Here it is. As I´m taking the next step towards planning my wardrobe according to the vivienne-files I´m checking out my wardrobe as it is today. I´m not going to throw anything out right away, if I like it and its in line with the scheme – it´s staying. That goes for a lot of my dresses, and even a few dresses that are outside the box. Simply, I will not have to buy any new dresses for a while!
So it´s been awhile, but a lot of things seemes to come together to stop me in my tracks. Most dramatic being that my mother passed away after 6 years with Alzheimers disease. Even though you know it will happen at some point, it always comes as a surprise. Death I mean.
So I took a break from blogging and Writing and sewing to get things sorted out, but now I´m hoping to get back on track again!
Spring is well on it´s way too. But it´s just early days over here, so one day is gorgeous, another is just a huge set-back! One of those chilly but sunny days (my 56th birthday actually!) I decided to take my new spring coat for a spin:)
This Beautiful White woolcoat is from Vintagevinden, a pop-upstore selling pristine vintagecoats and suits. Unfortuanetly I´m too big to fit into most things (I prefer curvy) but I have bought this classic coat with a matching scarf and a black trenchcoat. that just needs a bit of fixing…
So here I am on my Little holiday in Windsor, enjoying a splendid Sunday Roast! The pub was called TwoBrewers, if you ever go to Windsor, and it was a Picture-perfect cottagey place with great food! TOM (The old man) even claimed I was looking like I was having an oral orgasm as I was enjoying my Sticky Toffee Pudding with warm custard sauce! So I guess I was getting one more sin of my list:LUST. There is nothing like a proper English pudding to get your libido going…
Dress is from Stop Staring via Modcloth, and they still have that model for sale! Love it, stretchy with lots of room for deadly sins:)
But ofcourse I´ve had a lot on my plate this week and with the Jenny-Project done and over with (a different outfit every day until my colleaugue Jenny left for a new position) I needed to rest a bit. But there are still outfits in my wardrobe to share.
Actually, I´m almost a bit embaressed by the amount of stuff I have. Because this Project has highlighted the fact that I just can´t say “I have nothing to wear today!” anymore. Unless Everything is dirty and needs a wash. Or I get to fat to fit anything. Both very good ideas if you want to renew a wardrobe!!
Well, I have no problems with my curvy body. It takes all sizes to make up this world, and this is me:)
Some dresses and SHAPEs look better than others, I admit. I´m not sure about this one as far as looks go, I really need to loose the potbelly:)) But it is very COMFY! Dress was made by Mrs Murphy, a designer who only made one single line for fun and sold them in the Daisy Dapper-shop in Stockholm. There were 4 different designs if I remember correctly, and then there were no more. To bad, because they were all lovely. Bolero is from Monsoon.
I felt a bit nostalgic today so I Went for my navy blue cotton dress with the white piping. It´s really a summerdress ofcourse, but works for winter with a bolerocardi on top. The dress is from the brand Pepperberry, and they make dresses for girls with boobs:))
I only own a couple dresses from Pepperberry, but they are all of superb quality and qguite good priced as well! Unfortuanetly they make “modern” clothes, so the skirts are often a little shorter than I would´ve preferred.
I couldn´t help myself – I had to show a picture of my new comb/hairjewellery that I bought this Saturday at the Sewing Festival (it was not all about sewing!). It´s really two combs and on the webpage (www.kikis.se) are a lot of tricks and pics to help you style it. I just tried it as simple as possible, but will let you know how it works in other hair-do´s.
Interesting picture of me in my purple little number:) And with my sewing machine appropriately placed on the table.
I don´t know the brand of the dress, it´s French and in a shop Downtown I bought twoferone – the other one is (surprise!) black and wrapped!
Today I went to Syfestivalen (The Sewing Festival) and it was my first time. Will not be the last…so tempting to go overboard on fabrics and haberdashery of all kinds! I bought an obscene amount of vintage buttons and 2,5 metres of a great woolblend fabric that I think will make a great shirtdress at some point. So a good day:)
And now it´s one week left of my challenge with Jenny: A new outfit every day for 30 Days…what will happen after that I wonder?
I´m sorry, but when I have to take selfies at home it will Always be in the bathroom! It´s the only Place in my apartment with enough light:)
Today I went to one of those Conferences that a professional sometimes needs to attend. In my case that means a lot of legal people and black, grey and beige. So I put on a military green dress (going to war?). It´s really darker in the picture than in real life, but it´s a reproduction vintage dress from Trashy Diva in a wool/jersey and I recently bought it at the sales. I have exactly the same dress in black as well (surprise!), but that one´s three years old and a real favourite in my wardrobe so I couldn´t help myself as I got this one for approx 300 SEK. It wouldn´t be half the quality at that price at H&M.
Saturday and I´ve pulled myself together a bit. This outfit is one of those summerdresses that wouldn´t make it into the office in February. The dress is from Tara Starlet, a nice reproduction brand that I have mixed feelings about. I´ll tell you why.
Their service is impeccable, the stuff I´ve ordered have been delivered in a matter of days, which is great for someone ordering from outside the UK. The materials are often great too, really high quality. But the sizing!!! Sigh.
First thing I ordered was a black skirt in size 14, which was a gamble because tbh I´m more 16-18 on bottom half (talking UK sizes now). But the skirt was perfect!
So next I ordered a shirtdress which looked really Lovely and this one, a simple dress with a gathered skirt in a fantastic noveltyprint with old cars and palm trees. Both in size 14 but with flared skirts (to accomodate bum).
The shirtdress had to be sent back, it was so small I couldn´t even squeeze half of my boobies in there…such a disappointment and it cost me 90 SEK (approx 8 £) to send it back. This dress was too big (!) in the top half, but the skirt worked of course. I just love fabric so I decided to keep it and will alter the top at some point. For now I´ve put my blueberry bolero on top.
So, you see why I´m a bit hesitant about this brand. But if you´re ready to take a gamble, they have some truly original designs and good quality!