Monday, 28 March 2011

No Brown Skirt - outfit post


Yep. You heard it here first.

I don't always wear my trusty brown skirt. You would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. I do wear it an awful lot to work however. It is my go to item.

But.. what to wear when I am feeling suitably 40's inspired? Why... this ensemble! It always makes me feel incredibly time warp. And it is tres comfortable -  meaning it has plenty of room for cake. Hurrahs!

Jacket & Dress via charity. This is my best ever bargain. £1.79 for the dress. And it's a M&S. Wondrous!
God Bless you out-of-town charity shops!

I promised to make use of my headscarves -  and so I have! Albeit the same one as in this post. Meh. I like what I like on my loaf. But, that said, I am sure I shall pop this one at the bottom of the pile soon. I'm fickle like that.


Ahh.. one of those shots you should delete. But it made me smile when I went through the pics, so I thought I would include it. I hardly take a nice photo anyway -  so you may as well see the worst. This reflects how I was feeling on the day.

I call this... "1940's Bloat"

Hence the roomy frock!

Ciao Bella's!

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful outfit and hairstyle!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. That is a very 40s retro outfit and I like the brogues too. Lets hear it for out of town charity shops!

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  3. That jacket is super cute. I have a blue and white dress, I keep puzzling over what to team it with- browns and oatmeals are winning me over after seeing it with that lovely jacket.

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  4. That second photo is hilarious, good on you for posting it!
    www.kitysVintageKitsch.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your hair! It looks fab. Love the whole outfit infact.
    I'm imagining the brown skirt reclining exhausted on a chaise.

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  6. I have a similar dress and love the oatmeal & blue together, I too have a problem with photos and take on a kinda "psycho rabbit in the headlights" look!!! Lol... X

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  7. Oh all shots of me need deleting, more or less. Think yourself lucky you look good in the first one! Love the dress and your hair scarf - nothing (bar hats) seems to stay on my head very well, no matter how I try.

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  8. Hehe, 1940s bloat, too many spam fritters will do that to you!
    This outfit is lovely though and you do look very time-warp-y. And not in Richard O'Brien way...
    In fact I really like the dress with a blazer look. I think I'm going to have to give that a go myself, if I can still fit into my blazers, suffering as I am from an altogether more modern version of bloat!

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  9. Room for cake is always good! Great outfit and a bargain too. By out of town charity shop, do you mean one in a suburb, or more of a retail park type one?

    http://pacificrobin.blogspot.com/

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  10. That's a gorgeous outfit on you. The collar and neckline are such a lovely curvy shape.

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  11. R&B - by out of town I mean - out of the town you live in. Oh how I WISH there were retail park charity shops!

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  12. This outfit is a winner and love the brogues.

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  13. YOu look lovely, even in the last pic, I like character!!!

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  14. I pulled a face like that after Sunday lunch bit Lord C insisted on deleting it! You look fab.xx

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  15. Oh but you look fabulous! I love how you coordinated the dress so casually and made otherwise dull colours work for you. Ace outfit x

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  16. Lovely outfit & the last photo made me chuckle :) x

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  17. Another super outfit, I'm all for a dress that enables cake eating:)!

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  18. Ive just found your blog and so pleased i did!! You look fabulous! Another scarf addict here and I'm a 1940s fan too - even had a 1940s wedding (hubby not into it but I had my way and my wedding wishes lol). Scarlett x

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  19. Hey there Scarlett! Welcome aboard :) Would love to see some pics of your wedding!

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  20. Haha! I always pull that face when getting my picture taken, at least once per picture! It's that awkward feeling I suddenly get in front of the camera, like, ahh what do I do! hehe! Love your blogs! :)

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  21. By the way a blog award is winging it's way to you from: http://paperdollsaysletshavetea.blogspot.com/

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  22. brown coat is lovely, the material is beautiful.tan shoes complete the outfit.
    your such a character cutie.

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  23. I love love love that dress....and ultimate barg indeed! Oh godness, I need to get me to some out of town charity shops quick-smart! Canny wait to visit my Mum's Norfolk town to do the rounds next week!
    xxx

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  24. Haha! Always leave room for cake!
    I call my wobbly bit my "cake curves" because I love cake so much!
    Your blog makes me smile. :D
    xxx

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  25. I'm too good at pulling silly faces, they are actually a little scary. This is just cute x

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