Remember when I said I had a stockpile of summer OOTDs? Well, given that the weather is threatening to change any minute, I thought I’d do a giant combo post before we in the UK are back in hats, gloves and knitted long-johns for the duration.
Believe it or not I bought this terracotta broderie Anglaise number back in March. I had some Monsoon vouchers for my birthday, (my friends can read me like a book), which combined with a special everything-in-store-is-20%-off-day, resulted in my scoring it for half-price. Since I’d have had to wait till August for that opportunity otherwise I was well pleased. It fits beautifully and the colour’s great.
Also, it transpired, dead easy to accessorise. The shoes, which you’ve seen before, were from the Liberty collaboration Clarks did a couple of years ago, and my lobster brooch came from eBay. Bear with me while this shrug gets another airing…
… this time with a Gudrun Sjoden frock that just so happened to be 40% off on a day Deanne and I happened to be passing. Since their sales are generally a travesty I’m sure you’ll agree it would have been churlish to leave it there. I only wish it had been available in my size in the emerald green and fuchsia colourway but this one came a close second.
Again, it proved e piece of cake to accessorise…
I love these shoes because, unlike my Hotters, they don’t look especially orthopaedic. They actually pre-date my orthotics period and I often scour eBay for the terracotta version. I’m sure they’ll surface eventually. No idea where these tights came from; I think my mum might have given them to me because it would never even occur to me to purchase olive green hose. Oh, go on, have another one….
My third dress is a bit more of a Marmite affair.
Admit it, it’s not often one sees a floaty chiffon muumuu. It came with a crappy tie belt that’s supposed to go around one’s hips Gatsby stylee – something that suits me fine well as long as I only stand up. I still love it though. With the sheer sleeves and the cut-out neck detail it makes me feel demure and sexy at the same time. (Well, just a tad).
Those nails, eh? All gone now. Sadly I can only avoid busting them for so long. I had fun painting them a variety of antisocial colours while they lasted mind.