Happy Friday readers!
Earlier this week I picked up the latest edition of Elle which featured a woollen 1950’s skirt similar to the one in the pictures below. It seems that the 1950’s hourglass silhouette is a major trend for Autumn, making me happy because the 1950’s is a favourite fashion decade of mine.
The skirt I’m wearing belonged to my mom in 1975 when she was a teenager. When we saw the article, my mom was reminded of hers and I saw an opportunity for a little outfit post! This little post as well as the day's activities offered a major reprieve from the mammoth essay I'm powering through. As usual, my mother's cupboard offered much insipration along with this skirt. But her help doesn't stop there and I'm grateful to her for these beautiful pictures. In some she was lying down flat in the gravel road, that's dedication and support!
|Instead of pearls, these long dangly earrings add to the eclectic feel of the outfit.|
|Feeling a little like a Gypsy.|
|This coat is highly prized and was an amazing find in sleepy Grahamstown|
which isn't known for good fashion.
|The sunset at the top of our Estate. What a beautiful way to end the day.|
As I'm sure all of you are aware of the Royal Wedding, I mean how could you not be with the ludicrous amount of media building up to it! And I am not proud to admit that I was one of the people watching it even though throughout the week I was very disinterested. I was walking around and saying things like, 'does the rest of the world care so much because they feel that they need a royal family?'
But, Friday morning came and I decided that the only reason I'd watch with my mom and grandmother was because I wanted to see Boris Johnson's address to the crowd gathered in London. Now, it's not often that I will discuss men on this blog, but when it comes to Boris Johnson, my enthusiasm knows no bounds. Not only do I think he's hysterical but I find him so charming and attractive. Why? I really couldn't tell you. But everytime I hear him speak, I just beam. I have no idea what he's like as a politician, as I often have no idea what on earth he's talking about because I'm too busy laughing at his random asides! I am well aware that many will think I'm mad for fancying him, but each to his own...And while I am disillusioned with men my own age, I don't think I will be going after silver foxes (or in Boris' case - a blonde fox) anytime soon!
See below for one of my favourite Boris Johnson moments...
However, I missed his address and dear readers, I'm afraid that I couldn't quite tear myself away from the television...I even went as far as making tea in a tea set from London and even made scones with cream (whipped by hand) and jam. I have no excuse other than I guess, I like fairytales as much as the next girl!
But on a more serious note, while the hype around this wedding really put me off, I was really touched by how Christ centred and Gospel focused the ceremony was. I loved how the Bishop emphasised how God's original purpose of marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves. It was wonderful that throughout the sermon, the Bishop made mention of love and marriage as an act of a husband and wife giving themselves to each other unselfishly. And I was touched by the prayer that they wrote together and how it reflected their love for one another and their desires for their marriage. Simply put, I was deeply touched by the ceremony and that message around love and marriage spoke to me.
I hope you all are looking forward to a lovely long weekend and spend it doing something meaningful to you.
Much love as ever,