There's nothing new about what I'm wearing today.
Just call me the Queen of Recycling, not only is my entire outfit second-hand but I've worn each component tens of times previously.
My clothes are like old friends, we're deeply attached and share fond memories. I rarely get bored with my wardrobe and wear things until they fall apart, constantly patching them up and eventually chopping the remains to re-purpose into tote bags or patchwork curtains and salvaging the zips and fasteners for other sewing projects. I only keep things that make me feel fabulous so even if it's the hundredth time I've worn it I still feel happy and confident each time I pop it on.
There's a distinct Autumnal nip in the air today. I've brought my suitcases down from the top of the wardrobe, laundered and packed away my flimsier clothes, pressing and rehanging velvet dresses, tweed jackets and cord skirts in readiness for the coming season.
Shopping for a new winter coat or boots? Never! I love what I've got regardless of whether it's deemed to be fashionable. My boots were re heeled and my coats & capes freshened up at the end of last winter.
|Coral and silver ring (the fabulous Krista) and mirrored bangle (the goddess that is Helga)|
I've been wearing my Lapis ring for almost 34 years!
|Julius 1970s cord maxi (courtesy of the lovely Alex), hand-made off-the-shoulder blouse (75p, Salvation Army), leather Gladstone bag (20p, jumble sale), Nordiska suede belt (20p, car boot sale)|
Hopefully I can hold off wearing my warmer gear for another couple of weeks but at least when the time comes I'm ready.