On this particular day I accidentally pinned my quiff quite tight - so I felt like I'd given myself a slight face lift! Sadly just on one side - I must try and crack this technique for both sides! Notice my lovely t-shirt tan, brown arms and milky white shoulders. You may also note that the boobage is a little pointy, this is due to my Triumph bra - a post on bras is to follow.
Our first stop was the cinema to see Ted! Oh my gosh, it's funny, bonkers and has elements of a chick flick. Totally bizarre. Very outrageous. What snacks does a classy film like this need to accompany it? Why a bottle of sauvignon blanc and a packet of goats cheese and pepper popcorn of course darling!
I recently bought this gorgeous 80s M&S skirt from a charity shop for 50p! I love it, it's just the perfect length for a shortie like me. I've been wearing it a lot, mainly with a 50s summer style influence. This gorgeous basket bag was reduced from £12 to £6 in Primark. It's my absolute fave at the moment. I wish I'd bought another one for when this wears out. Which it inevitably will, as I'm using it all the time!
|Skirt 50p - Charity Shop. Vest top - George/Asda. Bag- Primark|
Shoes - Tesco
My hair style preference is to wear it down, with a victory roll or a quiff, perhaps a hair flower for a splash of decoration, but the weather just got so so hot that I wore it pin up style most of the week. Which is most unlike me, but I created a style I ended up falling a bit in love with. We went to see a friend who was starring in a play at a local theatre, I haven't seen him for ages and I'm not sure if the last time was a massive karaoke session or Come Dine with me style dinner party, either way there would have been much vino involved so I was keen to play at being grown ups (just for once) and watch him tread the boards. Biased as I am I thought he was wonderful.
What did I wear? Well I picked up this beautiful cotton dress in a charity shop for under £4. It's home made so not easy to date, but form the stitching and the style it could be 60s - but it's quite plain dress, so with no obvious pattern or detail to try and date it's tricky. But either way, it's 50s style and I think it's quite Mad Men. It creases easily due to the fabric, but I'm not to precious about it. I spent the evening sitting down so it's to be expected. I teamed it up with a gorgeous black belt which was another charity shop bargain and a pair of black courts. Belts are worn under the bust are a brilliant way to emphasize the smallest part of your torso and lengthen your legs.
|Dress - charity shop. Belt - charity shop. Shoes - New Look|
|Not the best angle of my legs! However these shoes are great and I have them in red too. They are actually in the wide fit range, but I wear them with an innersole and they are fine. Reasonably comfy too. New Look £19.99|
|Not the greatest picture, but just to give you another angle on the hair. Taken in the loo of the theatre. It's really glam being a blogger don't you know... worryingly the light makes my skin as yellow as the walls...|
|I did manage to catch a post show drink with my friend, star and darling of the boards Steven.|
There were a few more events in the week (this was not a lazy holiday at all) but they were so good they deserve posts of their own. So those will follow! Are you having a staycation this year or are you leaving on a jet plane?