Well, that's better. No poisonous berries, no stampedes, no unflattering colours - just a nicely cut sensible frock in a light wool crepe. This is one of the dresses I did buy on my pleasant afternoon of vintage shopping as discussed yesterday. My new frock is made by Bettina Liano and seems unworn. It's also very comfortable and eminently suitable for work. And it certainly knows how to take a brooch. I think it will work more effectively with boots and a slightly lower cut neckline, but there's plenty of winter ahead for that. Today my new black frock was introduced to a plain silk blouse from Zara, Wolford tights and the Ferragamos, who probably are close to getting a blog of their own.