Happy Hardware Hunting-and a BOW!

I like it when light and colour conspire to make me look far younger than my years......
We popped out this morning for a wee spot of hardware shopping, a common pastime here in NZ on a Sunday. Frocking up for the hardware store is just as important as frocking up for the groceries, I feel.
This cactus has been in this garden for 10 years come October!
So, anyway, on the way to the hardware store, we had to stop briefly at the local mall so I could get a prescription filled. We entered through Farmers, a department store catering to the masses, and upon entering encountered an older-well, probably our age, really-in matching capri pants, who looked aghast at G and I-the sheer nerve of expressing distaste at us, who have more style in our arses than they could ever have in this life or the next!!! The question came up: Where is the unwritten rule that women over 40 have to cut their hair short and start wearing capris and generally looking like men? And, why o why do older couples start dressing like twins?!
 Most perplexing.

Funky beret-vintage, darling, and opshopped
Frock-opshopped and altered
Handbag-also vintage,from a market somewhere, I think
Shoes-Trade Me
Now-I made the bow!!!
Opinions, please!
G thinks I need to make it more stiff. I think it is a little wide. But as it is my first one, I'm not too worried. I just wanted to see if I would like it. And I do, even with the slight charwomanliness it gives me.
I wore it to band practice last night.....

This is the green maxi(polyester heaven)that I got the other week.
I'm posing outside Darryl's house. I'm not really taking the bus. How uncouth!
See, charwoman.
But a little 20's-ish, which is nice. Esp with the coat.
Coat-vintage, gift from Justine
Long vesty thing-made by me, using a 70's pattern as a base
Bow-made by moi!!
So,should I pursue the bow thing?
G got quite excited about the whole hair decoration thing, and suggested dollhouse furniture and birds, among other things as potential decorations. He was, admittedly, quite drunk at the time. But-I think I am quite keen to see just how far I can take this, and just how ridiculous I can get!!!
Stay tuned!