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
That skirt is all kinds of fabulous and so very blossom like in both its floatiness and delicacy. Those Wonder shoes are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I hadn't hear of Essie Summers before, that must have been exciting for your mum to visit places in NZ where her books were set. I used to read my Mum's books as a youngster, too - I remember one of her friends being appalled seeing me reading Return To Peyton Place as a 10 year old! xxx
Thank you, Vix! I love my Wonders.Delete
Mom was so excited - I hope to see her pictures soon. I read some pretty raunchy stuff of my dad's when I was young: Looking For Mr. Goodbar, Wifey - lol!
What a stunning skirt Sheila! I love the pink with it, so very spring like! It's a shame we don't get a proper spring and autumn here in Brisbane - the Jacaranda trees do blossom in spring but not much else that I can think of, no cherry blossoms here!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mica! We have very defined seasons here - it's lovely, but sometimes I wish for a longer hot season like what you have.Delete
You should teach classes in Swoosh. I'd enroll in a New York minute. :)ReplyDelete
You too can be a Swoosh Queen! You're in!Delete
That fabulous skirt looks even better on! Swoosh factor 10, indeed! That soft pink sweater picks up the pink in the skirt brilliantly. And wow, those pink metallic shoes! Obviously, I've heard about Harlequin books, but not this one, nor the author. But being from 1961, the year I was born, it can't be bad, can it? xxxReplyDelete
It really was so fun to wear, Ann! The shoes are so awesome.Delete
They were fun stories: romantic with some humour, very tame by today's standards. But then, I haven't read one in decades!
Such a positive skirt! Is that a expression? I mean that you het cheerfull when you are that skirt, happy. Yes! It s a happy skirt!ReplyDelete
It totally should be, Nancy! Thank you! Yes, it's a very happy skirt!Delete
Romantic, beautiful and bonus – The swoosh factor! And a bit of wonderful nostalgia and sentimentality as well. It is funny how books stay in your mind for decades after reading them. Those are rare and wonderful .ReplyDelete
Yes the pink, pebbled leather is beautiful. As well as alliterative,
I always treasure shoes like that with a bit of a platform and cushy soles.
A fragrant treat for Vizzini, too !
Swoosh Factor is always a bonus! I'm surprised when I remember a book, since I've read so many. Thank you so much, Elle!Delete
You are walking Spring in this outfit. I've always liked those shoes; definitely a style I would wear if I didn't have stupid *$#@* bunions!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Shelley! I love them too! Pink!Delete
lovely blooming skirt!, the floral motive and the swooshing factor make them Fabulous! and those shoes totally rock! (wonders makes some really comfy shoes, I like this label! and it's spanish!)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I love the Wonders line - I must get some more!Delete
May i just say splendid? That skirt is such a great piece, i can actually almost hear you walking down the corridor: swish... swish..ReplyDelete
You may! Ha! Thanks, Lorena - I loves swooshing about it in.Delete
Such a pretty spring outfit, plus full on swooshy skirt - no wonder it was a good day. The sandals are pretty cool too.ReplyDelete
You can't go wrong with some swoosh. Thanks, Anna!Delete