Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cold snap

Hat/gloves  - Knitted by my grandmother
Coat - Jumble sale (50p)
Jumper  - Jumble sale (20p)
Skirt - Gap
Tights/socks - Primark
Boots - Charirty shop (£5)
Owl Necklace - Birthday gift
Bag - Charity shop (£4)

So...I don't quite know what happened to November. I do apologize for my total absence from this blog. November has been a very busy month what with Halloween, bonfire night, my birthday, several other people's birthdays and so on. Outfit posts are getting trickier too, since I leave for and return from work in the dark now. Still I have the weekend. Since my last post the weather's turned wintery so I decided to wear something a little brighter than usual for a Sunday afternoon walk. I don't own much 'bright' coloured clothing, aside from a couple of red things. Still sometimes it's nice to wear something a little different. I'm also having some trouble finding the right winter coat this year. I really want a navy duffel coat, but one that's genuinely warm, not just a thin high street one, and the perfect vintage one eludes me still. This tweed coat is a little big (I've turned the sleeves under) but for now it will have to do. I hope everyone's having a good month. I will be updating the shop this week (really, I have the photos done) so please stay tuned.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Before the sun fades

Dress - Altered, jumble sale
Shrug: Jumble sale
Tights: Primark
Bag - Jumble sale
Clogs - Clarks

These photos are from a week ago, before the clocks went back on a beautiful autumn day. The dress was originally mid calf length and XL, but I took it in at the back seam and chopped off the hem. I actually cut off too much, which is how I ended up with this dark green band as the hem instead. Although I think it's probably more interesting this way. I've been wearing this shrug a lot too lately, although I prefer it as a scarf. Apologies for the absence of posts lately. I've started a new job and will have to get used to balancing my time. I'm working on a shop update for the weekend, with some pretty autumn finds.