This dress is called Time for Tea, so what would’ve been really awesome would’ve been if I’d worn it to afternoon tea in some appropriately retro-style tearoom. Unfortunately for me, there’s a shortage of 1950s-style tearooms here in the village, so here I am on a country road instead, and also in a field. Which just goes to show, you really CAN wear a great dress absolutely anywhere, can’t you? Next time you’re looking for a dress to wear in a hay field, I hope you’ll remember this post.
For once, my arch-enemy, The Wind, decided to work for me rather than against me for these photos. Well, OK, I mean, it DID work against me most of the time – there are plenty of shots from this set in which my skirt is approximately level with my waist, or my hair is escaping from its bun to fall right into my eyes, and there’s also a particularly bad one of me gripping a bobby pin between my teeth and grimacing as I attempt to put the errant hair back in its place. One for the photo album, for sure. I also, however, got a handful of photos where, rather than looking like I’m standing in a wind-tunnel, I just look like I’m wearing a gigantic petticoat. I’m not, I hasten to add – the skirt is full, but it’s not quite THAT full – but I liked the effect anyway, so at least that cruel wind I’m always complaining about has SOME use.
The full skirt is one of the reasons this dress stood out to me when I was browsing the 20th Century Foxy site last week (and trust me, there was some stiff competition), but let’s be honest: it was mostly the print. I mean, look at it: there are spoons, kettles, onions… there’s even a teapot or two in there, and who doesn’t love a dress with a teapot on it, I ask you?
I’m totally planning on wearing this to tea sometime, though. It would be a crime NOT to…