So, as a kind of milestone in my little blogging life, I have teamed up with Weddington Way and restyled one of their bridesmaid dresses! The idea being that, once the wedding's over, you'd want to reuse that dress rather than send it to the big bridesmaid dress graveyard in the sky. So I picked out this dress from their chiffon dress selection sent me and made a little inspiration board for it:
My idea was for a little boho style date-night ensemble. I'd wear this to have Mexican food and go to the cinema afterwards. And then it hit me - I could make my own ghetto version of this dress by combining my long grey skirt with one of Victor's T-shirts (ahem)! Most of the accessories were things I had already - well, I was waiting for the boots to arrive in the mail, but technically I already owned them, so yeah - and the only thing I didn't have anything similar to was the jacket. Which I would have loved to own, but you know. We can't have everything in life. Hence this:
Now that it's finally warm - YAY!! - I could venture outside with our camera and sneak around the canal that's just a few minutes walk from our flat. Yes, I know. We really hit the jackpot in the house-moving department! But, even though I took these pictures at silly-o'clock on a Sunday morning, there were still PEOPLE around. Ugh. Walkers and cyclists and even two kayak'ers! God knows what they thought I was doing there.
Anyway, this area makes me think of this book I've been saving - Canal Dreams by Iain Banks. I'm saving it because he died a few years ago, and so I'm eking his books out so I won't run out of them so fast. It's tragic, he went to the doctors with what he thought was a backache and was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I met him a few times at cons and events, and he was just too cool and lovely for words.
|"What-choo lookin' at?!"|
Of course, the novel Canal Dreams is actually about a Japanese cellist travelling on the Panama Canal to get to Rotterdam, because she is afraid of flying. So in fact it has nothing at all to do with the London Canals.
Anyway, the dress I was copycatting comes in 20(!) different colours, including a gorgeous aubergine shade called Witchcraft - how awesome is that? So I mean, if you're looking for a nice date-night dress... ;)