Friday, 5 April 2013

I am, I feel.


I HAVE A NEW BAG.

I am such a bag person, way more than a shoes person, so a new bag is a very very important thing, you see. This little lilac BritStitch number is not just CRAZY pretty, but actually has a lovely little story behind it. The first BritStitch bag was made in 1967 for a local milkman who needed a cash bag. He bought it back in recently to have the strap repaired, and they realised that a beautiful leather bag that could last nearly 50 years of daily use without needing repairs was probably something that other people would like, too. And they’d be totally right – I’ve been coveting one of my own ever since spotting them on other blogs, and so I was over the moon when they offered to send me one of my own. It’s beautifully made, and so sturdy – plus, its petite size forces me not to pile in everything I own, as is my way.

Purple is one of those colours that I don’t wear enough, but SHOULD. I would count it as one of my favourite colours - ever since Alisha’s Attic sang about putting a purple skirt on – but it doesn’t make its way into my wardrobe too often. I can’t really work out why. Perhaps it’s because I’m trying to keep certain items out of my workwear wardrobe, because I feel like it spoils things a bit. Popping a dress into my daily dress rotation takes away its specialness, and I think it’s worth keeping a few ‘for best’. And not JUST the ones that don’t need ironing, although that’s super logical, obviously. I also have this weird idea that this dress doesn’t fit because the first time I wore it, I felt horribly uncomfortable. It was actually because it was a boiling hot day and this really isn’t a bare legs dress, so I was pleasantly surprised when I teamed it with opaques over Christmas and realised how lovely it was.

Doing 'Then & Now' is interesting sometimes. I have been debating going back to brunette lately, which I did for a couple of months last year. However, seeing the two hair colours next to each other... nah. I'm still a ginger at heart.

Easter nails!

Finally, the boots. Thanks to my sponsorship by Spartoo, I have lots of new pairs of shoes to wear, but you know how it is… you always go back to the classics. These are the most comfortable heels I own, and even though the zips are giving way and they’re becoming shabbier and looser, I’ll keep wearing them until they fall apart completely. I wore them in the very first Friday Frocks post, and about a million other occasions since then. They are the best boots ever.

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12 comments

  1. Crikey you can really see how much weight you've lost! You look fab. But not quite as fab as the BritStitch. Sorry.

    ;-) x

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  2. Ah, Alisha's Attic, I used to love that album!

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  3. Your new bag is so cute! I love the Easter nails, too. x

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  4. oh my - those nails are the cutest!

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  5. That dress is amazing, slightly in love with it x

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  6. love that dress!
    I agree about the "special" dresses, I used to hate wearing my nice dresses to work as it turned them into work dresses and no longer fun :(

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  7. Super cute, the bag and the nails xx

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  8. I love all the purple, the bag is just divine too! xx

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  9. That dress is gorgeous! I agree, purple is my favourite colour yet I own very little purple clothing! X

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  10. Oooh only listened to that song the other day......having a 90's throwback as I approach my midlife crisis.

    Love the bag, I really ought to invest in one ;)

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  11. I love this dress on you and that satchel is beautiful!

    Maria xxx

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  12. I'm so hungry for a Britstitch satchel after all these recent bloggy posts. I love it in lilac & it goes well with that stunning dress o' yours.

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