As I write I am ill in bed with a stinking head cold. Mr V passed it to me and then promptly abandoned me to fly to New York today for a week in the big Apple WITHOUT ME. Outrageous behaviour! Although he is going to be working, I am so jealous! I've never been to New York, neither for work nor pleasure and am dying to go.
To cheer myself up I'm going to cyber-preen over my new purchase. This is the vintage dress I bought last weekend at the Vintage at Southbank festival. I have no idea what age it is but I doubt it's very old or even qualifies as vintage. It was the colour, style and unusual print that had me sold. I thought it was very Carrie in SATC and could totally imagine walking through the streets of New York wearing this and hailing one of those yellow cabs, with an armful of shopping bags filled with all the wonderful things New York shopping has to offer. Sigh! Instead I am bedridden in London and burning a fever!
I especially love the concertina folds of the accordion pleat skirt. Can I just say that I absolutely adore accordion pleat skirts. The flippiness! The flirtiness! How can you not feel like like a woman wearing one? I have loved them for years but never owned one until recently as they have not been readily available for a very long time. So if there is one trend I have absolutely delighted in this summer it is the return of this elegant and feminine piece.
I've already bought three high street versions from the summer sales - a midi in white and navy polka dot print, a midi in pink lace and a blush pink maxi and I have my eye on a cute little colour block number from Topshop. And don't get me started on the pleat maxis in all the colours of the rainbow on ASOS and their cute pleat shift dress in teal. Somebody stop me!
Dress: Vintage; Espadrilles: bought in Spain; Earrings: Swarvoski; Bracelets: Banana Republic, Topshop; Belt: Accessorise