Reprise

November 15, 2009

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So it seems Winter is most definitely here.  All my Summer dresses are packed away and out have come the jumpers, scarves, gloves and hats.  It’s depressing enough outside without looking as though you’re dressed for a funeral so my latest purchase of an 80s cropped red mohair jumper made the trip to East London with me. As did my new 80s Jacques Vert blazer. This thing has the most outrageous shoulder pads that make me look like a cross between Bryan Ferry and one of the shrunken heads from Beetlejuice but it fits so nicely over bulky jumpers that I don’t really care.
I was tempted to put my ace snake head belt over the actual blazer but it looked a bit too power dresser, if such a thing exists.

Vintage 90s Black Lycra Bodycon Dress – It’s At via Car Boot Sale
Vintage 80s Red Cropped Mohair Jumper – Marks & Spencer via Oxfam
Vintage 80s Oversized Shoulderpad Blazer – Jacques Vert via Oxfam
Studded Hi Tops – Reebok via Ebay

Day 29

September 2, 2009

We’re going on a day trip!
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Day 28

September 1, 2009

Oh look, another pair of shorts. I am celebrating this day off by going into town to the charity shops, pretty boring by anyone’s standards but work always gets in the way of my fun.
I bought these loafers yesterday at a car boot sale. I had wanted a pair for ages but everything on the high street seemed so flimsy and I get through shoes very quickly. They were yucky beige but for £2, I thought I’d try out my black shoe dye. It has turned them navy instead but this is okay as I realised I only have the Bubbles non-trainers and a pair of heels in navy but lots of blue clothes.
loafers
There were better pictures but I thought this one was funny as the timer caught me trying to put my hand in my pocket. My face looks as if I have never seen a pocket before.

Vintage 80s White Shorts – Marks & Spencer via PDSA
Vintage Cropped Striped Shirt – Unknown via Jumble Sale
Navy Opaque Tights – Christian Dior
Vintage Navy Loafers – Curtess Shoes via Car Boot Sale

Day 27

August 31, 2009

It’s a grey kind of day and I am doing chores. I do love my houndstooth cardigan though and my new glittery pumps my mum got me yesterday. These things bring cheer to what is otherwise a gloomy day.
houndstooth

Day 26

August 30, 2009

Gone skating.
skating

Day 25

August 29, 2009

A very late post today as I get into fully into days off mode. Late starts, meeting friends, jumble sales, Caribbean food and power naps; it’s how every day should be. A double dose as compensation. Last night I went to The Birdcage to celebrate a friend’s birthday with drinks and karaoke. I decided it was time to dust off this 50p bargain that I have only worn once before, at a fancy dress as Pat Butcher. It’s a ridiculous purple satin, shoulder-padded, bat-winged triumph of a top in size 20 and I love it. I wore it as a dress with a skirt underneath and the Martini brooch pinning it together for modesty’s sake, finished off with a pair of my favourite heels. As you can see, I found it all very exciting.
pat
These shoes are awesome. They are part of a line by Donnie & Gaynor for Freed of London. As they are dance shoes, they are so comfortable. They have malleable soles which means it feels like you are wearing flats. I have a few pairs of dance shoes and I always look out for them as you can wear them all day and, because of what they are intended for, they last really well. Plus, they are nearly always very glitzy which is how all shoes should be.

Today was very dressed down in comparison, a little bit boyish even but just right for a relaxed but busy Saturday.

stripes

If I could, I think I would wear shorts almost every day. Maybe I should move somewhere where the weather allows it but for now, I’ll make do with tights underneath. These are pretty special ‘snowflake’ ones. Lavender with white dots all over.  My shoes get laughed at a lot, mainly because I call them ‘my trainers’, these and converse are the closest I get to trainers. I like them because they have white eyelets all the way around and a little tag that reads ‘Bubbles’.

Vintage 80s Purple Satin Batwing Top – Kim London via PDSA
Vintage Gold Dance Shoes – Freed of London via New Hope Trust
Striped Navy & White Cotton Breton top – Amor Lux
Navy Deck Shoes – Bubbles
Vintage 80s Lavender Polka Dot Tights – BHS

Day 23

August 27, 2009

A Thursday double whammy. Last night, I rushed in from work and did a quick change to go and see New Young Pony Club.
duvet
I liked my outfit and sporting my never-worn shoes so much that I decided to have a variant on it today.
pink
Different top, different skirt, same shoes. Until I started skating, I had a massive aversion to t-shirts. Now I have embraced them entirely and they’ve become something of a staple. They might not quite be conventional tees yet, but small steps, small steps.
I had never worn the white & neon top before, I was worried it looked a bit too much like a pillowcase as it’s lovely crisp cotton but it received plenty of compliments. As did my pink shoes, I love them to pieces and have the same in black and gold but have never actually worn the pink ones. Welcome to my feet shoes, make yourselves at home.

Vintage 80s Neon Squiggle Tee – Unknown via Scope
Black Lyrca Stretch Skirt – River Island
Vintage 80s Pink Bow Wedge Shoes – Amathus Shoes via Oxfam
Vintage 80s Mesh Insert Pink Tee – Canda via PDSA
Vintage 80s Pink Bow Tie – Unknown via Car Boot Sale
Vintage 90s Lycra Skirt – Unknown via Car Boot Sale

Day 19

August 23, 2009

Such a glorious day. I spent the morning gardening and the afternoon basking in the sun and reading. This playsuit is perfect for lazy sunny Sundays. My Godmother gave it to me, along with other treasures, about two years ago, she had had it since the 70s. Thank goodness for people who hold onto clothes and take care of them. Blessed be the hoarders.
play
Vintage 70s Peach Terry Playsuit – Robes Of California via Gift
Vintage 80s Red Sunglasses – Unknown via Car Boot Sale

Day 18

August 22, 2009

Saturday, simple stripes and skating.

stripes

Day 12

August 16, 2009

A super sunny Sunday, so a sundae dress. We headed off to the park  for tea and greenery. I had my own personal photographer, Euan, with us this time so…action shots!

candy dress 1

I like this dress partly because it reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream, and partly because I am sure I have seen a thousand duvet covers in the same pattern. Plus it has a huge amount of fabric – look, no legs…

candy 2

Vintage 80s Pastel Sundress – Unknown via Jumble Sale.