Suit: 1960s; Hutchinsons, Made in Scotland / Tights: Tabio / Oxfords: vintage / Earrings: Topshop (c. 2009, a birthday gift)
The headline of the blog describes it as a vintage clothing blog, so I occasionally have to pay lip service to that, and get my sorry self in front of the lens. What I lack in an imaginative setting I make up for with my facial expressions, right?
This is the second time I've worn this suit. I love the novelty of an eye-catching skirt suit and it's difficult to find vintage suits sold as one. I think this was the result of a 2am eBay browse, I'm sure I got it for about £20-£25 a little over a year ago. It is a little roomy, but I can't bear to get it altered and risk losing some of that fabulous sparkle! I wore this when I felt brave. Sometimes outfits like this feel like armour against the monotony of the grey streets.
I also picked up one of those hair donuts for €1.50 in Primark. I'm not a fan of Primark generally, save for PJs and knickers but this has changed my life. Well, not quite, but I'm too distracted to learn how to mould my hair into the perfect beehive. This takes five minutes, and though the result may be imperfect, I love having an updo.
'Made in Scotland' is sewn into the label and its those little things, that aren't visible to the world, that are hidden and known only to me, that give me a thrill. I love the idea of local manufacture, decades ago as it may be.