Last week turned out to be unexpectedly busy, and conesequently I didn’t get chance to post at all. I was offered work at short notice (the name of the game when you’re freelance) and the husband was taken poorly. Trying to fit in training for a marathon on top of that meant no time for blogging! The good thing is the weather has improved and the days are becoming longer so fitting in photo shoots gets easier for a few months! I was intending to post an entirely different outfit, but on a whim I decided to try on these burnt orange cropped trousers which I bought from Dorothy Perkins several years ago. I think I bought them because they looked nice on the hanger, but they didn’t live up to expectations when I got them home, and ever since they’ve been in the “reserve wardrobe” in the spare room. Anyway, having decided to give them another try I then had to find a top to go with them. I tried on a couple of striped tops which looked ok, a burnt orange leopard print blouse that I quite liked, but as it was the same colour as the trousers it lacked contrast. Then I remembered I had this Reiss silk blouse that I bought on Ebay last year. Its pale background colour stands out against the trousers while the orange and blue circles compliment them. It’s almost like the blue and gold necklace was made for it.
Reiss do some really beautiful silk blouses, and you can pick them up quite cheaply on Ebay – I have three so far. I’ve developed a real love for silk blouses lately, so much so that I just don’t feel comfortable wearing synthetic fabrics any more. I’m quite happy that most of the outfit is new but not new, if that makes sense – I’m wearing the blouse, trousers and shoes for the first time even though they’ve been in the wardrobe a while, waiting patiently for their time! The Biba bag was also an Ebay purchase…I’d been watching it intently for days but the auction ended with the reserve not met. As the seller lived not too far away from me I emailed with an offer and the deal was done! As it was brand new with tags and I bought it for around a third of the RRP I was pretty chuffed!
Blouse: Reiss (Ebay), trousers: Dorothy Perkins (old), shoes: Carvela, bag: Biba (Ebay), necklace: Wallis.
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