(Wearing: vintage dress from www.ShopStreetStyle.com, Vivienne Westwood army belt, Pierre Hardy shoes, Steven Harkin clutch)
This was a rather impromptu outfit since all of a sudden today summer decided to hit up north! The first thing I did was reach for these shoes – cream suede in Manchester not really a wise move – figuring it was going to be dry enough not to ruin them. After another conversation via twitter with the ever wise @mrsbossa (come join our rambellings @pearlwestwood), we decided I needed to enter into a bit more self promotion for my online vintage shop (www.shopstreetstyle.com in case you missed that). Whilst I couldn’t convince Mrs B to walk around in a sandwich board I figured the next best thing would be to walk around in some of the vintage dresses myself. I have to admit I have been very good at not snaffling all the merchandise for myself. Actually I get much more joy out of seeing others wearing my dresses than I do wearing them myself, I like putting a smile on peoples faces. But I do get a lot of people asking where I get my vintage from and whipping a business card out of my pocket is some good advertising! I finally managed to get some more photos taken of some of the new stock so they will be going up next week.
In other news I have been very ill again, so apologies for the unanswered emails and such. The disease modifying medication I had been taking for my rheumatoid arthritis started having terrible side effects. I ended up in hospital last weekend but am OK now, just back to square one on the medication front. Actually further back then square one as I can’t even get an appointment to start a new medication for a few weeks. So I have to suffer in silence again as the RA pain came back with a vengeance once I stopped the medication. I am very angry that I ended up so ill due to the incompetency of a locum GP I saw who when I asked if she thought my symptoms were related to my medication, simply shrugged. I will be making a formal complaint.
Are you not allowed to be fashionably dressed and in your twenties and be educated? I was wearing the outfit in these photos. People are so quick to make judgements and stereotype. I find that most people have a deeper story to tell, so that making judgements on first impressions are never a good thing. I was talking to a security guard today, he was doing that job because he cannot get a job in quantity surveying in which he has a PhD. My PhD is in Biochemistry, if I do not look like a scientist then what do I look like? I am intrigued to know? Imagine if we we’re all given our jobs based on what we looked like, what would I be and what would you be? Do you look like your job?