Mint in the mist

The mist was more like fog, but that didn't work quite as well in the title. Visibility was poor, but our photo shoot was given an air of mystery thanks to our hazy backdrop. 

We had a day of fog last week when these shots were taken. Sea mist, fog, haar - call it what you like - it added a bit of a different feel to the background. The sparkling sea no longer stole the scene, it was all down to the outfit to dazzle. Step forward my brand new, perfectly formed, mint leather brogues. Ah yes, that's a good start. Then let's just add the beautifully matching faux leather mint jacket. Oh, and what about these wool Oxford Bags in navy and turquoise which I bought in Palermo in February while we were on our cruise? Well now we're talking. The retro print vintage blouse is a sweet addition, softening up the masculine bones of the outfit. In fact, let's add a string of pearls to keep this feminine vibe going. But I can't resist the juxtaposition of these fab green braces against the pearls; what a lovely play of yin and yang. Add a pop of pink by way of this cute clutch and a couple of toning rings and the deed is done. Does that dazzle enough? 

Jacket: Vero Moda (TK Maxx). Trousers: Byblos, Italy. Blouse: The Olde Well (charity shop). Shoes: Office (now reduced here) Handbag: Ness (charity shop). Pearls: charity shop. Braces: market stall in Palermo. Belt: Gap. Rings: old.

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Tartan - it's in my blood!

The first photos for the new blog and the British weather is doing it's best to spoil our fun. Getting dressed up for work is a great excuse to keep expanding my wardrobe and throws up some surprises even for me. I've paired up much loved tartan tights with this amazing vintage handbag that I found in a retro shop in Ireland a few years ago. And thanks to the Fabulous Fashionistas I treated myself to these Dr Martens when they showed me I wasn't too old to wear them. Rain clearly didn't stop play this time.

Dress : charity shop. Shoes : Dr Marten. Tights : old. Handbag : vintage. Green pearls : Rose Cecil.

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