Just popping by with a quick outfit post before leaving for my train. Not knowing how to dress for the weather I've gone for layers
My new TopShop jacket snaffled for £6 from the charity shop on Wednesday Lunch time, quite pricey for me but I fell in love as soon as I saw it. Must remember to be careful though, it now needs a little repair work after my shoulder bag pulled off some of the beading :( so next week I’m on the hunt for some matching beads so I can make it perfect again.
Inception – oh my goodness, what a brilliant film, certainly the best film I have seen for a long while. Leonardo Dicaprio delivers yet again (but I’ve not seen him beat his performance in Blood Diamond to date) I did spend the first half hour of the film utterly confused, starching my head and whispering to Darling Boyfriend asking what the hell was going on, but then it started to come together and gripped me to the end.
On the fence
Long train journeys – I’m going to Bournemouth to see some friends, but only for a little over 24 hours, kinda wondering whether the 5.5hour journey there and then the same back and £55 in train tickets (that’s with a railcard) is worth it. I need to get some local friends me think!
Chanel Chance Body Lotion – Picked this up brand new in the charity shop a few weeks ago for £2.50 and although it feels luxurious when I use it there’s something quite rich about the smell that makes me feel a bit old…and if that makes sense you deserve a medal :)
The weather, grrrr what the F**K is going on, where is the sunshine? Where is the summer? I had to dig out my winter riding boots to wear today. Fair to say I’m over it and I demand the powers that be (because yes I really am that powerful) to cast this weather aside and bring our summer back!
Not being able to sleep when my Darling Boyfriend is away, never can so I potter about, and then lay and read til I fall asleep. Maybe there’s a sliver lining in that long train journey tomorrow, hopefully I’ll be able to get some shut eye along the way.
I'll be back blogging on Sunday with some outfit posts from the weekend, and hopefully (please weather change) some carboot finds, I'm not feeling hopeful though.
Have a good weekend everyone
Ta ta for now
I've got a couple of minutes before I leave for work so I thought I'd do a quick outfit post:
We attempted to see Inception tonight at the cinema tonight, apparently everyone in Liverpool had the same idea, and both the 7.15pm and the 8.15pm were sold out by the time we got to the front of the queue. Ah well it’ll be showing for a while and I got a chance to take some pics of my outfit and share some of my finds from the weekend.
So I went to Headingley in Leeds to visit a dear friend yesterday, what a fab place for charity shops, with no less that 8. The lovely Lara lives no more than a 2 minute walk from this a little piece of heaven on earth and we spend the whole day rooting and rummaging with a break for lunch and coffee.
It was pouring with rain in Liverpool and I’d foolishly left my umbrella at work, not to panic though a quick dig through my draw of vintage scarves and I was ready to face the elements. Not sure it worked that well over a high knot of hair and a big quiff but hey ho it kept me dry! (excuse the rollie I was literally walking out the door but wanted to snap a quick picture) Vintage head scarf and lighter blue/gold neck scarf 25p each from carboot sale, Leather TopShop jacket £1 from a carboot sale (found a couple of weeks ago and I suspect it's going to be one of my best finds ever!)
I came across this bag and couldn’t say no, I’ve never seen anything like it before, it was an absolute steal at £5 from Age Concern. It’s very heavy because of all the stud work so I wouldn’t want to overfill it – which I have a tendency to do!
I couldn’t walk away when I saw this vanity case in British Heart Foundation, at a meagre £3.75 I bought it and left the shop quickly in case they made a mistake! It's never been used and I've just noticed I've not taken the paper off the mirror yet.
This tin was a tiny 75p and I knew it would be just perfect for storing my ever growing collection of nail varnishes.
I also picked up yet another waistcoat for £2.50 and a forever 21 (never heard of them) striped cardi for £2.99 both in the wash, and a couple of bits of jewellery which I’m sure will be featured soon.
So all in all quite a mild shop for me but a thoroughly good time none the less, and we shared a beautiful home cooked dinner before I caught the train home.
And I was so tired this morning I gave the carboots a miss, terrible I know but I just needed a good old chill, which is exactly what I got. I did have a little sort out of my wardrobe and found a couple of things I'd forgotten about/not worn yet so I almost feel like I've had a root without having to face the grim weather, I did say almost it's no where near the same! I might be missing my rummage session next Sunday too...we'll see how tired I am from my 5.5 hour train journey back from Bournemouth on Saturday evening.
Ta ta for now
And it’s no wonder given the state of my wardrobe! But more about that later, first here is today’s very boring work outfit:
So like I said I’m feeling very uninspired, with the exception of dresses every hanger is used at least twice, sometimes three times just so I can get everything in, and as you can see not everything is in!
Boots (and a few shoes) live in the bottom of the wardrobe and as you can see no organisation there either…
And as for my draws well they speak for themselves!
Coats/jackets – the small jackets which can’t be squeezed into the wardrobe live in the back of the door along with everything else! And there are many more in vac packs under the bed!)
At least my shoes aren’t as chaotic, well it’s a start I guess!
I've decided that I'm going to bed with James Patterson and a big cup of tea!
But first here is my outfit from today:
Having picked this skirt up for 50p at the carboot yesterday I wanted to wear it as soon as possible, thanks to the warm (ish) weather I was able to wash and dry it in time to put it on for work this morning and a then keep on wearing it this evening after a quick restyle:
£8.50 for a jacket is quite rich for me; in fact it’s very rich for me. I was walking past a charity shop and it was on display in the window, the volunteer said that she’d only put it out half an hour before I’d spied it. I tried to justify it to myself “think how much a TopShop jacket would have cost new etc etc” I loved it as soon as I set eyes on it, and after trying it on and it being a perfect fit I simply couldn’t walk away.
My my my what a weekend, I've been to three carboots and this post is dedicated to my most of my weekend carboot buys and initial thoughts on how to model them. There are a couple of bits I've missed off which were a pure mistake, I mis-judged the size of a pair of grey leopard print leggings, they are a bit big but I'm toying with whether to keep them or get rid, also I had a little grey shrug but it had a hole in it :( only 50p each but even so.