G'day to you, my friends.
I'm still mourning the loss of our heatwave but I've put a positive spin on things.
I realised recently that I'd had little opportunity to wear early-summer jackets, the ones I'd queued up a few cooler day looks.
And that had made me the tinsiest bit sad.
Well, no worries, cooler days are here! I can now enjoy my white East jacket without overheating. Silk purse out of a pigs ear, peeps!
Here with black Per Una slim-fits and Peacocks striped t-shirt.
It appears to be my lucky jacket too. I dipped my hand into the pocket ...
... and pulled out £2! (We still use our pound notes here.)
The Photographer told me to go buy myself somethin' perr-ty!
After wearing this thong necklace all day, I realised it was supposed to double up to make a choker and dangle, rather than a v. long dangle as seen here. Duh!
Old Windsmoor stone cardi, black Per Unas, Artigiano top.
Even this thick cardi has been pulled out.
I call it my "sick cardi"; I instinctively reach for it when I'm poorly to cosy up. I've worn it this week during chilly bloggings.
Another day with the jacket, my "501s" and Magasin linen stripey top.
So many fashionista show looks with white blazers. I have one, but I find that this East white jacket fits my retired life style better and it's coming out to play quite a bit, heatwaves aside.
And here's the thing. I bought it 15 years ago ... and I've only started truly wearing it in the last year. Is that investment/nest egg dressing? It's certainly been a slow burner. But I've discovered its usefulness and retirement-appropriateness, thanks to this blog pushing my boundaries!
I accessorised with dangly earrings, which have a little turquoise stone insert, as the grey leather thong necklace has too. Very subtle matchy matchy. So subtle that none will notice, but I know and that's enough for me!
And result, I caught TP wearing his new grey jeans!
Wearing cool summer stuff has been an unexpected treat, but Weather Man, if you're reading this, I'm ready for you to push a bit of skirt and dress weather my way ...
Now tell me, how has your style changed in recent years?
Changed maybe after a dramatic shift in life style, like retirement?
Have you found yourself wearing things that work better in your "new life"?
Or whose potential you've much later discovered?
A la perchoine.