Sunday, 17 July 2011

One weekend, two outfits

Yup, that's right, I wore two outfits in two days. Fancy.
What is worth mentioning is that I actually managed to take two pictures in one weekend. It's some kind of record. What probably isn't surprising it that it's taken me more than a week to post, but hey, you can't have everything!
Last Saturday I was at home, seeing my family. We spent most of the day preparing for a party to celebrate my Dad's 60th but in the evening I popped on my Simplicity 5594 blouse with my Heyday trousers (sadly this tweedy fabric is now out of stock but they have some lovely new wool based fabrics in instead) and my new red shoes and had a jolly nice time.
I'm loving my set now - it takes me about 10-15 minutes to do, usually sitting in bed watching catch up tv late in the evening. It does desperately need a cut though - my split ends are getting out of control!

On the Sunday we went out to see a couple of friends for coffee, and I threw on an outfit that I was actually very happy with. I'm less happy with the pictures - I took dozens and these are the best of a very bad bunch.
The cardigan is from Debenhams and is new - I'm seriously considering getting one in another colour , maybe this black and white one, because it's light and pretty and beautifully fitted. The blouse is very old and from a charity shop, I bought it years ago and 'rediscovered' it at my parent's house! Love it when that happens! The skirt is also very old, I bought it at Coast, on a massive sale years ago. It was the last one left and a size 8, but incredibly fit perfectly. I'm a bit bigger now than I was back then, but it just fits me slightly higher up the waist now, which suits me fine. It's a lovely heavy linen too which makes it swish beautifully, but keeps it cool for the hot weather. It's a great skirt. Finally the shoes are another pair I bought in the Clarks' sale, they have an ankle strap and a nice wide heel so they're comfy and practical. Plus, they're very similar to many 40s designs I've seen. I've worn these alot since I bought them, so I think it was money well spent!
I hope you all had a nice time last weekend! ;)


  1. Hello there,
    I'm rubbish at leaving comments as when I read blogs I'm at work, and work block the comments box :(
    So I'm taking this oppotunity while I can.
    Just wanted to say how amazing you look. You looked lovely before but now... trs fantastic. Lovong the outfits too :D x

  2. Both outfits are lovely!:) I especially love your red blouse it suits you to a T!

  3. I agree these outfits are brilliant! I really love the red top and trousers. Well done you x x x

  4. Ooh 2 great outfits! I have similar trousers and I always feel amazing when I put them on :)

  5. What beautiful outfits!

    Sadly, the fabulous fabric shops of Goldhawk road are at threat of demolition.
    You can read the full details on Melissa’s blog:

    Please spread the word,join the facebook group, write to the council and lend your support in any way you can. Otherwise fabric shopping trips to Goldhawk road may sadly become a thing of the past.

  6. Wow, the red top and trousers are fantastic. And so's your hair.