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!