned out the XS ran a whole size large. Hurrah! When does that ever happen in life? Me and this dress were meant to be.
With such a busy print, I kept my accessories to a minimum. I usually never ever wear my hair without my usual roll at the front (see every other photo of me on this blog ever), but on a lazy hair day I got it to look nice with a headscarf and some volume behind it, courtesy of my cheat hair sponges. So no, I haven’t suddenly worked out the secrets of volumising, it’s a total cheat. I may share it some day, in another of my vintage style life hacks type posts (although no one seemed to read that, and I was really darn pleased with it). Oh and my ‘curls’ are a cheat too, created with the only heat styler I’ve ever managed to get to grips with. Again, perhaps for another post one day, if you’re up for that?
Hopefully you can forgive me for being such a phoney when I’m wearing a dress this cute…
Headscarf: eBay (similar)
Dress: Bernie Dexter (no longer available)
Shoes: ‘Fredrica’ Swedish Hasbeens
Bag: vintage via Goody Goody Berlin