What a week it’s been! Just as I was getting over Covid I started feeling ill again and it all went downhill from there. I’ve spent most of the last week either in bed or on the sofa, so I’m elated to be up and dressed in my favourite Hippie Shake three piece suit. I didn’t feel quite right when I shot last week’s photos, but by bedtime I had a terrible fever. On top of that, I had an awful headache and no energy. I’m not sure if I caught flu or if it was the UTI coming back. The doctor prescribed me a second course of antibiotics and they seem to be working, so fingers crossed it stays that way! I just need to recover my energy levels now.
Anyway, I’m ready to put all that behind me and get back to finding joy in dressing up! This Hippie Shake suit never fails to make me feel good. Aside from the fabulous print, the fit and quality are amazing. Remarkably, I’ve only featured it once before on the blog, and that was before I bought the waistcoat. I have another trousers and waistcoat set from The Hippie Shake which I’ve worn twice here, so I was surprised looking back at the archives to discover this suit has only appeared once before. That’s not at all representative of how frequently I wear it because I must have worn it to work half a dozen times at least. It was definitely long overdue another appearance!
I usually wear this suit and my other one with a thin brown roll neck top. However, this orange frill shirt (also from The Hippie Shake) had been on my wish list for ages. When it was discounted for Black Friday I decided to treat myself. It’s made from a sheer fabric but the front has a double layer. Even so, I would still probably wear a thin vest underneath it to avoid showing my bra at the back (although keeping the waistcoat on does solve that problem).
This suit is my favourite outfit…ever. That’s quite an achievement given how many clothes I own! I always feel confident in it, but very comfortable at the same time. The 70s retro print evokes a kind of nostalgia from my childhood when this kind of pattern was so popular. It was a bit of an investment to buy the whole shebang, but it was money spent wisely. Even though I’ve only ever worn the complete suit, I’ve been thinking of all the different ways to wear the individual pieces.
I’m planning to try some of these ideas – I will. of course, show you the results!
Suit, shirt and bag all from The Hippie Shake | Zara fedora (old) | SkinnyDip London sunglasses | Marks & Spencer boots
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