Thursday was a manic day at work, with lots of "4 out of 5"-scale stress on my research project chart (and no lunch til 2pm - tsk!). But I knew it would be and I was prepared: I wore my best armour!
I wanted to show you how the Sencha blouse looks with a high waist: my Cold War skirt. Can I just say: problem solved?! The cinching at the middle is exactly what is needed to control the puffiness of the blouse. The elasticated belt of my activity monitor accentuated this further, but I took it off for this picture.
And the point of this is? I am going to make another Sencha, sooner rather than later, because I felt fabulous in this outfit!
And while we are on the subject of vanity, you might as well see my new lipstick!
This is Rockette Red by Rockalily.
And while my mini-quiff may have been a mistake, with rather too much forehead on display, I have to say I love the colour of this lipstick!
Note also my reddish hair streak - it was purple only 2 weeks ago - pah!
Please ignore background clothing heaps and crumpled bed!
I needed some smart flat shoes to wear with my new Eva Dress pattern trousers (of which more at the weekend!) and I became obsessed by the idea of two-tone brogues.
These are "handcrafted by Alfred Sargent", with leather soles, Goodyear welts and impeccable credentials. If you look at that web link you will probably need resuscitation when you see the prices. But I got these in a clearance sale on eeebaaay for a mere £40. Seriously!
FL reckons they look like golf shoes and laughed for some time, especially when he noticed I was wearing argyll-patterned socks. He offered me his tweed plus-fours. I respectfully declined.
P.S. FL's face is now a mess of peeling skin and looks more like a bad case of sunburn than anything else. Fingers crossed, he will get the all-clear to attend his hospital appointment on Tuesday.