I hope I haven't given you the impression that that my husband often says things that can be interpreted as critical. He's awfully sweet and he doesn't complain (very much) about taking my photos. And today he kindly noted that my outfit looked as if I were "off to solve a mystery before teatime." In the grand tradition of British Lady Sleuths I hope he meant more Miss Fisher and less Miss Marple. (I adore Miss Marple but I'm not in a hurry to adopt her style. And I think Miss Fisher might be Australian?) Anyway, I took it as a great compliment.
With the dress in its current state this outfit earns a 7/10 from me. Altered, I think it could be a 9 or a 10. In its current state it was just fine for investigating the farmer's market and the public library.