The star finds of the weekend; Frank Usher drop-waist spotted dress and tiered, flared dark red taffeta evening skirt, £1 each (Crowborough jumble sale); purple suede high heels and grey bow-backed courts (both only New Look, but quite nice) plus lovely pair of square-toed man’s brogues (£1 a pair, Crowborough); gold beaded evening bag (30p, jumble in Newick); black satchel with briefcase-type fastenings (50p, Nutley). The satchel is the perfect size for D’s laptop; it’s Swedish-made, a good-quality leather, and funnily enough, has a small and discreet ‘Volvo’ logo hidden under the flap – I suspect a corporate gift to a journalist on a car launch. Also found this week and not pictured: two plain but useful woolly jumpers and an embroidered skirt (given to C); two Boden corduroy skirts and a really nice Reiss black pencil skirt (to Lucy – am really cross I couldn’t fit into the latter); 50s-style M&S (c.1980s) patterned summer dress (gone to Jo-Ann); man’s dress shirt; black embroidered halterneck top and black cotton sundress (neither photographed well); and a couple of T-shirts, also passed on already.
Not quite sure, of all this weekend’s haul (see below as well), which items I will actually end up keeping for myself, but I might wear this taffeta skirt a few times for a laugh, and the sundress is a possible staple. The satchel’s a keeper, too, but sadly the brogues were too small for D and the other shoes a tiny bit too tight for me in the end.
*PS: the Frank Usher dress went to my next-door neighbour as a Witches of Eastwick costume for her Hallowe’en party, along with a few other shoulder-padded horrors from my boot-sale bag.