Welcome to 2011! I'm feeling a little fragile today but I'm glad to get back to blogging on a Sunday evening. This was what I wore on Hogmanay. I pretty much despise new year's parties, I've never been to a good one so for the past few years I've cooked roast beef and all the trimmings for my friends on New Year's day, instead of going out the night before. Unfortunately I had a few too many glasses of red and champagne cocktails and now I'm suffering for it. Thankfully I had already taken these because I'm in no fit sate to be photographed today!
Lately I've been inspired by late Victorian and Edwardian children's clothing with a 60's and 70's influence. Think Jane Banks in Mary Poppins or Bobbie Waterbury in The Railway Children. So needless to say, the moment I saw this coat in Topshop, I had to have it. It is so similar to the coat Jenny Agutter wears in the end scenes of The Railway Children, the very same coat that I have been dreaming of since I was a little girl. Now I just need a lovely green beret with a bobble and a messy Gibson girl-esque bouffant.
The dress and loafers were sneaky sale purchases, right before Christmas when I should have been buying presents but bargains like this were just too good to leave behind. The loafers are Topshop and the dress is TBA. I like the loafers because they add a much needed hint of masculinity into my wardrobe and I don't think the dress needs any introduction. I swear could wear their clothes everyday, they are just so perfect!
Buy quality over quantity.
Walk and cycle as much as I can and make healthy choices.
Learn to crochet.
I feel that this part of the post is obligatory and somehow writing it on here sets it in stone. Mostly mine are to continue with the ones I made last year. I think I succeeded, I've done quite well buying quality clothes and last year I dropped almost two dress sizes. I would also like to learn to crochet so I can make collars and cuffs but the most important one is to blog more regularly, not just Sunday outfit posts.
What are your resolutions? Did you find any gems in the sales?