Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Girls Only

Aside

You know what it's like when you see a nice jacket and you think - that's a nice jacket , that would be so useful and such a good buy and you buy it and get it home and after six months realise you haven't worn it- not because you haven't had the occasion (all our anniversaries) but because you haven't got just the right thing to wear with it.
So yesterday having made Taunton at last,that was the plan. There were great reductions but nothing that shouted take me home; everything was looking a bit tired, tawdry even. So I bought the skirt from Monsoon- I think it works and the great thing is both garments are washable (with great care:))

The jacket and skirt

Detail of the skirt


Must fly for a 10am appointment then I hope to come round and visit. What do you think?
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31 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Just catching up on your last couple of posts, dear Pat...I'm glad the "malaise" has lifted and that you finally made it to Taunton...!
Very lovely Jacket & Skirt you found! Isn't is satisfying when you finally DO find just the right thing?

I found a kind of short winter coat back in 1994 which I took with me to England..It was perfect! And it still is! I SIILL use it ALL the time...now 13....almost 14 years later...I am a loyal person, when it comes to clothes i really love....(lol)

AndrewM said...

You seem to have lost a bit of weight since we saw you last.

PI said...

Naomi: I've got a coat that I've had since 1970. Mind you it is mink - we weren't so PC in those days - but I really feel the cold and so wheel it out when it's bitter.
One thing that has to be said: our generation took care of our clothes.

PI said...

andrem: har har har!
I wish! BTW in accordance with your wishes am tidying my side-bar

sablonneuse said...

Love the outfit - especially the detail on the skirt. I'm very bad with clothes. My daughter found a coat she had bought for me several years ago - and I'd forgotten I had it. She thought I didn't like it so was quite relieved when she saw my face light up with pleasure when I saw it after all that time.

f:lux said...

Gorgeous!

R. Sherman said...

I'm sure you'd look fab in it. Why wait for an anniversary?

Cheers.

amy said...

i mostly have that problem with shoes.
great skirt!

PI said...

Sablonneuse: it's frivolous I know - to care about clothes - but they still give me pleasure, even tho' the days when one could wear a sack and look good (my Dad's words)are gone.

F:lux: well I know you have good taste:)

Thanks Randall! We owe ourselves an anniversary we skipped in Jan so the wait won't be long.

amy: shoes! That's another story. BTW I have moved you to 'resting' Please let me know when you are up and running again.

Jay said...

Oh that's lovely.

Congratulations on the award.

PI said...

Jay: welcome and thank you. I appreciate it especially from Judy. It has caught me on a busy week so I'll have to wait until the week-end
before doing my bit.

Sam, Problemchildbride said...

Oooh, gorgeous outfit. I love Monsoon.

john.g. said...

Mum2, I know it's my birthday soon, but I don't think that number would suit me! Thanks for the thought! xx

PI said...

Sam: skirt's Monsoon - jacket Artigiano. Glad you approve:)

Johng: you never know until you try it. When is your birthday?

Eryl Shields said...

Very glam but why did you show it on a mannequin and not you?

Clothes aren't frivolous, we have to wear them so they might as well be good. And good ones last longer so they're much better value. I still have a jacket from 1978 which I still wear.

You have yet another award, pop over to me and pick it up.

kenju said...

The skirt is perfect for that jacket, Pat. You are sure to enjoy wearing them!

PI said...

eryl; thank you for the award. I'm out again - third time this week - unusual for me - so will be over when I return. MTL is no photographer so it was easier to shoot it on my Mum's old dressmaker model.

Judy:I'm glad you approve. As you can see it's a busy week and will share your special award over the week-end. I'm giving it a lot of thought.

Kim Ayres said...

I'm sure it looks much better on you than the manequin

PI said...

Kim: she's thinner than me but she's a bit vacant up top:)

Nea said...

They look perfect together, and thanks Kim, I thought perhaps Pat had lost her head!

Cream said...

Great combination! Black and white.

PI said...

Nea: after struggling with this morning's post I think I have.

Cream: It's classic isn't it?

apprentice said...

Mmm I like them both. Detailing on the skirt will pick up the white in the jacket. Just don't eat ice cream in the jacket!

In my rebel without a clue days around 1975 I bought a fur coat at a jumble sale, it was floorlength and very cosy. At the time my hair was about 1 in long and my Dad said i look like Flanaghan and Allan (splg?)

PI said...

Anna: ha ha ha! I remember that very coat. Your Dad sounds a card. Like mine! No respect!

Gledwood said...

I think that looks rather nice

but can you trust my judgement..?!?

;->...

PI said...

Glledwood: in this case I think...yes.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Sounds like the happy Pat is back, yay. I loooove the skirt, oooh la la.

One of my sisters-in-law sent me a beautiful, ever so soft silk jacket. I don't have skirt or pants to go with it, but Guyana is so warm anyway, there's no rush to find anything right now. Thank goodness it's not one of those styles that 'date,' so maybe when I travel to a cooool country I'll be able to wear it...

Just yesterday I was thinking how, no matter how poor a woman is here, she loves to dress [even if some do wear tawdry things].

PI said...

GG: ha ha ha! I thought when you said 'it's so warm anyway...you were going to add - so I'll just wear the jacket:)

Kanani said...

That's really pretty. I love the skirt detailing. Things like that make it special.
What shoes are you wearing with it?

Kanani said...

Oh... and I think the dress form is a great idea. I should get one of those!!

PI said...

Kanani: My good old black patent shoes. the thing the skirt is on is a dressmakers model which I bought for my mother. I just use it to try out outfits.