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 Sweater Girl

Sunday Sweater Girl

Sunday Sweater Girl

Sunday Sweater Girl

1960s Munrospun cardigan @porcelinasworld

Sunday Sweater Girl
Cardigan: Vintage 1960s, from Torquay table-top sale
Trousers: Lindybop
Shoes: George at Asda
Headscarf: Thrifted
Brooch: Trifari, thrifted
Lipstick: Carmine by Besame
 
I've been reaching for low-key '60s inspired looks on weekends lately.  I've worn similar outfits for a weekend away in Laugharne and a trip to St Fagans museum.  There's an easy elegance in a pair of cropped fitted trousers and a relaxed top that makes me feel off-duty but not sloth-like!  What have you been wearing on weekends lately?

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilikeVisible MondayPassion for FashionFancy Friday

15 comments:

  1. I wish I was as dilligent as you and managed to actually get some things done over the weekends, but apart from emptying my mending basket, I've done nothing much. August - and Summer if you can call it that - is indeed speeding by and Autumn will soon be there. Hope you have a great holiday in the sun (Spain, wasn't it?) to make up for this sorry excuse of a Summer. That said, I love your 1960s cashmere jumper. What a great colour and shape. I love the brooch you pinned on it too! xxx

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  2. This is the perfect Sunday look! Relaxed yet chic! Totally effortless and yet flawlessly put together! I love the little pink scarf with the cardigan!

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  3. That cardi was a fantastic find, the colour is so good on you. How on earth do you manage to look so gorgeous with a hangover? My face isn't fit for human consumption after a night on the ale!
    The shed looks great. You used that rare sunny day very wisely.
    I bet you can't wait till Spain! xxx

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    1. You'll notice there are no close-ups - I can only fake looking 'fresh' from a distance ;)

      Yes, counting down to Spain!!! X

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  4. That vintage cashmere sweater is so dreamy! Love this whole look, and I would certainly appreciate a breath of cooling air over here in Florida :-) thanks for linking up, XO

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. The cardigan fits so well... and its yet another of your marvellous thrift finds :)

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  6. That vintage sweater is gorgeous. I love the color.
    Marilyn

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  7. The 1960's is great for "casual". You look effortlessly elegant in these photos :)

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    1. It must have been very exciting back in the '60s to see so many casual options opening up. Fast becoming a 'failsafe' for me! X

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  8. Such a cute cardigan, I can see why you'd want one in every colour. This was the sort of thing I used to wear for a casual look when it was all about the Mod look for me back in the early 2000s. It's such an easy but elegant look that you can easily mix and match. xx

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  9. That cardigan was an excellent find, and with the brooch on - perfection!

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  10. That cardigan was an excellent find, and with the brooch on - perfection!

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  11. Too gorgeous an outfit for gardening. Last weekend was perfect gardening weather wasn't it. I did some on Saturday. I love the headband with the cardigan and brooch. Fab look

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  12. This is such a cute outfit and it looks so comfortable too! The colour of that cardi and lippy is so perfect on you! The shed looks great too x

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