Day 26

August 30, 2009

Gone skating.
skating

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Day 22

August 26, 2009

What a dreary day. What’s needed on a day like this a little ra-ra.
silk
I have had this dress so long that I don’t remember where it came from, I just know that it’s super comfortable. As is my weird teacher’s gown top. I am having to be inventive now as the bramble scratches are still raging away on my calves, thank goodness it’s coincided with a lull in the hot weather so I can keep my legs under wraps a little longer without melting.

Vintage 80s Silk Ra-Ra Dress – Marks & Spencer via Charity Shop
Black Batwing Gown Top – H&M
Black Leggings – Ebay

Day 21

August 25, 2009

I managed to wake up late again and not be able to fiddle with camera settings so this is a bit of a blurry effort. This dress was a calf-length, batwing monster of a frock when I bought it. I liked the collar and pockets so I decided that for all of the 20 pence it cost, I could try a little hacking. Sleeves off, hem up, waist in and it’s wearable once more.

green

It’s actually a lovely emerald green, I’ll maybe try again with the photo later.
Vintage 80s Altered Dress – Unknown
Leggings – Ebay
Black Patent Dolly Shoes – Marks & Spencer

Day 17

August 21, 2009

Friday again and time to get in the mood for the weekend. There is no better way to do this than with a bow tie. I have a collection of ties that I’ve slowly added to over the years. Normally they get worn in my hair, but now it’s time for them to take their proper place. I’ve already had a couple of comments, to which I replied that I just thought it was time I started dressing more formally for the office.
dots
Double debut for my new Ebay leggings and a skirt that I bought a couple of weeks ago at the Car Boot Sale.
I do realise that, with the fringe and bow tie combo, I am inadvertently channelling Sam Fox at the 1989 Brit Awards but then I am not sure this is a bad thing at all.

Vintage 80s Yellow & Black Polka Dot Top – BHS via Jumble Sale
Black Leggings – Ebay
Vintage 80s Black Satin Skirt – Right Angle Trading Co via Car Boot Sale
Vintage 90s Velvet Bow Tie – Jacko via Oxfam

Day 5

August 9, 2009

A late post today because of a late night. We made last minute cinema plans to see the amazing Home. Cinemas have a tendency to be overly air-conditioned, so despite the muggy evening, I had to cover up. I also have a tendency to fidget so sitting still for two hours requires comfort. Roll out the leggings. The jacket had shoulder pads which I took out and now wish I didn’t as it makes the shoulders sag. I could not decide which of my new necklaces to wear, so wore nearly all of them which is always a good solution. I had to get a shot outside the pub with plenty of people around, hence the awkward pose.
home
Today I was entertaining, so am just about to wind down for another working week with a barbecue and polka dot playsuit that is so comfortable it feels as though you could well be not wearing anything, which isn’t a great idea at a barbecue.
bbq

Leggings – Zara
Vintage 80s bolero jacket – unknown via Jumble Sale
Zebra Print t-shirt – H&M
Vintage 80s polka dot playsuit – Miss Selfridgevia Jumble Sale