It’s been a strange kind of week. Last weekend, we all but got sunstroke when out walking, and the summer weather continued during the week, making me sweat in my polyester summer dresses while slaving away at work!
I found this sleeveless green dress at Think Twice last week, just in time to wear while the glorious weather lasted.
We bought some fiery red Pelargoniums to put into the lovely green enamelware planters we found at Blender Vintage Shop a couple of weeks ago. Aren’t they a cheerful sight against the crackly white paint of our ancient potting shed?
The warm weather has given a boost to our garden’s greenery, giving it its usual lush summer outlook. Several Geraniums have started blooming, including the unusual dark violet Geranium phaeum. The double Aquilegia ‘Nora Barlow’ is also making an appearance, although not in the place where we originally planted her. No, she decided to self-seed in the most awkward of places, right beside the door of our potting shed. The many ferns, which were already in place when we “inherited” our garden, are starting to unfurl their fronds and will soon turn our garden into a true jungle.
Summer ended on Friday night, though, when temperature started dropping. On Saturday, we were back to about 10 degrees Celsius, making it quite a contrast with the high temperatures we had been getting used to. So, goodbye to summer clothes for now.
One advantage is that I could finally wear my pink spring coat, as usually it is either too cold, too warm or too wet to wear it.
There's always got to be a silver lining, no?
I bought the coat on my first ever visit to Blender Vintage Shop and it is a true gem.
It is tailor-made in a lightweight candy pink fabric, lined in palest pink. It has a round collar and closes with four buttons, ending with a cute little bow below the bust.
Beneath the coat, I wore a short-sleeved dress in a turquoise, green, grey and white pattern, with a notched collar and fabric covered buttons. The label reads “Courtaulds Lirelle”.
To combat the cold, I added a green cardigan to which I pinned a blackbirds brooch bought from the “Brooch Lady”.
Black court shoes, a cream vinyl handbag and a colourful Italian-made scarf completed my outfit.
Dress and scarf: Think Twice
Shoes, bag, belt and cardigan: charity shopped
Coat and beads: Blender Vintage Shop
Brooch: flea market
Apart from the green dress shown at the start of this post, I did manage to find a few other nice things on the clothes front:
Skirt from Vintage Styling combined with short sleeved jumper found while charity shopping on Saturday.
Short-sleeved stripy blouse, also from Vintage Styling, in the second photo worn with turquoise blazer from the charity shop.
Finally, these cute red and white beads from Vintage Styling.
But that's not all! We had an extended weekend here in Belgium, and there was a huge flea market on Sunday, so there is more to come. Watch this space, as they say!
Did you do anything nice this weekend?