Hello my sweet friends!
I'm trusting you are well.
Lately I've been rather consumed with everything other than thoughts of stylish clothes, as most of my days have been filled with some form of labour in house or garden. So yes, I feel I've been in scruffies for weeks! And thus, my blog has been devoid of even the simplest of What I've Been Wearings of late.
So in a quiet moment I thought it would be interesting to see what I have been wearing lately. It was a good little exercise as it surprised me to see that I've been getting out of my scruffier more than I realised. Nothing outfitty and I think there's only one new piece amongst this lot, but thank goodness I don't rely on the blog for income - I'd be on the dole!!
But grab yourself a cuppa and let's check out what I've been slinging on ...
Well it's been pretty much jeans, jeans and jean jacket.
Yes, the jean jacket came out for spring ... and my feet!
Worn with a Zara blouse for Easter brunch with the family.
I washed my jeans jacket yesterday. I bought it in GAP in New York, 1999, so it's 20 years old. And I can't remember washing it. EVER! It might have been as scruffy as a biker's 'original' had it not been for the many years I rarely wore it. In fact, I think I've only fallen truly in love with it since I've been hanging out with you guys, so thanks for your inspo because I'm now a jeans jacket aficionado!
Jeans, lace cami and cocoon cardi for a date night.
White cashmere cardi.
Ivory blouse, navy linen cardi, layered necklacing.
Tadaah! The new piece, an animal print tunic for Primark. Great length and it hangs well, 💘. Rat on head, model's own!
Bush on head, also model's own. This was an early morning shot before my hairdresser appointment, where I had a trim n tame.
It certainly needed taming!
Last week I was busy with Guernsey Literary Festival events and duties. But stewarding allowed me to meet this inspirational man. There is so much to say about this amazing man so I'll let Wikepedia tell you all about TERRY WAITE, HERE.
Stewarding outfits are driven by the GLF team T shirt. I seem to have picked up somewhere that black and white are "in" this season - what good timing! The cardi is about 20 years old, M&S, and I topped the lot with a pleather waterfall jacket. The weather's been sunny but with a cold wind so layering has been essential.
I liked what I'd made from my GLF graphic T starting point.
A girl's got to have a reward for her hard work eh?!
And here's the thing. The lovely ladies, @gail.hanlon and @frugalfashionshopper, had a blogger meet at the V&A exhibition of iconic 60s designs by Mary_Quant, HERE.Penny posted a shot of a Quant raincoat on Instagram, which inspired me to hook out a pic of my Quant dupe.
Black pvc, white trim, 1967.
Penny is going to post more on the exhibition this week, so if you're a lover of Quant and her seminal designs, please check in this week, frugalfashionshopper.co.uk , HERE.
here's a snippet of video.
Well, I managed to have four outfit try-ons for a simple lunch date at the golf club. Yes four variations on a pair of jeans basic look. It's no wonder TP gets exasperated
I settled on the cream cardi, but only because I was running out of time!
Which would you have chosen?
We're almost done, peeps!
The ensemble on the left was an older twin version of something also worn by Annemarie of muttonstyle, HERE No collaboration. No colluding. Just twins' ESP.
The outfit on the right was a black jersey tunic thrown on for the launch reception for the GLF.
AND FINALLY!!! Yes we're nearing the end ... I bet your cuppa's cold!
I'd like a navy blazer. I have an old work suit jacket (above, Alexon) which I wear with jeans. It seems a bit big on the shoulders. So I'm deliberating. Do I save my pensioner pennies and live with the masculine cut,
or do I invest in this little ponte number?
You decide for me!!
A la perchoine,