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…..