This outfit was meant to be for Sunday’s post, but my site was down (again) for most of the evening. Technology frustrates me to the nth degree when it doesn’t bend to my will, but I had to admit defeat. Sometimes you just have to walk away and do something else for the sake of your sanity. (I’m now in the process of moving to another web host). Trying to function while in a fog of antihistamine lethargy wasn’t helping either.
About two weeks ago I broke out in a rash on my torso, which started to spread down my arms and legs. My doctor thinks it’s an allergy, but to what I do not know. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked if I’ve changed my washing powder! Both over-the-counter and prescription antihistamines were making me feel like a zombie, so I’ve stopped taking them. I’ll just have to tolerate the prickly itching until it goes of its own accord. Otherwise I’ll get absolutely nothing done!
Still, fashion is always a welcome distraction from any troubles and I’ve been looking through my wardrobe and rediscovering forgotten items. Take this jacket for example; I bought it from Mango months ago but I hung it underneath another jacket and totally forgot I had it! I’m so bad for that! I purchased the blue turtleneck I’m wearing with it at the same time, but I keep my sweaters on display in a shelving unit so I can always see them.
The jacket is a little on the snug side, so it will only accomodate a blouse or thin sweater under it. Mango and Zara sizing can be haphazard, especially with jackets, and this one definitely comes up small. The fabric is stretchy so it feels like a cross between a cardigan and a jacket. It would be great to slip over a camisole with a pair of peg leg or cigarette trousers and some heels.
The skirt was actually the starting point for the outfit. I bought it on eBay for about £8 after narrowly missing out on the red/black/white version. It’s no longer available in store but you can still find them on eBay. I have a black one with gold thread running through it in the same style that I found in a charity shop. It’s not the most practical style because without a significant amount of stretch in the fabric you can’t run for a bus. Indulging in a big meal is also out of the question 😉
Teaming the check fishtail skirt and tweed jacket with the chain handle cat bag makes for a feminine and fun look. It even got the thumbs up from Pete, which doesn’t happen too often! I chose the patent boots for a modern twist, which had the added benefit of keeping my feet dry on a very waterlogged lawn!
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