I agonised for a few minutes too long over what pun to use in my post title... Because this autumn (and probably winter, but I'm not ready to think about that yet!), I've got a bit of a problem with checks. I'm not sure if it's the recent Scottish referendum penetrating every part of my psyche (no really, I thought about it a lot!), or there's some other reason why I've bought enough tartan lately to make 100 kilts...
Sharing with you three of my patterned purchases so far... said somewhat sheepishly as number 4 isn't present in this post, but very much is in my wardrobe and bank account. I probably don't feel as guilty about this as I should do.
Dress: Lindy Bop
I make no apologies for this dress as it ticks something else off my autumn wish list too - turtle necks! It was also reduced to half price in Lindy Bop's sale, which is very much worth checking (I can't stop myself, I'm sorry) out. As is their site generally, they have some very nice things right now.
Jacket: vintage (Rokit)
I kind of can't believe my luck with this one. Long-time readers will know I hardly every wear vintage for reasons I've gone into before, but I took a risk with this jacket, ordering it online, as I realised no modern shop was ever going to produce a checked jacket, and suddenly it was all I ever wanted, of course. I think the only reason it hadn't been snapped up was because Rokit had listed it as having a 45" chest incorrectly. The more I looked at its photo, the more convinced I was they'd got it wrong so I emailed them and they confirmed it was actually 38". My bizarrely accurate eye for sizing from online shop catalogue pictures excelled itself (you might say I'd had too much practise - and you'd be right). Now that I've got it, it's actually more 36" which is perfect for me because it means it is still big enough to skim my hips, like it needs to. And the sleeves are absolutely spot on - I NEVER get that with modern clothes, even from so-called Petite ranges. It's one of the many Pendleton 49er copycats that were around and I think it probably does date to the 50s... it's going to be a great part of my casual autumn wardrobe.
This was another bargain as Boohoo are cheap and cheerful, but I loved that it's a shirt dress with a fairly full skirt. It's a fair amount shorter than your classic 50's shirt-dress, but I actually quite like that about it as it's a bit more me to have a modern spin. I got rid of the nasty, shiny free belt that came with it right away and the one you see above is a much nicer, but also free, belt from another of my dresses! It's the same shape and colour as the one that came with it originally, just won't disintegrate on first wear.
I'm looking forward to styling these on here soon! Which is your favourite - and do make me feel better and tell me if you've been on the buying rampage now that the season's changing? Anyone else got obsessed with something like I have??
Oh and this is the last post before I take a trip to Spain on a holiday I've been waiting all year for - so I'll see you all on the other side when I've regained internet access :) No doubt with a few more summery outfit posts... that I ask you to tolerate and not hate me for! Maybe readers in Australia won't mind...
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