Tag: fashion

  • Vintage 1960s dress

    Vintage 1960s dress

    My latest addition to the vintage clothing collection is this gorgeous 1960s velvet dress with organza ruffling and a plunging neckline. It is really long and goes right to the floor on me. I’m quite tall too. The velvet is thick and heavy, very different to the fabric you’d get in modern clothes. The organza […]

  • Vintage clothing

    Vintage clothing

    As my readers of my blog will know I’m a big fan of vintage clothes. I’ve been visiting charity shops for decades; long before it became fashionable. Old and second-hand things have a mystery that appeals to me. Who owned them before? What were they like? How did they use them? Second-hand things have a […]

  • Still not testing enough and vintage clothes

    Still not testing enough and vintage clothes

    They’ve back-tracked on the Christmas relaxation of restrictions and instead of allowing three households to mix from the 23rd to the 27th December they can meet on the 25th December only. Not only that but from the 26th December all of Scotland will be in Tier 4 lockdown which is back to what we had […]

  • We passed the test

    We passed the test

    I’m very happy to say that Ben and I both passed the Life in the UK test today. It’s the test you have to take to get indefinite leave to remain or citizenship in the UK. It consists of 24 multiple choice or true/false questions about the UK including questions about kings and queens, sporting […]

  • Sparkly dress

    Sparkly dress

    I got this lovely dress from the charity shop today. The sequins are sewn onto a soft, stretchy fabric which makes it very comfortable and easy to wear. I almost feel as though I could go cycling in it. The label is Hobbs.

  • A clothing library

    A clothing library

    I got some great stuff at the charity shop on the weekend. One treasure is this turtleneck top made by Geiger of Austria which I bought for £7. I’ve not heard of this brand before, probably because it’s out of my price range, but I love wearing turtlenecks in winter and this one is very thick […]

  • Strong, fit, and healthy

    Strong, fit, and healthy

    I love Saturdays. I feel so strong and energetic right now and the weekend is my time to get outside for some physical activity. Today I have been particularly active having spent my morning hefting huge bags of grit salt up the hill to the church. Several months ago the city council invited people to […]

  • Brussels sprouts, ceilidhs, and ethical clothing

    Brussels sprouts, ceilidhs, and ethical clothing

    I went to the allotment yesterday after an absence of almost a month due to treacherous ice on the bike path. It was just as well I went as most of my netting had been blown off and was no longer protecting plants. Something has been having a good nibble of this: I wasn’t even […]

  • A new dress

    A new dress

    I haven’t been op-shopping for ages but had the chance to duck into a charity shop on our way home from the vegan festival today. I got this lovely dress.

  • I am fashion-forward

    Earlier in the week I posted about how I inadvertently crocheted myself a Marge Simpson hat. My sister pointed out to me today that my fashion faux pas is IN. This is straight out of New York Fashion week 2017. Source: http://www.vogue.com/ You saw it on rachel.blog first.

  • A vintage tartan skirt

    I’m taking some much-needed time off this week and today I went op-shopping (to non-Antipodeans op-shopping = charity chopping). I haven’t been op-shopping for ages and ages and I got some fantastic bargains including this gorgeous tartan skirt. I could tell from the tag and the zip that it was very old but I wasn’t […]

  • The perfect bridesmaid dress

    My sister has wonderful taste. I’ve been having a spring-clean and I found my bridesmaid dress from her wedding about 19 years ago. It’s a simple halter-neck dress made from a purple tie-dye chiffon over a satin lining. She had them specially made. I don’t know why I haven’t worn it since. It’s beautiful and a classic […]