On Sunday I had a great to do amongst my clothes. I was meeting a real life Fashion blogger for lunch (Laurie from Vanity and Me). Not only did I have to attempt in my amateur way to look the part for Chiswick (a posh part of suburban London where we had agreed to meet. It has witches too) but I had to dress for UK weather.
I had planned to try pattern mixing. What better time to attempt such a bold fashion manouvre than when meeting a blogger to ask opinions on said manouvre. The morning dawned sunny and warm. The jacket set aside for my pattern mix manouvre was not going to work as it would be too warm.
quick not so quick throwing on of clothes ensued.
Too busy together, lace and pattern
Sleeves of T shirt too long below kimono.
Various combinations of the above later I remembered that my blogger older twin Mary The Pouting Pensioner wearing a very chic look that I had promised to copy. Mary's Blonde on Blonde look is here. She talks of a Scandinavian chic but Mr Him reminded me that we saw similar blonde on Blonde looks in Monte Carlo and that I had commented on how chic it looked.
So out came a 'blonde' vest and cardigan with stylish holes. The cardigan was bought on vacation in Crete several years ago. It was cheap as chips and won't date but I haven't worn it before now. Yes intentional holes. I added gold backless loafers, my silver story necklace then lipstain. We'll come back to that! My white Boden raw hem jeans for the on blonde part (and discretion.)
My bag was a Flemish tapestry bag from Belgium. In Brussels, in the Grand Place, there is a lovely tapestry shop, mostly cushions. It's been there for years and this bag is years old. If you visit Brussels do go and look in there.
(Goodness don't I sound the jet setter today.)
I then stood in bright sunshine by the white radiator and blended. In fact the blending into the radiator couldn't have been better!
jeans Boden 2016
necklace Silver Story here
Here are Laurie and I,
and my desert.
Laurie was wearing her pink Hawes and Curtis blouse featured here. I have to say she looked super in it and it really is a very good quality shirt. It looks fabulous in real life.