The weather is noticeably mild for this time of year, we’re experiencing more erratic extreme conditions on a regular basis. Here in the UK flooding has become a yearly occurrence & the millions spent on protecting towns hasn’t kept the damage to homes & businesses at bay. No matter where you’re reading this from you’ll have similar instances, be they bush fires, heatwaves or floods. The time has long been & gone that proves ignoring climate change over the economy is actually a FALSE ECONOMY.
Over the past 20 years I’ve had arguments & debates with countless skeptics who believe that the world economy is far too important to the “powerful” for it to take a back seat to the health of the planet. This is probably as true as it is shortsighted but at last there’s a glimmer of hope & in my opinion, sanity, in the form of this weeks historical agreement made in Paris by the United Nations.
Coming unanimously together to reduce carbon emissions & hold global temperatures to a maximum rise of 1.5 degrees. The rich countries promise to raise 100 billion a year by 2020 to help poor economies adapt & all 195 countries agree to accelerate the phase out of fossil fuels.
Looking unlikely right up to the last hours, the French government pulled the proverbial rabbit out of a hat bringing the rich & poor countries to a mutually acceptable agreement!
I couldn’t help it – I bloody cried.
Many moving statements have since been made by those involved however I think Barak Obama summed it up best with his usual succinct simplicity by saying…
“This agreement represents the best chance we have to save the one planet that we’ve got.”
Now to my outfit, all grey then a bright flash of (hope) tangerine!
Can you get any more RetroChicMama than corduroy flares? Super flared super soft velvet cords in steel grey with a perfect colour match to the fitted stretch sateen cotton shirt. These amazing grey Gucci flares I snapped up brand new from a fabulous Ebay shop I follow called All Hung Up. The tangerine suede platform pumps I bought for my birthday from a 2nd hand website back in October & were actually unworn so in pristine condition. You can read all the details in this post. There’s also more info on my cute little pony hair bag in this post.
My belt is vintage & for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the little shop in London where I bought it although to be fair it was almost 2 decades ago…yikes
I love the overlapping metallic fish scale appearance of it & was always worried it’d catch on something but that hasn’t happened yet & I’ve worn it loads. Pretty funky isn’t it?
Not much else to say about this outfit apart from the obvious that it’s yet another permutation of my favoured 1970’s theme – Hope I’m not boring you yet…yaaawn
See ya, Mx