This is it, folks… I got dressed up and went out-out.
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It’s ma birthday, it’s ma birthday… my blogiversary too!
Well, it was, last week, on Thursday. I always make Keith take the day off on my birthday so we can do something together – this year, of course, we didn’t really venture very far: a well-loved local café that does great pizza with a cream tea afterwards was the plan.
We managed the pizza, but unfortunately had to draw the line at the cream tea (both too full). It was a gorgeously relaxing day, spent getting “dressed up” with clothes and makeup and EVERYTHING. Then there was the obligatory dog walks, a movie on Disney+ (my choice: Thor Fraggle Rock, even better the second time) and a couple of cold ciders. The day couldn’t have been more perfect.
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The key parts of this outfit – jacket, blouse and trousers – were all found in a summer clothes storage bag I’d had under the bed. Due to lockdown I’d hardly needed any variety of summer clothes at all, so you can imagine how pleased I was to find a bunch of stuff I’d vaguely forgotten about.
I’d missed the pleasure of putting together an outfit, clashing a few patterns, and choosing accessories. And a bag! I used a summer bag! Oh, the joy…
Recreate the look:
Nearly everything’s past-season I’m afraid, but the pearl phone pouch and the Cotton Traders straw bag* are still available. (The bag was a gifted sample from Cotton Traders from an event last year, and it seems they’ve switched up the design a bit. This half-moon straw bag is more like my own.)
A summer styling tip:
In searching for outfit alternatives, I realised that searching for floral jackets or blazers doesn’t yield many results, and anyway when the weather’s hot you don’t want to be wearing something that heavy.
Stay safe XOXO
P.S. I KNOW it’s not called Thor: Fraggle Rock. But my blogging friend Michelle Tyler called it that when it came out and the name stuck ; -)
Jacket: Dorothy Perkins (love this as an alternative)
Blouse: Lulus (similar)
Trousers: M&M Direct (similar)
Sandals: Office (I like these)
Bag: Cotton Traders*
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
Phone pouch: Asos
Earrings: & Other Stories (love these)