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. Anonymous
    December 11, 2012 / 3:08 pm

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

  2. LandGirl1980
    December 11, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Gawjuss!! Love the teal and mustard together 😀

  3. Lisa
    December 11, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    You look beautiful! Love the dress!

  4. edenfound
    December 11, 2012 / 8:54 pm

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

  5. hayley
    December 13, 2012 / 6:50 pm

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

  6. Satchel
    January 1, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Love the Outfit, you look great!Also the bag is lovely.

  7. Anonymous
    November 26, 2014 / 11:14 am

    haha, I can totally understand your sentiment as I have three children, one being a your outfit, that blue dress is gorgeous 🙂

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