Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sunshine and Showers

It was a dull, rainy morning when I chose this outfit.  I was obeying the law that the brightness of one's clothing should be inversely proportionate to the gloom of the weather.  We weren't off anywhere fancy, just popping to a few local towns for a spot of charity shopping.

I was glad I took my umbrella, as the heavens opened when we stepped out of the car at our first destination, a rather downmarket town.  It felt a bit grim, but I'm glad I persevered as I bought a few lovely, quality things.  Obviously the town had a much more affluent past, with an older generation that spent their money on decent stuff.  I'll save that haul for my May purchases bulletin.  Our next stop was a rather posh town, a few miles away.  The charity shops were full of tat, and I didn't buy anything.  Isn't that strange?  The rundown town having all the good stuff, and the posh one not having anything of any quality?

The rain had eased by this point, so we popped into a pretty town garden.  Just look how much it had cheered up by the time we came to take these photos, my umbrella was a bit redundant, but that didn't stop me posing with it.  It's my lovely 1960s umbrella, with such a bright print.

60s Look @porcelinasworld



60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld

60s Look @porcelinasworld
Coat: car boot sale
Dress: Miss Selfridge, car boot sale
Grey tights: M&S
Shoes: Hush Puppies, Ebay
Umbrella: 1960s' vintage, from Oo La La Frocking Facebook group
Bag: "Chanel", thrifted
Sunglasses: Can't remember

Grey tights might seem an odd choice with such a bright outfit, but for some reason they work much better than black - less harsh a contrast perhaps?  If I'd had some crazy tights to match the umbrella I would have worn those!

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayPassion for Fashion, Fancy Friday

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos and such fun 60's inspired outfit! I'm loving the sunnies and that cute/floral umbrella! xo

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    1. Thanks Camilla, it was a fun outfit to wear x

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  2. Wow! Car boot sales! For real? Stunning, that coat is amazing. Would love to see you on the Fancy Friday link up party.

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    1. I'm a car boot sale addict Nancy! Thanks for stopping by x

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  3. That orange raincoat is fab, definitely worth having a rainy day for. As is the umbrella. I'd never have thought of that combination but the grey tights really work with your outfit. xxx

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    1. I actually read the grey tights tip in a modern fashion magazine, it also works with wearing pale pastels apparently! X

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  4. Such a lovely zesty outfit and I think the soft grey tights work really well, black would indeed be too harsh I think. I love your umbrella too. I have similar sunglasses, I got mine years ago, I have them in white, black and pale pink xxx

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    1. I like the 'zesty' description! I'll have to use that in blog post title at some point. The glasses are really useful aren't they? I would happily wear them in other colours! x

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  5. I love the orange-yellow-grey-white combo here - it works really well and adds to the 60s vibe. I'm a big fan of grey tights - they are surprisingly versatile. Kx

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    1. I think grey tights are a well kept secret, more people should try them! x

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  6. Ah, your own mac and brolly look! Very fun and colourful, makes mine look drab in comparison ;) I loved this umbrella before and it's really singing with that fun coat. You make orange look great! xx

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    1. I did tell you I had one coming up, ta da! Let's hope all this rain moves on and next week will be ablaze with searing sunshine, blue skies, and balmy temperatures xx

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  7. That's a cracking outfit, I love that brolly and the mac and glasses are the perfect accompaniments for a proper 60s vibe. Love your orange lippie, too!
    Isn't it strange, we always fare better in the more down at heel places than the upmarket ones who think Per Una is designer and relegate the old stuff to the rag bag.
    I've got some khaki tights I bought for 50p from a chazza which work well with bright minis too, I was amazed, I only bought them 'cos they were Wolfords and still had the £21 price tag attached. xxx

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    1. I've always wanted a pair of Wolfords. Not found any in the chazzas yet. I did buy my first pair of blue tights though!

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  8. WOW!. What a gorgeous outfit. I love that colorful umbrella,too.
    Marilyn

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  9. I love this outfit! You really are inspiring me to take the time to go charity shipping soon. Your finds continually amaze me. X

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    1. It's addictive, once you start...!

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  10. What an adorable look! Your accessories game is so on point here - the orange trench, the perfectly mod sunglasses, and the printed umbrella. I'm loving all of this!

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  11. What a bright fun outfit. I'm surprised it wasn't able to ward off the rain.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  12. I'm ion love with this outfit! The white piping on the jacket makes everything pop!

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  13. I confess, I did think a change of tights would elevate things to perfection! Every other part of your outfit is so colourful. That dress, coat and umbrella look great together.

    I have a theory to do with posh towns/rubbish chazzas, rundown towns/good chazzas, thanks to working in Bath and living in Trow. In the less wealthy ones there's a real heierarchy of what people can afford, so if you have a choice of Tesco or chazza, lots of people prefer Tesco because it's new, even if the quality is lower. It's something I saw growing up, and when I worked in the factory there was one woman who stated she always bought her kids' clothes from Next because 'when they've got Next all over them, you know they're not council house kids'. So in the rundown towns, lots of people don't go to the chazzas for fear that those around them will think they need to, rather than choose to. But if you're lucky, there's a spread of people from all income bands in an area, so good stuff ends up in all the charity shops anyhow.

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    1. Thanks for that insight Mim, I did wonder if something psychological was going on with shoppers! Someone's probably written a thesis on it somewhere... x

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  14. I just realised I used to have that dress! we do keep doing that lol. The charity shops have been so crap for so long round here I am starting to give up hope.

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    1. Our tastes certainly overlap on many an occasion!! X

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  15. Beautiful outfit! So bright and cheerful. I like your weather/clothing balance philosophy.

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  16. LOVE this outfit! The colours and style are both perfect - especially with that super fabulous umbrella! You've certainly got a wonderful sense of style, Porcelina! I do miss shopping in English charity shops - here in the Algarve, the charity shops aren't anywhere near as good.
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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