I haven’t done that for years. Well, that’s because this is a frivolous post. This morning I gave myself a morning off to go shopping. I trawled the Charity Shops of Banbury, and pretty much came up a blank, half of them were almost completely empty and those of them that weren’t for some reason thought I was willing to part with £15 for a dress just because it was from Next.
I did, however, wander into Topshop. Not something I do very often as I find their prices exasperating, but they did have a sale on.
I bought 2 beret hats with bows on, one for £3 and one for £1 and A CAPE!!
❤ Cape- Topshop ❤ Dress - M&S via eBay ❤ Shoes - Stylist Pick ❤ ❤ Umbrella - Notcutts ❤ Hat - Topshop ❤
Back in January 2010 I wrote a post with 4 things I’d always wanted, but never had and a cloak (or cape) was one of them! The collars a bit higher than I would ideally like it, hence the “chin disappearing into collar” thing in the above photo, but it’s gorgeous. Lined in khaki satin with gilt buttons, and it was only £20, reduced from £89 in the sale.
So what it March really isn’t the right time to be buying heavy wool capes. It’s not like an English Summer last longer than 6 weeks anyway…..
You might also notice my new umbrella in that photo. I bought it at a garden centre at the weekend for £12.99. Phew, all these new things, I feel quite spoilt!
While we’re here I might as well play show and tell with a few pictures from the weekend too.
On a trip to Biddys Tea Room they kindly gave me some of their yummy biscuits to take home as a Thank You for the piece I wrote on Vintage Norwich
Yes, yes, this IS a whole box of Poirot books, bought at the Boot Fair…..
And lastly, how fabulous is this 1930s Diamond China coffee set? Mr Chicks Mum came down to visit from Aberdeen this weekend and bought it with her all the way down on the train in her suitcase (the 2 odd coffee cups were £1 each from the Norwich Flea Market). She also bought a gorgeous early 30s silk chiffon dress, but more on that another time!