Black always a perennial favourite of mine , so when I spied this Rundholz cotton sleeveless dress earlier in the year I knew it would slide beautifully into my wardrobe. I have been itching to wear it since the beginning of Spring but other than a few days last week it really has been way too cool. Today I gave up waiting for warmer days and simply layered the dress over a light weight wool knit and leggings.
Today’s accessories in black and creme are a nod to the Art Deco period. The quirky earrings were a thrift shop find ages ago, as were my bangles , while the necklace was bought in a little store in Paris in 2016, the little hat is from a local secondhand store , sunnies are Fendi and the bag is Groom . The bag was a gift from the owner of a store where I was working , it was returned by a customer because of a faulty clasp. No problem there as long as you don’t put too much in the bag.
Shoes, can a girl have too many? Maybe, I know I certainly do but when an interesting and oh so comfortable flat comes my way , I couldn’t help myself and yielded to temptation. My friend tells me they remind her of the shoes she wore for national dancing as a little girl but not sure I will attempt a highland fling anytime soon.
The art work behind me is The Halo Seat . The seat came about through the fundraising effort of a local family who sadly lost a little boy , the idea came from his eight year old sister. The seat is designed as a place of reflection, designed for bereaved siblings in honour of their brothers and sisters.
It bears this inscription : I sit here and whisper ” I miss you “, and I believe , somehow you can still hear me.
As a mother who lost a child those words really touched me, I hope they bring peace and comfort to others too.
Just to add some colour to this post a few colourful blooms from the garden starting with this stunning orange Oriental Poppy.
I planted Sweet Peas for the first time in many years and am thrilled to bits with them , the colour and perfume is simply wonderful. A great picking flower , I have had many vases full and shared them with friends.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.