Today I was inspired by Bolivia's Cholitas after reading a story about those colourful, brave women yesterday.
The women, who have been steadfast in dressing in their acquired style, were until recently, banned from wearing their signature bowler hats, shawls, enormous puffy skirts, heavy jewellery and gaudy makeup in many Bolivian public places.
It's not the first time women's clothing has been limited to private places or completely banned.
Until recent times, it was considered inappropriate for women to wear trousers to work in offices or to job interviews.
Platforms were banned by many workplaces in the 70s, but considering their wonderful, towering heights, the shoes may have been a public safety issue.
Still today, many countries ludicrously ban women from wearing specific items of clothing.
It seems so strange and fearful to outlaw a woman from adorning herself in the way she chooses.
So today, during a bout of despair over my lack of clothing storage, I spied my beloved top hat, my puffy skirt peeking out from a pile of clothes and paid homage to brave, proud women around the world.
1940s men's top hat - De Mille Vintage, Melbourne
Bodysuit - Black Milk
Studibaker Hawk skirt - market
Melissa shoes - Amazon
Sparkly heart earring - DIY
Sugar skull earring - Etsy
Oh look at that.
Frida's peeking over my shoulder.
I hope she likes my rosy cheeks.
Here's the Cholita story: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26172313
We've been told all will be fixed by next Friday.
Meanwhile, all pics and this post have been brought to you by phone.