Tempting as it was to wrap up in ugly puffy jackets and clumpy boots I decided to follow my own advice in an attempt to stay vaguely stylish yesterday and go for layers. I layered a polo neck jumper under a belted dress (which is two layers itself!) 2 pairs of tights, gloves, a coat and a hat.
* Stripy polo neck jumper - So old I can't remember * Dress - New Look * Belt - Vintage * Jacket - Monsoon via a Charity Shop * Brooch - Vintage * Tights - New Look * Boots - Shoe Zone * Hat - Millets * Gloves - Lowie *
In retrospect I would also have added a pair or socks and a scarf, though a scarf can be a pain when popping in and out of shops.
I actually bought another hat whilst I was in town, a black felt “flowerpot” cloche style hat and also a pair of ridiculous shoes with some money given to me by my Nana & Grampy for Christmas to spend on “frivolities only”. The shoes and hat were half price, but I still felt a little sick handing over real money in an actual shop for shoes made of pink suede and satin ribbon, but then, Christmas is a time for frivolity and even if I don’t wear them I can look at them lovingly and stroke the soft suede. Maybe I’ll show you a picture of my new lovelies next week, but right now I’m wearing pink pyjamas with sheep on (it’s Sunday morning, ok!) and the shoes don’t really go……