At about this time of year I start to feel a little jaded, everything feels a bit stagnant. The height of Summer has passed but Autumn is still a few weeks away. It’s a kind of limbo, but I don’t want to wish the dying days of Summer away. This time next year Isobel will be preparing for high school, and frankly that’s just a little bit alarming. So I want to make the most of the school holidays, even when she’s using up my contact lens solution to make yet more slime! (I really don’t get why kids are so obsessed with the stuff).
Even though I feel a bit short on motivation and inspiration, putting outfits together almost always gets me out of a funk. And wearing bright colours is guaranteed to make me feel cheerier…especially when it involves a charity shop bargain or two! This yellow tweed preloved jacket and blue frill trousers capture the colours of Summer, but won’t look out of place in early Autumn. I’ve featured the trousers on the blog a couple of times before with a mustard top and pink graphic t-shirt. Bright blue is surprisingly versatile, but pairing it with yellow is probably my favourite combination.
I bought the jacket from a charity shop for £6…quite a bargain don’t you think? It’s from Marks and Spencer so it’s really good quality. It’s a perfect match for this Second Female blouse I bought in the Atterley sale last month. The jacket isn’t the only preloved bargain because I found these Quay sunglasses in a charity shop for just £2! I did wonder if I could justify buying another pair of sunnies, but for that price I couldn’t resist.
My Carvela jewel strap shoes mirror the blue and yellow in the rest of the outfit. You may have seen the trend for bags with clear sections lately. Well this bag was a gift from my Dad and step mother. They bought it in Madeira, where they are obviously very fashion forward…I’ll be able to find out for myself in October 🙂 There’s a yellow pouch inside so you don’t have to display the contents of your bag to the world. Just as well really, given the mess of tissues and receipts that’s usually inside mine!
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