Hello, sweet people of Blogland. Today I show you my journey. My journey to Sussex and along the way, I complete an Anna challenge.
My friend Anna of muttonyearsstyleandi recently posted a "plaid and pearls" combo. She showed a tartan shirt and pearls. Interesting. Don't know if it's quite me as I have one tartan shirt which I bought for a barn dance 4 years ago, and haven't worn it since. But it's worth experimenting, so I slavishly pulled mine out but didn't have time to try it out with pearls as I was busily preparing the house ready for the catsitters.
But it was her other combo with pearls that I really fell for. Her plaid scarf and necklace. Classy and lady-like. So I stored that image in my Pout cells as a definite to recreate some time soon.
That "soon" came pretty soon after I read her piece. Because I discovered that the pieces were all falling into place as I dressed for my unexpected trip over to Sussex (more on that in another post).
Here's how my journey to plaid and pearls started. Here, on a very wet November morning and with Bertie the cat spying me suspiciously in the background ("Is my mummy leaving me again?"). For travelling I chose M&S black jeans and modal vest, with a Woolovers light stone cashmere/merino cardi. Gabor heeled nubuck ankle boots.
By the way, I apologise for the phone selfies - I would not dare to ask The Photographer to take shots of my OOTD when Bro is just minutes away from picking us up for the drive to the airport. I think he may just raise his voice if I did. I know him well enough by now to know that this morning was a time for selfies only.
Because of the reason for this trip, I added chunky pearls and earrings (from Barbados airport) to perk up the black dress I have packed in my little carry-on.
My glaring eyes checked out the look and liked it, so the pearls stayed.
Then I wrapped a warm scarf around my neck. A plaid scarf. And as the plane was delayed by fog and I experienced departure lounge time-to-kill, I started selfying. Because along the way I realised that I had completed the Anna plaid and pearls challenge, just a little sooner than expected.
Classy. Lady-like. Plaid and pearls. Done.
Now, if you like this look too, why not give it a go and let Anna and me know how it worked out.
Wishing you a fab weekend, dear readers.
A la perchoine.