Wednesday, 23 August 2017

July purchases

We're well into August now and the last of the sales seem to be petering out.  I'm not even going to pretend anymore that I'm "not shopping", especially in sale season.  But, before I show you what I bought in the final sales, here are July's purchases.  It's your monthly insight into my shopping-obsessed mind.  As usual, I bought a lot, but I sent a lot of it back.  Such frustrations!

It would have been rude not to buy a lovely 1960s' coat for £3 from the car boot sale.  It's heavyweight and will keep me cosy and stylish.  The label says "Fortown".  Yes, I will wear it to town.

thrifted @porcelinasworld

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday Girl

Another week has flown by without me taking any dedicated blog outfit photos - so it's another 'real life Sunday' special today.  Where is August going?  Between my PhD, work, and prioritising time with friends and family, it seems as though we're headed full-pelt into Autumn.  I have a sun holiday coming up and I've felt quite pressurised trying to get work and PhD stuff done in time, so that I can have a proper relax and not worry about things left undone.  So, it's another really spontaneous and pragmatic outfit post today.

I adore the cardigan.  It's 1960s', cashmere, and I bought it for £1 from a table-top sale in Torquay.  The label reads "100% cashmere.  Munrospun.  Made in Edinburgh, Scotland."  I'd order it in more colours if I could!  The trousers are well-worn Lindybop ones, that have faded quite a lot and are sagging slightly.  I think I will try and make a similar pair, if I can find a good pattern.

Please note the beautifully painted shed in the background - the product of a sunny Sunday last week.  What a contrast to today, which has been a moody grey and misty day here in The Valleys.  I did manage an hour in the garden this morning (to blow away the cobwebs after a rather boozy dinner party last night), but the rain set in and it hasn't really let up since.  I'm looking forward to a quiet Sunday evening with a hot bath, good book and an early night.  Only two days in work this week, then I'm not back in the office until September!  I intend to get some gardening done, and finish a few half-completed DIY projects, so that I can start the new academic year feeling on top of things.

Sunday Sweater Girl

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Levi's Shirt and Denim Skirt

Good morning everyone!  Today's photos are hot off the press - that is, they were taken half an hour ago.  I hadn't prepared a post in advance because it was a particularly manic week.  This is a very 'real' outfit that wasn't planned.  The clothes were actually picked up off the bedroom floor, from where I threw them last night.  My justification is that I'm not going anywhere today except the supermarket, and I'm probably going to have to get changed into my DIY clothes soon anyway - after brunch I'll be pottering around house and garden, ticking off a myriad of little jobs.  Paint the shed.  Re-pot some plants.  Put some things up the attic.  Not exciting, but I'm happy with that!

Levi's Shirt & Denim Skirt @porcelinasworld
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