Tuesday, 11 December 2012

clothes for the day (well, evening)

Last Friday, for the first time in about a year, I actually left the house after dark and went Out. I've capitalised the word 'out' because since it's somewhere I go so little in the evenings, I now class it as an actual place, like London, Paris or Berlin. As most of you know, I'm on maternity leave at the moment, but still get classed as a member of staff, which meant I was invited to the annual Christmas shant, complete with memorable secret santa gifts (last year I was heavily pregnant, and received a multi-pack of crisps and a pair of 56 inch waist jeans...). So, when I got dressed up for the first time in a year, this is what I wore. Drum roll..... drrrrrr........

I wrote about my dress in the last post (a 1940's-esque bargain triumph from eBay), and the cardigan was from Paul Smith as part of my staff allowance. The fur collar was £1.50 from a charity shop (found that morning), the shoes were £4.99 from good old eBay, the bangle was from a stall at Southsea Boutique Market (which annoyingly, I now can't remember the name of - they had some lovely handmade jewellery as well), and the bag is an old one from a charity shop which was about £3.99, if I remember rightly. And to top it all off, my coat, my beeeeyoootiful coat, in all it's furry, mustard-y glory.
I did actually contemplate styling my newly dyed locks (it's actually a much redder colour than it looks here), but then I spent too much time reading Vintage Life magazine in the bath and watching crap afternoon telly, and I ran out of time. Maybe next time!

PS Our lounge is never that tidy. To the right of me, cropped out of the shot, is a pile of 'stuff' that I swept off of the top the bookcase and onto the floor. One day, I will be neat.....


  1. VA VA VOOM! Looking gorg Missus! Love that coat so much - such a find. Where do you do your ebay thrifting?x

  2. Gawjuss!! Love the teal and mustard together :D

  3. You look beautiful! Love the dress!

  4. You look great! Reading this and your nifty thrifty post makes me want to go shopping......!

  5. wow the dress and coat are amazing! looking fab!!!

  6. Love the Outfit, you look great!

    Also the bag is lovely.

  7. haha, I can totally understand your sentiment as I have three children, one being a baby..love your outfit, that blue dress is gorgeous :)


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