Monday, 31 December 2012

Goodbye 2012

Goodbye 2012, and I'm inclined to add, good riddance! It's not been the happiest of years what with one thing and another. Apart from anything else it has been the wettest year in England since records began. Today we drove, slowly, along flooded roads for an appointment in town, not the best of places to be on a rainy day with a bargain shopping frenzy taking place. My trip was for a health check and we went there and back again as quickly as we could manage.
Himself took this cheery photo of me as I walked past a black hoarding. It seemed fitting!
I'm wearing a trusty brown felt hat that I've had for many years. It has a big black velvet bow to one side and is a firm favourite. The grey coat is an Oska, very light and warm, worn over a grey Lillith skirt. Clarks boots and a dark purple pashmina from Merci in Paris.
 Dear me - don't I look winter! Grey, grey, grey.
 But don't despair. I'm about to paint my toenails and fingernails 'funtime fuschia'. We shall cross the road to our neighbours' party and bring in the New Year in a more colourful fashion. (I may do a 'stop the rain' dance!)
For Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style. 

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas jumpers

This season's must-have fashion item has been any Christmas jumper sporting a suitably festive image, the larger and brighter the better.  None of us has such a thing but we did the best we could and  we were amused to find that we had each chosen to wear a sparkly woolly.
Here we are crammed on the sofa to demonstrate our sparkliness!
Wee One's is from French Connection
and mine is a Perry Ellis.
I added a couple of brooches, an enamel and fabric heart that Janet had made and a fymo snowman made by Big Sister many moons ago. This cardi started out with sequins all around the collar but they were a bit too much so I unpicked them.
There's only so much bling that I can take!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Visible Monday catchup

I've been away from home and have recorded my Monday outfits in different locations. What a delight it has been to escape floods, winds and gloom for a bit. (Took my umbrella and quilted mackintosh with me, but, hurrah, didn't need them once I had left the airport.)
I travelled out in this Boden black linen shirt-waister, with black leggings and a large but very fine purple pashmina that packs into the smallest space. The dress has four button-down pockets that are just the thing for safe ticket storage.
Once I arrived in the sunshine of Havana I shed the warm layers.
It is such a useful and comfortable dress that I have it in this other colourway.
Downside, it's linen, it creases.

On December 3rd I hit the beach in a cheap and cheerful collection of purple clothing.
Bikini from George at Asda
Cardi from M&S
Cotton wrap a present from Africa
Beaded sandals from Duo.

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