In case you’ve been hiding under a rock or don’t follow British current affairs (what’s wrong with you?) last weekend was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I have a lot of respect for the Queen; anyone who can spend 60 years in the same job, stand in the freezing cold for five hours to watch boats go by and give us all an excuse for a four day weekend is alright by me!
To celebrate, we had a little family tea party at my parents’ house where our mum made sandwiches, lovely cream cakes and Pimms. It was really nice hanging out with four generations of our family, including both our grandmas. They’re amazing, smart, funny women.
I decided to dress up for the occasion in a kind of ’80s-does-50s’ fashion with a vintage polkadot dress from a little boutique in Macclesfield called Kooky Burrow and my favourite red boots. All this patriotism is pretty perfect for me actually as my favourite colours to wear are red and navy. So this is like, what I’d wear on a non-Jubilee day.
Outfit: Dress – Vintage (Kooky Burrow), Belt – Vintage (my mum’s), Boots – Office (very old), Hair bows – Peacocks, Necklace – eBay, Nails – Barry M and Beauty UK, Lips – MUA
After tea, and completely coincidentally, we discovered that our mum is in fact a secret commemorative royal mug-collecting crazy lady, and that our dad (along with other school kids in 1953) got a rather nice silver spoon to celebrate the Queen’s coronation. How generous!
It was interesting to hear all the stories and memories from years gone by, and to have the chance to make some new ones.