Afternoon, readers! The sun has been shining for the past couple of days, and I've been off work! (Thank you God for inventing half-terms.)
Here is a totally ludicrous pinafore skirt I bought when I went charity-shop-shopping in Camden with Alexa:
I'd been slightly struggling on how to wear it. With a black top and black tights, I'd look like Minnie Mouse. But primary colours should probably be avoided - I think it needs some neutrals to tone it down. Red and white would look like a football fan during the World Cup. And what kind of top? Anything round-necked or long-sleeved, combined with a pinafore skirt would look childish.
I'm not quite sure what gave me the idea of wearing the skirt over the top of another dress that I bought the same day. This dress, in fact:
Surprisingly, it worked pretty well! The only problem was that the dress was longer than the bum-skimming skirt. Nothing a few safety pins wouldn't take care of, but it turns out that I have no safety pins. So I sewed it! I tacked up the dress using highlighter-pen-yellow thread, because it seemed silly to waste useful white thread on a temporary project like this, and really, when am I ever going to use highlighter-pen-yellow thread?
And here's the finished result!
I abominate leggings, but if you're going to ride a bicycle in a short skirt, they become necessary!
I look a bit like a circus performer, but I'm cool with that.
(Speaking of circuses, I saw Water for Elephants last week. Mr Pattinson still has no charisma, and the plot was a bit 'Moulin Rouge without the singing', but I enjoyed it. Unspeakably gorgeous costumes, and a scene-stealing elephant, what's not to like?)