Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Autumn is everything

Jacket - my mothers from the 1970s
Shirt - 1970s vintage , jumble sale,
Jeans - H&M
Bag - American eagle (gift)
Boots - vintage, jumble sale

Autumn is the best season. Halloween and the annual watching of hocus pocus (best Halloween film ever), fancy dress and pumpkin flavoured goods. Bonfire night, mulled wine and free fireworks. The colours, the weather, the getting out of the cold weather wardrobe. All good things. Especially since this is the first year in a long long time we have had a real summer. I mean it was 32 degrees, that never happens. And it's still not really cold. Hence the above outfit being acceptable in the third week of October. I've had this jacket of my mum's for a while. It's a perfect fit but needed a repair which I put off too long. Happily it is now fixed. These boots are doubly old, I bought them approximately 4 years ago at a jumble  and the have now given up and fallen apart. An excuse for new shoes? The blouse is new to me, I found it at a jumble sale a week earlier. The label says Pepperhill California. I hope it belonged to a true Californian Hippy. At the same jumble I found some simialr items, I hope they all came form the same well dressed woman.
There is no single reason for my not blogging through 2013 so far. I've moved jobs, but that's about it as far as big changes go. I've noticed lots of blogs I have followed posting less, maybe it's just the Autumn of style blogging? I guess we shall see.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Cardigan - Made by my Grandmother
Shirt - Vintage Jaeger from jumble sale
Skirt - Uni Qlo
Coat- Uni Qlo last year
Tights- Gift
Necklace - Gift
Boots - Charity shop

Listening to  - The Haunted Man - Bat for Lashes

Happy New Year all. I've managed to not take a single outfit photo for over a month somehow. Well actually its because I leave for and return from work in the dark but that's no excuse. I have had pretty great festive time. I seriously over indulged with food, particularly puddings... I received some nice gifts, got to celebrate with various friends and family an also went to my first blitz party. It was awesome and I am definitely going again. Outfit wise I'm predictably still all about mini skirts and shirts. I actually really like this outfit, which is rare. I like to wear slightly off colours and colour combinations and this fits with that. Also the cardigan goes so well with the boots. The cardigan was a pre-Christmas gift from my talented knitter of a Grandmother. I love the rust colour with the flecks of blue, and the mohair is so soft and warm. The boots were a long awaited for purchase. I have wanted a pair of heeled ankle boots for about a year but couldn't find any that I really liked enough to fork out £50-£80 on. So I resisted. Then I saw these in a local charity shop. I turned them down because they cost £20 (!) To me that is way too much for a charity shop pair of shoes. However after going out for the day I concluded I needed them. When I got back to the shop another girl was trying them on. As you can see they luckily (for me) didn't fit and I got them. I'm not sure what anyone else thinks about this, but I am starting to find charity shops are pricing me out of purchasing. For example a second hand office pair of shoes for £25 or an H&M dress for £15. I know that's not that much really but to me the joy of charity shops is the combination of giving to charity plus getting a bargain and the bargains don't seem to be as available these days. Obviously I want the charity to have as much cash as possible but I feel I would probably buy more if things were a little bit less. Any thoughts on this? Also Bat for Lashes latest album The Haunted Album is so so good.