Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Visible Monday, waistcoat.

I am very fond of waistcoats. My father had his clothes custom made, with several waistcoats in tartan wool. I 'borrowed' them to wear when I was an art student! They are such a warm and practical item of clothing, leaving your arms free for work.
I'm wearing this purple velvet one from Boden, the mail-order company. I like the masculine pinstriped fabric on the back.

The baby cord shirt is from Oasis, a hand-me-down from a daughter. 
One of Janet Haigh's enamel and beadwork brooches is pinned at the collar.

Toss off my clogs and lace up my boots and I'm all ready for a bit of manual work in the garden!

For Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

14 comments:

  1. You have an unique style. Loving your hair, waistcoat and the touch of flower.
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    1. Hello Sacramento, Living in England we sometimes have to create a bit of warmth and colour and flowering in our clothing when the climate is nothing but grey! (Although, actually, I am very fond of the colour grey.)

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  2. I can see how your life is filled with applied arts. Your style is part of the artist-lifestyle, too. I admire how you compose your outfits. I would probably never buy the clothes you wear, because I would not dare. Which is a actually a pitty, because those clothes look really good on you!

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    1. And this comment from the woman with those spectacular boots! :-)

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  3. I really love these pieces, especially on you, with your artistic vibe. Thanks so much for sharing them with Visible Monday, Rosemary, and have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you, Patti. Certain colours really affect my mood and wearing purple always lifts my spirits.

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  4. I agree, there is nothing like the luxurious yet ever practical waistcoat. You wear everything with such artistry so I wasn't surprised to see that you were an art student. I also love the short pant length.

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    1. The short pants are rather baggy Lands' End denim crops - very comfy!

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  5. ooooh, I love vests and waistcoats of all kinds. They are such a nice way to add a touch of tailoring without adding too much bulk. (Tailored jackets can be SO confining, and too hot, also). I have been looking for one in purple or green. Boden, you say? Hmmmmmm.......

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    1. The Boden waistcoat is a few years old, Anne and hasn't featured in their latest catalogues, but I'll keep a lookout for you.

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  6. Love your sense of style.

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  7. Such a lovely outfit, I so enjoy the passionate colors and the marvelous brooch!

    I want to thank you again for your garden inspiration! Our family spent the last weekend
    taking back our suburban backyard. I have been an avid gardener for years...but seem to have lost my way in my life's transitions. Thank you for reminding me of a dear love!

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    1. Your fashion photos are among the most beautiful in Blogland, Tamera, so now I am looking forward to seeing images of your garden.

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