Monday, 25 June 2012

An Outfit for a Cloudy Summer's Day


The sun has goneth from the my southerly UK location. 
Only behind some cloud, granted, but I can no longer feel it on my face. 
Boo hiss.

After basking in fairly high temps and slapping on factor 1 million suncream a few weeks back, we are back to coolness and rain, rain, rain, or at least the malingering threat of rain. Ho hum.

But, I am not giving up on Summer. I refuse.


I snaffled this delightful cotton blouse at a local jumble. I danced the Jumble Boogie with aplomb, grabbing anything I remotely liked the look of and, laden, retreating to a corner to sort through it. 

It set me back 40 of your finest pence.


I teamed it with this corker from Acorn & Will which costs a bargainous £3.50 plus postage. I love the soft green colour and it resembles a Bakelite brooch I have seen around the webular. But for a tenth of the cost.

See how I smile at such barganiousness! (*i made this word up)



It has not been cold enough for tights or brogues, but I still wanted some warmth. 
Enter a brown wool skirt and white sandals.



And, what be that in my there hand? Why, could it be a new hand bag? That cost me £1 from an elderly couple at a car-boot? Who told me they have had it since they married in the late 40's?

Why yes. Yes it is.

I spy a Woo in the picture!

It smells of old leather and slightly of shed. Which I happen to love. I adore the fact it has a metal zip, it is big enough for all my needs - including a rather hefty book - and the handle is worn, but sturdy.

Gawd bless them elders!

Ta-raaaaaaaaa!


20 comments:

  1. Well done! It does give rather a good kick to find such things. I found an old M & S frock in the charity shop a while back that I was sooo pleased with, that feeling of good hunting. Even better when there's a little story attached.

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  2. Awww, what a great history to that purse! You know it's seen so many happy times. Love the outfit and the brooch is perfect with it (I wore my butterfly one yesterday!). A great barganiousness outfit indeed!

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  3. I too love a metal zip! Nice that you have a story to go with the bag too.

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  4. Looking lovely as always! I truely do not know where I am with this weather at the moment, too hot, too cold, bah.

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  5. What a grand outfit- tis right up my street- in fact, that’s the sort of thing I wear every day too! Looks fresh as a daisy, smart and vintagey! I love your brooch and not forgetting that darling of a bag too! Fingers crossed I should be getting a bag with history soon as well- got to love an old bag with history I say!!!

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  6. The sun has vanished so badly from our neck of the woods here in British Columbia, too, that I'm more than a little tempted to send out a search party to look for it! :)

    Love that your brightened your world with such a charming, completely pretty outfit to help combat the dull weather. You look wonderful, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. I love that broock sooooo much.

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  8. Fab outfit hon. But I have to correct you sweetie, as you did not infact invet the word bargainousness!!!! Am off to check out Acorn & Will. (Bet that bag is large enough for your latest fab book that you're reviewing too!) xXx

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  9. invent even (Lou, it's catching!)

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  10. Oooooooh, get you and your bargains! That bag is particularly gorge....I like that you know it's story! xxx (now come back sun!)

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  11. Great outfit & that bag is lovely :) x

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  12. Oh you bargain CHAMPION! I take my hat off to you. Then I put my hat back on because my head is getting wet off the rain...

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  13. God bless the hoarders! I too found myself in a wool outfit with summer sandals this last week - weird but it worked!

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  14. Gawd bless 'em indeed! Total bargain and marvelous with your outfit.xxx

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  15. In love with that broach and blouse combo! Agreed, it's got cold again and I keep forgetting it's actually June, no one has even got their summer clothes out yet! Bring on some more summery times soon please


    xxx

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  16. Love that blouse and brooch!

    http://eviestearoom.blogspot.com/

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