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.


  1. super cute kinda preppy outfit, you look cute


  2. i am LOVINGGG your vintage style! this rust color scheme is awesome, and your sweater is so pretty. i love all of it

    xo Marlen
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  3. I love this cardigan your grandmother made and the booties are too cute as well! Hope you're having a great day!
    xo Hannah

  4. I love that cardi your grandma made! The colours are so gorgeous and go so well with this soothing sort of palette.

  5. Yes, charity shops are great for the bargains and the feel-good factor, but the feel-good factor can easily get cancelled out if the prices are what you'd spend in the store of origin. Double no thanks.

    I like your necklace a lot, what a unique piece! I've never seen anything quite like it.