I think I have finally found my dress for the upcoming and very exciting Swing for Skin bash (read all about it here and come along if you can!).
I picked up this amazing, and to my eye very Ginger Rogers-esque, yellow and white linen dress from eBay a while back. Sadly it wasn't in the greatest condition but after some considerable Oxy treatments and a trip to the dry cleaners I seem to have restored it to a more wearable condition.
She is made from white and yellow linen, the bodice dotted with silver beads and also has a matching bolero jacket. Isn't she just darling?
I've been struggling to find shoes for her, as I have not been able to find pretty vintage looking white shoes anywhere. I was considering these Aris Allen rugcutters but I can't find them in my size anywhere and they are too chunky really:
I then wanted to get some gorgeous Remix shoes but realised they would never arrive in time. Plus I'm terribly nervous about buying such expensive shoes from overseas. What if they don't fit?
So, after much consideration I think these are the ones. Good old Keds have done it again. Yellow and white wedges. Not as glam as I'd have like but I think they have the right level of cutesy to work with the dress.
I just have to find the perfect earrings now - I'm thinking yellow Bakelite.
I just hope I don't look like a sea of yellow with my new yellower blonde hair. Oh well, I have a back up outfit planned...