Big THANK YOU for your sweet birthday wishes on yesterday's post. And to those of you who wrote on my facebook wall: that kind of little gift of people's time makes all the difference (I'm listed as Jill Carin Adams btw, if you should be so inclined to friend me).
Last Wednesday, just before Vogue's Fashion Night Out, I was on Oxford Street to check out the clothes @ Next before making my choices for yesterday's post. That's the advantage a brand like Next has compared to, say, ASOS: the choice to shop online but also be able to see the real clothes, try them on.. I'm still old fashioned in that way.
And it was really kind of a buzz to see the clothes and see the quality is really good, the detailing.. and there's so much more I really like, a lot of really Audrey Hepburn stuff, and stuff like All Saints (more about that in another post). But as I was about to left it was just this huge downpour. Everyone was caught out.
So I went back inside to the accessories area, and was torn between buying a leopard print umbrella and a cute little black one with sketchy cat drawings, when I met Lucy, who was doing the same thing. We both went for the leopard and she let me shoot her just before she went for a haircut (she was going for a bob, like Elvira and Maddy's). Off she went into the rain.
It's raining cats & dogs out there and I've got to get dressed pronto to meet my friend Maralee for lunch. Today is a sombre day for me, thinking about my father, but also thinking about my lovely family who are alive and well, and my husband, cat, friends, and the support of people like you - who I don't even know. I got the sweetest private message from a girl named Karan who said she doesn't comment but reads my blog, who wished me a happy birthday.
It's often those gestures of kindness and friendship from strangers that make all the difference in our day.I think of the people in areas of extreme flooding, and it all comes into perspective. Hope yours is lovely wherever you are, and that you are sheltered and warm.