Firstly, I'd like to wish all of my dear American readers
a very Happy Independence Day!
And a belated greeting to my Canadian readers, who celebrated Canada Day a few days ago.
Now, we haven't had a song for a while so ...
They call me Mellow Yellow,
And quite rightly indeed, as thanks to the sun and Donovan, I'm wearing Mellow Yellow today.
For at last we're getting a bit of true summer. So I was finally able to pull this out of my imaginary dresses-only holiday suitcase today.
The dress is old from Next but I note that Next is still using the same pattern this year with other fabrics. Which is good because it is an ideal little summer dress. It's made in a linen-blend fabric which is great because I get the mix of coolness with less crease than 100% linen.
Here I'm wearing it with my Clarks metallic-toed flatties, which makes it a perfect little number to wear for afternoon tea on a pretty garden lawn, or to wear whilst enjoying the early evening sun in a beach-side restaurant (and I have one in mind for tonight!)
Slipping on Birkenstocks changes it into the sort of dress you could wear to wander around a hot town on a Greece island, or as a cover-up on a beach in Blighty.
I just love the fresh yellow-based floral pattern. Strange, I never used to think of me as being able to take yellow, but in the last few years I have been strangely drawn to it. Which has made me very happy because this yellow dress really brightens up my attitude!
As I was about to go off for a walk along the prom pushing my aunt in her wheelchair, I slipped on my comfortable walkers, my Clarks sandals bought way back and still going strong. The look is a bit schoolgirly but I was comfy. And the M&S bobble-button cardi came too, just in case.
Now, I did toy with the idea of wearing this as the ultimate accessory,
as the yellow really went with the OOTD.
A plastic bag from Magasin in Copenhagen.
Fortunately that "toying" only lasted a nano-second!
Does colour or pattern influence how you feel? Does it brighten up your day? Your mood?
Does this dress print work for you?
Now I have to fess up to occasionally getting really moved by colour and print. And I am about to share with you my all-time favourite.
Taadaah! Laura Ashley Emma Bloomsbury, Straw.
I look at this and smile. Every time.
I first fell for it when Laura Ashley brought it out about 30 years ago.
I bought the waxed fabric and made a tablecloth. Which I still cherish and use to this day. For years I wished I'd bought the cotton fabric too, which was by then discontinued.
Then the lovely people at Laura Ashley re-issued the fabric a few years ago. I snapped some up. I planned to make something for the house but I am so glad that I didn't rush to do that. For now, having realised I love yellow on me, I will be making something to wear.
Maybe a simple shift dress. Maybe a skirt and shell-top.
I am excited at the prospect!
Wishing you a sunny and happy day, wherever you are.
A la perchoine.