might just be what one needs to have some impact. Combine flowers with stripes and one gets a concoction that rocks my boat. I wasn’t intending to go shy, so red lingerie like top was a must and then obviously a red bag to go with it. The only demure items are the black pencil skirt and white sandals. The jacket was another charity shop find. Whoever priced the items did not know the label as I got it for a fiver. It would have cost over a hundred fifty pounds when brand new. The weather is getting finer and looks like the bare leg season has just begun.
A warmer day and I am summer-ready already. Despite questionable temperatures, I’m ready to show too much skin and cover myself in floral prints head to toe. And the white coat comes out too. I have used the colours of the flowers in the print- yellow and green and lots of white.
If we had somewhere to go I have just a perfect seasonal outfit for it. It is mainly old pieces. The blouse that I have had for a while is an intricate combination of pinks, purples, browns and greens with a golden thread within. I have paired it with navy blue culottes and burgundy, patent leather, crock effect boots. To tie the whole look together I have added a burgundy-purple necklace from a very affordable brand. My tip for today would be to swap cheap buttons for some more upmarket ones. That is one of the easiest ways to make an item of clothing look more expensive. The above culottes came with white buttons which if kept would have cheapened the look.
I’m always taking advantage of the days that it didn’t rain to wear paler colours/white even in the autumn. Lots of shops do lighter colour jackets and coats. Long gone are the times when winter coats came only in dull, dark colours. The hole shift in fashion is enticing and I do get sucked into buying it and then it rains all winter long. I have pulled all things pale, new and old. The oldest is probably the bomber jacket. Pale pink and grey with metallic floral pattern, always a statement. Also like the vertical and horizontal lines of the skirt and the jacket, even though totally unintentional.