Old Faithful

Years ago, I had what probably every other girl had in her wardrobe, a LBD.
Every special occasion, party, birthday or presentation saw me wearing this frock which lasted for years. I paid something like £30 for it which in those days was a lot of money, but I was running a Mail Order catalogue and was able to spread the cost over a few weeks.

When I moved back to Poole after my previous relationship failed, it still fitted so I continued to wear it, even lending it to my sister on one occasion as she couldn’t afford to buy anything new for her firm’s do.

It wasn’t completely black though, being trimmed with pink piping around the cap sleeves, bodice and hem.
As with all good things it eventually wore out, was washed once too often, and whilst it didn’t exactly fall to bits, it did go blotchy in all the wrong places and looked more like a faded dishrag than a dress. I was gutted as nothing I purchased afterwards was as comfortable or reliable as my ‘Old Faithful’.

I have high hopes for the dress I bought yesterday, as the design is similar and I’m hoping I get to wear it more than once.
And for those of you who guessed which one we bought?
You were all right, it’s the blue one and I’m hoping to buy navy accessories.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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4 Responses to Old Faithful

  1. I was wrong. Even though you said the LBD has cap sleeves, I envisioned you buying that little red number.

  2. lbeth1950 says:

    I love that dress.

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