I've been both working and playing pretty hard of late.
I like having plenty to keep me occupied, but I must confess I reach a point where all I want to do is curl up under a blanket on the sofa with a mug of tea, and catch up on the X Factor auditions.
I'm so rock'n'roll.
Most of this outfit is newly acquired.
I had an abortive attempt at buying some Lotta from Stockholm clogs earlier this year (they are cheaper than Swedish Hasbeens, and you can buy slight seconds at an even more reduced price). However, when I tried them out by wearing them around the house, they hurt my feet so much, I was glad to take them off. The foot bed was clearly all wrong for the shape of my foot, and although I got a refund without any trouble, I was sad at not being able to wear them.
So hurrah for finding these suede Gudrun Sjoden clogs in a charity shop for less than a fiver! I love the colour, and they are comfortable enough to wear for a day at work when I am on my feet for 8 hours.
Excuse my rain-tipped toes.
Ooh, a leather skirt! Modern, but it's got a cool Seventies A-line vibe which I like.
1980s jacket (part of a culotte suit), leather skirt, tights, clogs, and vintage Austrian crystal necklace - all charity shopped
It seems appropriate to give a nod to the early Eighties, since I was reminiscing about my time at university again last Saturday.
I attended a reunion event with these lovely ladies; we were all at university together, 1982-5.
L-R; Me, Sally, Rebecca, Claire J and Claire H.
We laughed and gossiped, caught up on what's going on now as well as reminding each other of what happened 30 years ago. (What's wrong with me, I seem to have forgotten so much!) Rebecca lives in New Zealand now, so it's a rare treat to see her, and Claire H is in London; the rest of us are still here in Sheffield.
We danced to all sorts of music, but yes, there were some Eighties classics in the mix. Of course there were!
For once, I had to be sensible and was the first to leave as I was working on Sunday.
There is a quarterly Farmers' Market in Nether Edge, the suburb where my shop is located, so we open on those Sundays to capture the passing trade. It coincided with the final day of our end of season sale, and all clothes, shoes and bags were £1. It was very busy; I loved it, and we made lots of money.
It's been good to have a day off today, pottering in a damp garden with my cats.
Charlie is always the one causing bother; Minnie does not want to engage with him, especially when he's showing his arse. And who can blame her?
The girls co-exist in reasonable harmony.
I'll be joining the always harmonious get-together over at Patti's for the welcome return of Visible Monday.
Looking forward to catching up with you all!