After a little accident involving me dribbling black tea down my white tank, I had to do a quick outfit swap (I grabbed my favourite 30s resort dress that I bought last year), before we headed out for a lovely dinner, followed by a walk down by the shore. Whenever I miss the ocean (before moving to Ontario, I lived out on the West Coast for ten years), it's great to be in close proximity to a Great Lake that has an ocean-like look and feel to it. Anyway, until I saw these photos, I didn't realize how tanned I've gotten this summer--despite wearing spf 45 every day, all that walking in the sun to the post office to mail shop parcels has given me a faux resort-tan. Oh, well, as Fleur and Lolita Starlet and Miss Matilda have blogged recently, at certain points in history, a gal with a tan was the picture of ideal beauty (also as The Painted Woman blog has established tans were a mark of the leisured class in the late 20s to 1930s). The way I see it, Coco Chanel would be proud. hehe.
Outfit: 1930s "life-preservers & nautical flags" novelty cotton resort dress and Haivanas flipflop (not as stylish as the shoes from my other outfit, but these things last forever..I've had mine for three years and very little wear n' tear!).