I discovered this vintage red wool skirt at the car boot sale this morning. The seller was clearing out his late grandmother's wardrobe. Although worn and well-loved everything was of the finest quality including such labels as Daks, Dereta, Celine, Miss Holmes & Salvatore Ferragamo and needless to say I snaffled the lot. In her day she shopped mostly at Harrods and her Grandson was rather well spoken and most unlike the regular traders.
As soon as I acquire a new-to-me garment I'll race home and try it out. If I'm not completely happy then it gets passed or sold on, there's no room in my life for things that don't make me feel fabulous. I'll experiment with different accessories and create new outfit possibilities from the depths of my existing wardrobe.
I like having a few outfits in mind, it's brilliant for those days when you're in a hurry and need to throw something on quickly. I can't be doing with a clothing crisis when there's somewhere I need to get to fast (and, believe me, when you have a parent with dementia it's all too often). By only keeping clothes that fit and make me feel good, storing anything that needs repairing in the mending basket and out-of-season clobber in suitcases, there's no need for a dressing disaster as everything in my wardrobe makes me happy and is ready to wear.
Vintage red wool skirt (40p) worn with Broiderie Anglaise gypsy top (50p) and bubblegum scented sandals (£2), all car boot sale buys. The pendant was £2 from Top shop's 2009 sale.
Tapestry clutch bag (£1.95, Walsall Hospice), Pearl cocktail ring (50p, Acorns Hospice), Plastic ring (25p, Car boot sale), Bangles mostly inherited (with the exception of the tapestry one from lovely Sandy), Nails by Barry M.
Thanks for those kind words of encouragement with regards to my sewing. I've got my pattern ready and I plan to cut it out over a glass of red and Sons Of Anarchy later.