My dear readers, we are ploughing into August with some great bulldozery thing and I am wanting to make the most of every single hour of sunniness. So on many days I frolic around on the beach. And on many other days I am working on my She Shed. You get the picture don't you. Or rather you don't get the picture, cos I'm either in a swimsuit or in painting scruffies and either way, not much is making it on to the blog right now!
However, these beauts have been most photoworthy.
I recently did a bit of shopping at a cliff top gift shop at Le Gouffre. Ok, not your Madeleine, Hobbs or Baukjen sort of shopping admittedly, but this type of shop sells light clothes with a distinct summer vibe and most wearable in this heat.
Here's what I picked up in their summer sale.
A black jersey and lace OTS maxi, cool and floaty and just £15.
I tried it with a leather tie belt, which I thought was quite the gypsy look.
But I think it works best as it was designed - loose, floaty and cool.
A hat adds edge to this floaty number, taking it from 70s throwback to teensies boho. IMHO.
I also bought a light-as-a-feather pink kaftan, £7.
Great for suitcase packing and a versatile layering piece.
It scrubs up well over a black maxi slip dress.
And the kaftan can be slipped off for summer evening aperos.
However, it works best with a white column. Again IMHO.
But a few days after this little shopping spree, I went back for more. I knew the white version of the maxi was lurking up on those cliffs.
I spent took out another £15 from my money box and bagged myself an OTS maxi twin.
I stuck a hat on this outfit and test-drove the dress on my morning constitional. Really just to see if after all these years I could still walk in a maxi without going t**s up.
And what a relief, not one stumble during the whole walk.
But it did feel a bit weird, walking round the lanes on a sunny Saturday morning in something that resembles a nightie.
I asked The Photographer what it felt like to be out in public with a lady who looked like she'd just got out of bed (especially as I wasn't wearing make up!)
"No, it's like I'm out promenading with a lady from an impressionist painting", he replied. Awwww.
So here I give you a hitherto unknown work, attributed to Monet. Femme Dans Les Jardins de Chez Pout.
So, what do you think of my floaty numbers?
Not a bad haul for cliff top gift shop shopping?
Was that £37 well spent?
And do YOU sometimes pick up clothes in unlikely places?
A la perchoine,