This morning I woke up, looked at the outfit I’d laid out for myself and screwed up my nose. Opening my wardrobe door, I saw this dress, hanging unloved and unworn in weeks and remembered how much I love it. And I thought to myself, sod Ruby Shoesday – it’s my game, so they’re my rules, and I’m making up a new one! Yesterday, being bank holiday, was a red letter day, and I wore my red shoes. So today I’m granting myself a pass!
I do wear this dress in winter, but I don’t like it quite as much when it’s all layered up over long sleeved tops and under thick warm cardis. In winter too, I tend to wear it with warm aubergine purples, whereas in spring it really pays to draw out the dress’s coral highlights. It’s a true vintage dress, 1960s I’m guessing from the label and zip, and a brilliant fit for me. My only wish would be that it were full length – it’d make a stunning maxi, don’t you think?