In other news, I recently saw a man riding a Penny Farthing. He was dressed the part too. As he passed me by, I thought: "Why not?" because, well, why not?
Last week we were at a National Trust property. As we entered the gift shop, I heard someone say, "Oh ... teapots." As I was wearing this dress, I knew they were talking about me:
Instinctively I turned and got into a conversation with the woman working the till. She told me a woman who used to work there would have loved my dress, quickly adding that she did too. She then started on about that was how women used to dress, "But," she added, "you're just going for a walk!" I commented that I must stand out from the usual NT visitors, to which another woman working the till nodded her absolute agreement. I had already that day been asked by another visitor if I was there for a film set! A little part of me wanted to say, "I'm visiting Anne Messel's home, I thought I had better dress up." but didn't, as that wasn't strictly true, I was simply dressed. Our friend Carol once said to me that her mother brought her up to always remember that when she went out, other people had to look at her, so to always look her best.
The conversation culminated in her asking me if I had made my dress myself, to which I replied I had. She then threw me completely and asked, "Why did you choose that fabric? Because it is quirky". Initially, I was thinking, "Why not chose teapot fabric?" but as she was looking at me for an answer, I started rambling about originally wanting border print fabric, but when they had none, looked for an alternate choice and stumbled across this. "And as I love tea," I continued, tailing off, as frankly, I didn't know what else to say.
So that was a first for me, having my fabric choices questioned! Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been asked why in relation to your outfit?