Outfit post: Autumn tones for summer
|Playing tourist outside the Pump |
Rooms and Bath Abbey
Lately I've been trying to work out what colours suit me, and browns do seem to be quite high on the list! Happily, we're far enough from the 80s that the decade's influence on my tastes has waned, charity shopping means it's easy to try different options, and a mistake won't break the bank. Several times this week I've realised that virtually everything I've had on, apart from shoes and unmentionables, has come from a charity shop. This is one of those outfits. It had loads of compliments, so I thought I'd share it with you.
Dress New Look via a chazza, £5
What attracted me was the print - it reminded me of those gorgeous 1930s chiffon dresses that only ever seem to exist with a 22-inch waist and cost £300 nowadays.
Jacket half of my beloved Miss Marple suit, a 1970s tweed Edinburgh Woollen Mill suit, £8 for the suit.
Bag Dents via a charity shop, £8
Shoes Neosens, bought half price in the Sarenza sale, £55
Necklace coral, a gift from Mr Robot
The colours went a bit wonky thanks to the cameraphone; I don't actually have scarlet arms!
I get a real kick out of my charity shop outfits. The things I buy new or from dealers are usually pieces with specific purposes in mind, even if that purpose is 'cover my feet so I can get to work'. Charity shop clothes have the magic of chance. They probably weren't in the shop the week before I found them, and they probably won't be there a week later. It's the magic of finding the perfect thing in the right size for very little money. You don't get that pleasure from picking something up off a rack of 37 identical ones.