Margaret vs. Pauline

Everything's so easy for Pauline.

Pauline receives a delivery from Bess Georgette


There has been some delay between when these pictures were taken and when they have been posted, that is, now. It was still Autumn then, it is harsh winter now. On this day I received a parcel delivery from Bess Georgette, which is a vintage Etsy store run by a lovely lady named Teresa. She stocks a carefully curated selection of vintage pieces, all pristine and perfect and promptly delivered. As it so happened I was already wearing a dress I had bought from her before, when the parcel arrived with two more. I can stop any time I want, I swear.

The dress I’m wearing is my favourite 50s cotton day dress. It fits like a glove, not too tight, not too loose. I do like wearing green. The dresses I am holding, above, are another 50s cotton day dress, this time with a beautiful bright orange floral pattern, and a 60s mod shift. I want to return to wearing the 60s silhouette more often, a change. I think I will need to take this one up, because the proportions are all off for someone as short as me. I look a bit frumpy. Oh to be taller, to look like Megan Draper in a mini. I’m fairly certain that if I were taller it would solve most of my problems.




Dress: Vintage from Bess Georgette

Cardigan: Thifted

Tights: Dear Gladys

Shoes: Melissa Prism

Lipstick: M.A.C. Lady Danger






Margaret has been feeling that biting cold


“Beginning of winter is like losing love. The last few fingers of warmth kiss your face as the sun dies, but you can feel that biting cold.” ~ Jasper B

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Margaret’s slow Autumn mornings

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Most mornings I’d rather stay in bed with these two, Lucy and Neko. But when it’s sunny I drink my coffee outside with them. Slow Autumn mornings, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Margaret spends eighty dollars on nail polish


“I finished writing that essay so I bought $80 worth of nail polish which comes with two free gifts, and tomorrow I’ll wash my hair.” A few days later, the nail polish parcel arrived.

From Essie, which I have yet to try, I bought two full size autumnal shades, a burnt orange and a greyish teal. Adore Beauty threw in a gift of four mini autumn polishes too.

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From O.P.I. I bought a matte top coat, and this set of minis. I got another free gift of O.P.I. DripDry Drying Drops. I won’t lie, I was hooked by the free gifts and probably bought more than I otherwise would have to get them. But I had just finished writing a torturous essay, and I wanted to reward myself. Or rather, I needed the therapy.


I had also just run out of my L’Occitane 20% so I needed a new one. I got a set of three, so what.


Autumn is so easy for Pauline


Autumn is just right; not too hot, not too cold. It’s easy to dress comfortably. Well, it’s easy for Pauline. And isn’t it beautiful? Those reds, oranges and yellows make me yearn for my hair to be red again. Soon, soon, Margaret has been abstaining from dying her hair while all the damage from a few years of red hair grows out. Being a redhead was part of my identity, as all redheads know, so it’s only a matter of time before I return to the fold.

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My first Litas. I’m a late bloomer, I know. Another matter of time.


I felt this outfit to be suitably Autumn. Reds and orangey browns, ruffles and tartan, opaque and suede.

Dress: ASOS

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Belt: Vintage

Lipstick: M.A.C. Russian Red

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Today’s walk in the sunshine is attempt number two at using the tripod to take photos of myself. I don’t know how y’all do it, my camera is a finicky thing when I’m not behind it.