Updates and Musings

So it’s been over a month since I’ve posted here. The weather has warmed. We’ve all thawed out. And some things have changed.

The tweeds have gone away, even my beloved tweed overcoat. And the rain coats have come out. I’m moving to spring dresses. I’ve even ordered some new dresses from a dressmaker I’m excited to tell you about, once I have my most recent batch of dresses, and photos. And I have new tea adventures to tell you about. I’ve joined Simple Loose Leaf’s tea subscription service, and have been enjoying their teas.

I’m still doing theater. Right now, I’m in a play set in the 1940s, so I’m having a blast with costumes, hair, and makeup. I even put one of the other ladies’ hair in a victory roll during rehearsal one night and she was so tickled because she thought her hair was too fine for it. I was excited to have my own vintage background to draw from to make suggestions.

That said, I’m moving more towards vintage-inspired and vintage-appropriate pieces rather than actual vintage. For one, vintage pieces just aren’t realistic for my day job, and I need pieces for which I can care easily.

Which brings me to another change: I’ve started reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up about the Kon-Mari method of tidying. While I’m not ready to do the whole house, I’ve put some of her suggestions into place, and for the first time in a while, I’ve got my clothing managed.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m still crocheting, drinking tea, and loving all things vintage and British. So I hope to get back to posting on a more regular schedule and sharing my vintage life as it warms up!