This may sound odd, but one thing I haven’t missed about the last 14 months or so is going to restaurants and pubs. I’m just not really one for going out, preferring to stay at home instead. Boring, right? While almost everyone else seems to be giddy at the thought of sitting in a pub with a beer or glass of wine, I’m more excited at the prospect of sitting in a coffee shop! I haven’t had a drink since New Year’s Eve and I really haven’t missed it. For the first three months of the year I was working six days a week and I knew having a glass of wine in the evenings would make me feel more tired. Almost five months later I rarely even think about it. When I do have a drink I’ll be a cheap date after being teetotal for so long!
Actually, we are going out for lunch on Thursday as it’s our wedding anniversary, but I’ll be the designated driver. The pub is only a few miles away and is set in beautiful countryside. (We went there for our anniversary lunch three years ago and the weather was gorgeous). If I’m lucky I may get to take some outfit photos again! They might have to be indoors though as it looks like it’s going to rain. This vintage blouse and skirt would be perfect for a lunch date because it’s really comfortable but still looks dressy…quite literally. One of the reasons it appealed to me is because it looks like a dress…oh, and the gorgeous print. The blouse is quite long so it may look bulky tucked into trousers, but it would be fine over jeans or with another skirt. I can see the skirt paired with a chunky knit and tan boots in colder weather. That said, I’m not sure I’d want to split the blouse and skirt up.
To highlight the hot pink in the print I’ve accessorised this vintage blouse and skirt with my pink sock boots and bag. Tan, brown or purple accessories would work just as well though. I’ve bought quite a lot of vintage clothes recently (you may have noticed!) and have a few more pieces to show you in the coming weeks. And since charity shops reopened I’ve been popping in and picking up a few bargains in those too – I’ve missed that more than pubs! It’s looking less likely that we’ll be going to Spain in July – that will be the fourth scuppered holiday! Right now I’d be happy for some nice weather here while keeping everything crossed for the Caribbean in October!
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Vintage blouse and skirt from eBay | LK Bennett bag (eBay) | Marks & Spencer boots (old) | Moschino sunglasses | Yaa Yaa London earrings
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