The territorial and altogether frightening mother magpie must have been out running errands this afternoon when I popped out to take these photographs, leaving me the entire backyard to spin, pose, and attempt my best Lucille Ball circa I Love Lucy face with a modicum of dignity. I guess posting these pictures on the internet strips that away in the end anyhow, but it was nice not to have to flash the construction workers in the laneway for the sake of showing you the petticoat situation required for this dress.
With it’s defined waist and full skirted 1950s silhouette this dress was probably a bit much for a day at the office, but I figured that the last day of Frocktober was worth celebrating, and what better way to do that than with my favourite dress? It also garnered me a couple of last minute donations from colleagues, so it was definitely worthwhile. Make no mistake though, as much as I have enjoyed frocking up every day of October, by the time you read this I will be wearing a pair of pants and enjoying it more than is possibly proper to enjoy a garment.
Vintage 1950s floral print dress, bought from Grandma Takes A Trip / CoSTUME NATIONAL pumps / vintage poodle skirt & taffeta-like skirt by CUE to give the dress a little volume as I couldn’t find my usual tulle petticoat
Don’t let the pretty dresses distract you from the cause – Frocktober is a fundraiser! I’m raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, and if you’ve enjoyed this post, you can contribute here.