Standing back and staring aimlessly into my closet a few weeks back, I came to the conclusion that even though I felt like my style had evolved into an earlier, 1930s era, my current wardrobe selection had not. Yes, I had the 1930s beach pyjamas that I made, but of course I cannot wear those all the time (even though that would be marvellous!)
To rectify this, I am making a few 1930s staple separates to enable me to have more outfit choices, and to prevent the dreaded ‘ahhh I have nothing to wear and everything looks horrid and I can’t possibly step outside’ scenario. Subsequently, whilst browsing online for 1930s inspiration, I found this lovely late 1930s two piece on Etsy. It was going for a really good price, and – it had yellow in it (I recently did a montage on my instagram of my yellow obsession, it seems I have more items of yellow clothing than I thought..)
When it arrived, it was just as lovely as I thought it would be. The fabric is slightly heavier than I had imagined, but this only serves to make it hang better when worn. It does however have some overall damage – there are a few areas where the fabric has eroded away, a spattering on tiny holes throughout, and one of the seams had come unstitched as the seam allowance had worn away. Nevertheless, I still love it, and I’m sure I shall wear it both together as a suit, and separately as a skirt with a knitted top, or the blouse with trousers. It has the most darling gather detailing on the bodice, with cute bows just below this – so wonderful!
We took these pictures in the grounds of Arundel Castle, on what turned out to be the most splendidly sunny day. We did have a good look around the interior of the castle, but of course photography was not permitted inside the building. The castle was spectacular, and definitely worth a visit, although bare in mind there is a lot of walking involved, especially up and down numerous stairs!
I even got to make a little friend! This handsome chap was walking on top of a hedgerow (yes, on top of, not alongside! Just goes to prove the stubbornness of cats..) He finally found what he deemed a suitable place to nap, and got himself settled. He was so friendly, I so badly wanted to pick him up and cuddle him! *crazy cat lady alert*
It was really lovely to spend a day with my beloved, mooching around Arundel and exploring the castle. I have been suffering quite badly from anxiety lately, with my mind racing and panicking about anything and everything one could possibly panic about. I have been trying to find ways of feeling calmer, and to take my mind away from fixating on things, but it’s tricky. I have been reading the novels of Nancy Mitford lately, and doing a bit of painting to try to relax, but if any of you lovely readers have any tips or recommendations to aid relaxation or alleviate anxiety, do let me know in the comments, I would truly appreciate any advice!
Until next time dears xx