...like it's ma birthday...
'Cos it is! Hehe, and I'm going to take full advantage, by doing exactly as I please... which means very little office work. Sadly Craig is working all today :(( but we are all going out to dinner together as a family tonight, so I am looking forward to that. This morning I stayed in bed for a bit, super self-indulgently flipping through Vogue, then Cassie brought me a cup of tea as well as one for herself and we sat chatting for a good half hour. It was so nice! She is a very sweet and spontaneous daughter like this sometimes ... Then I wheedled Tim and Sam out of bed (who are also sweet, if not so spontaneous) and we went out for brekkie together. Again, so nice! I'm glad my children are great fun company...
I plan to walk the dog and sew too. (so nice! oh, OK I'll stop that now...)
So today being a please-myself kind of a day, I picked out my favourite (self-stitched) spring-time dress to wear. Thankfully the weather gods are smiling with a delightful 23C and only light-ish breezes, so I can.
I can, so I do.
I dress, therefore I am.
(Descartes, you know... sort of)
Being lace it can look quite dressy but I happily downgraded this dress to casual status a while ago, and so it gets worn anywhere anytime now. Weather permitting, obviously...! It used to be one of my formal choices and I have worn it to weddings, cocktail thingy-s and dressy afternoon gatherings but I think it looks perfectly elegant with thongs or low casual sandals for ordinary days. I think favourite dresses should be worn whenever, don't you?
First thing this morning was a little fresh so I also had on my own brown cardi, which I am carrying here. Even with that old textured cardi it looked quite good together. Or should I say; the dress made the cardi look good...? When we go out tonight I will fling on my grey wool spring coat, step into some heels, put up my hair, and be perfectly elegant for a swisho restaurant too.
Hope you all avagoodone!
Dress; based loosely on NewLook 6699, beige and silver lace, purple/brown shot silk chiffon, beige border lace, beige cotton lining
Cardigan, my own design, Jo Sharp Silk Road DK Tweed in Brindle, details here
Shoes; Bronx, from Zomp shoes