What a week it’s been! Firstly, apologies for being a day late with the link up. After the sad passing of the Queen I’ve found myself incredibly busy with work. I was in Birmingham Friday and Saturday working on regional news output. Then on my way home on the train I was asked if I could go to London the next morning for a couple of days. I ended up going straight home, packing a bag and leaving early Sunday morning. I went straight to work from the station, worked until midnight then was back in for 7am. Monday was a marathon of live TV, covering the Westminster tribute and events in Scotland. We did almost eight hours of live transmission across the day, with the longest stint being five and half hours! I was ready for a G&T after such a long day!
Due to being very tired and taking part in Second Hand September, I didn’t go shopping in London. However, I did find a Cancer Research shop in Birmingham on Friday, where I bought this rather lovely Zara waistcoat. I hesitated to buy it because it’s a bit boxy. However. I think the addition of the scarf helps to draw the eye down and create an elongating effect. This scarf belonged to my stepmother’s mother who passed away several years ago. It’s one of about half a dozen scarves that my stepmother gave me, and they’re a nice reminder of a lovely lady. I’ve teamed the waistcoat with an old T-shirt and culottes for a simple red and white colour combination. I bought the bag on eBay several years ago and I found the shoes in a charity shop for only £1!
This red and white outfit (with a little bit of blue in the scarf) is a subtle nod to our national colours (although I’m not a monarchist or particularly patriotic). You know I don’t really do black these days, but I was asked to wear dark colours for work out of respect. Now I’m back home I’ve reverted to type. The Queen was fond of a silky scarf and top handle bag though – and she loved wearing bright colours! Apparently, she wore vibrant colours so that people could see her in a crowd. The emerald green outfit she wore on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations was my favourite of hers.
SHOP THE LOOK
Zara waistcoat (Cancer Research) | Asos culottes (old) | Bag from eBay | shoes from a charity shop | Emilio Pucci sunglasses | Betsey Johnson earrings | Monica Vinader ring (gifted)
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