Breaking news: Just realised, I wrote my very first post a year today - here!
My thanks to all of you lovely people for popping in to my humble blog.
Jeans and jacket, jewellery, hair ... jewellery, hair - it's all grey today, folks!
Hello my lovelies. Hope you are well and keeping warm. We're having gloriously crisp sunny days with just a slight breeze and still checking in at around 3-5 degrees, down to -1 sometimes at night. Could be worse so let's call it pretty bloomin' good!
My recent Challenges post has whet my appetite for doing some more 'jacket and jeans' work. So I grabbed the jacket I posted and gave it a whirl.
Old M&S grey tweedy jacket worn with grey Peacock jeans (new this winter) and a silk-edged modal l/sl top from Artigiano. Looking at the pics I think I should have added some pattern or some colour. Better luck next time.
My gorgeously light-as-a-feather silk scarf from sweet Janice of theviviennefiles. I should cut off its tag but it gives its provenance as being handprinted in New York which to an island girl sounds pretty exotic. So I don't.
I was going out for lunch and didn't fancy lugging a coat around just for to and from the car so I snuggled into this leoprint shawl from Next. So warm. I snuggle into it a fair bit in this weather.
I bought these before Christmas but have only started wearing them recently now that I'm in Real Clothes again. Great jeans. Said it before. I'll say it again, Peacocks do good jeans.
I wore my recent birthday present received here - Double grey pearl earrings made by Claudia Bradby. Aren't they super? I've worn them loads. So me.
So grateful to Son and Daughter in Law for my lovely pressie.
Here's my "arty bloggy" shot of them with my Christmas pressie Wink bracelet I told you about - see how they work together so well. (I was originally going to wear the scarf in this pic but The Photographer With Fashion Views told me to go with the silky one instead. So I did.
I've enjoyed resurrecting this skirt suit. It's drawing me back to my fave grey. It's drawing me to mixing grey with my fave complimentary colours. So I will.
And here's some more archive magic. A week ago I spotted this jacket on the Next site.
I liked it and saved a photo on my tablet, so I was already at that stage consciously stalking it with intention to buy. Then when I was putting together the aforementioned Challenges post, I thought hey, that jacket's similar to something I've got in the holding pattern wardrobe.
Tadaah! No need to click the Next button, I can put my pensioner pennies back in my purse.
Do you have moments like this?
You've seen something you like, then it dawns on you already own something similar?
It's been happening to me a fair bit lately. It pays to hoard! Let's call it The Hoarding Dividend.