Thursday, September 11, 2008

Not a Pig with Lipstick.

Because I buy all my clothes at thrift shops, occasionally friends & colleagues like to give me their cast offs. They'll look at an item that they've been meaning to shove in the charity bin for ages & think, 'Della will love this!' & then present it to me.
I'm particularly fond of acquiring clothes in this way, in fact it's my favourite way of acquiring clothes. It makes me feel that the Universe Really Wants Me.
So yesterday was a Red Letter Day for me when my colleague, Aunt Neddy presented me with a genuine dress from 1980. I immediately tried it on over the top of my existing outfit & felt fantastic. 
Oh, I know it badly needs taking up. No one of my stumpy little height should parade around in a floor length day dress. And everyone thought it needs a big wide belt. And maybe the shoulder pads removed. And  not wear it with a whole other outfit on underneath.
But Definitely Not a Pig with Lipstick.


see you there! said...

The fabric is great but the dress could probably hold two of you. Come on... show that recent weight loss off!


pizza'd to death said...

You are the cutest! I was lurking around flickr and found you somewhere, and now I'm reading your blog.

That's kind of creepy if you think about it...I teach kids as well and sometimes I have no idea what to wear, so a while ago I decided to generally just wear what I am feeling, not what I think I am supposed to wear.

Finally, in response to the lipstick on a pig heading...I truly hope people around the world understand that the vast majority of (young?) Americans think those in the Republican party are absolutely out of their damn minds. Horrifying.

Best to you!