Saturday, 2 April 2011

band on the run

hello again, it's me. not as long an absence as i thought, although i'll explain that a bit further down. firstly, thank you very, very much to those who commented on my last post, it means a great deal. in fact, i don't think there's enough hyperbole in the world to describe how nice those words were to read.
anyway, given that i've been feeling a bit low recently i had a small online shop on dorothy perkins the other day, & bought this dress;
(i couldn't be bothered with the mundanity of the self timer, so vanity mirror shots will have to do i'm afraid)
it feels pretty summery, as it's made of jersey & there is no complicated zip business. also, the sweet daisy print reminds me of childhood summer days lying on the grass getting very, very into making the world's longest daisy chain.

the peter pan-ish collar totally sold it for me, even though it is sewn on rather than being movable, but the embroidery is far too cute for me to care about that. there's also a band of lace on the bottom of the skirt, which i've just realised i neglected to photograph. oops.

here is the print in more detail. daisies or spiky fried eggs, you decide.

today i was doing a bit of messing around with the settings on my camera, in attempt to feel like less of an undeserving photography novice & these are the results. i don't know, i kind of liked the way the light looked & stuff. and the totally blurred out background. so, yeah. skip over these if you wish.

oh yeah, & i also bought a pair of tapered/cropped trousers in the dorothy perkins sale but they're a little big so i'm getting them altered. they are lovely though, and (as you may have noticed) i literally never wear trousers apart from for school so i felt i needed a new pair. plus, i received a couple of really pretty belts for my birthday but haven't really had anything to wear them with.
anyway, besides all of that clothes nonsense, after a nice bit of time away from posting, i've had a bit of a re-evaluation period. i think i will miss posting here, so i'm going to try to do a post every two weeks or so, which i think is fair. writing is quite a nice bit of escapism for me. also, i've decided to concentrate more on text posts, maybe in the form of lists as i've seen those on llymlrs & i heart vintage x and i really like that style. also, i overuse the word "also".
so, to begin with my first "list of current things from my life". i might work on a snappier title.
1. as people who follow me on twitter might be aware, i have become quite obsessed with a paul mccartney & wings greatest hits cd i picked up in a local oxfam. hence the band on the run title. jet is without a doubt my favourite song of the moment (and not solely for the suffragette reference). it has also led me to think of a feature i'd like to include here on t'blog, so look out for more possible writings about music in the future.
(did anyone see the warbler's version of silly love songs? i actually loved it, & that's rare.)
2. i have been looking at feminism for my art project, & my mum's friend lent me a few copies of spare rib, a feminist magazine of which she has literally every issue. i'm finding it really interesting, in fact just seeing how different attitudes to women were in the 70s is pretty staggering.
3. does anyone watch pointless? it's kind of become an addiction of mine. basically, it's a bbc 2 gameshow where people have to guess the most obscure answer to a question. kind of like a reverse family fortunes. anyway, i got a pointless answer in the final round the other day (which is pretty damn difficult); booker prize winners born outside of the uk - kazuo ishiguro. who by the way is an incredible writer, i'm reading his novel  the remains of the day at the moment, which is bloody brilliant.
okay, that's me done. see you soon blogfellows.


  1. Oh my goodness I LOVE that dress x

  2. That dress is beautiful!!!
    Just followed you! x


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