Monday, 7 May 2012

Spring Mourning

The weather here in Ol' Blighty has been pretty friggning dreadful for weeks now.
The sweet fragrance of lilacs that usually fill the warm spring air on our balcony have been overpowered by the dodgy smell coming from a clogged drainpipe next door. 
Our drainpipe kamikazeed off the wall during a ferocious rainstorm last week, so now when it rains we have a waterfall display from the roof onto the balcony & into the kitchen if you happen to leave the door open.
Och, grumble grumble!
Despite it being a dreich and grey morning, I still braved an excursion to the car boot sales yesterday and I am very happy that I did cause came back with vintage dress treasures galore, every cloud has a silver lining as they say!
Last night I spent taking pics for my upcoming eBay auctions and today I played dress-up with all my new purchases :)
Besides frocks I bought a stunning gothic maxi skirt that I wore today.
Opening the curtains this morning and peering out onto yet another day of dreichness made me feel decidedly morose, so I decided to wear something to mourn spring...
Vintage 70s maxi length underskirt, sequin cami top, metallic swirl patterned mesh long-sleeved top, Demonia heels, leopard print tights, Frocktasia PVC headdress and DIYed chiffon & sequin cape poncho made from an Indian hippie skirt. All clothing items were purchased from various car boot sales bar my wig that came from PAKcosmetics.
Here are some gratuitous shots of some of the gorgeous garb up for grabs in my current eBay auctions ;)
SIZZLING REPRO 50S PIN-UP STYLE LINGERIE DRESS:
 FUNKY 90S CLUBBING MINI DRESS:
 
AWESOMELY HOT 90S BLACK VELVET MINI DRESS:
 
 TRIPPY TRIBAL PRINT MINI SHIFT DRESS:
 
SENSATIONAL VINTAGE 80S HOT PINK COCKTAIL DRESS:
VINTAGE 80S SCARF PRINT DRESS:
I'll leave you with a little of my eBay auction inspiration ;)
Hope you will all have a fab week!
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXx


15 comments:

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh my, I had a 90s clubbing dress very similar to that. Looking up how to sell the alien head shawl.
love your Poe's Raven meets Great Gatsby look

Helga! said...

Ooo,you're sparking up my old Goth desires....love LOVE this!Very Victorian,very gloomy....I want to go hang out in a cemetary now!
XXXXXXXXXX

Reva said...

My God, you look amazing in black hair!!!!!!!!!!!
(i'm out of town this coming week, but did you get your questions?) if not, e-mail me at
revasrags2roses@gmail.com

Krista said...

You look so sultry and dark and dare I say demonic. No not demonic, but if I passed by your balcony and saw you I would want you to be throwing red roses! I love all your different looks and I'm sure different personalities for each. Wishing you a Spring already :)
XXOO
Krista

Penny-Rose said...

Wow, the goth outfit is awesome. I just love the idea of layering the textures and the cape made from a skirt!!

Franca said...

I think this may be one of my favourite outfits of yours, ever!

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh I just LOVE this fab outfit - the skirt! The headpiece! And I will never tire of your balcony location - I love it.

Sarah xxx

Rose&Bird said...

Ooh, Gothic Splendour! You look amazing in this outfit x

Katryoshka said...

OOH That tribal cut-out dress made me cringe with memories of being wasted and bits hanging out of the cut-out area that were certainly not meant too!! Love the black photoshoot and especially the black wig!! Kat x

pastcaring said...

Ooh, Gothic maxi sequinness to counter the rain! You look amazing in the wig (I love a wig!) xxx

Kelly said...

wow!!! nice selection of pics with beautiful dresses. I really pleased to see these collections

indian dresses for girls

Vix said...

Dear Jennie,
I love your goth look, your eyes look so incredibly blue and beautiful with the dark wig. It's such a struggle to wear bright colours when the weather's so bleak.
What a bummer about the drainpipe. We lost two trees in last week's storms, it must have been a right humdinger of a wind.
Can't wait to see your other car boot finds. The forecast's appalling for the Midlands so I'll have to live vicariously through your finds in the absence of any boot sales around here. xxxx

La Dama said...

Amor,
You look sensational in Gothic outfit. love your hair in dark shades.
That headpiece is gorgeous.
eyeing that red 60's dress ,but I think it is a tad small for me.
You lucky biatch! boot sales have been sucking for me have not found any frocks.
Besios

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy sweetie! lovely post, maybe we can follow each other? Kisses

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Ivy Black said...

You look bloody gorgeous.
I know, this weather is pants. I can smell stuff rotting before it's even flowered. I'm glad you're having boot sale luck....ours have been rained off for weeks.
xxxxxxx