And face the world we did with four days of chazza shopping and twice meeting up with friends over long and lazy pub lunches.
|Thursday and Sunday's outfit: Vintage Crimplene maxi skirt & 1970s vinyl corset belt (Classic Car Boot Sale, August '18), Embroidered & fringed off-the-shoulder top (£1, end of season sale, Feb '18)|
It's a challenging time of year when it comes to getting dressed ...if it makes an appearance then the sun is still quite warm but out of it, it's distinctly chilly. While I'm not ready to relinquish my summer wardrobe until I'm back from Greece, the torrential rain we've had recently makes sandal wearing a bit of a no-no so I've reluctantly dragged some of my boots from out of hibernation.
|Monday's outfit: Vintage cape sleeve maxi dress (present from Ann), 1970s Pakistani velvet tote (jumble sale, years and years ago), Aldo hat & River Island platform boots (both £1.99, local hospice charity shop), Thong necklace (worn by my Mum in the 1960s)|
As for charity shopping - we've done pretty well. There's a temptation to buy all the vintage when stock's running a bit low but, as I always say, not all vintage is good vintage, so after initially grabbing all the old stuff we find we carefully consider each piece before we get to the counter and the rejects go back on the rails.
|Clockwise from top left: 1980s leather jacket, 1980s leather jacket, Gladstone Bros fedora, 1970s reporter mac, 1960s St Michael suede front cardi, English-made Harrington jacket, Australian-made flying jacket, British-made red padded bomber jacket|
Next on the agenda - packing for our trip to Greece. I'll share what I'm taking once I've decided myself!