Went into the city this morning with my daughter, and since it was a bit blustery I leapt at the opportunity to wear my trench coat... and am excited about wearing it a lot since it was so comfortable and cosy. Crazily, I went through my wardrobe for ages this morning, unable to decide what to put on. My husband laughs incredulously when I tell him stuff like that... "But you've got so many clothes!" yes, but I still wail about having nothing to wear on a regular basis. Ridiculous, I know. Perhaps it's time for a clean-out.
I'm particularly happy with the colours of my outfit today; yeah, it was inevitable that my new knotted necklace would get worn at some time with my burnt orange skirt. I love this combination of orange with khaki and beige. My mother has been telling me to wear colours like these for years. They remind me a little of the outfits that men who like to hunt wear in the US; they would be all decked out in their camouflage gear, but with a neon orange vest on the top. I was told the orange vest was so they wouldn't inadvertently shoot each other whilst hunting. But then why the camouflage, I wondered? Kind of hilarious, when you think about it...
This little olive top I'm wearing I've had for about ten years. It's getting a bit thin and mis-shapen and a few times I've contemplated tossing it into the Salvos pile, but I've kept hanging on to it because of its colour.
My daughter took this photo and the reason I look so peculiar is I'm dying of embarrassment that someone is going to come around the corner of Wesley Church (the lovely brick backdrop) and see us; I loathe people seeing me have my photo taken... I'm too shy and need to be alone.
The other photos I took today I'm keeping for tomorrow; I have some interesting sewing-related observations on famous couture to talk about, but enough from me for now and I'll be back with more later...
Trench coat; Burda 7786 modified to be double breasted, stone cotton
Top; Cue, had for about ten years
Skirt; Vogue 7303, burnt orange silk hessian
Necklace; made by me
Shoes; Betts & Betts Brazilian collection, had these for about twenty years