So, here's a photoshoot! The Little Black Dress, as I wore it to the wedding today.
(I'll probably also do some photos of details, later.)
the Alice Stuart blouse. It came with ugly, non-matching and awfully attached buttons. I switched them for these blue-and-white ones my grandfather had made (with resin and ink); when I was a child, my mom had them on a dressing gown, and I've always loved them in the stash and wanted to find a worthy use for them. I think I did.
(The jacket still needs to be taken in a little bit in the back for me, but otherwise it's a perfect match for the dress!)
And a very nifty (alas, very small) purse that can go from shoulderbag to clutch.
the Madeline hat, with many thanks to Lisa. It has really turned out to be just the hat for me; I think you'll be happy to hear I got compliments on it, Lisa. :-)
And many thanks to my sister for the photos, and for help with the dress - she marked the back neckline for me, and the perfect skirt length as well.
As we were dressing up and my sister admired my 50s inspired outfit and I admired her Indian violets (I took a photo of her, too, but it sadly did not turn out well - I'm not used to photographing people...), we got the scary idea that we might upstage the bride.
We needn't worry.