We're nearly at the end of blossom time in Victoria - today's title is the name of a book that my mom and I both read (and re-read, many times), a 1961 Harlequin Romance called "Come Blossom Time, My Love," by New Zealand writer Essie Summers.here to AbeBooks resale of it - hey, Mom, that single book is worth over $50!
- Sweater - Gap, thrifted; purchased here for $14.95
- Skirt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment; purchased here for $26.95
- Shoes - Wonders; last seen here (3rd outfit) in August 2018 with swooshy pants
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here in April
Mom still has all of her Essie Summers books (and a bunch of other old Harlequins), and just spent a couple of weeks in NZ exploring the Christchurch area where all of the books took place. They were pretty tame, but I read them when I was 7-12 years old, so Mom was looking out for me. Kissing only!
Anyway, this skirt totally reminded me of the Japanese plum trees and cherry trees. I had to do my soft pink cotton-blend sweater with it to accentuate the pink in the pattern.
The skirt is Swoosh Factor 10! I'll have to take some (blurry) pictures of me swishing it around next time I wear it.
The skirt is sheer with a mini lining, but I wore a full vintage slip underneath for extra coverage.
|Blurry L in his yellow shirt, ready to go to work|
Outerwear - it's still quite chilly in the mornings, but I was sweaty on the way home.
|"I wish to investigate your skirt, Woman."|
The person who last owned this skirt must have had a dog or cat - Vizzini really wanted to smell the whole thing.
- Necklace - Kiam Family, thrifted
- Bangle - thrifted
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver