I've said before on this blog that my wardrobe is a bit tutu-tastic. I certainly love me some tulle and the weather was good enough a couple of weeks back to pull out this pale blue confection which I've had for a number of years. In fact I went the whole hog and put it with a matching tee with lace inserts and a pink ballet wrap to indulge my inner ballerina, only stopping short of matching footwear. I went for a diamante flip flop instead of ballet pumps to break the ballet look up just a bit.
I wore this to lunch out in London with Mr V and it poured with rain. When we came home it cleared up just enough for us to have tea in the garden where the flowers are in full bloom. The giant red oriental poppies were out, our white climbing rose is heavy with blooms and there are daisies galore lining the garden path.
It's been ages since I last wore this skirt and I felt very feminine wearing it. At first I did wonder whether I would be too dressed up, but these days if I have that kind of doubt about whether to wear something dressy or not I call to mind some bloggers for inspiration. The tulle skirt I will always associate with Melanie of Bag and a Beret, who has a rather nice saying that amazing things happen when you wear amazing clothes. Now there was a strange coincidence here when I pulled out this skirt on this day thinking of Melanie's tutu post of old, the global tulle movement it inspired and the inspiration it gave me to wear my tulle skirts more often, whatever the occasion.
Whilst on the bus ride home from lunch Mr V and I copped an eyeful of dozens of naked cyclists pretty much all of them men. They were riding along the road side at top speed completely starkers, some covered in body paint, and some blowing whistles to attract as much attention as possible. Everyone on the bus burst out laughing. We could not believe our eyes and nobody on the bus had any idea what it was all about.
A couple of days later I checked into Melanie's blog. She started her post with "Remember how I said in the last post that amazing things happen when you wear amazing clothes? This is what I saw today.." and there was a picture of a group of naked cyclists. Apparently she'd seen this phenomena too but all the way over in Canada, whilst wearing something amazing of course. We're all connected in mysterious ways it seems!
You could say it was the fact that it was World Naked Bike Ride day that day so it wasn't that much of a coincidence that one blogger in London wearing a tulle skirt inspired by another all the way in Canada both saw the same parade, and that it's not particularly scientific to attribute said coincidence to a mutual choice to wear amazing clothes on that day. But I still like to think it was the tulle skirt and Melanie's print trousers!
Linking up to Visible Monday over at Not Yet Dead Style.
Also linking up to Spy Girl's 52 Pick Me Up where the theme is Fairy Tale because the ballet loves a good fairy tale!
Tulle skirt and lace insert tee: Chine; Ballet wrap: Max Mara; Embellished diamante flip flops: Betts & Betts