Tuesday 25 October 2011

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old...

I had a good time out'n'about after the kids had departed on Saturday. A few jobs to do, then a few charity shops. All in the autumn sunshine, perfect.

Remember my maxi skirt from Matlock?
I couldn't wait to wear it, it's very me!

I love autumn colours.
You could be forgiven for thinking I live in that belt, but I do take it off sometimes.

The lurex sparkle doesn't show up too well, but believe me, it did in the sunshine! And I had sparkly tights underneath too, a gift from lovely Vix.

I wore it with my other Matlock purchase, the wool poncho. A lovely lady came up to me as I perused the goods in Oxfam and said how much she liked the outfit. It's so great when people say nice things, I'm going to make renewed efforts to go up to strangers and let them know if I like what they're wearing. It's such an easy thing to do, and who doesn't appreciate a compliment?

1960s French Tricosa maxi skirt (£10, vintage section of antique shop), wool poncho (£5, charity shop), Inwear long-sleeved top (£2.50, charity shop), ankle boots (£2, fair), 1970s Jaqcmar scarf (£1, charity shop), Charley (free), Virginia Creeper (here when we moved in).

Other Half and I had a few bevvies before heading to a local curry house we haven't tried before, which specialises in South Indian/Sri Lankan cooking. The food was spicy, fiery and delicious, and the welcome was equally warm. We would definitely go back again.

Then up early next morning to get the train to Newcastle, and the metro to Tynemouth, a lovely North East coastal town, to meet my sister and her partner and the kids, who had been having a ball without us!

Had time for a little mooch around the regular Sat/Sun flea market in the metro station, but I can't show you what I bought because it might be part of my blog swap package for lovely Alex!

We had a lovely time, lots of bracing sea air and a right good laugh.

Can't say fairer than that!


Krista said...

You look great and that belt is super versatile, I gotta get me one of those. Love your new maxi and poncho is super cute and I do love it when strangers stop to say I like your style!

Love that Charley creeped on in, so funny we all have cats creeping in our photo sessions!!!!!

Tallulah May Vintage Socialite. said...

I often go up to total strangers and tell them how lovely they look, and I always get a smile in return.

Vintage Coconut said...

Dang that skirt looks perfect on you. I love the whole damn outfit.

It looks to me like you had a wonderous time out with your other half too.

I do not recommend using Old English lemon oil for a massage... You could end up with your back.. or something worse.... having a high shine polished luster. *ehhahaha*

Helga said...

Dammit,how did I miss that last post of you out in Matlock??!
Fecking love the skirt!You are totally working it!That coat you tried on was rather swanky-bet it had a swanky price too,that'll be why you had the "slapped arse" face that wasn't!!! (you are SO gorgeous!)
O,yay for some kid free time-you just gotta be an adult sometimes,time for you both as a couple is SO important! I bloody LOVE Indian,and could go a spicey curry RIGHT NOW!

Helga said...

O,and I LOVE it when I get compliments from random strangers,and make efforts to do it myself.It really IS nice!I had a lady compliment me the other week,and she was so pleased with herself for having the guts to do it!Funny!XXX

Unknown said...

Hello love, I just HAD to come over and tell you how fabulous you look! That skirt is perfection on you and the poncho is just lovely. You are such a gorgeous willowy supermodel!

Sarah xxx
PS Still in mourning over the Curtise Lady :(

two squirrels said...

That is one fabulous skirt on you, with the poncho it's a hit!!!
Happiness is a compliment from a stranger!!!!!

Kitty said...

Poncho and a maxi, always a winning combo if you ask me!! You're so lucky to be tall you can pull it off beautifully.xx.

Vix said...

That skirt, lurex top, maxi and kick ass belt are looking amazing. You look like a 1970s supermodel.
Sounds like fab quality time you had as a couple. I love South Indian food even more than I do Northern, more chillies, coconut oil and heaps of veggies...mmmmm!
I've never been that far North, it looks wonderful. xxxxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Gawd you look like Shaft's favourite squeeze in your magnificent ensemble - lemme at you!!!!!!! We need a skirt lift so I get a perve at your tights from Vix;). Your waist looks about 20-inches around - phwoooaarrrrrr!!! Thank you so much for your kind words my lovely friend, I'm a total wedding cynic too so keeping it simple was the only way I could do it. I had the most hilarious time perving at all the stretch limo/massive frock weddings - wish you'd been there - we would have been pissing our pants!!! Love ya babe xoxoxoxoxxo

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I love the wide belt and maxi skirt! =)


Vantage Point Vintage said...

Great outfit! Love the skirt print!


Nicole D http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

Unknown said...

awww you look fantastic and hooray for compliments ;-)) Im loving your belt its chunky and gorgeous and if i had that i wouldn't take it off either ;-)) So glad to hear you had a lovely time without the children. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee xx