Saturday, May 25, 2013

Not So Sunny Afternoon

At last I have sorted out the dilemma with the camera. And it took me all afternoon! Damn, you have no idea how much frustration I have for Windows 8! Please tell me that I am not the only one who despises it! But I suppose I shall grow to it. Painstakingly. Eventually. I finally uploaded some of the pictures from the Local Marketta Launch. It took me long enough! Have a look if you like.

Anyway, today I went out with my sister to help her find a nice rug for her unit. And whilst looking for her I became so distracted and began selfishly looking for myself, well, because I saw the most beautiful carpet I have ever seen: This beautiful orange, ornate, psychedelic rug, and for cheap too! If only the boy and I had waited. We could have had this amazing rug of incredibleness in our unit instead and for a lot less than what we paid for the one that we have now! This Union Jack one was pretty spiffy too.

I spent the rest of the day helping her place her newly bought rug in her unit, as well as her outdoor seater, and trying to figure out how to function my laptop all the whilst listening to my warped 1967 copy of The Kinks' LP "Sunny Afternoon".

This is what I wore:

- 1970's vintage blue wool top
- Vintage cream coloured skirt with a split in the leg
- 1960's vintage white heels with bows
- Plastic white bangle
- Vintage white handbag

(Please do ignore the cables)

Like my shoes?

I found these lovelies for only $4.00 at a local charity shop and they are the most comfortable vintage shoes that I own. They originally came with clips on top, but I think they look much better like this.

"Sunny Afternoon" warps round and round on the record player that sits on the bookcase. (No, the bookcase is not complete yet! It still has a little more organizing to go.) I hadn't played it in so long, as my collection was at my parent's place, that I'd forgotten about the warp in it!

I hope that your afternoon was not near as frustrating as mine was!


  1. I'm terrible with computers, cameras, etc. I have the few things I can do, more than that I panic and have to ask for help otherwise I know I'll break it.
    The bookcase is looking lovely and you must make a hair-care post! Your hair is so beautiful! xxx

    1. Technology can be frustrating!
      And thank you very much! Perhaps I shall consider doing a hair-care post. xxx

  2. Hi, Lucy! You look beautiful in your mix of 60s and 70s fashions! I would love to have either one of those groovy rugs in my flat. The Kinks single "Sunny Afternoon" was played often at the Shady Dell, the hangout for teenagers that I write about on my blog. It is linked in my memory to "Daydream" by the Lovin' Spoonful because the songs share the "lazy day" theme. For that matter, "Lazy Day" by Spanky & Our Gang could also be added to the list. Have a wonderful weekend, dear Lucy!

    1. Thanks very muchly!
      The Shady Dell sounds like it was such a brilliant place. I love listening to the music that was played there on your blog and finding new songs to dig. I would have loved to have experienced it.
      You have a wonderful weekend too!

  3. I just love the first rug! And your shoes too, the bows on the front make them especially lovely. (well, your whole outfit is lovely)

  4. Gorgeous! I just love your outfit x

  5. If the cords weren't in the photo, I could have mistaken it for an original 60s photo. So adorable! I love the shoes too! I have gigantic feet so I always miss out on the second hand shoes =(

    1. Thank you very much! That is a big compliment for me! I wish I could move them, but there's no where else they can go as they are connecting the record player and speakers to wall from the bookcase.

    2. I know what you mean! I have a power and a telephone cable that sometimes sneaks into my pics cause they built my unit in the years before internet and multiple electronics.