It really feels like spring has arrived now; the weather has taken a turn for the better and the garden is coming to life. The goldfinches have returned too, as they always do in spring. (Random fact: the collective noun for a group of goldfinches is a charm…don’t you think that’s lovely?) The arrival of spring certainly influences my outfits as I gravitate more towards pastel hues.
Since I last wore these trousers on the blog I’ve shortened them with webbing tape, I’ll be honest, I didn’t find it easy, and I should have taken them up by another inch or so. But for now, at least I can wear them with tripping over! Keeping the look tonal, I teamed them with a purple turtle neck top (of which I have many…they are so useful!) and this fabulous purple vintage waistcoat. I bought it on eBay, and although I fully expected it to be a bit loose on the waist (which it is) I couldn’t resist the pattern. Going by the stitching, it was obviously handmade; another clue is the slightly lop-sided lengths of the two halves. It looks like it’s the way I’m standing, but after close inspection I realised it is uneven.
Now, at the risk of sounding like a stuck record, if I had any sewing skills I’d alter it to even it up and take it in at the waist. But I’m not, so like the many other items of clothing that I love but aren’t perfect I’ll have to live with it. Maybe one day.
To play on the psychedelic vibes, I added white square toe boots and a fun flower necklace. This was one of those outfits that I threw together at the last minute but ended up being really pleased with it.
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Vintage waistcoat (from eBay) | Mango trousers (old) | bag from eBay | Monki turtle neck top | Ted Baker sunglasses
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