A few weeks ago I visited a vintage shop in Simon's Town. Akimbo is a vintage lover's dream - great pieces, carefully selected (and sometimes adapted cleverly) by the owner. My eye immediately fell on this dress - 50's I thought, fitted perfectly, and although I very seldom wear green, I loved the green and grey gingham print...
Well, I suppose any fool can see it is a school uniform - but I didn't! Until someone said: "Gee, Anairam, that looks rather like a school uniform, doesn't it?"
So I guess I'd better not wear it with my black pinstripe blazer and mary-janes.
Do you think it will be more acceptable with my knitted wool coat and boots?
... or maybe when it is colder, like this? (That is a beret, by the way, and not supposed to be a depiction of my face.)
Hmmmm, rather a difficult one, this. But if I decide to keep it and not ditch it, I am definitely going to wear it with my Prefect (I mean Perfect) badge - by clever designer Tarien Malherbe (picked up at Design Indaba).
(Any SA readers who recognise the school dress, please let me know which school and where it is situated!)