Monday, 27 June 2011

SUSSEX IN THE SUN .......... hopefully !!!! ..........



Am off to stay with my sister for a couple of weeks in Horsham, Sussex. Every summer, our husbands go off in  ....................





the Morgan to Le Mans but, this year they are off, driving in Spain. Meanwhile, my sister and I eat and drink our way through all of the lovely restaurants in the surrounding area and polish off quite a few bottles of my sister's cellar !!!! haha. Well, considering our husband's will be enjoying the delights of Spain and what it has to offer, it would be rude not to, wouldn't it ?!!
........... I probably won't be commenting on your posts for a few days but will make up for it on my return.
Also, many, many, thanks to my blogging friend Simone of The Bottom of the Ironing Basket.





I won her fantastic giveaway of a pot of Dr. Perricone's Cold Plasma which is worth a pretty penny and much needed on my face !!!! I am looking forward to at least 10 years being taken off of my age  and many offers of modelling assignments so, thank you SO much Simone. I have been reading Simone's blog ever since I began blogging two years ago ( note to self ..... have some sort of giveaway myself to celebrate my 2nd blogging anniversary !!) Simone lives fairly near me and loves London as much as I do. Her blog is one of the most beautiful in Blogland and you must go over and see for yourselves. She is kind, open and generous and her blog is a joy to visit.

See you all when I return and, please don't forget me !!



first two images by me and last image from Dr. Perricone website.

Jackie

Thursday, 16 June 2011

CELEBRATE ...............

We are off to a family wedding in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on Friday. The wedding is on Saturday at 1.00 p.m. and I'm looking forward to .....




Beautiful dresses ..........






Flowers ..........





A stunning venue .......... the above is where we are actually going. It looks pretty good to me......what do you think ?






Button holes ..........





Dining by candlelight ..........






Cupcakes ..........





We could possibly be needing one of these and ..........





the bride and bridegroom could be dancing in the rain !!


Looking forward to wining, dining, flowers and dresses, family and friend's, love and romance and an all round fabulous day.

Sending my best wishes to Christian and Michaela for a wonderful day and a happy life together.







images 1 & 4 : via vintage rose garden, image 2 : via french frosting, images 3 & 12: via visualize.us, image 5 : via Suffolk barn, image 6: via ruffled blog, image 7: via Elle Decoration, image 8: via Vintage Kompagniet, image 9: via shoshana loves, image 10: via so cute things, image 11: via we heart it, image 13: via Umla.

Jackie

Thursday, 9 June 2011

TO MAXI OR NOT TO MAXI ?.......THAT IS THE QUESTION ..........



I bought the above dress from All Saints about  two months ago and have yet to wear it.  Being the age that I am ( !!!! ) and loving fashion for all of my life from about the age of 16, I have worn it all before !!


Biba, in South Kensington, was my second home and, my friend's and I spent hours and hours in there, trying clothes on, testing out the make-up and lounging on the 1920's leather settees, watching the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Twiggy etc, browsing and buying the great clothes that were sold there ( at a very reasonable price, may I add !! ) I still have a few of the clothes that I bought in Biba and, last year, one of my jackets ( the exact one ) was on The Antiques Road Show (...groan !!!!! ) and  they said it was worth £800 !!!!




As you can see from the above page from a Biba catalogue, we are now wearing very similar clothes  !! I think that's why I'm having trouble, wearing the maxi second time around !!







I have worn mini, midi, maxi , every which length.....you name it, I've worn it and, have just bought some palazzo trousers which are exactly the same as a pair I had in the late '60's. I have somehow managed to wear those.














I could have bought my dress in white but, I always feel that I should be selling ice-cream when I wear white !!



SO, the big question is..........Am I living in my own past and am now too old to wear it ?????

AND, are all of you wearing maxi dresses on a daily basis or do you feel as if you are going to a wedding when you wear them ????

Answers on a postcard please..........or in a comment.....whatever's quickest !!




image 1: via All Saints, image 2: via dolly rocker girl, image 3: via Biba mail order catalogue, image 4; Via Biba mail order catalogue, image 5: via mj-salad-days, image 6: via necco heart, image 7:via sweet as a peach, image 8: via red poppy fashion, image 9: via that's not my age, image 10: via scrumtrulescent, image 11: via dustjacket attic, images 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17: All Saints. 





Jackie