As if to compound the grey misery of winter, I am currently knee-deep in tax return AND my faithful 3 year old MacBook has had a big hardware failure and can't connect to the internet. I am writing this blog through the medium of phone tethering via bluetooth. Bloody miraculous it is... so futuristic!
Anyway, all this drizzle is making me long for summer, so I thought I'd post an outfit I just never got round to last year, that I wore in the blazing sunshine in Greece. Kind of makes sense...
Ta daaa! Summer!
As you may remember (or not), I went to a wedding of a friend and colleague in Greece at the tail end of last year. And very nice it was too.
Now, every wedding deserves a fabulous hat (not a rule I've ever stuck to up until now, do note) and, around a week before I jetted off, I went to Goodwood Revival and saw a hat I must have. It was on the head of the lovely Alex, aka the owner of Madam's Vintage, a vintage eyewear emporium. It wasn't vintage, which was lucky, but made by the talented Brit milliner Betsy Hatter!
I immediately emailed Betsy to see if I could order one to made in time for my departure, around 8 days later and I have to say, she pulled out all the stops and in a feat of amazing service got it to me in the very nick of time!
Isn't it lovely? It's the Elspeth straw hat, made with my choice of ribbon and flower (she also does nice felt ones) and at £70 for a completely handmade titfer, I think that is worth every penny (did I mention the astoundingly great service too?).
Anyway, the rest of the outfit is worthy of a mention too! Here's a photo where you can see the sunshine as well (it was actually blooming boiling).
Hat: Betsy Hatter
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens from Office
I adore Trashy Diva and the lovely Miss Bamboo carries a great range of their frocks. My exact Trixie Sarong isn't available any more but she has a super one in 'Hawaiian Charm' print. Swedish Hasbeens sandals that I bought from Office on the feet, assorted vintage bangles and a hairflower custom-made for me by Rosia Alia Designs to finish! Check our Rosie's awesome turbans, by the way.
Bonus - a lovely pic of me and the man...
What are you most looking forward to wearing again next summer (or are enjoying wearing this summer in the southern hemisphere)?