Your amateur wannabe fashionistas (that you can giggle at), the Pouting Pensioner and I, have once again hit the collab scene. Our subject this week is how to wear rather 'posh' ivory/cream to drink the last Aperol Spritz of the season accessorised by late summer's evening scenery.
Phew, what a mouthful. What's more ivory/aperol spritz combo is a bit risky, but we got away with it. In my case only just.
On Thursday the sun shone brightly but not warm. I was attending a lunch in London at a Livery Hall (more on that here). Afterwards I was invited to Madisons. Now this may sound like a nightclub but it's a roof bar just opposite St Paul's cathedral.
For the day, which was a very corporate affair I chose to wear my M&S ivory tie neck blouse, along with a black skirt, black heels and a black Mango jacket.
I did add a necklace of gold and silver from Silver Story just so as I had interest if I removed the tie on the blouse.
Blouse M&S Similar here
Skirt and shoes old
Jacket Mango AW 2016
As I said it is brave to wear this colour when consuming staining foods and drinks and you are an Anna of the Mutton years. I tend to be a mucky whatsiname. However, I did pick up some tips over lunch. I was sitting at a table with a lady who's husband was an M&S textile specialist. She said she always just handed him her stained garments to clean. Handy tip if you have a husband textile specialist. In the event of not having one she said that he always said to use water. Conveniently, and deliberately to test this for you, not, I had dripped beetroot down this blouse over lunch. I had sneaked drips of white wine thinking that may work (in my head, beetroot - red wine, same difference) but she said the white wine red wine solution is a fallacy. Her textile specialist husband swore by plain water. Failing that one of the various sprays. On hearing this I ran off to the ladies and with nothing but water from the tap I removed the beetroot marks.
On to the Aperol. Yes I did get a slash on me and removed it home with water.
|My Aperol spritz|
Now dear fashionista, the accessorising views. I chose St Paul's to accessorize my drink and outfit as I mentioned.
|see the funky suit in the background.|
|You can see from the sunshiine and attire that it was a warm late summer's evening|
Now hop over to see how Mary has styled her ivory, Aperol and scenery in Guernsey here